Monday, May 10, 2010

Pringle to read at Austin's Five Things

Stiffy Green
Erin will be reading a piece inspired by The Legend of Stiffy Green, a famous bulldog that once belonged to Mr. Heinl, local Terre Haute, Indiana legend (and owner of the former Heinl's Flower Shop).

Five Things takes place Friday, May 14, 2011 at the U.S. Art Authority
510 W. 29th St.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Palestine, IL" in Big Pulp

First, the story. Then, the grave.
She loved him, she loved him not. She killed him, she didn't. Before we killed her, she spoke or she didn't speak.

Read the rest of the story "Palestine, IL" by Erin Pringle-Toungate in Big PulpLogo Big Pulp

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Not Normal, IL: "Exposure to the Bizarre Might Make Us Smarter"

Cover of Not Normal, Illinois anthology edited by Michael MartoneStarTribune ran a review by Laura C.J. Owen about Not Normal, Illinois, an anthology edited by Michael Martone. The anthology contains stories by Midwest experimental/non-traditional writers.

In the review, Owen nods to Erin's story "Wednesday Night Reflections, Edited Thursday" as an example of one of the form-playing stories:

"Erin Pringle's 'Wednesday Night Reflections, Edited Thursday' is a series of short sections describing a troubled relationship: The sections are written with such an attention to emotional detail that the sum of the story's parts is devastatingly precise."

Originally published in Quarter After Eight, "Wednesday Night Reflections, Edited Thursday" is also in The Floating Order.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Red Mountain Review 4: "Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary"

Her story "Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary" appears in Red Mountain Review's 2009 edition (volume four).

To purchase a copy of the journal, write
Red Mountain Review
c/o ASFA Creative Writing Department
1800 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35203

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Texas Books in Review Reads The Floating Order

Logo Texas Books in ReviewThe most recent issue of Texas Books in Review contains a review of The Floating Order entitled "Veneration of Madness" by Rene LeBlanc. The issue can be ordered through their website or found through the academic database Proquest.

Here's an excerpt:

"The stories in Erin Pringle’s The Floating Order focus on images and ideas frequently linked in Western literature—fairy tales and reality, madness and imagination, death and children. [. . .] So, what saves Pringle’s stories from the realm of the exhausted metaphor of madness and childhood as sources of truth, ones Faulkner used long before in As I Lay Dying?

"First, the titles themselves are typically deftly interwoven with the stories and freighted with poetic meaning. Examples occur in the name of the title story and of ones like 'Looker,' in which the 'looker' is both attractive and a perpetual searcher and seer. Other instances of conscious, focused attention to poetic language, to the boundaries and intersections of poetry and fiction, include Pringle’s use of ellipses and the child narrator voice. These allow such illogical pairings as that represented in 'they took him back to where children turn into fireworks.'"

~ Rene LeBlanc, "Veneration of Madness"
Texas Books in Review

Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Asylum" in Dogzplot

The government removed the lid of the incredible disappearing box and turned over the top hat and punctured the water tank so the patients spilled down the hallways, over the walls, to dry out like toads to be mowed over in the neighbors’ front yards.

Read the rest of "Asylum" by Erin Pringle-Toungate at Dogzplot

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Two Ravens Press Releases E-Book Edition of The Floating Order by Erin Pringle-Toungate

Picture of Nook E-Reader
Two Ravens Press has released the E-book version of The Floating Order. The E-version is half the price of the print version, ringing in at £4.50 (~$7.00 US).

Two Ravens Press E-Book Catalog
The Book Depository E-Version of The Floating Order

(E-ISBN: 9781906120832)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Here Be Monsters": the shortReview reads The Floating Order

Logo The Short Review
From Pauline Masurel's review of The Floating Order:

These are disturbing stories. A lost child finds sanctuary inside a piano, infants are drowned and buried, a baby-sitter disappears, a mother is kidnapped, a sister washes compulsively, a child goes blind and a goat is sick. This collection contains nineteen stories of childhood, which are full of dark, dangerous and deadly events that return to haunt you long after reading. There are no safe, saccharine fairy tale endings. This is contemporary Brothers Grimm for adults.

Read the full review, and an interview with Erin Pringle-Toungate.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July 31-August 2, 2009: Dogzplot Atlantic City Reading

As part of the 2009 Dogzplot Reading, Pringle will read from The Floating Order on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Reading At the Mudhouse

She meant to write first about the lovely time she had last night reading at The Space in Durham, NC, but she has to announce two, last-minute engagements.

She'll be reading at Mudhouse Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar in their Crozet and Charlottesville locations. You can find her in Crozet on Wednesday, July 29 (2009) @ 7 PM and then in Charlottesville on Thursday, July 30 (2009) @ 2 PM.

The Charlottesville Mudhouse: 213 West Main Street 
The new Crozet Mudhouse: 5793 The Square