December 30, 2008
CALENDAR
Friday, 01-09-2009 at 07:00pm
Sane Young Novelists with Good Hygiene: Vizzini, Mahajan, Antosca
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Sane Young Novelists with Good Hygiene: Vizzini, Mahajan, Antosca


Ned Vizzini is the author of Its Kind of a Funny Story, Be More Chill, and Teen Angst? Naaah.... He has spoken at schools and conferences in Seattle, Maine, Florida, and Los Angeles, forming a square. His work has been has been translated into seven languages. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Karan Mahajan grew up in New Delhi, graduated from Stanford University, and lives in Fort Greene. Family Planning is his first novel.

Nick Antosca is the author of Fires (Impetus Press) and Midnight Picnic (Word Riot Press), and the limited edition chapbook Rat Beast (Mud Luscious Press). His writing has appeared in Nerve, Identity Theory, The Barcelona Review, The Antietam Review, The Huffington Post, Hustler, and others.
85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003 [site link] [google map]

Friday, 01-30-2009 at 05:00pm
Barnes & Noble Teen Writing Workshop
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Barnes & Noble Teen Writing Workshop is ongoing but always welcoming new members. I teach a writing technique at the start of the workshop, we all work with it, and then we share.

We ALSO workshop stories for our blog, Give Us Money.
267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY [site link] [google map]

Friday, 02-27-2009 at 05:00pm
Barnes & Noble Teen Writing Workshop
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Barnes & Noble Teen Writing Workshop is ongoing but always welcoming new members. I teach a writing technique at the start of the workshop, we all work with it, and then we share.

We ALSO workshop stories for our blog, Give Us Money.
267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY [site link] [google map]

Friday, 03-27-2009 at 05:00pm
Barnes & Noble Teen Writing Workshop
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Barnes & Noble Teen Writing Workshop is ongoing but always welcoming new members. I teach a writing technique at the start of the workshop, we all work with it, and then we share.

We ALSO workshop stories for our blog, Give Us Money.
267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY [site link] [google map]

Ned Vizzini | Fun
HOW TO PRONOUNCE MY NAME

Pictures | Music | Video

"Give Us Money"
(an e-journal by attendees of my B&N; workshop)

Favorite Parts of Books | Forbidden Chapter of Be More Chill

reader art

One reader suggested that I link pictures of Stuyvesant High School since I went there. Good idea.
MUSIC
Wormwhole (age 13) - "Pants In The Mail"
...In Teen Angst? Naaah..., I started a band called Wormwhole. People have emailed me asking for the Wormwhole demo, since in the book I said that first five people who contacted me about it would be allowed to buy it. Sadly, for years, Wormwhole was lost forever. We never really had a demo; we just had one tape that we recorded in my friend Ike's bedroom.

But then, one day, I was trying to make a mix tape on my stereo. I popped in an old tape to see if it was something I could tape over, and there was all this weird religious chanting music. Then, out of the blue, literally sent by divine intervention, was the Wormwhole tape! I don't know how it got into the middle of the tape, but my friend Marcus did a tape-to-mp3 and now, for free and forever, Wormwhole's two songs here. Above you're got "Pants In The Mail." "Lumber" is below.
Wormwhole (age 13) - "Lumber"
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videos / Audio
"Sonogram" Reading at KGB Bar #1
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A snippet from a book project about a man who comes home to find a sonogram taped to his door.
"Sonogram" Reading at KGB Bar #2
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"Sonogram" Reading at KGB Bar #3
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Favorite Parts








Jakob of AR says: I loved when you and Owen were out on the street with Aneas and his crew. That was so freaking hilarious how he would follow people for a few blocks and come back with like five dollars.

I also thought it was funny when you did the footnote about whatever a Rude Boy was. Did you ever figure that out?








Amber of PA says: So I bought "Be More Chill" and "It's Kind of a Funny Story" yesterday.... I read "BMC" all the way through sporadically from yesterday to today and I have to say that it really was an amazing book. Picking my favorite part is kinda hard.... but I'd have to go with when Jeremy is talking to his parents "pre-squip" about going to the Halloween dance.. I just thought alot of his conversations with them were hilarious. I also loved all the banter between him and the squip in his head...








Allie of TX says: Ok so Be More Chill was amazing! i bought it yesterday afternoon and finished it the same night! Being a girl, I found it amusing to be able to find out what boys think. I also liked it when the squip made the boy stop masturbating because girls would be able to tell.








Amanda of WA says: your writing is so close to the actual teenage world it's inspirational. Every passage in this book is amazing and i find myself unable to pick just one.

OK-
now im gonna write like i talk.
this book basically overtook my life
i read it and now i make all my friends read it/ buy it.
i bought it and was fasinated//becasue it was funny to get an inside look at a males perspective of High School.








Emma of NY says: I have a habit of saying I fail at life. Failing at anything even a little, would be failing at life. My friend and I always tell each other (in jest, for the most part) that we fail at life. When Craig declared that he fails at life in It's Kind of a Funny Story, I screamed and immediately called my friend to tell her.
Failing at life,
Em








THE FORBIDDEN CHAPTER OF BE MORE CHILL
I also considered using a picture of The Forbidden Castle, a choose your own adventure book
The Forbidden Chapter
READER ARTWORK               
IKOAFS Reader Art by 'andrew'
by Andrew Geronimo

Brooklyn Bridge Sketch
by Alex


by Christa Yeung
It's Kind of a Funny Story Interpretation by Ross Kahn
by Ross Kahn
IKOAFS Brain by Julia
by Julia
© Ned Vizzini 2000-2008
SPEAKING INFORMATION
Coping with and Overcoming Adolescent Depression: The Real Story
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Ned speaking
Ned is represented by CreativeWell and is available to speak and conduct writing workshops. For booking, contact George Greenfield at 800/743-9182.

Learn more at CreativeWell.

Ned has spoken at:
Yale, Florida Mental Health Community Centers, NYU Tisch, National Association for Gifted Children, National Council of Teachers of English, The Dalton School, Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, Michigan Library Association, and many others!