Past IAF Events
Over the years, the Interstitial Arts Foundation has hosted a number of readings, art exhibits, performances and other wonderful happenings. Please feel free to leaf through our scrapbook!
"I wrapped up the reading with selected bits of my ghost story mostly the bits set in that very bookstore. Afterwards I got to show curious audience members the creepy freight elevator in the back."
"I don't know if it is David Schwartz's normal reading style or if he was working the story, but what seems to be a somewhat morbidly funny story was very much served by his reading. The bitter humor jumped out at the audience (or just me), but I'm very much enthusiastic about 'The 121' from Schwartz's reading. It would be very difficult to describe this story and there are some assumptions I've made about what is going on without knowing the ending, but I am definitely going to track down the anthology just for this story."
"On January 14, 2010, three authors from the Interfictions 2 anthology performed their stories for a New York audience in the East Village. The event was hosted by the iconic St. Mark's Bookshop as part of their continuing reading series, and took place at the nearby Solas Bar (232 E. 9th Street), in an intimate performance area upstairs, hung with red velvet drapes, lit with candles, reminiscent of speakeasies and of the salons of days gone by."
"All of our authors at one point or another said something about this being the most fun reading they'd ever done. I loved the way that the music never overwhelmed the readers, but really lifted and enhanced the stories being read. It was almost like having background music in a movie, and did so much to bring the stories even more to life."
"Veteran theater director Flynt Esquerra assembled a wonderful cast of actors including Dave Foley, Kimberly Huie, Rasika Mathur, Patty Cornell, Darcy Martin, Joseph Beck and Jason Van Over who performed selections from Cecil Castellucci's 'The Long and Short of Long-Term Memory,' with Cecil performing the role of Heidi; Brian Francis Slattery's 'Interviews after the Revolution', with Rasika Mathur performing all the parts (including all the male voices!) to hilarious and brilliant effect, causing several Hollywood-types in the audience to whisper Who is she? She'd be a great actress in an indie movie...; Ray Vukcevich's 'The Two of Me'; Peter M. Ball's 'Black Dog'; Nin Andrews' 'The Marriage'; Stephanie Shaw's 'Afterbirth'; and Elizabeth Ziemska's 'Count Poniatowski and the Beautiful Chicken', with Elizabeth performing the role of the daughter and the narrator."
"Jeffrey Ford kicked things off with a reading from his Interfictions 2 short story 'The War Between Heaven and Hell Wallpaper', followed by K. Tempest Bradford reading from her piece from Interfictions 1, 'Black Feather'. Veronica Schanoes came next with a reading from her Interfictions 1 contribution 'Rats', then Alaya Dawn Johnson read from her Interfictions 2 piece 'The Score'."
"I invited Steven Collins, an Attitude Adjustment engineer from JPL (he helps to make sure that the rockets go in the direction they are supposed to) who is also a musician to warm up the evening with some theremin playing. He delighted us all with his outer space 1950s sounds and a song about Marie Curie (where he even played the Theremin with a Geiger Counter!)."
"Erin Underwood opened the salon by welcoming everyone to the Frontier Café and extending a special welcome to the Stonecoast MFA students who came out to support interstitial fiction. Ellen Kushner gave a rousing introduction of the IAF's work. After a little socializing, Delia Sherman introduced Catherynne Valente who gave a reading from her Interfictions story 'A Dirge for Prester John'. Next up was Will Ludwigsen, reading 'Remembrance is Something Like a House' from the Interfictions 2 anthology."