Saturday March 30, 8pm
@ Publication Studio 717 SW Ankeny St. Portland, Oregon 97205
Alex Felton launches his newest book THE BOTTOMLESS SHELF on March 30th at 8pm! More details to come!
March 20, 8pm
@ Cleopatra's 110 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11222
The show would consist of two performers. They are Heather Guertin and Sean Joseph Patrick Carney.
The show would be a live comedy event. Each act would be roughly 30 minutes. We would request a host to introduce each act. This could be a member of Cleopatra’s or we can find a special someone. The show would begin with the lights dim except for a single spotlight pointing towards a microphone and a stool in the back of the room.
Heather would be the first act. Her performance is structured as a standup monologue. There are elements of joke telling, hilarious spoken word, poetry and storytelling. Usually there are a few simple props that she integrates i.e hang up paintings, read from a book, make Aperol spritzes, etc... The performances are meant to illustrate and embody a comparison between the methods of Heather’s painting, artistic output in general, and comedy. There is preparation and rehearsal, then the creative act, which is immediate, leaving potential for mistakes and improvisation.
We will try to have a smooth and swift transition between the two performances as not to lose the focus of the crowd.
Here is a description of Sean’s performance: “RATS OFF TO YA” is an ongoing concrete comedy project that includes stand-up, video, monologue, and original songs. The central focus of the works is a critique of binary logic in the fields of politics, art making, morality, and taste. Sean worked on hours of material that have been remixed and rearranged in various iterations of this performance series. The work is generally executed as a thirty-minute piece, though the nature of the malleable content allows for it to be shorter or longer depending on the requirements of a given performance context.
March 17, 6-8pm
@ Bowery Poetry Club at Duane Park 308 Bowery NY NY 10012
Holly Anderson will read selections from The Night She Slept With A Bear at Bowery Poetry Club, along with Peter Cherches reading from his new book Lift Your Right Arm.
Saturday March 9, 1:30-2:45pm
@ Patricia Olson Bookfair Stage, Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St Boston, MA 02115
PS authors Howard W. Robertson and Matt Briggs will be reading at the AWP Conference and Bookfair on Saturday March 9 at 1:30pm. Howard W. Robertson will be featuring his newest book of poetry is Odes To The Ki Of The Universe. Matt Briggs is the author of Shoot The Buffalo and The Strong Man, and will be launching his newest book, Virility Rituals of North American Teenage Boys.
March 3rd, 6pm-9pm
@ Page Poetry Parlor, 435 W 22nd St. NYC 10011
Page Poetry Parlor hosts "How I Wrote Certain of My Books," a book party where three authors, Stephen Boyer, Cody-Rose Clevidence and Alex McKeithen, will reveal secrets and/or procedures they indulged in while writing their books.