Monday, April 20, 2009

Kevin Wilson comes to Oxford!

Friend of Kitty Snacks, Kevin Wilson, was in Oxford last week to support his latest collection of short stories, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth. The reading at Square Books was great. The book is great too. Some of Kevin's stories will be featured in Kitty Snacks Issue #2.

Kevin's blog is here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Get your face in Issue #2

Time is running out if you want your face drawn in the second print issue of Kitty Snacks. Donate $75 or more and we'll secure your history as a friend of Kitty Snacks as well as a work of art. You'll get your face drawn by the fantastic Josh Burwell whose drawings are featured in Kitty Snacks #1 as well as a two year subscription to the magazine.

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We thank you for your much-needed support!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kitty Snacks Editor featured interview at Orange Alert!

Check out a new interview with Kitty Snacks editor, Michael Bible, at What To Wear During An Orange Alert. We love this blog and you should too. So go there and read the interview.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Issue #2 Preview-Interview with Ross McElwee

Documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee (Sherman's March) was kind enough to answer some questions about his work. Be sure to check out his films and read the full interview in Kitty Snacks #2.

"For the past twenty-five years, Ross McElwee has given new meaning and flair to first-person non-fiction cinema. Always wise and irreverent, ever the unreliable narrator, McElwee makes the grandest themes of human comedy his artistic province: love and death, chance and fate, memory and denial, the marvelous and the appalling."
- The Museum of Modern Art

Here's an excerpt from the interview:

Kitty Snacks: You've written about influences from literature like Walker Percy.
Have you had other significant literary influences? Do you find
yourself using the narrative techniques of an author when you make
your films?

Ross McElwee: I strive to achieve a non-literary quality to my narration - that is, something that doesn't feel written, but rather felt or thought. So there's not particular Southern author's techniques I try to emulate. Rather, my narrative style has probably evolved form the sense of being introspective and somewhat ill at ease and out of the loop - perhaps an overall Southern condition. Many Southerners have sailed this ship - Thomas Wolfe, Eudora Welty , but Walker Percy appears to lead the flotilla.