A huge number of Fictionaut and Facebook friends filled the red room at KGB Bar last night and the spirit and comraderie was tremendous!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FEATURED READERS CHRISTOPHER ALLEN & MATT POTTER brought down the house with their brilliantly humourous stories!!!
Our Open Mic Reading was the best I've ever heard with flash and poems delivered by:
Bill Lantry, Helen Vitoria, Bill Yarrow, Gloria Mindock, Robert Vaughan, Ann Bogle, Ben Loory, Kyle Hemmings, Lucinda Kempe, Martha Rand, Danny Goodman, Tania Hershman, Tina Barry, Derek Osborne, Neil Serven, Stanley Hoffman, Deb Henry, AND I read a flash sent by Michelle Elvy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to all the Fictionauts who flooded the room with their tender power~
Saw a great pic. of you, Christopher, Matt, and Gloria and one by Bill of his son and wife Kate. I'm looking forward to seeing more. Sounds like it was a blast. I am so sorry not to have been there to hear all those great artists read from their works.
How I wish I could have been there. Another time. Sounds truly great.
Great to hear y'all had a good time. Very sorry to have missed it.
It was, indeed, lovely, and Susan was a brilliant host. We met so many people we'd only known online before. What a delight!
Special treat: hearing Susan read Michelle Elvy's piece, messaged all the way from the South Pacific. Michelle, it was almost like having you with us!
Thanks to everyone involved in organizing, and especially you, Ms. Tepper, for your dexterous managing of the Open Mic right down to the wire! I had a blast.
It was a pure delight to put faces to words! Susan Tepper is a hostess with verve, delight and charm.
So much fun reading, listening and mingling. And best, I realized what I read needs
m o r e work.
XO all: Loved meeting you.
It was great. Thanks Susan, for being such a terrific host. I loved meeting everyone.
Thank you Susan! It was great to put faces and personalities to the People I've met online. Let's do it again
Glad y'all had fun! Wish I could have joined you but I was there in spirit. Peace...
This is great, Susan. Wonderful.
So much FUN. Still HIGH!!! Matt and Chris rocked the house, everyone was so inspiring and Susan was a gracious host. Thanks Fictionaut, for bringing us all together for this immense event.
Happy for all of you. I hope I can make the next one.
sad to have missed it. we need a west coast swing!
It was such a fantastic evening, meeting friends, making new ones, hearing such amazing writing! (Put the poetry reading I attended "somewhere in NYC" last night to shame, not a patch on the KGB bar...) I'm so glad I happened to be in America at exactly the right time!
Thank you Susan for putting together this wonderful time. Matt and Christopher were just amazing! Everyone who read was top notch. I loved it! Great to meet everyone in person. Wow! I had a blast! I can now put faces with names. It was just the best!!!!!
Susan, you were a great host and kept things rolling along.
What a great time I had!!!!!
The level of talent at that podium was startling! It was a wonderful reading/party and especially wonderful to meet so many 'Nauts gathered in the red room. Love to all!
I enjoyed every second of the evening. Thank you, Susan, again for inviting me.
I'm still smiling.
It was all for Nauts.
Christopher I'm still smiling recalling the stories you read, it was fabulous having you there!!!
Really sorry to have missed it! Had a good time at the National Book Critics Circle Mixer here the weekend before, and hey...
We toasted to Fictionaut!
Love those NBCC people! Where'e'er I have met them.
Meg sorry you missed it, but sounds like things have been swinging on the west coast too!
Ann your reading was fantastic, very happy you made it!
Danke, Susan! I noticed a few German speakers in the group. Danke!
Ann it was quite an eclectic (ELECTRIC) literary crowd with several fluent in German including our two featured readers Matt Potter and Christopher Allen.