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Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys by Matt Briggs

Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys

by Matt Briggs

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I read in Eugene at the Tsunami Books on Saturday April 20th along with John Burgess, Ralph Salisbury, and Howard Robertson. Steven Schreiner has been recording readers at Tsunami Books for awhile now and has posted videos of a number of Pacific Northwest writers including Lana Hechtman Ayers, Paul Hunter and John Witte. I last read at Tsunami Books in 2003 from my second book Misplaced Alice. I was reading this time from my seventh book, Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys. I read a story, The Penile Colony, that originally appeared in The Roethke Reader, a collection of work by writers who write various pieces that were Roethke related when ACT Theater performed David Wagoner’s play First Class.

Published on Apr 24, 2013, recorded and posted by Steven Schreiner.
The Third Saturday Readers Series on April 20, 2013, at Tsunami Books, Eugene, Oregon.

Reading in Eugene on Saturday 4/20, 5 p.m.

Howard W. Robertson will be reading at Tsunami Books in Eugene, OR at 5pm on April 20, 2013. He will be reading from his new book of poems, titled Odes To The Ki Of The Universe. The event is called “A Pacific Northwest Evening” and will also include Seattle poet John Burgess, Seattle novelist Matt Briggs, and Eugene writer Ralph Salisbury. The event is part of Tsunami Books’ Third Saturday Literary Readings series.

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I have some reading planned this upcoming spring. I’ll post more when I know them.

Associated Writing Conference, Boston MA (March 6-March 10th 2013)

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
Room 203, Level 2
R141. Marketing vs. Writing with a Nod to the New Media. (Priscilla Long, Waverly Fitzgerald, Cynthia Hartwig, Matt Briggs) Must we writers become marketers (answer, yes!), and if we are to become marketers, how do we market most effectively? This panel explores how best to use new media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) and yes, old media (that old-fashioned postcard…). Once we are in communication with our (ever-increasing) audience, how can we best keep our focus on creating and honing work without becoming fragmented, disorganized, distracted? What are some tools to improve both our creative practices and our marketing practices?
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 1:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 9, 2013 1:30 p.m.
Patricia Olson Bookfair Stage, Exhibit Hall A, Plaza Level
BF38. Reading by Publication Studio Authors. (Mathew Stadler, Howard W. Robertson, Matt Briggs) Publication Studio presents a reading by several of its authors, including moderator Matthew Stadler, poet Howard W. Robertson, novelist Matt Briggs, and two other Publication Studio authors.

A Pacific Northwest Evening

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 5pm
Tsunami Books 2585 Willamette Street Eugene, OR 97405
Howard W. Robertson will be reading at Tsunami Books in Eugene, OR at 5pm on April 20, 2013. He will be reading from his new book of poems, titled Odes To The Ki Of The Universe. The event is called “A Pacific Northwest Evening” and will also include Seattle poet John Burgess, Seattle novelist Matt Briggs, and Eugene writer Ralph Salisbury. The event is part of Tsunami Books’ Third Saturday Literary Readings series.

Three Seattle Novelists

Thursday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m.
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle, WA.
I’m going to reading on the release of a new books from Donna Miscolta (When the de la Cruz Family Danced), Laurie Blauner (The Bohemians), Matt Briggs (Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys and The Double E).

Abrams remixes the adage “history is written by the victors” to “history is spun by the quickest press release.” Where “Catch-22” was the novel of the language of World War II, “Fobbit” is the novel of the language of the war on terror.

Read more: The full review in Sunday’s Billing Gazette