posted on April 27th, 2011 by Jana Waring
We love you. All of you. And since we intermittently choose publishing projects it may be a while before we host a new book signing. We decided that we can’t wait that long to see all of your smiling faces again, SO Ryan and I sat down with the great J. Bradley and came up with a plan to co-host a reading series.
There Will Be Words will be Orlando‚Äôs first monthly prose reading series. Starting the second Tuesday in May, and the second Tuesday of each month thereafter, TWBW will showcase four of the best writers that will engage, entertain and excite you in ways never thought possible with prose.
Please join us at our home base Urban ReThink (625 E. Central Blvd) on May 10 from 6-8pm for the inauguration of this fine event. BP’s own Ryan Rivas will be reading, as well as three other local literature heroes named Billy Manes, Tod Caviness and Rene Joy.
Come one, come all. There will be words. There will be love. And there will be beer.
See you there!
PS. For those who like spreading the news about their whereabouts and excellent adventures, here’s your Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174331189286254
Also, here’s a teaser for who’s reading in the upcoming months.
posted on March 7th, 2011 by Jana Waring
Come to Will’s Pub this Tuesday, March 8, 9:30pm, to hear our very own, Ryan Rivas, read about God and South Beach. We will have a table set-up at the event. So come, meet us and buy our books (AND BUY OUR BOOKS!). If you’re very nice, Ryan may even make you a bookmark on the spot.
Speakeasies are held every third Thursday at Will’s and are hosted by Orlando’s own Tod Caviness, Orlando Sentinel’s Listings Coordinator for Arts and Entertainment Events, blogger, over all good guy and poetry lover. What happens at these events: Tod gives a challenge to writers through his blog and then people show up, read what they wrote, in hale stale cigarette smoke from the night before and maybe some start-up smoke for that night’s venture, drink PBR’s, talk and slap high-fives. Sounds like fun, right? Or if you’re Ryan Rivas, it’s heaven.
posted on March 16th, 2010 by Jana Waring
For weeks now, Ryan and I have been writing to the black hole of the internet. We know there is people reading our stuff, thanks to Google Analytics, but there has been little response to what we’ve been writing. This makes Ryan twitch. He likes immediate response. He wants to know what people think of our material, though I’m not sure he cares if you like it or not. He just wants to evoke emotion, response and care, and then have you tell us that we’ve done so. So if you haven’t already, you should read his specific blog, Judging a Book By Its Cover. It’s clever. It would mean a lot to him (and consequently me too) if someone would design a book cover and send it to him for evaluation. You’ll become a hero–someone, something that he can write about and connect with. And now that I’ve made that easier than before by adding a comments box (and when I say me, I mean Amanda from Little Bird, LLC, my brilliant web designer. She did all the dirty work. I just bossed her around) you should have no problem doing so. It’s just a click away, literally. So please make Ryan happy, and fire back some comments. When Ryan is happy, I sleep better at night. ¬†Thank you in advance for your efforts.