Wednesday, September 10, 2008

No Matter How High You Can Not Ride All Of These Rides

Friday is stacked to be a heavy-hitting reading/poetry entertainment kinda of night!

There's the poetry brothel which promises costumes,
Valzhyna Mort, and absinithe cocktails. Here are the details:

The Poetry Brothel
Friday, September 12th, 9pm-2am
Papa B Studios
907 Broadway @ Arion Place
J/M/Z to Myrtle Ave.
$10 includes a free absinthe cocktail and private reading

There's also a reading a Pete's Candy Store:

It is Another Season of the Multifarious Array!

This Friday! September 12th! At 7pm!

with Amy King, Leslie Anne Mcilroy with guitarist Don Bertschman &
Nellie Bridge!

Our Fate is in Their Hands!

Amy King is the author of I'm the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for
an Alibi, both from Blazevox Books, and most recently, Kiss Me with
the Mouth of Your Country (Dusie Press). She is the moderator for the
Poetics List and the Women's Poetry Listserv, and teaches English and
Creative Writing at Nassau Community College. She is currently editing
an anthology, The Urban Poetic, forthcoming from Factory School.

Leslie Anne Mcilroy won the 2001 Word Press Poetry Prize for her
full-length collection Rare Space and the 1997 Slipstream Poetry
Chapbook Prize for her chapbook Gravel. Her second full-length book,
Liquid Like This, was published by Word Press in July 2008. Leslie's
daughter, Silas, is a poetic six. Don Bertschman is a musician and
writer who studied with Coleman Barks at the University of Georgia.
Leslie and Don live in Pittsburgh, PA where they work as copywriters.

Nellie Bridge grew up in Washington State, and has lived in New York
for the last seven years. Her poems have appeared in Rattapallax,
KNOCK, Painted Bride Quarterly, New Delta Review, and other places.
She lives in Brooklyn and works at the Authors Guild.

Only at Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 302-3770

"L" to Lorimer, "G" to Metropolitan.


Visit for links to their
work and email me for more information.

or there's my old stomping ground:

Michael Dumanis will be reading at Teachers & Writers Collaborative (520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets), 20th Floor) with the fiction writer Martha Southgate and Soft Targets editor Brian Kalkbrenner at 7pm (doors open and mingling commences @ 6:30) this Friday, September 12th.
or there's the Salon (where I read last month) which has a nice spread of cheese and wine, and a beautiful view + private roof:

Sept 12th, we have the fabulous Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson is the author of SINCE I MOVED IN, which received the Gil Ott Award from Chax Press. He lives in Brooklyn and edits EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts.

And Sabrina Chapadjiev–

SABRINA CHAPADJIEV is a playwright, spoken word
artist, and singer-songwriter originally from the
suburbs of Chicago. She is the editor of the zine
Cliterature: 18 Interviews with Women Writers, which
has been featured on the International Museum of
Women's on-line exhibition. Her plays,including
perhaps merely quiet, have been produced in the United
States and Europe.

About the Book
In a collection of original stories, essays, artwork,
and photography, Nan Goldin, Eileen Myles, bell hooks,
and other cutting-edge artists explore their use of
art to survive madness, abuse, incest, depression, and
the impulse toward self-destruction manifest in eating
disorders, cutting, addiction, and contemplation of
suicide. The book confronts the brutality many women
and girls encounter in the world around them, and
bravely takes as its subject the often misunderstood
violence they at times inflict upon themselves.
The diverse array of contributors here—novelists,
poets, cartoonists, dancers, photographers,
playwrights, burlesque performers—traverse the pains
and passions that can both motivate and destroy women
and mark a path for survival. Together they
show that creative women are not destined to the fate
of lost visionaries such as Woolf, Sexton, Arbus, and
Plath. Live Through This is a fearless exploration of
women's silent rage, the power that can come from
internal struggle, and the possibility of transforming
this burning force into fierce and enlightened work.
With contributions by Nan Goldin, bell hooks, Patricia
, Cristy Road, Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle,
Elizabeth Stephens, Carolyn Gage, Eileen Myles, Fly,
Diane DiMassa, Bonfire Madigan, Inga Muscio, Kate
, Toni Blackman, Nicole Blackman, Silas
Howard, Daphne Gottlieb, and Stephanie Howell.

We will also have music
And third reader TBA

Open mike drinks, and food
No spiked shoes please
Four dollars donation

7:30 doors open start at 8 pm promptly
85-101 N. 3rd St #508
between wythe and berry
off the L Bedford stop

my goal is to hear Tim read then head over to THIS!

Earshot Reading
Friday, September 12 @ 8 PM*

Rauan Klassnik, author of Holy Land
& Justin Marks, author of [Summer insular] & You Being You by Proxy

Admission is a mere $5
The Lucky Cat is located at 245 Grand Street

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