Friday, June 13th was our last reading before our summer hiatus–our next event is in September–and miraculously, it was sunny. Not a cloud in sight. There were, however, hoards of people lined up on Ludlow Street when I was on my way to Pianos at about six o’clock; turns out a local business was having a tattoo sale (presumably a recession strategy) and the crowds were waiting for the needles. I opted for some body art of my own–a One Story temporary tattoo in honor of our reading. We were delighted to welcome Andrew Foster Altschul all the way from San Francisco. Andrew is the author of One Story issue #62, The Rules, and the dazzling new novel, Lady Lazarus. He read two crowd-pleasing sections from his book, and if you missed it, you can listen to the reading here. Our next reading is on September 5th and will feature a superhero costume contest in honor of Owen King’s new superhero anthology. Start thinking about your costumes. I’ll be dressed as Super Delegate.
Andrew Foster Altschul chats with his editor
One Story intern Chris Gregory models a temporary One Story tattoo as he flexes his literary muscles
Andrew Foster Altschul dazzles the crowd with his prose