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Posts Tagged ‘Michele Carlo’

Join the Love & Heartbreak Story Slam

On February 14th, Smith Magazine will sponsor a Six-Word Memoir Story Love & Heartbreak Slam. So far, readers include: Deb KoganRachel Sklar, Baratunde Thurston, Darin Strauss, Michele Carlo, Sara Barron, and Elizabeth Wurtzel.

You can buy tickets to the reading here. Here’s more about the interactive event: “Everyone will have the chance to share a Six-Word Memoir during the audience participation Six-World Slam. Then we invite you to hang out by the 92YTribeca’s beautiful bar and share more stories and drinks.”

In addition, we are hosting a six-word memoir contest, giving one GalleyCat reader a chance tell the backstory behind their six-word memoir onstage at the New York City reading. Submit your six-word memoir on the GalleyCat Facebook page for a chance to win. Follow this link to read the complete rules and details.

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Lit Resolutions from Gretchen Rubin, Grace Lin, Michele Carlo & Bob Eckstein

Today is the last day we’ll be sharing the 2011 literary resolutions from writers. It’s still not too late for you to contribute to the Twitter hashtag. Hopefully, we’ll be able to see some of theirs and your goals come to fruition in the new year. Share your resolutions in the comments section or on Twitter. Happy Holidays!

Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin: “My literary new year’s resolution is to write a young-adult novel in a month, using the writing structure suggested by Chris Baty’s No Plot? No Problem. I’ve done this before, to write a novel for adults, but this time I’d like to write a YA novel.”

Picture book author and illustrator Grace Lin: “My literary resolution is the same as it is every year–I haven’t been able to achieve it yet, but maybe 2011 will be the year! My literary resolution is to write something that I am so proud and confident of that the reviews or criticism of it wouldn’t matter. To make a book that is personally ‘review-proof’; to believe what I have done is good and not be affected by anyone’s opinions (good or bad). That and to stop eating while I write, especially high-sugar sweets. That’s a horrible habit I need to break.”

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How Michele Carlo Went from Storytelling Slams to a Book Deal

Last summer, veteran storyteller Michele Carlo published her memoir, Fish Out of Agua. We caught up with her to get some storytelling tips for all authors.

Q: What advice do you recommend for reading a story aloud and engaging an audience?
A: Connection and commitment. Connecting with both your story and the audience. And committing to your story, even if you are not getting the response you anticipated.

Q: What inspired you to write your memoir?
A: I had been telling stories at The Moth for a couple of years when people started asking me when I was going to write my stories down–and my answer was always ‘one day.’ Well, ‘one day’ in 2007 I decided that if I wanted my life to change, I had to change my life.

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Michele Carlo Mixes Holiday Drink in Video Tutorial

In the mood for something different from the usual eggnog? Try the Puerto Rican version, “coquito.”

In the video embedded above, author Michele Carlo shows off her mixology skills with a tutorial on how to make the drink. Carlo published her memoir, Fish Out of Agua: My Life On Neither Side Of The (subway) Tracks in August. Carlo was recently spotted at the “In the Flesh” erotic reading series.

While extremely generous with her rum pour, she doesn’t give measurements. For more exact instructions, click here.