Belated post..Stick N Poke Tattoo with Eric Nelson & Andy Smith

KC's Eric Nelson gets a Stick N Poke tattoo for his B-day with help from Andy Smith....and wee bit of whiskey!

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Fireside Follies Reading Series #3-Sat. Dec 18th-7pm

WHERE: Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, NY

WHEN: Saturday December 18th, 7pm-10pm

Join curators Eric Nelson and Mike Lala for a special holiday edition of Bushwick's new, monthly reading series, the Fireside Follies, at Brooklyn Fire Proof's main stage and art space (don't worry--there's a full bar). THIS EVENT IS FREE!

Readers for this event include Matt Gross (travel writer, former NY Times Frugal Traveler), Andy Smith (Welcome to the Land of Cannibalistic Horses), Katelan Foisy (Blood and Pudding), Jonny Diamond (The L Magazine), and Brandon Lake. SPECIAL GUEST: Elizabeth Devlin, debuting her new 7-inch “Ladybug”. Special surprises!!

Fireside Follies will be held on the third Saturday of every month at Brooklyn Fire Proof, and will combine local, independent and underground literary talent with well-published authors and artists.


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Fall Upcoming Readings & Events for Eric Nelson

October & November Readings:

October 7:

Release Party for Eric's Zine "Wait, Where Are You Going?" featuring interviews with Henry Rollins & Joe Biel of Microcosm.

@ Brooklyn Fire Proof, 7pm

119 Ingraham St. (at Porter Ave) Brooklyn, NY 11237

October 15:

Eric will be reading at the Richmond Zinefest's Pre-Party Potluck

@ The Wingnut, 7pm

Richmond, Virginia. Check out there website to find out more information:

October 24:

Eric will be teaching a workshop @ the DIY Fest in Baltimore, Maryland. Entitled Zines: The Art of DIY Publishing.

@ St Johns Church, 12pm-6pm

2640 St. Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21218

November 19:

Earshot Reading Series

@ Rose Live Music, 7:30pm

345 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY



Norvell Page Gives Advice To Writers

Norvell Page was probably one of the best know pulp fiction writer of the 30's and 40's.  Very recently Katelan V. Foisy had the pleasure of hosting his great niece at her house.  Elizabeth Bissette aka Lonesome Liz had sent Katelan some of Norvell's writing a while back and with that the obsession began.  Included in the book was a piece Norvell wrote on how he writes. This very well be the BEST written article on how to make it in the publishing industry.  You can take a look at it here.


I begin this way to avoid misunderstandings. This is an article about how a writer-for-money produces manuscripts which sell.

I turn out 100,000 to 120,000 words a month for the "pulps"—magazines (so called because they are printed on "wood pulp" paper). These words—the pulp writer always talks of words—because he's paid on a wordage basis—are written as well as I am able to write them. I try constantly to improve the quality, the forcefulness and the keenness of character interpretation in my stories. I spend twice as much time on rewriting as on writing.

To me, these things and pride in my work are art enough . . .