30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Younger Writers
Tuesday September 13, 2011
Starcherone Books' new book 30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Younger Writers edited by Blake Butler and Lily Hoang takes a look at what the next generation is creating. This evening featured readings by some of the contributors including Danielle Adair, Rachel B. Glaser, Michael Stewart, James Yeh (a Center Fellow!) and Mike Young.
Danielle Adair is an artist and writer born in northern Michigan and currently based in Los Angeles. She is the author of From JBAD: Lessons Learned (Les Figues Press, 2009) a “field guide” based on her time as a media embed with US Forces in Afghanistan. Select writing has also appeared in Valeveil, [out of nothing], Poetry Sz, GLARE Quarterly, and Afterall Online, and her video-performance work has screened internationally. Danielle is the recipient of the 2010 California Community Foundation Fellowship, and more about her work can be found at www.danielleadair.com and www.first-assignment.com.
Rachel B. Glaser lives in Northampton, MA with the writer John Maradik. She grew up in New Jersey, and attended Rhode Island School of Design and Umass-Amherst. She appreciates NBA culture, hand drawn animation, Queen, Pavement, and MS Paint. Her story “Infections” is included in her first book Pee On Water, published by Publishing Genius Press. Read more of her work at rachelbglaser.blogspot.com or talk to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Stewart was the 2010 Rhode Island Council for the Arts Fellow in both fiction and poetry. His work has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies including Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, and American Letters & Commentary. His novel(la) The Hieroglyphics was published in 2011 by mud luscious press. Currently, he lectures about all sorts of things at Brown University. If you’re interested, you can find more of his work at strangesympathies.com
James Yeh is a founding editor of Gigantic and Indie Books editor of The Faster Times. His stories, essays, and interviews appear or are forthcoming in Vice, NOON, PEN America, Opium Magazine, and elsewhere. A recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Columbia University, he is a 2011 Center for Fiction Fellow. He lives in Brooklyn, where he bikes persistently and DJ's occasionally.
Mike Young is the author of We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough, a poetry collection, and Look! Look! Feathers, a story collection. He co-edits NOÖ Journal, runs Magic Helicopter Press, and writes for HTMLGIANT. Find him online at mikeayoung.blogspot.com.