Hello everyone, here’s a quick birthday update.
We are so excited for our Facebook event today, Fictional Cafe Turns 5, and we wanted to make sure everyone has an opportunity to join in the fun. Please visit the event page and wish The Fictional Cafe happy birthday and share a photo of the scenery near you, a historical landmark nearby or simply your smiling face, then tag your location by clicking the “Check In” button so we all can see just how geographically diverse our members are.
We hope you all can drop by our event as we serve “Fresh Java” all day long from contributors that span the globe.
Here’s a preview of just some of what you’ll see:
- The kickoff event at Galerie ZonZon in Brest, France with our dear friend Danièle Maguet giving us a look at what’s on exhibit at her gallery. See more of her gallery on their website
- Sarah Kersey will be reading her poetry live from New Jersey. You can find more of her writing here
- A live reading from fiction writer, and author of a book from the FC book review, Chris Irvin. See more of his work here
- The amazing Kathy Parker reading her poetry live from Australia. You can see more of her work on her site
- A fun Q&A series with the baristas about everything from their creative endeavors to their favorite cafe beverages
- Live readings from barista Jason Brick from his Flash Fiction Anthologies
- Interviews with audio arts professionals with Ruby Fink
- Joe Barolo will be reading from his fittingly titled coming of age literary fiction novel “Adult Adolescence” — which made a cameo in one barista’s literary non-fiction Moby Dick travelogue piece
- Live check-ins from Concord Bookstore in Concord, MA; Nathaniel Hawthorne’s house in Concord, MA; Tres Gatos tapas restaurant/bookstore/record store in hip Jamaica Plain, MA; an art opening in the Boston Public Library in Jamaica Plain from our friends Brian and Alex at Uforge Gallery; a pop in at an award-winning woman-owned and operated bookstore called Papercuts J.P.; and of course some coffee breaks in between.
- Flash Interviews with artists and creators
- An announcement of our 500th member along with giveaways and prizes
— Your Baristas,
Jack, Charlotte, Mike, Caitlin, Jason, Simran, Ruby, Steve and Rachael