Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bum Rush The Show

Join us for a special WoM event!

Word of Mouth
December 11th at 7pm
@ Bluestockings Radical Books
172 Allen St. (Between Stanton and Rivington)

Readers will be:
Jackie Clark (poetry)
Alana Joblin (poetry)
Brooke Shaffner (non-fiction)
Tara Betts (poetry)

Visit for a complete list of events.



Friday, December 12th @ 8 PM
Rose Live Music, 345 Grand Street
Hosted by Nicole Steinberg

The ONE O'CLOCK POETS (This Full Green Hour)
Guillermo Castro, Amy Lemmon, Katrinka Moore, Joan Lauri Poole, Elizabeth Poreba, and Sarah Stern
Tennessee Jones (Hunter College)
Michelle Brule (Brooklyn College)
Marina Kaganova (Columbia University)

Rose Live Music is located at 345 Grand Street in Brooklyn, between Havemeyer and Marcy. Visit their website for directions:

EARSHOT is a bi-monthly reading series, dedicated to featuring new and emerging literary talent in the NYC area. Visit for more information or e-mail


more nicole:

Upstairs at Erika's Literary Salon
Saturday, December 13th at 7:30 PM
Featuring Joanna Cooper, Tim Stark, and Nicole Steinberg
Hosted by Erika Lutzner and Kate Hall
85-101 North 3rd Street, Apt. 508
b/w Wythe and Berry
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Closest trains: L to Bedford, G to Nassau
$4 donation includes food + drink
This will be a special event as it will also be a holiday party: food, libations, music, and some good, old-fashioned poetry, prose, and non-fiction.

Joanna Cooper holds a PhD from Temple University and teaches literature and writing at Fordham University. Her work has appeared in the Cortland Review and Pleiades, and she has a poetry chapbook entitled The Crocodile Lady and Other Poems. Joanna is currently working on a book-length poetry manuscript, tentatively titled "How We Were Strangers."
Tim Stark is the proprietor of Eckerton Hill Farm in Lenhartsville, PA. His writing has appeared on National Public Radio as well as Gourmet, Condé Nast Traveler, Washington Post, Missouri Review, Alimentum, and Organic Gardening. Tim and his farm have been profiled on National Public Radio. He read at the first salon here at Erika's loft. He is an amazing farmer, writer, and friend. His book Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer is awesome and available everywhere. If you have ever been to Erika's house in the early fall, you've had his tomatoes, and Erika will make something for the party with some of his chili's.

Nicole Steinberg is co-editor of LIT and a contributing editor to BOMB. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, RealPoetik, Coconut, No Tell Motel, Eleven Eleven, Barrelhouse,
Spooky Boyfriend, and elsewhere. She hosts and curates EARSHOT, a reading series dedicated to emerging writers of all genres ( and lives in Queens, NY.

There will also be an amazing musician and an open mike. Please bring something to read for the open mike - three minutes maximum!

No spikey shoes please, Erika's floors are too old...

Potluck welcome in lieu of the four dollar donation.


It occurs to me as I rediscover all these tiny, burning altars of our love that never were they paper-made. Never were they ash-born, nor have they blown into every hungry wild eye to seed. I rediscover them, relics of these months we've spent together in my home, and although I remain devoted to you love, I hope that you will pen this letter, or one of your own, light a match and set it free. I want us all to experience a new love, this Saturday, to walk in off of the cold streets, bleary-eyed and starving, unsure of how we got here, ready hold to so many strange and unfamiliar faces, with our words, like a hand.

Soon to pen and set on fire,


The Poetry Brothel

Saturday, December 13th


The Zipper Factory

336 W. 37th St. (btwn 8th and 9th Ave.)

$15 admission (includes a free drink and one private reading with your very own poetry whore!)

Featured Reader: Patricia Smith


How about a some sommer (browning) for your winter? Musically speaking, that is:

Hello Friends!

I am playing music this Sunday with Sportsman's Paradise!

A seven-man-and-woman-strong army of guitarists will generate a
forty-minute-long blast of psychedelic blissout mash-up with Tibetan
bell interludes.

There will also be four screens of hypnotic and luminescent video

How does that sound?

It's free (except it's not. You have to buy $10 in food/drink. They
have good burgers.)

It will be loud.

58 N 3rd St
(btw. Kent & Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Sunday, December 14, 8pm

I like Monkeytown and will make a huge effort to check this out.

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