Reading at the Bar on A

Today, Saturday, January 14th, 2012, I will be giving a reading from my latest book, More Light, at the Bar on A (E. 11th Street and Avenue A) in Manhattan, New York City, at 4 pm.  If you happen to be in the area, it would be nice to see you there!

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Readings to come and more

Lots of news!  And lots of links.

My latest novel, More Light, is now out from Quale Press, available here:

http://www.quale.com/More_JS.html

Next month, on Saturday, January 14th, 2012, I will be giving a reading from More Light at the Bar on A (E. 11th Street and Avenue A) in Manhattan, New York City, at 4 pm.  If you happen to be in the area, it would be nice to see you there!

Here’s their website:

http://site.baronanewyork.com/Events.html

Also, on Thursday, January 19th, I will be reading with the author Sebastian Stuart at Porter Square Books at Porter Square Shopping Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at 7 pm.  Again, if you’re in the area, stop by!

Here’s their website for the event:

http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/jonathan-strong-and-sebastian-stuart-more-light-and-dead-any-other-name

Lastly, there is a nice article about my work by Prof. James Morrison in the Fall 2011 issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review, available here:

http://www.michiganquarterlyreview.com/

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More Light

More Light cover

More Light, my latest novel and twelfth volume published, has just been published by Quale Press.  You may find it at these fine websites (among others) and maybe even at a bookstore near you.  (I recommend ordering it from your friendly neighborhood independent bookstore.)

Quale

http://www.quale.com/More_JS.html

Small Press Distributors

http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9781935835042/more-light.aspx?rf=1

Notes on the book:

More Light is a musical fantasia, in major and minor keys, of the generations at a crossroads and how the stories within our stories weave about us as we grow and change and remember. Iva Sturtevant, a soprano of some repute in provincial European opera houses, has returned to her childhood home to tend her ailing parents. Iva’s brother, Leo Sturtevant, who has never left Josephine, Illinois, has recently been dismissed from his social service job, suspected of inappropriate behavior. Now, awaiting the inevitable disappearance of the oldest generation, Iva entertains Leo with tales from her obscure romantic operas, and Leo entices his big sister to read an old 1960s paperback about the world’s last heterosexual, a novel dear to him for its mirror image of his own plight in a tiny rural town. This old novel even inspires Leo to write something himself, in secret, a mystery story about twin boys, one of them accused of a violent crime.

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December 12, 2011 · 5:35 pm

Reading today!

At the Gloucester Writers Center in Gloucester, Massachusetts with my old student (and exceptional writer) Joseph Torra.  I hope those nearby can attend.

Here are the details, once again:

7:30 pm, the Gloucester Writers’ Center, 12 East Main Street, Gloucester MA 01930.

http://gloucesterwriters.org/2011/uncategorized/reading-joseph-torra-jonathan-strong/

Poster for reading

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Upcoming reading on Cape Ann

On Friday, May 13th at 7:30 pm I will be giving a reading with poet and novelist Joseph Torra at the Gloucester Writers’ Center, 12 East Main Street, Gloucester MA 01930.

I’ll be reading from two forthcoming novels: More Light (to appear this summer from Quale Press) and Hawkweed and Indian Paintbrush (scheduled for next winter from Pressed Wafer).

Go to the Gloucester Writers’ Center website for more information.

The Center

the Center in Gloucester

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Good news–I’m a finalist

My most recent novel, Consolation, is a finalist for this year’s Lambda Literary Gay Fiction Award (to be announced May 26th).

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More Light cover

More Light is my novel that will be published this summer by Gian Lombardo’s Quale Press.  Here’s a sneak preview of a photo that will be used on the front cover.  It’s of Pauline Joran as Saida in Sir Arthur Sullivan’s opera, “The Beauty Stone.”

in her role as "Saida"

Pauline Joran

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