ABOUT

Manuel Gonzales is the Executive Director of Austin Bat Cave, a writing & tutoring center for kids located in Austin, Texas. His debut collection of stories, The Miniature Wife & Other Stories, was published in Winter of 2013 by Riverhead Books to wide acclaim.

Emily Raw shoots artist portraits in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Her work focuses primarily on the nature of image, both picture & persona. 

The original plan for this blog was for Manuel to write a story a week for a year inspired by one of Emily’s photos, with a guest photographer & writer playing along monthly. We did that in 2012. 

Now we’ll be posting intermittently but inviting songwriters to the mix. Each entry will include in sequence:

  • Picture of songwriter
  • Story based on picture
  • Song based on story
  • Picture based on song
  • Story based on picture

GUESTS

Songwriter

Kelli Rae Powell

Luke Wesley

Ellia Bisker

Photographer………………………………………..Writer………………………………………..Story

Traci Matlock…………………………………………Laura van den Berg………………………Trifle

Lukasz Wierzbowski……………………………….Mark Binelli…………………………………Tandem

Traci Matlock…………………………………………Dolan Morgan………………………………Interior Design

Eylül Aslan…………………………………………….Rebecca Beegle…………………………….Bird’s Nest

Jan Cieslikiewicz……………………………………Meg Tansey…………………………………A Real Boy

Kramer O’Neill………………………………………Kerry DeMunn…………………………….Living Parts of Me

Levi Mandel…………………………………………..Hillery Hugg……………………………….Perfect Day

Jan Cieslikiewicz…………………………………….E. Tyler Lindvall………………………….A Conversation in the Snow

Jen McManus…………………………………………Sophie Rosenblum………………………How the Earth Looks from a Helicopter