A peek at Greg Kotis’ new post-apocalyptic banjo musical

Gitcher heiner to New Hampshire this weekend for 3 concert readings of Greg Kotis‘ new post-apocalyptic banjo musical at the Player’s Ring in Portsmouth.

It’s a patriarchy smashing, environmentally sobering, hootin’ and hollerin’ good time!

If you’re curious to hear what it sounds like when you overcome some long held (decades!) educational trauma to reclaim your singing voice, I will be MORE than happy to bawl it out for you live onstage. You don’t even have to buy me a beer.

More intel here.

Small Potato Podcast alert!

CREATIVE, NOT FAMOUS: The Small Potato Manifesto putting the more in “and More!” on this week’s Book and Film Globe Podcast! Give it a listen then go make something small, weird and satisfying.

“This is 57” Ayun Halliday’s Oldster Magazine Interview

Ayun Halliday, age 5, posing before her family's front door in her pale green St. Richards School uniform, white socks, red English sandals, and teeny tiny glasses.

I marshaled my tattered brain cells and responded to Sari Botton’s thought provoking Oldster Magazine questionnaire som 52 years after this photo was taken.

What has aging given you? Taken away from you?

Get to know Oldster with a free or paid subscription! It’s a great read at any age.

Get a load of CREATIVE NOT FAMOUS’ talented contributors’ books!

Writing books can be hard, but danged if some of the words and pictures inclined contributors to CREATIVE NOT FAMOUS: THE SMALL POTATO MANIFESTO didn’t crank out a metric heinieload of ’em. We’re making it easier for you to grab some of those titles from an indie bookstore with a BOOKSHOP affiliate link.


The bitter irony is that I can’t add CREATIVE, NOT FAMOUS to the list ’til the big gorilla distributor gets its mitts on it on MAY 10, our official publication day, but don’t let that stop you from toddling over to have a rummage in the potato patch.

Comics! Erotica! Essays! Graphic Novels! Magic! Memoirs! Zines! History! Scripts and Scores! Sci-fi! YA! A picture book, even! Anthologies galore!

Contributors J. Gonzalez-Blitz and J.T. Yost modeling this spring’s must-have accessory!

NEW BABY ANNOUNCEMENT!

IT’s HERE!!!!

Creative, Not Famous: The Small Potato Manifesto is now available for purchase from the melonfarming author herself! Get you some!

2021: 1 Second a Day

Join us at 7pm EST on the last day of this bad old historic year, for the world premiere of the Chief Primatologist’s newest annual 1-second-a-day video.

Give a yell in the chat if you see someone you know. It’ll be midnight somewhere!

#1se

Stuff your socks with East Village Inky no. 65!

ORDER UP, my elvish friends.

Kent! Lorimer! Get in there! OUR COUNTRY FRIENDS is a highly recommended read

Hey Turkeys!

If you need a delicious long holiday weekend read, I’ve got a recommendation! Tastes like Chekhov. Very spicy.

Here’s my Book and Film Globe review of Gary Shteyngart’s hilarious, cutting, pandemic-era novel OUR COUNTRY FRIENDS.

Ayun’s review here.

In which my Hoosier ayuss reviews Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

I resisted the urge to flaunt my insider Hoosier knowledge in my Book and Film Globe review of the new documentary, Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time , but I will just tell YOU that my mother ALSO co-edited the Shortridge High School Daily Echo, the classmate who calls Kurt “Walter” at the reunion may be thinking of his cousin Walter Vonnegut, who was my dad’s neighbor late in life, and the words Kurt writes on the chalkboard (the goblins’ll getcha if you don’t watch out) are from “Little Ophant Annie” by Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley, a favorite of my grandparents.

You’ve no doubt already heard the story about me realizing that the beautiful India A, who I met on a photoshoot with baby India and who babysat for us a couple of times(then have a mess of beautiful babies herself) is Kurt’s granddaughter, whilst reading in a New Hampshire hammock on my day off from summer camp…


It was a thrill to be in the first audience, on the 99th anniversary of Kurt’s birth. Read Ayun Raspberry-17 Halliday’s review here

Antiquated Future is now carrying the East Village Inky!

start stuffing your stockings HERE!

I’m genuinely chuffed to announce that Antiquated Future is the newest online vendor to peddle The East Village Inky! Supporting them = supporting me!

So much good stuff here, including my favorite, Is It Just Me or Are We Nailing This?: Essays on BoJack Horseman. Get you some!