All posts tagged: Tin House

300 short stories: story 269

Leave a comment
2019 short stories

story: “The Shared Patio” author: Miranda July year: 2007 where: Reed College at Writer Jim Shepard’s Close Reading Craft Talk. An amazing experience! note: I bought July’s book, No One Belongs Here More Than You, years ago at the cozy Barnes and Nobles on 6th Avenue in New York. That outpost has since closed. I remember the cover was bright yellow with bold black writing on the cover. It felt like the most New York […]

300 short stories: story 268

Leave a comment
2019 short stories

story: “Contract Overseas” author: Mia Alvar year: 2015 where: Bagdad Theater on Hawthorne Blvd. note: I love brother sister sibling stories. This collection was recommended to me in Aspen. a line:  “After the cafés closed, they spilled into the dormitories to prolong such life-and-death debates as whether literature had social duties, as Salvador Lopez believed, or whether art’s only obligation was to art itself, as Jose Garcia Villa did.” theme(s): Siblings, sacrifice, education, womanhood, writing

300 short stories: story 267

Leave a comment
2019 short stories

story: “What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us” author: Laura van den Berg year: 2010 where: Reed College note: I have been time-sharing under a rock; this is my first read by the author, though I’ve known her existence for a long time now. I was fortunate to hear her read last night at Tin House. a line:  “Madagascar was not the first expedition on which I had accompanied my mother.” […]