Entries in The Silk City Series (3)


Knickerbocker Circus Writers On Tour

Come see Katelan V. Foisy and Eric Nelson reading live at Northeast Kingdom this Saturday at 7 p.m.

Katelan will be reading a few excerpts from Blood and Pudding plus she'll also be reading apiece from the Red Umbrella Diaries.  This will be the first reading of Blood & Pudding in the US and her only reading before the release party.  Eric will be reading from the acclaimed Silk City Series.

The Lineup Includes:

Katelan V. Foisy (Author Blood & Pudding)

Eric Nelson (Author of Silk City Series)

The blogless Mike Lala

Caitlyn McGurk (Maker of Zines)

Allyson Platy

Matthew Zinng

So come say hello, bring yourselves, your cameras, secret notebooks, and drink cheap booze.  Katelan has promised to share secrets with you afterwards. She also promises not to have tour face as pictured below. 

Images from the first stop on the UK book tour May 2010.


The Silk City Series Release Party Pics

Eric Nelson, Katelan V. Foisy, Michael Lala

Drusilla Osborne & Eric Nelson

Drusilla Osborne & Michael Lala

Packed House & sold out of books for the event ROCK!


The Silk City Series

It's almost here!  Eric Nelson's acclaimed zine The Silk City Series will now be available through Knickerbocker Circus! 


THE SILK CITY SERIES is a short story collection by Eric Nelson 

THE SILK CITY SERIES pulls readers into the everyday lives of working-class residents of Paterson, New Jersey. Originally published serially in Nelson’s acclaimed zine—Silk City Series—this collection presents a diverse cross-section of characters based on the author’s own childhood neighbors. The stories capture a post-industrial city in a state usually not known for its beauty. In the heart of a city, where wealth lies in the surrounding suburbs, neighbors live on top of each other. Families struggle to stick together. Most find solace in each other. And the city, a character in itself, changes all who reside in its boundaries. 


Knickerbocker Circus Publishing

Pub Date: February 2010

Price: $10.00

ISBN: 978-1-61658-930-1 

Eric Nelson is a true native son of New Jersey, having grown up in both the northern and southern parts of the state. He attained a B.A. in Literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey and has lived in Boston, Brooklyn and Queens, where he currently resides. A prolific writer, he is active in the zine subculture, continuing to produce self-published works such as the “The Cup and Saucer Chronicles” and “Wait, Where Are You Going?” which contains interviews with Henry Rollins, Ayun Halliday, and Joe Biel. He is currently at work on his debut novel.