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Award-Winning Playwright, Jason Tinney

FiftyMilesAwayJason Tinney and Holly Morse-Ellington, founding members of Limestone Connection, won FIRST PLACE in the 2015 Frostburg One-Act Play Competition with their play, Fifty Miles Away

This competition of the Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing judged plays on plot, character development, dialogue and overall writing quality. A staged production took place at the Palace Theater in Frostburg on September 25th and 26th.

FiftyMilesAwayCDLimestone Connection also recorded a soundtrack for the play Fifty Miles Away.

Jason Tinney at Best of Baltimore Party, August 2015. Photo: Holly Morse-Ellington

Jason Tinney at Best of Baltimore Party, August 2015. Photo: Holly Morse-Ellington

 

Baltimore Magazine named Jason Tinney’s Ripple Meets the Deep as BEST BOOK in the “Best of Baltimore” Issue, August 2015Best of Baltimore 2015

“Any year Anne Tyler publishes a book it’s difficult to recognize anyone but the acclaimed Baltimore resident. But this book of short stories by Jason Tinney, a Frederick resident and occasional Baltimore contributor, distinguishes itself as a tour de force, rippling with nuance. Its bold scenes and characters from various walks of life who grapple with mortality and search for salvation, are expertly crafted, and leave you wanting more.” – Baltimore, “Best of Baltimore”, August 2015.

 

 

 Ripple Cover OnlyOn July 16th, WYPR re-broadcast Aaron Henkin’s interview on with Jason Tinney on The SignalListen to the interview & excerpts from Ripple Meets the Deep. 

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2015Events…

The weekend of August 7th- 9th, Jason Tinney participated in several panels at the Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute at Hagerstown Community College.

On Saturday, June 20th, Limestone Connection performed at the Alice in Wonderland Celebration at Litmore, Baltimore’s Center for the Literary Arts.

photo by Gregg Wilhelm

photo by Gregg Wilhelm

On Saturday May 16th, Jason Tinney was a featured author at the Gaithersburg Book Festival.  Jason read from Ripple Meets the Deep at 10am in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Pavilion.

 

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Read Jason Tinney’s article in Gorilla  magazine.

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Read the Reviews  and then get your copy of Ripple Meets the Deep

“Tinney’s prose in Ripple Meets the Deep is incandescent and it deserves to shine nationwide.”  -Clarinda Harriss, Washington Independent Review of Books

Jason Tinney’s ‘Ripple Meets The Deep,’ a short story collection suffused with music… The nearly interchangeable characters in this very masculine book are beset and befuddled by longings for love and acceptance, whether it is from the women, parents, or children in their lives.” -Kevin Smith, City Paper

Jason Tinney’s ‘Ripple Meets The Deep,’ a short story collection suffused with music – See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/books/bcp-jason-tinneys-ripple-meets-the-deep-a-short-story-collection-suffused-with-music-20141222,0,943723.story#sthash.WLDn9ZbN.dpuf

“Harry Crews blurbed fellow Southern writer Larry Brown’s debut book by succinctly stating, ‘Talent has struck.’ This book of short stories by Jason Tinney, a Frederick resident and occasional contributor to Baltimore, brings Crews’s quote to mind. Tinney, like the aforementioned writers, crafts bold and sensual stories that ripple with nuance below the surface.”  -John Lewis, Baltimore Magazine

 

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Larry Brown, photo courtesy of The Local Voice, Oxford, MS

Jason Tinney talks about Larry Brown’s influence on his writing and on becoming a writer.  Interview by Rafael Alvarez in The Local Voice – North Mississippi Entertainment Guide.

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Read “How Jason Tinney Became a Writer” by Kelcey Parker

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Jason Tinney’s words will transport you.  His new story collection, Ripple Meets the Deep, has such power and raw beauty; it is hard to forget his images. – See more at: http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/jason-tinneys-ripple-meets-deep-launches-mick-osheas-october-18th/2014/10/10#sthash.Ke8yBmE6.dpuf
Jason Tinney’s words will transport you.  His new story collection, Ripple Meets the Deep, has such power and raw beauty; it is hard to forget his images. – See more at: http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/jason-tinneys-ripple-meets-deep-launches-mick-osheas-october-18th/2014/10/10#sthash.Ke8yBmE6.dpuf
 From Caryn Coyle’s interview in the Baltimore Post-Examiner…

“Jason Tinney’s words will transport you.  His new story collection, Ripple Meets the Deep, has such power and raw beauty; it is hard to forget his images.”

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Read the  interview with Jason Tinney – Book Q&A with Deborah Kalb.

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Coffee and Questions with Jason Tinney

An interview by Holly Morse-Ellington of the literary journal The Baltimore Review

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Find out what Jason Tinney’s been reading lately…
in The Washington Independent Review of Books, Beyond the Book

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The Ripple Meets the Deep Official Release and Reading was held on October 3, 2014 at the Curious Iguana independent bookstore in Frederick MD! Read more about past events.
With Laura Malkus. Photo by Elizabeth Cox Cromwell

With Laura Malkus. Photo by Elizabeth Cox Cromwell

 

From Ripple Meets the Deep