1,000 Words convenes once again for another Monday night of literary revelry. As per usual, four writers agreed to write 250 words per week for the month leading up to the reading, this time on the theme "Quitting". The writers also agreed, wisely or not, to include a handful of challenging prompts in each week's effort. The results are, well, pretty fascinating. Join us Monday, May 3 at 7 pm at the Maiden (the corner of SE Morrison and 7th) for a free all ages show that may leave your socks intact, but will blow your mind. Here's a sample prompt and a who's who of the excellent readers. Reid Trevarthen and Ethan Camp will favor us with a short set of songs based on the prompts during intermission.
the thing that changed everything, but failed
B. Frayn Masters is co-host and co-producer of Back Fence PDX Productions. Samplers of her writing can be found in MonkeyBicycle 6, Hobart, Spork, and Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney’s Book of Lists. Masters is one half of the funny and brainy sketch comedy duo Eastland Academy, and is a member of rapid-fire performance group Haiku Inferno. She is a freelance scriptwriter, copywriter, and director.
Lisa Hoashi is a writer and humanitarian who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her writing has appeared in Willamette Week and The Missouri Review, among other publications. Short stories are her current focus, as well as the various types of writing she does in her position at Mercy Corps, which is sending her to Haiti this year to tell the stories of earthquake survivors.
Spencer Newlin-Cushing is an Editor and Marketing partner for the readinglocal.com website as well as a Marketing Coordinator for Wordstock Book Festival. He loves to nest parenthesis. His stories can’t be found anywhere yet, but he hopes to change that soon.
Jeff Schmitt wrote a book and then sat on it, which was probably for
the best. He lives in a knowable world, makes the bed sometimes and
doesn’t speak a word of French.