An Evening with Elizabeth Skurnick
featuring special guest Jim Daniels
Wednesday, November 9, 2005
The Quiet Storm, Pittsburgh, PA

This reading was the Caketrain-sponsored event for the 2005 412 Creative Nonfiction Festival. Immediately before the event there was a large, frightening thunderstorm, but a sizable crowd still managed to gather — spirits, one might say, were not “dampened” (yuk yuk…yuck).


Jim and Elizabeth, smiling like true students of the liberal arts, hands full of verse.

Elizabeth takes the stage (by (quiet) storm, hee). She wasn’t this blurry or speckled in real life. It’s hard to take photos of a dark stage.

The rapt masses, onlooking.

Merch. Don’t just stare at it, buy something!

Music Fri, Caketrain Wed, and soon…ass brunch?

The following Saturday at the 412 Book Fair, with our new bluenormous banner.

Audio [click to hear excerpts of the reading]

Jim Daniels introduces Elizabeth Skurnick (1:37)

Elizabeth reads “Mt. Desert Island” (1:31)

Elizabeth reads “Tyringham, 1998” (1:13)

Elizabeth reads “Villanelle Noir” (1:11)

Caketrain is a literary journal and press based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our interest is in bringing you, reader, the very best in contemporary creative writing, full stop. Our goals are for each issue of our journal to submerge you in a birthing tank for gelatinous language monsters, young masses of tentacular foci undulating as directed (in all, at once) by our eclectic stable of contributors; for each new book we publish to seduce and ensnare you, sometimes intangibly, always undeniably; and for you, reader, to be able to draw at least one passage from our banks that prods your mind with such precision and power that it feels as if it was written for your eyes alone. To wit and to whet, here is a snippet, a slight nip of our delicious lit mix:

Copyright 2003-2006 Caketrain Journal and Press. Rights to literature revert to their respective authors.
ISSN 1547-6839.

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