Wednesday, November 15, 2017

David-Matthew Barnes: Weekly Update

Update for the week of November 8 - November 15, 2017



NEW! OFFICIAL FACEBOOK GROUP

We invite you to join the official Facebook group devoted to all of David-Matthew's writing projects (past, present, future), including projects written under his pen names. As a group member, you'll be the first to know about upcoming book and script releases, new projects in the works, where you can catch one of his plays on a stage near you, discounts and giveaways, and more!



SALE PRICES ON BOOKS

Publisher Bold Strokes Books are offering awesome sale prices on ten of David-Matthew's novels (including titles written under Dylan Madrid). Each are available in paperback or eBook. They also make great gifts!



'TAGGED' WINS AUSTRALIAN SCREENWRITING AWARD

Wonderful news from Sydney, Australia. David-Matthew's screenplay 'Tagged' received the award for Best Screenplay Short there last night. at the Changing Face International Film Festival. This is the first screenwriting award from the land Down Under for David-Matthew.




'AMBROSIA' NAMED OFFICIAL SELECTION

The 2017 Atlanta Comedy Film Festival have named the script for the pilot episode of Ambrosia (adapted from David-Matthew's novel) an official selection. 



'THE SNACK QUEENS' ARE COMING TO COLORADO

David-Matthew's new comedic short play 'The Snack Queens' will be presented at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado by One Night Stand Theater on December 9th  (one show only). Tickets are $10. 'The Snack Queens' tells the story of a group of rival soccer moms who take their sideline snacks way too seriously.



BECOME A PATRON

We invite you to become an official patron of David-Matthew. By doing so, you are not only helping him share his stories with readers and audiences around the world, but you are also helping him get the word out by providing considerable assistance with marketing expenses, as well as covering a substantial amount of travel fees to attend literary festivals and conferences, where he often teaches writing workshops. For as little as $1 a month, he will be able to reach a much broader audience, both in person and online. Visit Patreon for more information



'ARE YOU ALL RIGHT IN THERE?' IN TEXAS

Students in the Junior Theatre Magnet class at Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas performed a student-directed production of  David-Matthew's one-act play Are You All Right in There? on November 2nd. Read about the production here.



READ 'SIGNS' IN CURRENT ISSUE OF 'VAGABOND CITY'

David-Matthew's poem Signs is featured in the current issue of the literary journal Vagabond City. The poem will also be featured in David-Matthew's forthcoming poetry collection LOVE + DETOURS, out in 2018.



PRODUCTIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GUAM

Two of David-Matthew's one-act plays, Hour Glass and Threnody, will be performed at the University of Guam, opening on November 16th. Read about the student-directed production here.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

New Book Series In The Works By David-Matthew Barnes


From David-Matthew:

When my grandmother passed away, she left me her beautiful collection of tea cups and saucers. Each are very unique, very different. Each came with its own story, including her many travels of the world. When I was sitting in our dining room the other day, the cabinet of tea cups caught my attention. I stared at them for a long time. But instead of seeing them as what they are, I instead saw them for the potential stories they posses. Not just stories, but books. Not just any books, but a SERIES of books. Flash forward to tonight. I just wrote a pitch for a new book series connected through a collection of tea cups and saucers, which is going to publishers on Monday. This is how ideas happen. This is how new adventures are born. Wherever she is, I know my grandmother is amused and pleased.💜

More details to come!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Update Interview with David-Matthew Barnes: September 2017


For this month's update interview, we invite you to read an interview with David-Matthew and Dutch filmmaker Coen Haver, presented by the New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam. The interview is about the upcoming film adaptation of David-Matthew's award-winning screenplay Boxcar (based on his stage play).

To support the filming of Boxcar, please go here.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Title of the Day: AND I LOVED A SOLDIER

One of David-Matthew's earliest essays is the bittersweet And I Loved a Soldier, featured in the 2003 collection Rite of Passage: Tales of Backpacking 'Round Europe, published by Lonely Planet.

About the essay, David-Matthew says, "When I was 19, I bought a backpack, flew to Europe, and spent the next year living and loving in 7 countries, primarily Greece. Later, I wrote about my experiences in 'And I Loved a Soldier.' Editor Lisa Johnson published it in the wonderful collection. To this day, I still hear from fellow travelers about the essay."

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