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In The Spotlight : Give-Aways, “Streaming,” Check It!

Yes, it’s been a while . . .

but some of you might recall my repeated mentions of Hilary Goldberg‘s short film “In The Spotlight,” starring the wicked way Richter literary genius Michelle Tea, screen-writer/producer/actress extraordinaire Guinevere Turner and me, in the role of a creepy literary charlatan known as Bell Wartock. [ The smarmy, nefarious style fiend — due in no small part to the brilliance and boundless abilities of costume designer Adele Mildred — may very well have inspired a tribute and a smidgen of merch in the nascent days of his creation. I mean : Bell Wartock is, after all, “the voice of a new generation.” ]

Director Hilary Goldberg between takes, with Michelle Tea [ as Olive Clutch ] and Clint Catalyst

Well, after great critical acclaim and a tour of film festivals around the world — including Inside Out Toronto, Frameline, Outfest, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Fresno Reel Pride, Women Make Waves Taiwan, Seattle Queer, American Cinematheque Third Annual Focus on Female Directors, Reel Women International, Frederick Film Festival, Reel Pride Michigan, and The Dark Arts Festival in Salt Lake City — this meta-fictive neo-noir is finally available to watch in the comfort of your own home…for a scant 99 cents.

Still on the proverbial fence? I know; I know — it’s almost an entire dollar, maing! As you mull the idea over, feel free to peek “beneath the cut” and view the film’s official trailer, stills, and…oh yeah! Details about that give-away I mentioned!


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“That Is My Story, Simply Told…”

“Please do not ask again. I have told you in order to issue a warning. I have been damaged. Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive. All damaged people are dangerous. Survival makes them so. They have no pity. They know that others can survive, as they did.”

from the book Damage by Josephine Hart

:: image of Clint Catalyst by Dirk Mai ::

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New Short Story/Anthology Exclusive Out Now!

In the premiere release from Little Episodes, an international collaborative art project:

(Click Image Above To Order)

:: information about ::

“Depression, addiction and mental illness are common problems in the modern world, with one in four people likely to experience a mental health problem every year. Established in 2009, Little Episodes is a not-for-profit organization consisting of professional writers, artists, musicians and actors with two prongs to its mission statement. The first, to destigmatize depression, addiction and mental illness, whilst raising awareness and providing empathy. The second is to provide a platform for talented, emerging and established writers/artists to find community and recognition. We combine the two by giving our participating writers and artists the first statement as their theme.”

Founded in the U.K., Little Episodes also curates ‘Late Night Episodes,’ a recurring event featuring spoken word, performance, music and visual art.  Late Night Episodes is held at the Novas Contemporary Urban Centre (London) on the last Saturday of every month.

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August 2009 Clint Catalyst Readings/Performances

August 8, 2009 (San Francisco, CA)

Clint Catalyst adds a few words of his own to a stellar line-up of authors at Charlie Andrews’ “Writers With Drinks,”the Bay Area’s highly-acclaimed ‘Spoken Word Variety Show’

08/08/09
Other magazine presents Writers With Drinks
(with featured wordsmiths Dorothy Allison, Adam Savage, Clint Catalyst, Mary Miller, Steven Barnes and special guest host Beth Lisick)
The Make-Out Room
3225 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA
7 p.m.
Writers With Drinks Website
*This Event Is 21 & Over
$3-$5 sliding scale (all proceeds benefit non-profits)

Reader/Performer Bios:

Dorothy Allison is the author of the National Book Award finalist and Ferro Grumley prize-winning Bastard Out Of Carolina, the Lilian Smith prize-winning Cavedweller, and the short story collection Trash, plus the forthcoming She Who. She was an award winning editor for Quest, Conditions, and Outlook, early feminist and Lesbian & Gay journals. Her story “Compassion” was selected for both Best American Short Stories 2003 and Best New Stories from the South 2003. She’s been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Emory University and a writer in residence at Macondo in San Antonio, TX, and Columbia College in Chicago.

Adam Savage is a special effects expert who hosts the show Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel. He’s also worked on Star Wars Episodes I and II, Space Cowboys, Galaxy Quest, Terminator 3, the Matrix sequels, and A.I. among others. I’ve done R&D for toy companies, acted in commercials and films, and done props and sets for Coca-Cola, Dow Corning, Hershey’s, Lexus, and a host of New York and San Francisco theater companies.

Steven Barnes’s novels include the Aubry Knight series, the Insh’Allah series, plus Shadow Valley, Great Sky Woman, Charisma, Iron Shadows, Blood Brothers and the Kundalini Equation. With Larry Niven, he’s written the Dream Park Series, The Descent of Anansi, Achilles’ Choice and Saturn’s Choice. With Tananarive Due and Blair Underwood, he writes the Tennyson Hardwick novels. He also wrote the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novelization Far Beyond The Stars, and the Star Wars novel The Cestus Deception, plus two Assassin’s Creed novels. He’s written for The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Stargate: SG-1 and Andromeda, and has been nominated for the Hugo, Cable, Ace and Endeavor awards.

Clint Catalyst is the author of Cottonmouth Kisses. He’s served as contributing editor with Swindle Quarterly and Surface, a managing editor of Permission magazine, and editor-at-large of three literary journals: Praxis, Psychodaisies, The Aeonian. With Michelle Tea, he co-edited the anthology Pills, Thrills, Chills and Heartache. He’s won the Isaac Andrew Campbell Memorial Prize for Poetry and the Congress/Bundestag Scholarship, the literary journal CFF deemed Catalyst both “Renaissance Man of the Year” and “Author With Most Anticipated New Release.”

Mary Miller is the author of Big World and the chapbook Less Shiny. Her work’s appeared in Storyglossia and elsewhere.

About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks has won “Best Literary Night” from the SF Bay Guardian readers’ poll five years in a row and was named “Best Literary Drinking” by the SF Weekly. The spoken word “variety show” mixes genres to raise money for local worthy causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format. The event has been going since April 2001.

About Beth Lisick:

Beth Lisick has published poems, essays, a short fiction collection, and also wrote a weekly nightlife column for SF Gate for eight years. Her stage and screen collaborations with writer/performer Tara Jepsen have yielded some uncomfortable moments, the most recent being a short film called Diving for Pearls which played the international film festival circuit. She also co-organizes the Porchlight Storytelling Series, a monthly show for amateur storytellers in San Francisco. Her book Everybody Into the Pool, was a New York Times bestseller and made Entertainment Weekly’s list of Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2005. Her latest book about her adventures in the self-help biz is called Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, 10 Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone.

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Thanks!

August 14, 2009 (San Francisco, CA)

Clint Catalyst performs a multi-media spoken word performance at Homo-A-Go-Go!

08/14/09
SOMArts
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA
415-552-1770
7:40 SHARP! (Immediately Following Hunx and His Junx)
Homo-A-Go-Go Website
“Homo For A Day” Pass: $10 for Those Under 21; $20 for 21+
All Ages
(Please Refer To Website for Full Benefits of the Day Pass! Truly: The Talent + ‘Perks’ = FTW…)

Info listed at Homo-A-Go-Go Site, Click Through To “Readings/Performances”

Hope to see y’all there– I performed at H.A.G.G. three years ago in Olympia and had a wickedawesome time!

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