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Author who writes for a living and lives for writing. // WOMB: a novel in utero (Merge Publishing 2017) // TRACKS: A Novel in Stories (Atticus Books 2011) // FLIGHTLESS GOOSE, a storybook for children (Writers Lair Books 2008) // www.EricDGoodman.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

Five:2:One Publishes Creepy "Bell" Story


Five:2:One is a literary journal dedicated to the transgressive, experimental, and progressive of the literary world. So it's fitting they decided to publish my strange piece of flash fiction, "The Bell."

"The Bell" was originally featured on the No Extra Words podcast last year around this same time.

Five:2:One offers both an audio version and a digital print version, so whether you prefer to read, listen, or both, you can enjoy "The Bell" at the link below. Perfect for a Halloween break.

http://five2onemagazine.com/the-bell-by-eric-goodman-flash-fiction-thesideshow/

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Lit and Art at Towson Town Center

The next event in the Lit and Art Reading Series takes place on Sunday, October 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the art gallery next to Nordstrom in Towson Town Center.

Authors and poets reading from their work include Shirley Brewer, Nik Kapron, Leslie Pietrzk, Charles Rammelkamp, and Mark Willen.  Manzar Rassouli will share and talk about her Maguu series of art, inspired by Rumi. Music will be performed by Larry Montgomery. Curated, hosted, and emceed by Eric D. Goodman and Nitin Jagdish.

Join us for the first event located at Towson Town Center, and find out why for the past 10 years the Lit and Art Reading Series has been described as the best excuse to get lit on a Sunday afternoon in Baltimore.

Learn more at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/LitAndArt/

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Silver, Beer, and Bones at Go World Travel

Last year, Go World Travel Magazine published my story covering a visit to Kutna Hora, not far from Prague, Czech Republic.

Go World Travel has been covering destinations around the globe since 2003. Focusing on unique destinations, culture, and people, Go World Travel Magazine subscribes to the belief that travel (even armchair travel) broadens horizons and increases understanding.

In this story, we descend into the silver mines of old, summit the hill crowned by Santa Barbara Cathedral, and explore the ossuary of 40,000 to 70,000 human skeletons before washing the day down with some local ale at a beer garden.

Share the adventure in picture and words. Read “Silver, Beer, and Bones in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic” in Go World Travel Magazine.


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Books of Birth at The Ivy Bookshop

Join us this Thursday at 7 p.m. as The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, Baltimore, presents Books of Birth with Eric D. Goodman, Jane Satterfield, Betsy Boyd, and Katherine Cottle. These local writers and poets share unique musings on the transitory states of pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Straight from The Ivy's website:

Eric D. Goodman is the author of Womb: A Novel in Utero, Tracks: A Novel in Stories (which won the 2011 Gold Medal for Best Fiction in the Mid-Atlantic Region from the Independent Publishers Book Awards) and Flightless Goose. He regularly reads his fiction on Baltimore’s WYPR and at book festivals and literary events. He is co-founder and curator of Baltimore's longest-running literary reading series, the Lit and Art Reading Series. Eric lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children, where he writes about trains, wombs, and animals gone wild, among other things.

Jane Satterfield is a poet, essayist, editor, and associate professor at Loyola University Maryland. Her poetry collections are Her Familiars; Assignation at Vanishing Point, which received the Elixir Press Book Award; and Shepherdess with an Automatic, awarded the Towson University Prize for Literature. Satterfield’s honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry and three Maryland Arts Council poetry grants. She is currently Literary Editor for JMI, the journal of MIRCI (the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement), based in Ontario. Satterfield’s partner is poet Ned Balbo who shares in many of her adventures. They are the guardians of two cats.

Betsy Boyd is a fiction writer and journalist. She teaches creative writing at the University of Baltimore and serves as literary editor of BaltimoreFishbowl.com and as senior editor at Baltimore Style. A regular contributor to Daily Variety from 2001-2011, Betsy also edited PaperDoll, Baltimore's first shopping magazine. Her story “Scarecrow” received a Pushcart Prize, and she is the recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council award, an Elliot Coleman Writing Fellowship and a James A. Michener Fellowship.

Katherine Cottle is the author of I Remain Yours: Secret Mission Love Letters of My Mormon Great-Grandparents, 1900-1903, Halfway: A Journal Through Pregnancy and My Father's Speech. Cottle is a Writing Fellow at Goucher College and teaches creative writing at Stevenson University and for Johns Hopkins University's CTYOnline Programs. She is currently working on a revision of her doctoral dissertation, The Hidden Heart of Charm City: Remapping Baltimore through Intimate Letters.

Get some unique perspectives (and some books) on birth, childhood, and parenthood at this free event! Learn more at The Ivy's website.

http://www.theivybookshop.com/upcomingevent/3522


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Inconveninece in the B'K

The Bitchin' Kitsch, known to regular readers as The B'K, published my short excerpt from Womb: a novel in utero, "Inconvenience."

Volume 8, Issue 9 features cover art from Stephen Mead; artwork by Michelle Brooks, Stephen Mead,  Douglas Polk, Fabrice Poussin, and Rebecka Skogg; fiction by Robert Beckvall, Eric D. Goodman, and Adreyo Sen; and poetry by Gale Acuff, Sissy Buckles, Lucía Damacela, Darren Demaree, Teddy Duncan Jr., Ryan Quinn Flanagan, BT Hathaway, Sergio A. Ortiz, Frederick Pollack, Richard Salembier, Dr. Mel Waldman, and R.J. Zeman

Check out "Inconvenience" in The B’K September 2017 issue.

https://issuu.com/chris_talbot/docs/bksep2017issue


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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Saucy Shortlisted by Brilliant Flash Fiction

My short story, "Saucy," was shortlisted in the Brilliant Flash Fiction Concealment Contest. Brilliant Flash Fiction presents the "best and most unusual" flash fiction to readers. More than 250 writers entered the Concealment contest; ten were shortlisted.

"Saucy" is the story of a family who adopts a dog who isn't what she appears.

Read the story, along with the three winners and seven additional shortlisted works, at Brilliant Flash Fiction.

https://brilliantflashfictionmag.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/concealment-writing-contest-results/

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