An audience of forty-five students, faculty, and members of the local community turned out to hear Steve Tomasula read “The Color of Flesh,” a short story that takes up and further explores themes from his earlier novels The Book of Portraiture and In & Oz. After the reading, Tomasula fielded questions about his sources of inspiration, his relationship to the tradition of psychological realism, his collaborations with visual artists, the emotional undercurrents in experimental writing, the aesthetics of prosthetic limbs, anime and manga, the once solitary pursuit of novel writing, and other topics. After two busy days in Orono, Tomasula headed down to New York City for a reading Friday night at the KGB Bar.
Archival record. A digital videotape recording was made of the event. In addition to the dv masters, vhs and dvd duplicates will be available shortly. An 8-bit mp3 recording of the reading was also made. Contact Steve Evans for more information about acquiring copies.