Archive for Michael T. Fournier

7/19 Prose Reading: Faloon, Fournier, Vachon, & Lillis @ Nine Stories

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2018 by 6GPress

7PM THURSDAY, JULY 19…

Mike Faloon & Mike Fournier are touring writers coming to Pittsburgh to celebrate Faloon’s new book of music essays, THE OTHER NIGHT AT QUINN’S. Local writers Jude Vachon & Karen Lillis will round out the bill.

Mike Faloon is a former DJ, dishwasher, and drummer. He is the author of The Hanging Gardens of Split Rock and the co-editor of Fan Interference. Faloon co-founded Go Metric and Zisk zines and has contributed to Cabildo Quarterly, Cashiers du Cinemart, Razorcake, Submerging Writers, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. His latest book is The Other Night at Quinn’s, a collection of music essays about the free jazz scene that emerged at a diner in upstate New York.

Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE) exclaims, “Whoa, these spiel batches pack much punch and got their grip way into brain-frame! Faloon had me captured and I had to keep reading.”

Wayne Kramer (MC5) adds that it’s “…a deeply personal dive into the psyche of a hardcore music fanatic…utterly indispensable. A truly great read.”

Rudy Wurlitzer (Nog, Two Lane Blacktop) says, “A mesmerizing and lucidly well written journey inside and out and around of what it means to live, celebrate and survive inside an expanding and eroding culture.”

More information at Razorcake/Gorsky:
http://razorcake.org/the-other-night-at-quinns-pre-sale/

Michael T. Fournier is the author of two novels (Swing State and Hidden Wheel, both on Three Rooms Press) and a book-length discussion of the Minutemen’s Double Nickels On The Dime album for the 33 1/3 series. Fournier is a regular contributor to Razorcake, and his writing has appeared in Pitchfork, Oxford American, Entropy, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Vice, Maudlin House and more. He and his wife Rebecca live on Cape Cod.

Jude Vachon is a writer, creator, zinester, & translator.

Karen Lillis is a writer and a bookseller. She is the author of Watch the Doors as They Close and three other books of fiction.

7/7 Stories & Other Ephemera: A Reading & Zine Swap @ Big Idea

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on July 5, 2015 by 6GPress

THIS TUESDAY…

STORIES & OTHER EPHEMERA:
A Reading and Zine Swap

Big Idea Bookstore

7-9pm, Free

Readers: Mike Faloon, Michael T. Fournier, Becky Tuch, Jude Vachon

MC: Karen Lillis of Small Press PittsburghJoin us for a reading with four writers involved in zines & periodicals: Michael T. Fournier (New England) & Mike Faloon (upstate New York) are touring fiction writers and zinesters coming through Pittsburgh on Fournier’s “Swing State” Tour. Representing Pittsburgh talent, fiction writer Becky Tuch (relocated from Boston) is founding editor of The Review Review and zinester and artist Jude Vachon always has a surprise for us on the microphone. Bring zines to swap before and after the show.

5/30 Mixed Media @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2015 by 6GPress

SATURDAY, MAY 30…

Join East End Book Exchange for an evening of fiction and poetry:

Michael T. Fournier is on tour. He’s the author of two novels— Swing State and Hidden Wheel —both on Three Rooms Press. His book-length discussion of the Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime album is the 45th installment of Bloomsbury’s acclaimed 33 1/3 series. Fournier is the publisher and co-editor of Cabildo Quarterly, a broadsheet literary journal. His writing has appeared in Vice, Pitchfork, Boston Globe and Oxford American. Fournier plays drums in Dead Trend and guitar in Tooth and Germ. He, his wife Rebecca and their cat divide their time between Western Massachusetts and Maine.

Ben Stein, an educator for 10 years, including as a high school teacher and as an adjunct, currently teaches writing at Cleveland State University. His writing has appeared in the 2nd Hand and Cabildo Quarterly.

Jennifer Bannan is the author of short story collection Inventing Victor (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2003). Her novel-in-progress was an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarter-finalist. Her publications include work in ACM, womenwriters.net, Passages North, Kenyon Review online and the Autumn House 2011 fiction anthology, Keeping the Wolves at Bay. She is an adjunct instructor of fiction at Carnegie Mellon University.

Ben Gwin is the Fiction Editor at Burrow Press Review. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in: The Normal School, WORD RIOT, Mary: A Journal of New Writing, and others. His novel manuscript, Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Reagan, was shortlisted for Butler University’s 2014 Pressgang Prize. He lives in Pittsburgh with his daughter.

Also, the great Karen Lillis will MC.