Come on out to Artscape, the nation’s largest free public arts festival, next weekend, kids. I am doing a reading there on Sunday at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) Culture Tent at 7:30 pm, in Lyric Park, Mount Royal and W. Oliver. It is the last half-hour of the festival, so let’s make it a great (exhausted) one! Also, I will have books for sale.
Birds and Other Things We Placed In Our Hearts Featured in The 2015 Wigleaf Top 50 (very) Short Fictions List
I was very honored to have my short story, Birds and Other Things We Placed In Our Hearts, featured in The 2015 Wigleaf Top 50 (very) Short Fictions list, this year selected by the excellent Roxane Gay. Here is the link: http://wigleaf.com
I was so pleased to win a 2015 Baker Artist Awards B-Grant and be included among the very talented crop of this year’s artists! Thank you to The Baker Foundation, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and Maryland Public Television for everything. The awards dinner made me feel like Cindarella!
The grant was for $5,000 and will also include a two-month long exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art in the fall. So stay tuned for information about that as well!
Here is a link to the MPT TV Special: https://vimeo.com/127740831
And here is a link to my nomination: http://www.bakerartistawards.org/winners/timmy-reed/2015/
Wherein I wax lyrical about switching tenses in the third chapter of my new novel, The Ghosts That Surrounded Them, for the fine folks at Real Pants: http://realpants.com/timmy-reed-on-school-spirit-wasis-for-suckers/
My new novel, The Ghosts That Surrounded Them, just came out from Dig That Book Co. and is now available for purchase on that website named after the South American river, named after the ancient Grecian mythical tribe of strong female warriors. Here is a link to the Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0990775534/ref=x_gr_w_bb_t6_c?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb_t6_c-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0990775534&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2
Copies will be available in select independent bookstores soon and there will be a Baltimore release party at Gallery 788 on May 21st, featuring music by Boat Water, The Sneaks, and Noah Rubeling-Kain, as well as readers and maybe some fun other stuff. Hope to see you there!
I am doing a new column at Blake Butler & Gene Morgan’s new sports site, Ball. I am the skateboard guy. Here is a link to my first article: Why Hoverboards Still Suck (And Will Always Suck) http://ballballballball.com/?p=324
This is a short rhyme I wrote when I was 9-years-old. It is called “Homework” and was published in Calvert School‘s literary journal, The Calvert Silhouette. Mucho gracias to Mike Shattuck for finding this, um, gem. Ps. I teach college freshman now (at 33) and give them a ton of the horrid stuff.
— at Calvert School.
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Greetings and salutations!
Today is release day Tuesday! This month’s title is from Timmy Reed, who you might remember from our first-ever postcard. He’s back with a chapbook in our Chappies series, Zeb and Bunny Build Russian Dolls. This is the tale of Zeb and Bunny, two insignificant divine beings in a world full of insignificant divine beings. After experiencing heartbreak, the two decide to build a new and improved world–one full of monsters and bunnies, and a few people. Through creation and friendship, Zeb and Bunny are able to distract themselves from their loneliness and write their own “happy ending.”