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VAMP Showcase at Friday Night Liberty

Friday Night Liberty – November 4, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Experience all the ARTS DISTRICT has to offer is by attending a FREE Friday Night Liberty art walk. Taking place on the first Friday of every month from 5-9 PM, Friday Night Liberty is San Diego’s biggest FREE monthly art event! Meet working artists, enjoy dance, theatre and music performances, visit museums and galleries and explore the growing District. Visitors can start their stroll at the Dick Laub NTC Command Center – 2640 Historic Decatur Road and pick up a monthly program and District map. More details here.

Performance
So Say We All, a literary and performing arts non-profit whose mission promotes education, storytelling, performance and publishing features a collection of VAMP favorites, including highly-produced multimedia readings from recent shows. Dick Laub NTC Command Center, Building 200, Room 1. From 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Featuring stories by:

Chris Onderdonk
Eber Lambert
Shauna McKenna
Paul Georgeades
Dustin Marquel
Lara McCaffrey
David Latham

Join us. All-ages, plenty of seats, and FREE!
So Say We All at Friday Night Liberty!
Dick Laub NTC Command Center, Building 200
Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Rd
San Diego, CA 92106
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The Foundry No. 1

So Say We All is launching a literary reading series this spring. It is called The Foundry and we are so ready for this. Are you? We will host readings throughout the year with writers known and unknown, performing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, whatever.

Come join us for Number 1. Get in on the ground floor. Forge your steel with us.

featuring
Adrian Van Young
Lizz Huerta
Lauren Becker
Ryan Bradford

The Foundry, No. 1
Tuesday, April 5th at 8:00 p.m.
Soda & Swine (Liberty Station)
2750 Dewey Rd #104, San Diego, CA 92106
http://www.sosayweallonline.com
(all ages) (but it’s a full bar)

http://www.sosayweallonline.com/introducing-the-foundry-a-literary-reading-series/

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Say hello to Ryan Bradford from The Foundry No. 1

The Foundry is our new reading series, launching very soon on April 5th at Soda and Swine Liberty Station.

As tempted as we are to keep these readers to ourselves (in little jars on a shelf because they’re so precious), we also want you to love them too. So here. We’re sharing them a little bit. Up next? Ryan Bradford.

bradfordRyan is the author of the novel Horror Business, as well as the founder and editor of Black Candies, a journal of literary darkness. He is the winner of Paper Dart’s 2015 Short Fiction Contest. His writing has appeared in Vice, Monkeybicycle, Hobart, New Dead Families and [PANK].

We think Ryan’s work is dark, sometimes absurd, and often weirdly sweet. We love the way he uses masterful and subtle elements of the uncanny and horror in his writing, and also the way he endears you to a questionable character. Check out one of our absolute favorites of his stories, The Contortionist, published in New Dead Families.

I have another joke about how any joke could be a werewolf joke if there’s no full moon.

*
“Undress me.”

I did. Greta’s clothing slid easily off her fragile, elongated frame, much to the relief of my shaky hands. This sort of thing never happened back home.

She wore black underwear, with a garter belt to hold up her stockings. Lingerie on anybody but her—she wore it like a uniform. I looked over to the large windows that showed Greta’s apartment to the thousands of other windows floating in infinite darkness. Above it all: a sliver of moon. A horrid fingernail clipping. I moved to shut her drapes.

“Leave them open.”

Come join Ryan to hear what else he has in store for you, as well as the rest of our hot-af readers, Adrian Van Young, Lizz Huerta, and Lauren Becker, at The Foundry No.1 at the Liberty Station location of Soda & Swine.

It’s gonna be fiery.

Meet Lauren Becker from The Foundry No. 1

The Foundry is our new reading series, launching very soon on April 5th at Soda and Swine Liberty Station.

To get you all aflutter before the show, we want you to meet these darlings who will read you some stories. First up? Lauren Becker.

Lauren Becker is editor of Corium Magazine. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Wigleaf, The Rumpus, The Best Small Fictions of 2015, and elsewhere. Her collection of short fiction, If I Would Leave Myself Behind, was published by Curbside Splendor in 2014. She is owned by a tiny kitten named Henry.

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Lauren’s writing is stunning: beautiful, engulfing, and sometimes unsettlingly sparse. We love this story she had published in the amazing Alice Blue Review recently: “Tipped.”

She was thin and I was not and it worked out ok for a good while because some guys like thin girls and some like not thin girls, but then I tipped over into fat and it messed things up. Like, we’d be at a bar and a guy would want to talk to her, but his friend wouldn’t want to talk to me. So they would both talk to her and I would go to the 7-11 next door—there’s always a 7-11 next door—and get Pop Tarts or a king size Snickers bar. I would text her but she wouldn’t get the texts ’til I went back and got her and drove us home. In the car, she would laugh and ask what kind of Pop Tarts I ate. Usually the frosted strawberry ones.

Come join Lauren to see what else she has up her sleeve for you, as well as the rest of our hot-af readers, Adrian Van Young, Lizz Huerta, and Ryan Bradford, at The Foundry No.1 at the Liberty Station location of Soda & Swine.

It’s gonna melt you.

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The Foundry: There’s a new reading series in town (AND IT’S US)

The Foundry No. 1 is coming up in two weeks! Join us as we launch this fiery new reading series at Soda and Swine in Liberty Station. We can’t wait to show these writers off to you. They’re pretty much the hottest things ever. Come join us.

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Featuring:

Adrian Van Young
Lizz Huerta
Lauren Becker
Ryan Bradford

Adrian Van Young is a writer living in New Orleans. His debut novel, Shadows in Summerland, comes out on April 12, 2016.

Roughly based on the real-life story of William H. Mumler, spirit photographer and his clairvoyant wife, Hannah Mumler, Shadows in Summerland immerses the reader in a shifting world of light and shade where nothing is quite what it seems at first glance. A soaring and resplendently Gothic novel spanning three decades, it is as much an homage to the Golden Age ghost stories of Edith Wharton and Henry James as it is a companion to the revisionist historical epics of Peter Carey and Sarah Waters, with a little steampunk all its own.

An excerpt from Adrian’s novel also appeared in the 2013 edition of Black Candies: See Through.

Soda and Swine in Liberty Station has a full menu and a full bar. All ages. Our reading will take place beneath the stars on their lovely (and firesome-table-topped) patio.

More details on the Facebook event. Invite your people: https://www.facebook.com/events/1126122200765610/

Long Story Short: Balls, Saturday 2/20

Long Story Short is our monthly improv storytelling night. 5 minute stories, no notes, and anyone can take the stage. “Balls!” is technically our tie-in with the next month’s VAMP: Sports! but we’re pretty sure you might have some, um, non-sports related stories for this theme. Balls, tell us all about ’em.

Sign up when you get there. Or halfway through the show. Or just come to listen!

So Say We All’s Long Story Short
Saturday, February 20th
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Ink Spot
San Diego Writers, Ink
2730 Historic Decatur Rd #202
(NTC at Liberty Station, Barracks 16, upstairs)
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 696-0363

This is an excellent opportunity to get your storytelling feet wet in a fun environment. It’s also an opportunity to flesh out a potential VAMP story on a similar theme to the upcoming submission deadline. The deadline for written story submissions for VAMP: Sports is Sunday, 2/28. So come tell your story, see how it rolls [lol sports analogy, we win], and maybe write it up and try out [lol sports] for VAMP?

Because balls.

Introducing The Foundry: A Literary Reading Series

So Say We All is launching a literary reading series this spring. It is called The Foundry and we are so ready for this. Are you? We will host readings throughout the year with writers known and unknown, performing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, whatever.

Come join us for Number 1. Get in on the ground floor. Forge your steel with us.

featuring
Adrian Van Young
Lizz Huerta
Lauren Becker
Ryan Bradford

The Foundry, No. 1
Tuesday, April 5th at 8:00 p.m.
Soda & Swine (Liberty Station)
2750 Dewey Rd #104, San Diego, CA 92106
www.sosayweallonline.com
(all ages) (but it’s a full bar)

(invite your people: https://www.facebook.com/events/1126122200765610/)

CROP NOT FOR COVER

The Family You Choose – an LGBT VAMP Showcase extravagaynza

So Say We All’s annual LGBT storytelling showcase returns at the White Box Live Arts Theater in the NTC Arts & Culture District. This year we’re talking about, “The Family You Choose,” stories about the people, places, and things that caught us at that pivotal moment following departure from the nice warm closet, into the brisk air of a brave new gay world.

Featuring:

– Brian Joyner
– Henry Aaronson
– Leon Decklebaum
– Dylan Yates
– Patrick Mayuyu
– Philo Mbong
– Aries Hines
– JD Burke

Tickets are available for $10 in advance and $15 at the door (cash or charge). To Purchase Tickets click here.

The Family You Choose – an LGBT VAMP Showcase extravagaynza
White Box Live Arts Theater
2650 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
July 26th, 2014 at 8pm

VAMP Does Friday Night Liberty!

The spectacular monthly happening that transforms the decommissioned Naval Training Center into a bustling cornucopia of arts exhibitions (think of it as a mini-World’s Fair but without the wanton deaths of construction workers due to unsafe labor practices), and So Say We All has been invited to stage The VAMP Showcase as a featured event!

VAMP Does Friday Night Liberty!
Barracks 17
2710 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Friday, June 6th 2014
7pm – 9pm
Free like liberty!

Sound Revival wants your noise

As part of Art Boxed San Diego and Fall for the Arts, a team comprised of Mike Calway-Fagen, Keenan Harsten, Ben Strauss-Malcom and Justin Hudnall (So Say We All) have received a grant to create the Sound Revival exhibition. Utilizing a Portable On Demand (POD) storage container as a temporary sound proof recording studio, the collaborative will broadcast a unique series of radio programs interspersed with recorded and found audio of the sounds that are slipping from our world–90’s dial-up modems, a grandmother’s message left on an answering machine, the howl of endangered animals. The public can experience the audio programming live at the listening center, a 256 square foot platform separated from the POD by a plywood wall, or via live streaming online.

So Say We All wants you to contribute to the project by sending us the sounds that matter to you! Send us anything–and we mean anything–in mp.3 format and we’ll add it to our loop of revived sounds to play continuously between live events.

Sounds can be submitted here: http://sosayweallonline.submittable.com/submit

Opening Night Information:

ART BOXED SD will open in conjunction with Friday Night LIberty at NTC
on Friday October 5, 2012 – Starting at 5pm – 10pm

Opening night will also feature Food Trucks, FREE Open Artist Studios, Galleries, and Music Performances
2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego 92106