Monday, November 3, 2014
Audio Series: Chris Bower
Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen." was hatched in a NYC club during BEA back in 2012. This feature requires more time and patience of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.
Today, Chris Bower reads an excerpt from his contribution to My Very End of the Universe, a collection being released by Rose Metal Press. Chris Bower is a writer and teacher based in Chicago. He is the curator and host of the Ray’s Tap Reading Series in Chicago and a founding member of Found Objects Theatre Group. Little Boy Needs Ride, his debut book of short stories with illustrations by Susie Kirkwood is forthcoming in 2015 from Curbside Splendor Publishing. You can find him at holdmyhorses.com.
Click on the soundcloud link below to hear Chris read an excerpt from My Very End of the Universe:
The word on My Very End of the Universe:
My Very End of the Universe is a celebration of an increasingly popular genre: the novella-in-flash: a novella built of standalone stories. The novellas in this collection—Betty Superman by Tiff Holland, Here, Where We Live by Meg Pokrass, Shampoo Horns by Aaron Teel, Bell and Bargain by Margaret Chapman, and The Family Dogs by Chris Bower—are compact and specific, yet whole and universal, using the flexibility of the form to offer a polyphony of setting and emotion. Accompanying each novella-in-flash is a craft essay by the author, making this anthology an ideal text for both entertainment and instruction, as well as for use both in the classroom and out. Additionally, the editors’ introduction by Abby Beckel and Kathleen Rooney offers a detailed history and discussion of the evolution of the versatile and hybrid novella-in-flash genre.
*lifted with love from goodreads