December 3rd, 2006

Noria visited this weekend– she came to read at the Legion of Lit Mags event at Galapagos, representing Swink Magazine. She read a beautiful piece that will be published in the next edition of Swink, hot off the press. A literary time was had by all.

Besides three fabu days–including two lady’s nights of p.j.s, red wine, and endless chatting, when Ali discretely slipped away–my favorite thing was meeting two lovely strangers on a couch at a cocktail party for the presenters the night before at Stain Bar. A spontaneous conversation unfurled into a spontaneous dinner at Bonita with talk of Britney’s exposed parts over guacamole. The phrase “split beaver” was bandied about. I prudishly covered my ears.

Sometimes I heart NY. I always heart Noria.


p/s our new-found friend Summer Pierre (of midnight taco fame) makes a lovely calendar of Great Gals (besides writing stories, recording music, and goodness knows what all!), and she sent a 2007 one my way that features Frances Farmer and Edith Head, which you can find on her website, summerpierre.com. Here is her lovely drawing of Noria.

3 Responses to “~swinky!~”

  1. noria says:

    Me, me, me! Let’s talk about me! Everybody loves me, I’m so great! And, yes, meeting two strangers on the Stain Bar couch was a rare and amazingly cosmically groovy treat.

  2. Summer says:

    Hey, what about ME? There isn’t enough stuff about ME in here, unless you count the scads of accolades, and the giant PLUG. I loved meeting probably the coolest people at that party, a girl detective and a human oddity. It doesn’t get better than that.
    ps how cool would it be to name a girl “Accolade”?

  3. Paul says:

    Congratulations to Noria. It’s good to hear about an upcoming piece in Swink. But where is Swink? What happened to it? I used to keep up with it, but the print version hasn’t been around, and the website is musty. All that chatter about its cool editors and emerging this and that… then, poof. Does anyone know what’s happening there?

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