Monday, June 18, 2018

Local Author Day

Mark Woodard, a cool dude who has proven you can get hired at a library without the obligatory shushing scowl, honored me recently with an invitation to participate in a "Local Author Day" to be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Each branch in the Gwinnett county library system will be doing this, and I shall be holding forth at the Snellville Branch.  I will ensure that my security team allows you close enough for a look at my gleaming tiara.

The exact times and format are still in the planning stages; it might be a book chat, Q&A, reading, or a mashup of everything - a literary gumbo. 

Stay tuned for more info.

~Mick, S.D.G.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Ancient Paths

Ancient Paths Literary Magazine has accepted one of my poems for publication in July.  Stay tuned for the big reveal!

Ancient Paths publishes poetry, short fiction, and photography on subtle religious themes.

More here: https://www.facebook.com/Ancient-Paths-Literary-Magazine-124626725957

~Mick, S.D.G.




Monday, June 11, 2018

Books and Beer: September 15 2018

Our first Books and Beer reading event on June 9 was an unqualified success.  We packed the 'secret' back room at the neighborhood pub with poets, drunks, and other subversives.

Four authors donated books to the raffle, and about $100 went to the local food co-op.  We also had plenty of open-mic participants.








Our next event is planned for Saturday September 15 2018 at 7:30PM.  The Facebook invitation is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/216218155773416/




Books and Beer FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about the reading event.

Where is it?
Summits Wayside Tavern, in the back room behind the taps.
Address is 3334 Stone Mountain Hwy, Snellville, GA 30078.


When is it?
September 15, 2018 at 7:30pm.  We'll go for a couple of hours unless lots of readers show up.
We'll fit everyone in.


Is there a deadline to signup?
No.  But the venue is small, and we might have to turn people away.


Who can read?
Writers will read in these groups:

1. Writers who donate books to the raffle read first.

2. Open Mic


How does this event benefit the local food co-op?
Writers should bring two copies (or more) for donation to the raffle.
All proceeds from the raffle benefit the local co-op.


Can I sell copies of my glorious work?
Hell yes!  Bring a bunch of copies to sell.  Bring a pen and be prepared to autograph copies.
Be prepared to sign the writhing body parts of your new groupies.  Be prepared for fame and fortune.


Can I invite others?
Absolutely.  Bring friends, family, emotional support peacocks, whoever.


I write songs, not books.  Can I participate?
Yes!  The venue is small, so don't bring lots of elaborate equipment.


I write non-fiction.  Can I participate?
Yes!


I write neo-nazi manifestos that degrade others that don't look or think like me.  Can I participate?
No.  You're a dick.


What is the schedule of events?
I cordially despise schedules.  I have too many in my life already.  But, if you insist, here's a vague outline:

7:00 - sign in and buy a beer; meet-and-greet
7:30 - group 1 will start reading
?:?? - raffle drawing for books from group 1 writers
?:?? - open mic



Monday, April 9, 2018

Books and Beer FAQ





Here are some frequently asked questions about the June 9 2018 reading event.

Where is it?
Summits Wayside Tavern, in the back room behind the taps.
Address is 3334 Stone Mountain Hwy, Snellville, GA 30078.


When is it?
June 9, 2018 at 7:30pm.  We'll go for a couple of hours unless lots of readers show up.
We'll fit everyone in.


Is there a deadline to signup?
Yes.  If you are reading, or even just coming to listen, shoot me an email at MichaelKulpWriter@gmail.com by June 6 2018.  I need to notify the venue so they can staff up.


Who can read?
Writers will read in these groups:

1. Writers with a published book read first.  It can be self-published or traditional.  It can be print or electronic.

2. Writers read from books that are ready for pre-order but have not published yet.

3. Writers read from any kind of work, even if it's not ready for purchase.


How does this event benefit the local food co-op?
Writers should bring two copies (or more) for donation to the raffle.
All proceeds from the raffle benefit the local co-op.


Can I sell copies of my glorious work?
Hell yes!  Bring a bunch of copies to sell.  Bring a pen and be prepared to autograph copies.
Be prepared to sign the writhing body parts of your new groupies.  Be prepared for fame and fortune.


Can I invite others?
Absolutely.  Bring friends, family, emotional support peacocks, whoever.


I write songs, not books.  Can I participate?
Yes!  The venue is small, so don't bring lots of elaborate equipment.


I write non-fiction.  Can I participate?
Yes!


I write neo-nazi manifestos that degrade others that don't look or think like me.  Can I participate?
No.  You're a dick.


What is the schedule of events?
I cordially despise schedules.  I have too many in my life already.  But, if you insist, here's a vague outline:

7:00 - sign in and buy a beer; meet-and-greet
7:30 - start reading
7:45 - raffle drawing
?:?? - continue reading and raffling until we're done


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Books and Beer - June 9


[Update:  see the FAQ here.]

On June 9, 2018, I am hosting a reading opportunity for local writers.  If you have had a book published, and you are near Atlanta, GA on June 9, you are cordially invited to read.  If not, feel free to come anyway and support the home team.

If you want to read, here is the plan:

1. Bring two copies of your book to raffle.  The raffle benefits the Southeast Gwinnett Food Co-op.
2. Bring other copies of your book to sell.
3. Be ready to sign your book (and body parts of your new groupies).
4. Reading starts at 7:30PM.  We'll go as long as necessary.
5. Plan to read for 5-10 minutes.  If you feel particularly extroverted, you can invite questions or feedback from the crowd.
6. DEADLINE: Contact me no later than June 2, 2018 to get on the list.  I need to notify the venue so they can staff up.


This is a mellow event in a small venue.  No stress; just a good time.  Maybe you'll make a buck or some new friends.



Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Scald the Breeze

Spillwords, recently published one of my micropoems titled 'Scald the Breeze.'  The link is here: http://spillwords.com/scald-the-breeze/

It's a short read, and it is certified free of political references. It also contains your required daily dose of poetry.

~Mick, S.D.G.




Friday, February 23, 2018

Spotlight On Writers

Recently, Dagmara, one of the editors at Spillwords, asked me if I would like to participate in an interview for their "Spotlight On Writers" series.

Even though I consider myself to be singularly uninteresting, I took the plunge.

On March 17, 2018, Spillwords will be publishing the interview, titled "Spotlight On Writers - Mickey Kulp."

I'll send out a link when it's available for your vast entertainment.  And I promise to remember all you little people as I sip unicorn milk from my flying yacht.

~Mick, S.D.G.