Monday, December 6, 2010

from "Kren" by Cricket Arrison

When her wails were just a memory in her parents' ears, Amy suddenly felt as though a screen of peace was falling over her mind. She heard someone whisper "Kren" in her ear and she knew that this would be her name forever more. She felt as though this name was her and she was the name.

Cricket will performing her early work at WORMS on December 8.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

from "Mindy Black" by Ed Schrader

Can you crush me, can you Mindy Black? with Lip Gloss and Retro Skirt,
You took my spirit Hostage, it's January it's not me, I am not this
street meat Cliche rock Boy

Ed will performing his early, intense work at WORMS on December 8.

"Indian Elephant" by Melanie O'Brien (née Hayes), third grade

Indian elephant oh, how kind you look. tell me Great elephant where did you get that ringkled old nose for a nose, and those ears as Big as a mouse, that hair on your head, where do you live, that hair on your chin, give me a hint, do you live in Brazil? in the jungles of Asia? in the mountins of France and that hair on your head your chin did you comb it out nice and then it got messed up in a wind storm where did you get that baby like face and how did you get so gray, did you fall throw a rain cloud on your way to earth.

Melanie will performing this and other early works at WORMS on December 8.

from "Devastatingly Unjust" by Adam Robinson, ninth grade

Deep in the jungles of Africa a man rode on the back of an elephant. Trees dripped sweet honey-sap onto the man's back. The luscious smell tantalized him and jogged his memory back three months.

It was a cool day, around 78 degrees, and the morning calisthenics were already underway. The man ambled out of his hut, tired from his relentless night of dreamless sleep. . . .

Adam will be performing his well-regarded early high school writings at WORMS on December 8.

Friday, December 3, 2010

from "Ian Mac-Who?" by Kim Tabara, tenth grade

My hero is not someone you have all heard of, some perhaps, and this is a choice of my hero. His name, Ian MacKaye, is probably unfamiliar. His bands Minor Threat, Fugazi, and the even more obscure Pailhead are just that, obscure. Compared to MC Hammer and Warrant and Firehouse's most recent album's sales, he has probably sold less copies in all his music projects all together. Why should I name him my hero? Because his philosophy on life is one I agree with and strive the most for even if I don't achieve it all the time.

Kim will be performing his sophomore Honors English presentation at the all-juvenilia WORMS on December 8.

"Armmy" by Lauren Bender, age six

Lauren will be performing her work at the all-juvenilia WORMS on December 8.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wed, Dec 8 - C. Arrison, L. Bender, A. Harmon, D. Kelberman, R. Monroe, M. O'Brien, L. Pierson, A. Robinson, E. Schrader, K. Tabara, C. Toll

This month, WORMS overflows with bright-eyed and immature writs from the dusty and deep back catalogues of some of Baltimore's most interesting writers and artists!

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CRICKET ARRISON came to Baltimore in the heady summer of 2008 with a heart full of wonder and a song on her lips. Her dreams came true when she was recently installed as the third member of the Un Saddest Factory Theatre Company. She likes the White Mountains of New Hampshire a whole lot. If you tune your radio to 88.9 at 6:56 pm every Monday - Thursday evening, you will hear her name.

LAUREN BENDER is: 1/3 of Narrow House, 1/1 of curator of the Show&Tell series, and 1/2 of the Bender Twins.

AMY HARMON grew up young on Cape Cod, and moved to several other places after that. She received a BA in French, Art History, and Film Studies from the University of Massachusetts in 1999 and has been singing in the Lexie Mountain Boys for about 5 years now. She loves Baltimore real bad and spends the vast majority of her time thinking about joke chemistry, teaching, irrational fears, Weird Al, and that brief yet magical window of time that was "post-NOT" but somehow "pre-CORNHOLIO."

DINA KELBERMAN went to school at Purchase College, where everything came together. She now lives in Baltimore, MD and is a founding member of Wham City. She makes comics, draws stuff, paints cardboard, website, and routinely brings garbage into the house. She loves her friends dearly. She recently aquired the rank of 4th place for Tetris lines on NES on Twin Galaxies. Please contact her at your slightest whim.


MELANIE O'BRIEN is a baby that grew up. Originally known as Melanie "Hayes", she has been writing since very young. Currently she is working on a project of secret poetry intended never to leave the house, which includes letters to her unborn baby, records of her dreams, and little tiny poems on post-its. Melanie has a respectable job and lives in Baltimore with, among others, her husband and a hungry, growing child in utero.

LOLA PIERSON is an MFA candidate at Towson. She is a founding member of The Un Saddest Factory, a Baltimore based DIY theatre company, and lives at the Bell Foundry. She won third place in the citypaper's fiction contest this year and is the author of many hit plays.

ADAM ROBINSON Adam Robinson grew up in central New York and started writing in earnest after Mrs. Brown, his 9th grade English teacher, praised his story, "Devastatingly Unjust." Since then, he's published work in numerous journals and in two books, including Adam Robison and Other Poems which the Baltimore-based press, Narrow House, released this past spring. He plays guitar in Sweatpants, a rock band.

KIM TABARA lives and works in Baltimore City. He writes for the online magazine Beatbots. He is a contributor to WYPR's Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast. He will never win the City Paper's Annual Poetry and Fiction competition.