Friday, October 23, 2009


Doomsday Film Festival & Symposium
Sunday, October 25, 2009
12:30pm - 2:00pm
87 Lafayette St. (between Walker & White)
New York, NY

• Selections from The Animatrix | Shinichiro Watanabe & Mahiro Maeda, U.S., 2003 (feat. The Second Renaissance Parts 1 & 2, A Detective Story, Kid's Story)

• Bob Fingerman, author and comic artist
• Hilary Florido, comic artist
• Matt Hawkins, journalist
• Justin Taylor, author
• John Joseph Adams, editor of Wastelands, The Living Dead and Seeds of Change
• Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero, They Bite and Doomwar

• Jeremy Schmall, poet
• Sommer Browning, poet
• Emily Brandt, poet
• Alex Cuff, poet
• Martin Rock, poet

Limited Edition copies of The Apocalypse Anthology of Poetry edited by Sommer Browning will be available for sale from Flying Guillotine Press.

About the festival:
The 2009 Doomsday Film Festival explores our collective obsession with the Apocalypse in film, art, and culture.

From raptures, plagues, meteorites, nuclear holocausts, aliens, zombie attacks, ecological catastrophe, and cybernetic revolt to the 2012 doomsday predictions, the Festival will touch upon all possible permutations of our collective demise.

We'll be screening films from across the board, with works ranging from premieres to established classics to rediscovered gems. On the schedule for the 2009 Festival are nuclear fallout cartoons, early '60s atomic parables, '80s zombie punk, award-winning independent shorts, and much more.

The event will incorporate a panel-based symposium featuring authors, artists, and all manner of experts on the End of Days. We plan to tackle the Apocalypse in all its forms, and hope you'll join us for the ride!

A Canadian Invasion!

Nick Thran (Insomniac Press)
J. Mae Barizo (Fields Press)
Moez Surani (Wolsak & Wynn)

8PM, Oct. 26
Unnameable Books
Neighborhood: Prospect Heights
600 Vanderbilt Ave
(between Dean St & St Marks Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 789-1534

Join us for a wonderful reading by Myung Mi Kim (author of Penury, Commons, DURA, The Bounty, and Under Flag), Jena Osman (author of Essay In Asterisks and The Character) and Tony Tost (author of Complex Sleep and Invisible Bride). We are also celebrating the publication of Myung Mi Kim's new book, Penury.

MONDAY, OCT 26, 2009 7:00 PM
Triptych Readings
(pairing established and emerging writers)


11th Street Bar

510 East 11th Street (between Avenues A & B)
Closest subway stop is the L at 1st Ave.
other close stops include L at 3rd Ave and Union Square (N, R, W, Q, 4, 5, 6).

Admission is FREE.

Visit our website for poems, more about our readers,
and upcoming readings:

Bio for the readers:

Myung Mi Kim is Professor of English and a core faculty member of the Poetics Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the author of Penury, Commons, DURA, The Bounty, and Under Flag. Kim was awarded The Multicultural Publisher's Exchange Award of Merit for Under Flag. She also received a fellowship at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, awards from the Fund for Poetry, a Daesan Foundation Translation Grant, and the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity. The anthologies in which her work has appeared include American Poets in the 21st century: The New American Poetics, Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women, Premonitions: Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry, Making More Waves: New Writing by Asian American Women.

Jena Osman's books of poetry include The Character, An Essay in Asterisks, and the forthcoming The Network (winner of the 2009 National Poetry Series). An excerpt from "Public Figures," her continuing project on statuary in Philadelphia, can be found in the online journal HOW2 (vol. 3, issue 1). She co-edits the ChainLinks book series with Juliana Spahr and teaches in the Creative Writing program at Temple University.

Tony Tost is the author of Complex Sleep (Iowa 2007), World Jelly (Effing 2005) and Invisible Bride (LSU 2004). He is currently writing a book on Johnny Cash's first American Recordings album for Continuum's 33 1/3 series of books on classic record albums, and is also completing a new poetry manuscript called Consequence. Poems and prose have recently appeared in Hambone, Open Letter, Mandorla, Talisman, American Literature, Colorado Review and Effing Magazine, and are forthcoming in Cannibal, Ping Pong and The Yale Anthology of Younger Poets. He lives with Leigh and Simon in Durham, NC, where he is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at Duke University.

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