Nick Belardes

2608 Buena Vista StreetBakersfield, CA 93304
Phone: 
661-301-6142
Website: 
facebook.com/nickbelardes

Author's Bio

Latino author Nick Belardes is illustrator of NYT Best-Selling Novel by Jonathan Evison, "West of Here" (2011), author of "Random Obsessions" (2009), "Lords" (2005), and the first literary Twitter novel: "Small Places" (2010). His first book of poetry, “Songs of the Glue Machines” will be available in 2013. He launched the Random Writers Workshop (RWW) in 2009, a low-cost writing critique and discussion group that is open to the public. Classes have been held at art galleries, college campuses, and has included guests from across America. RWW recently expanded to Fresno, and is working in 2012 with Memoir Journal's The (In)visible Memoirs Project, which is funded locally by the James Irvine Foundation and Poets & Writers. Nick's lectures currently are on fiction and memoir writing, the Beats in Bakersfield, and magical realism in Central Valley literature.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Songs of the Glue Machines
(Lummox Press,
2013)
Random Obsessions
(Cleis Press,
2009)

Spoken Word Performance

The Beat Museum
2012)
Howie and Son's Pizza
2012)
The Tower Lounge
2012)
The Foundry
2012)
The Empty Space
2012)
Russo's Books
2012)
Teazer World Tea Market
2012)
Fishlips
2011)
The Foundry
2012)
The Younger Gallery
2010)
Beach Park
2006)
Virgin Megastore, Hollywood
2008)

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Latino/Latina
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
San Jose, CA
Raised in: 
Bakersfield, CA

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Listing last updated: October 2, 2012.