News and Events

Me in the media:

  • October 2013: Geek Pittsburgh interviewed me about the Star Wars Reads Day II program I planned and ran at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Lawrenceville on October 7, 2013.
  • May 2012: I officially continued my literary publishing class project, Wild Age Press, into the world as a real publishing company. Read a story about Wild Age’s first book in The Northside Chronicle here: Northside writers collaborate on chapbook.
  • February 2, 2012: Bill Ectric interviewed me and two other travel writers. You can read the interview here: Intrepid Travelers.
  • March 2011: The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh interviewed me about my participation in and blogging of the 2011 Winter Read-a-Thon. Read the article here: It’s Winter…
  • December 2010: Pop City featured The Great Nanowrimo Book Drive, and my efforts to collect 3,000 books in the Pittsburg region (which I did!), in its charity section. Read about it here: Book drive has read on benefiting, creating young writers.

Readings and events:

  • March 30, 2012: I gave a public reading at the closing reception for the Speak Peace Exhibit in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • September 30, 2011: I was a featured reader at the Word Circus event at Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery in Garfield.
  • September 2010: I gave a public reading as part of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh‘s I Don’t Know What I Would Do If I Couldn’t Speak My Mind event.

3 Responses

  1. Tom Leskiw says:

    I discovered Permafrost lit mag today. The first word I clicked on was “Time” which took me to your “The Time I listened to Nothing But Warren Zevon…” A very evocative read. Nicely Done. And always a pleasure to meet a fellow lore-mistress of his canon. My wife’s favorite song is “Werewolves,” so, naturally, our dog of 4.5 years had to be named Zevon. Do you own a copy of “Wanted Dead or Alive”? I heard there were only 27 copies sold. Just kidding, but not even this Zevon lore master is familiar with that one. Just yesterday I browsed through my Zevon collection. Bad Luck Streak… is vastly underrated! Best, Tom (near Eureka, CA)

    • Kelly Lynn Thomas says:

      Hi Tom! Thanks for reading my story and for your kind words. It’s always good to meet a fellow Zevon fan–sometimes it feels like there are so few of us! I love that you named your dog Zevon. I actually DO own a copy of Wanted Dead or Alive, and there are a few tracks on there that I really like (Tule’s Blues, Traveling in the Lightning, Bullet for Ramona). I totally agree about Bad Luck Streak. It’s one of my favorite Zevon albums!

  2. Tom Leskiw says:

    Kelly, nice to hear back from you. I guess I forgot to click on the “Notify me of new comments via email” button, so I just saw your response today. In addition to Warren’s own compositions, IMO his influence looms large. He played keyboards & served as bandleader on the Everly Brothers’ “Stories We Could Tell” LP. The selection of their cover of “Christmas Eve Can Kill You,” certainly sounds like Warren could have prompted them to record it! I wish there was a way to unearth his early-career advertising jingles.Of course, he would have excelled at anything he concentrated on, but his worldview seemed supremely ill-suited for such a venture. Best to you!

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