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Past Events

Action!: Performance, Sport, and Moving Bodies in Film and Visual Media Conference

Thaïs presented original research entitled “Attempts at Historical Revisionism to Reclaim the Legacy and Empowerment of Female Performers in GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” at the Action!: Performance, Sport, and Moving Bodies in Film and Visual Media Conference.

This conference was hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO) at the University of Pittsburgh. The keynote speaker was Dr. Jennifer Doyle, University of California, Riverside, Department of Literature.

Where: The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh

When: September 29th-30th, 2017

Why There Are Words Reading

Why There Are Words Presents: Only the Lonely

The Why There Are Words (WTAW) Reading Series featured seven acclaimed authors (Claudia Chapline, Debbie Graber, Gregory Mahrer, Thaïs Miller, Tony Press, Martha Rhodes, and Barbara Tannenbaum) exploring what Only the Lonely meant to them, with Peg Alford Pursell hosting. For full bios and more information on WTAW, visit http://www.whytherearewords.com

Where: Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito, California 94965

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

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Surprise Us: Reading Between the Submission Guidelines

The 2017 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference featured a panel entitled “Surprise Us: Reading Between the Submission Guidelines.”

Surprise us: a statement often seen in submission guidelines. But many literary magazines also have aesthetics. How do editors of magazines look for surprises, whether it’s a surprising fit to an existing aesthetic or a surprise that breaks the aesthetic? What advice can they give writers deciding whether or not their work is a fit to submit? This panel, hosted by A Public Space, explored how editors balance the aesthetic of their magazine with the hope writers will surprise them.

  • Moderator: Megan Cummins is the managing editor of A Public Space and has worked as a reader in the fiction department at the New Yorker.
  • Thaïs Miller, author of The Subconscious Mutiny & Other Stories and Our Machinery, received her MA in creative writing for social activism from New York University. She teaches creative writing and literature at the Gotham Writers Workshop and UC Berkeley Extension. She is an editorial reader for Zoetrope: All-Story.
  • Safia Jama, nonfiction editor of Apogee Journal, is a graduate fellow of Cave Canem. She earned a BA from Harvard College and an MFA from Rutgers University-Newark. She teaches and writes in New York City.
  • Robert James Russell is the author of the forthcoming novel New Plains, Mesilla and Don’t Ask Me to Spell It Out. He is the founding editor of the literary journals Midwestern Gothic and CHEAP POP, and he serves as codirector of the Voices of the Middle West literary festival.

Where: Washington Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

When: Thursday, February 9, 2017 9am – 10:15am

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Two Hats: A Reading by Writers Who are Editors

Editorial staff from Bellevue Literary Review, Black Hill Press, Southwest Review, the museum of americana, Los Angeles Lawyer, and Zoetrope: All-Story read their recent and prizewinning work. Followed by an informal Q&A on the publication process and the author-editor relationship. This Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference event is free and open to the public.

Suzanne McConnell, Fiction Editor, Bellevue Literary Review. Winner, 2015 New Ohio Review Fiction Contest, selected by Maud Casey. She is currently at work on a book of Kurt Vonnegut’s advice to writers.

Keith Kopka, poetry editor, The Southeast Review. Winner, 2015 New Ohio Review Poetry Contest, selected by Robert Pinsky.

Lilliam Rivera, contributing editor, 1888 Center’s Black Hill Press (novella press). Honorable Mention in 2014 Bellevue Literary Review for story “Death Defiant Bomba or What to Wear When Your Boo Gets Cancer,” selected by Nathan Englander

Eric Howard, editor, Los Angeles Lawyer (L.A. county’s monthly bar association magazine) and the anthology Squaw Valley Review. His poems have appeared in Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, Revolutionary Poets Brigade, and The Sun.

Thaïs Miller, reader-as-editor for Zoetrope: All-Story and One Story; author of a novel, Our Machinery, 2008, and short story collection, The Subconscious Mutiny and Other Stories 2009.

Lauren Alwan, prose editor, the museum of americana. Winner, 2016, Bellevue Literary Review’s Fiction Contest, “The Foreign Cinema,” judged by Paul Harding, forthcoming in spring 2016.

Where: Barrel Down, 525 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

When: Friday, April 1, 2016 6:30pm – 8pm

First Friday Reading

First Friday at Studio 26

A reading organized and hosted by Chizuco Sophia Yw, David Pemberton and Monica Wendel in an art gallery. Poetry and fiction readers included: Emily Hazel, Jesse Cataldo, Shamar Hill, Ashley Inguanta, Thais Miller, and Monica Wendel. Thaïs Miller read excerpts from her short story, “Extraction.”

Where: Studio 26 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York

When: Friday, December 6, 2013

Reading at Biggar Writers' Group

Biggar Writers Reading 

The Biggar Writers Group invited several Hawthornden Castle Fellows to read original work. Colin Will, Pippa Little, and Susanne Stephan read poetry. Thaïs Miller read her flash fiction piece, “Descent.”

Where: Biggar, Scotland

When: Thursday, October 24, 2013

October 2013, Bluestockings Bookstore

A Bug Collection: Book Release

A fiction reading celebrating the release of Melody Mansfield’s latest short story collection, A Bug Collection, a humorous and heartbreaking look at the complexities of the human condition through the compound eyes of bugs. Thaïs Miller, Melody’s former creative writing student, read an excerpt from a new short story about reincarnation and introduced Melody’s reading.

Where: Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St., New York,NY 10002

When: Saturday, October 5, 2013 7pm – 9pm

Blue Angel Wines

Thaïs Miller read excerpts from the beginning of her novel, BEACH RIOTS!, alongside poet Jan Edwards who read work on topics ranging from the Virgin Mary to NYC clubbing.

Where: 638 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

When: Saturday, October 29, 2012 7pm – 8pm


Bluestockings Bookstore

At the Bluestockings bookstore, fair trade café, and activist center, Thaïs Miller read a short short (“On Rosh Hashana it is written,/ On Yom Kippur it is sealed,/ Who shall live and who shall die”), a fairy tale (“The King’s Wings”), and excerpts from the beginning of her novel, BEACH RIOTS!, with Sara Batkie, who read the entirety of her award winning story, “Cleavage” (published in Gulf Coast).

Where:172 Allen St.,New York,NY10002

When: Sunday, October 23, 2012 7pm – 9pm

A Night of Fiction, Poetry, and Playwriting

Thaïs Miller hosted a night with up-and-coming poets, playwrights, and fiction writers.

Where: 569 Humboldt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

When: Friday, October 21, 2012 doors opened at 7pm

Word Up Bookstore

Thaïs Miller read her fairy tale, “The King’s Wings,” and an excerpt from the first chapter of her new novel, BEACH RIOTS!. Miyoko Conley read two scenes from her latest play.

Where: Word Up, 4157 Broadway (at 176th Street), New York, NY 10033

When: Saturday, September 24, 2012 2pm – 3pm

A Night of Poetry and Fiction

Thaïs Miller, Sara Batkie, Olivia Cerrone, Kayla Rae Whitaker, Jan Edwards, and Emily Hockaday read their fiction and poetry.

Where: 569 Humboldt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

When: Thursday, September 22, 2012 7pm – 10pm

New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study: Graduate Artistic Thesis Showcase

As part of the Graduate Artistic Thesis Showcase for the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, Thaïs Miller will read from the prologue of her new, unpublished novel, BEACH RIOTS!

When: 7pm on Friday, April 29, 2011

Where:  Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003

Modern But Classical Theater Arts Festival: Two Nights of Poetry and Prose

To raise money for the MBCT Theater Company’s Arts Festival, Thaïs Miller organized two nights of prose and poetry. Readers included: Sara Batkie, Ayesha Harruna Attah, Andrew Marotta, Annie DeVito, James Gain, Jan Edwards, Thais Miller, Amanda Lorencz, Makena Onjerika, John James, Amy Bergen, Jonathan Zalman, and Alex Dill.

When: 3pm-4pm on Sunday, March 20th, 2011 & 6pm-7pm on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Where: The Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

 

Milken Community High School: Alumni Book Reading and Signing

Thaïs Miller read “Carpool Buddy” from The Subconscious Mutiny and Other Stories (Brown Paper Publishing, 2009)

When: December 2009

Where: Los Angeles, CA

 

New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study: Dramatizing History Course Reading

Staged Reading of the Screenplay Sections of BEACH RIOTS!, Thaïs Miller’s new, unpublished novel

When: December 2009

Where: Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003

 

American University: Literature Day

Thaïs Miller read from Plasticity, an unpublished novel, and presented the literary theory behind the novel.

When: April 2009

Where: Battelle Atrium, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

 

American University: Honors Capstone Research Conference

Thaïs Miller read from Plasticity, an unpublished novel, and presented the literary theory behind the novel.

When: April 2009

Where: 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

 

American University: Robyn Rafferty Mathias Student Research Conference

Thaïs Miller read from Plasticity, an unpublished novel, and presented the literary theory behind the novel.

When: April 2009

Where: 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

 

New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study: Writing on Wealth and Power Course

Thaïs Miller lectured on her novel, Our Machinery (Brown Paper Publishing, 2008)

When: Fall 2008

Where: 1 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003

 

American University: Public Reading and Signing

Thaïs Miller read from her novel, Our Machinery (Brown Paper Publishing, 2008)

When: Fall 2008

Where: 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

 

Milken Community High School: Writes of Passage 10th Anniversary Celebration

As the Honored Guest Speaker, Thaïs Miller read from her novel, Our Machinery (Brown Paper Publishing, 2008)

When: Summer 2008

Where: 15800 Zeldin’s Way at Mulholland Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049

 

American University: 4th Annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Studies Colloquium

Thaïs Miller served on the panel, “Stepford Wives: Exploring Gender and Sexuality within the Justice System” and read “Carpool Buddy,” short story in The Subconscious Mutiny and Other Stories (Brown Paper Publishing, 2009).

When: 2008

Where: 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

 

American University: Mathias Research Conference

Thaïs Miller presented original research entitled, “Publishing a Poetry Chapbook in Today’s Literary Market”

When: 2008

Where: 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

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