I just posted a short story – “Sad Bar” – to my Medium page. I consider this a companion piece to my collection, The Sadie Stories, which (hopefully, knock wood, fingers crossed …) will be out next year after being delayed this year what with everything that’s happened. It’s not actually part of this collection, but it fits within the overarching story, and perhaps at some point I’ll include it in a second collection of stories involving these characters.
I’ve decided to package my short stories from Birchwood Village (there are seven in all) into one collection called (Mostly) True Stories from Birchwood Village and send it out for submission. I’m pleased to announce that Variant Literature has included it in its “longlist of titles that generated significant discussion.” Of course, once this collection of stories lands somewhere for publication I’ll be sure to post about it here!
Hi everyone! So two weeks ago I participated in a roundtable discussion with some of the other writers of The Big Break that was broadcast live on Twitch. Well I found the recording of it, and I’ve posted a link HERE. I guess since it was live, it took a little bit to get going, but just fast forward to around the 14 minute mark and that’s when it starts. And as always, enjoy!
Need something for a case of the Mondays? My new comedy, “Social Distancing” – about a couple trying to keep it together in the wake of a global pandemic (sound familiar?), with one of them handling it much better than the other, until they find the silver lining – will be featured on tonight’s episode of Earworm Audio Theatre at 6 PM ET, and thereafter you can catch it on many platforms, including Apple podcasts, Spotify and iHeartRadio. I hope you enjoy!
Wanted to share some exciting news: I’ve been chosen with my play GEESE for Season One of the virtual theatre festival The Big Break! I had a really cool roundtable discussion last night on Twitch with some of the other playwrights, and this is shaping up to be an awesome festival. Rehearsals are going on now, with filming set to begin in a few weeks. As always, I’ll be sure to post links when I get them. Happy Friday!
Thanks to everyone who logged on to my Zoom reading and Q&A session last night. The turnout was more than we had anticipated. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to answer everyone’s questions, but if you still have a question for me you can always just use my Contact page. Thanks again everyone, and have a nice weekend!
“Award-winning author/playwright Peter J. Stavros offers timely understanding of how character is steeled or bent through accumulation of numbing nights, dark disappointments and occasional emotional escapes.” This is an excerpt from T.E. Lyons’ review of my chapbook, Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore, which appears in this week’s LEO Weekly. Click on the link for the full review, and remember, Zoom reading tomorrow (Nov. 12 @ 6 PM ET)!
I’m excited to announce that my short story “Just Like Saint Peter” has been chosen to appear in the inaugural edition of a new lit mag, Blydyn Square Review – look for it sometime in Spring 2021, and as usual I’ll post a link. Also, don’t forgot my Zoom reading this Thursday, Nov 12 @ 6 PM ET for my chapbook Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore – links to registration are available on every page of my website!