Category Archives: Readings & Events

COME BRIGHTEN YOUR NEW YEAR ON JANUARY 25TH!

yielding a shocking glimpse, perhaps, into one writer’s mind, and how it (sometimes) works! Continue reading

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Jim Story & Celeste Baker: May 11th, 6-7:30, Cornelia St. Café

Come join Celeste Rita Baker and me at the Cornelia St. Café for a delightful early-evening reading of new fiction! I’ll be reading from my soon-to-be-completed next novel, The Condor’s Shadow, and from Problems of Translation, my recently published novel, called “An insanely amusing … Continue reading

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ALL ABOARD for Watching VIDEO PERFORMANCES of PROBLEMS OF TRANSLATION!

A belated thanks to everyone who came out for my reading a month ago (October 6th) at the Cornelia Street Café. For those who weren’t able to come, videos of that performance are now available not only on my website but on … Continue reading

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HEADS UP! MY NEXT READING IS OCTOBER 6!

Mark your calendars! October 6 is the date of my next reading at the Cornelia Street Cafe, and I’m inviting everyone within earshot to come. It’s a Tuesday, and it will be held from 6-7:30 in their wonderful downstairs reading … Continue reading

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LITERARY TASTE AND A MAD, MAD WEATHER

A few days ago I wrote the following lines: “So where would I move? Ames asks himself as the first cold snap in New York City bares its teeth in the middle of November, 21 degrees with the wind chill. … Continue reading

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Problems of Translation Strikes Again at Cornelia Street Cafe

Hello there!  My apologies for the long silence!  Someone has recently complained to me that he doesn’t know what to read anymore because I stopped recommending! So I promise to start writing more frequently again, about the variety of topics … Continue reading

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MOVIE! MOVIE! A FILM YOU’LL WANT TO SEE

If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you hope to have along for entertainment/bodhisattva enlightenment? Well, assuming you’d arranged to wash up with one or more of your digital devices intact, let me suggest a film, Michael … Continue reading

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Spring is Story-Time! Another reading at the Cornelia Street Cafe!

“Goodbye, Gilbert. After much research, I’ve finally found someone who can make me scream.” Continue reading

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NOT HARD TO READ, THOUGH SOMETIMES DIFFICULT FOR THE HEART TO BEAR

I’m writing about two books in this post.  Two  l – o –o – n – n – g   novels:  The Son by Phillip Meyer (841 pages) and The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (775 pages). They’re both pretty amazing.  Tons … Continue reading

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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL! ANOTHER READING AT THE CORNELIA STREET CAFE!

December 12th at the Cornelia Street Cafe will, if memory serves, mark my thirteenth appearance there in the last seven years. I get great joy out of these readings, and my audiences seem to go away happy as well. So … Continue reading

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