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An evening with Randy Ross, Stand up Performer/Author


Greetings!!!

Great seeing those of you who made it to Mysterious Galaxy to see Toni Gallagher today! We have another event coming up on the 22nd. This show is going to be a hoot! Randy Ross is a very funny guy and this will be a great event! I know there are quite a few of you in the group who do stand-up and appreciate the genre as a whole. If some of your are thinking about performing the spoken word- this will be a great talk for you!!!

We'll be back at our home away from home — Upstart Crow in Seaport Village. There's street meter parking outside of the parking lot, or steeper parking ($) inside the lot. Please make sure to buy a coffee and a snack at the Upstart Crow's coffee bar so we'll continue to be asked. You may ask a guest to the event.  Make sure you layer for the event - it gets pretty cool inside, as they keep the doors open. The bookstore is a great venue and when you drive into seaport village there is a little parking lot by the merry go round that has reasonable parking. The bookstore is facing the parking lot, so keep driving until you see it and you can park in a space nearby.

Go, Be, Write presents, Randy Ross (http://www.randyrossmedia.com), a performer, journalist and debut novelist. His one-man show, The Chronic Single's Handbook, will be featured at the San Diego fringe festival next week. In March 2017, his comedy novel, God Bless Cambodia, will be published by The Permanent Press, small press specializing in literary fiction. Randy will talk about his own rocky path to publishing: He queried 110 agents and 15 small presses before receiving an offer from The Permanent Press. He will discuss things he learned the hard way about querying agents, negotiating a contract with a small publisher, and how much credence to give to advice from experts, well-meaning friends, and not-so well-meaning reading partners. He will also perform two of his spoken-word pieces derived from his novel: "The Day I Was Almost Gay" and "One Day in Thailand."  


About his show:

The Chronic Single's Handbook is one-man show about a never-married hypochondriac who takes a trip around world looking for the woman of his dreams. It's an unflinching look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors. "A lot of fun to watch. Four Stars" (Winnipeg Free Press) "Literary" "Funny" "Raw" (DCMetroTheaterArts) "Sharply funny…a quality solo show" (FringeReview)   He will be performing five shows at the San Diego fringe: 6/24, 6/25, 6/26, 7/1, 7/3. Tickets are $10.  For more info: http://sdfringe.org/artists/randy-ross/  

About the Author/Performer

Randy Ross is a writer, performer and Web consultant. His fiction and humor have appeared in The Drum, Black Heart Magazine, Side B Magazine, and Calliope, https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/53624566/cancer-and-overhead-powerlines-randy-ross-mediaamong others His comedic novel, God Bless Cambodia, was sold to The Permanent Press, a publisher of literary fiction Publication date: March 2017.

His one-man show,The Chronic Single's Handbook, based on the novel, has been featured at fringe theater festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland. He writes a popular blog and lectures about self-promotion and marketing for writers. For seven years, Ross was the executive editor for an award-winning Web site (PCWorld.com). He holds a masters in journalism from Northwestern University.  

Additional supporting links:

FB/https://www.facebook.com/TheChronicSingle/

Opening scene from Randy's show: https://youtu.be/zuzpRPWGg_c

Video of Randy jumping in New Zealand https://youtu.be/TfzdcfbStJY

Amazon listing and Advanced sales: Randy's book doesn't come out until next March, so it cannot be pre-ordered until October, but you can sign up to be notified when the book becomes available. https://www.amazon.com/God-Bless-Cambodia-Randy-Ross/dp/1579624901/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to see everyone! For any who is interested, there are still tickets for my one-man show, The Chronic Single's Handbook, at the San Diego fringe festival at Spreckels Theatre.

    Shows: Fri 6/24 at 4pm, Sat 6/25 at 1pm, Sun 6/26 10pm, Fri 7/1 at 9pm, Sun 7/3 6pm. Here's the link

    https://sdfringe.ticketleap.com/the-chronic-singles-handbook/dates

    June 23, 2016

  • Sally R.

    If you get a chance to book Randy Ross — do it! Fabulously entertaining. Looking forward to God Bless Cambodia!!!!

    June 23, 2016

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great folks, great venue. Thanks for coming!

    1 · June 23, 2016

  • Fred

    Very entertaining, informative, and funny!

    1 · June 22, 2016

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would be there with bells on if I didn't have a Board Meeting! Donald is right. This event looks great!

    1 · June 21, 2016

  • Donald G.

    This event looks great. I'm sorry I'm going to have to miss it.

    1 · June 20, 2016

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh, hey! Randy published "Domination for Dummies" way back in 2012 with Black Heart, which is my literary magazine. (http://blackheartmagazine.com/2012/07/27/domination-for-dummies-by-randy-ross/) I'll definitely have to come to this event, to finally meet him in person. :)

    1 · June 12, 2016

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Laura: Look forward to meeting you in person! I use a variation of Domination for Dummies in my show.

      June 13, 2016

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