Tag: pittsburgh

Interview: PAGE Reading Series

One of the best things about Pittsburgh is how many long-running literary series the city supports. One of the favorites of the After Happy Hour editors is the PAGE series, hosted at Borelli-Edwards Galleries in Lawrenceville. PAGE is a reading series with a simple yet effective premise: every reader gets one page—time-wise, roughly 3-5 minutes. It makes for very entertaining…

Scenes: AHHR Celebrates Issue 7!

Scenes from the release party for Issue 7 of the After Happy Hour Review. Featured Readers included Robert Hartley, Bradley J. Fest, Celine Roberts, Daniel Parme, and Daniel Shapiro.

A New Era

Our fearless leader, Mike Good, has moved away for his MFA program.  Even after just one workshop without him we all miss him dearly. Still, we must forge ahead. Many of our journal editors have stepped up to take his place.  Lea Bridi is now coordinating the After Happy Hour Review, Christina Ailor will be point person for the workshop,…

Journal to debut at Assemble, Thursday 3/27

Hey friends, I haven’t posted anything in a while, so what a great time to show off a brand new flyer created by the workshop’s very own Martin Van Velsen: Check out this press release here! So, now we’re really getting geared up for the much-anticipated release of the After Happy Hour Review.  Editors have started to meet weekly and are…

Achievements unlocked; Venue Change; Sprout Fund Approves Funding to HAHH

If a year ago, someone told me the Hour After Happy Hour would run out of space at The Big Idea Bookstore, I probably would have said nothing, or erhmmm, and then kept walking – because I’m kind of shy.  But if (in this completely unrealistic scenario) this ominous, portent-filled, & garrulous individual added that HAHH had been awarded a SEED…

Reading Assembled; Submissions welcome! – 1/1/14

I don’t think any of us can effectively express the heartfelt  gratitude (at least I can’t) to everyone who supported and shared in our first reading last Thursday, December 12 at Assemble.  Approximately 70 people attended. The cookie table was well populated.  Thank you to all the group members who went above and beyond to ensure the reading went as…

Reading, Thursday 12/12 moved to Assemble!

I’m delighted to extend an invitation to our first reading this Thursday, December 12 from 8pm-10pm.  We’re shifting the venue from The Inn to Assemble.  I want to thank the staff at The Inn for all their time and hard work, and also thank Nina and Jess from  Assemble for helping us out with some really short notice.   Christina’s been working…

Tripping on Pistachios

Before I get into the recaps. I really want to let you know you should come to our first reading – it’s going to be a blast .- https://www.facebook.com/events/441058106013846/ Two weeks ago our minds were smashed open by submissions from Mike Lambert and Gina Bacola. Mike’s fifth submission to the group continued his novel “Young People” and we were introduced to…

Oh this is Fun: recap and a reading

A breakdown of all the great pieces we’ve received in the last month and a half: – On September 5th, George Ellis and Brandon Tristan Reid took HAHH by storm with freshmen submissions to the group.  George’s piece was a remarkable short story entitled “What’s Done is Undone” exploring dreams, and a fading grasp of reality, with some great motifis…