Noble Pen Meeting, September 17th, 2009

Noble Pen Meeting

September 17th, 2009
Happy Chef, 1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids

“When your mama was the geek, my dreamlets,” Papa would say, “she made the nipping off of noggins such a crystal mystery that the hens themselves yearned toward her, waltzing around her, hypnotized with longing.”
–Katherine Dunn, Geek Love

Mr. Heller is a first-rate humorist who cripples his own jokes intentionally–with the unhappiness of the characters who perceive them. He also insists on dealing with only the most hackneyed themes. After a thousand World War II airplane novels had been published and pulped, he gave us yet another one, which was gradually acknowledged as a sanely crazy masterpiece.
–Kurt Vonnegut Jr on Joseph Heller


I delivered my beta reader copy to the legion of self-lothing masochists who enjoy my books.

Wendy made her first submission to the Assembly of Roma and will soon be considered a criminal in Italy.

Wendy has written two pages of Russian longhand. This will be of no help after the ninjas take over.


Don’t worry. If you have recently stolen a Kindle, Amazon has you covered.

If  you gave a copy of Ted Kennedy’s memoir to the New York Times, the publisher would like to have a word with you. Come on guys, it’s not like it’s a new Harry Potter.

Upcoming Critiques

Thursday, Sept 17th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique


Adam – more Legend of Ardloc

Thursday, Sept 24th. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique

Ciuin–Maybe actually Quint 2 this time?

Hard Luck by Shannon, Chapter One and Two (one more try)–go to and enter username:noblepen and password:nblpn or ask me for a copy

Thursday, Sept 31st. Happy Chef, 7pm Welcome and Victories, 7:30pm Critique


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