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Friday, June 17, 2011

Short Play by AUSTIN ALEXIS at BOOG CITY 5 in August in NYC

WELCOME TO BOOG CITY

Poet and playwright AUSTIN ALEXIS will have a short play performed this August at the 5th annual WELCOME TO BOOG CITY festival in NYC. The play will be performed Sunday August 7th at 5:45pm at Zinc Bar located at 82 West 3rd Street in Manhattan. The 3-character short play explores the sustainability of friendship during crisis.

Austin Alexis is the author of 2 poetry chapbooks,  LOVERS AND DRAG QUEENS and FOR LINCOLN & OTHER POEMS, both from POETS WEAR PRADA.

POETS WEAR PRADA, Austin's publisher will also have a table at the festival's small press bookfair taking place Saturday August 6th and Sunday August 7th in Brooklyn's Prospect Heights neighborhood at Unnameable Books, located at 600 Vanderbilt Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238. For more information about the bookstore call (718) 789-1534. Unnameable Books is Open Daily 11am-11pm. Austin's lastest book as well as other books from the press will be available for purchase.  Another PWP author TBA will be reading at the bookfair.



The 5th Annual BOOG CITY festival presents 5 days of Poetry & Music from Friday August 5th to Tuesday August 9th with events in Manhattan and in Brooklyn. This year's festival marks the 20th anniversary of BOOG CITY, edited and published by David A. Kirschenbaum.

The poetry readings are curated by Jim Behrle, Joanna Fuhrman, and David A. Kirschenbaum. The music is booked by Brian Speaker.

Among the festival highlights are:
  • our levy lives: celebrating the renegade press series devotes a night to Black Radish Books;
  • our 8th annual small, small press fair, with exhibits from a host of small presses, and readings by their authors;
  • Poetry’s First Responders: 9/11, A Time When Poetry was Always Still Possible, a panel curated and moderated by Douglas Rothschild;
  • Poet Rebecca Woolf reading and in conversation with poet Alan Gilbert
  • Poets’ theater plays from: Austin Alexis • Charles Borkhuis • Maria Brandt • Joel Chace • Jenny Hill • Vincent Katz • Matt Reeck;
  • Poetry readings from: Alex Abelson • Rachel Aydt • Cara Benson • Sean Cole • Joanna Penn Cooper • Jim Dunn • Will Edmiston • Alan Gilbert • Christine Hamm • Monica Hand • Jibade-Khalil Huffman • Brenda Iijima • Ish Klein • Austin LaGrone • Mark Lamoureux • Tanya Larkin • Sheila Maldonado • Debrah Morkun • John Mulrooney • Ekoko Omadeke • Jean Paul Pecqueur • Douglas Piccininni • Brett Price • Greg Purcell • Douglas N. Rothschild • Kathrin Schaeppi • Toni Simon • Kimberly Ann Southwick • Mary Austin Speaker • Jill Stengel • Mark Statsman • Nicole Wallace • Meredith Walters • Ian Wilder • Jeffrey Wright • and more;
  • Poetry readings on Black Radish Books night: Mackenzie Carignan • Bruce Covey • Carrie Hunter • Mark Lamoureux • Marthe Reed • Kathrin Schaeppi • Jill Stengel • David Wolach;
  • music performances by: Crazy and the Brains • Emily Einhorn • Dan Fishback • Greg Smith band • Charles Mansfield • Justin Remer • Cat Rockefeller • and more; and
  • tabling presses and artisans: Bone Bouquet • Don’s Saddles • Furniture Press • Gigantic Sequins • Litmus Press/Aufgabe • Lunar Chandelier • Ping Pong • Poets Wear Prada • Stonecutter Journal • Vanitas magazine • White Rabbit zine.

The full schedule will be released shortly. If you need any additional information or want to advertise in the festival program issue of Boog City you can reach David A. Kirschenbaum at 212-842-BOOG (2664) or editor@boogcity.com or at the address below:

David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
Boog City
330 W. 28th St., Suite 6H
NY, NY 10001-4754
For event and publication information:

http://welcometoboogcity.com/  T: (212) 842-BOOG (2664)

June 20: GENERATION BEAT at Yippie Museum Café in NYC

The Yippie Museum Cafe

GENERATION BEAT

Date: Monday, June 20, 2011

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
 
Place:
THE YIPPIE MUSEUM
CAFE & GIFT SHOP
9 Bleecker Street
(near the Bowery)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 677-5918
Admission: $2

Host: Gordon Gilbert
 
Featured Readers:
(Reading Their Favorite Beat Writer
& Their Own Work)

ALAN BAXTER
*
PETER CHELNIK
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BOB HEMAN
CINDY HOCHMAN
ROXY HOFFMAN
EVY IVY
KIM KALESTI
*
RONNIE KORPAL
*
JOSH MEANDER
*
ORION 0.62
*
EVE PACKER
*
PUMA PERL
*
BOB QUATRONE
CHRISTINE TIMM
JOHN J. TRAUSE
RICHARD WEST

Sorry, This is Not an Open Mic.

Beverage and Snacks Availalble at the Refreshment Stand.

COME EARLY
for 4 pm screening of a Lawrence Ferlinghetti documentary by Chris Felver.


Mummy Cartoon
Publisher Roxanne Hoffman will be performing "The Mummy Piece" by William S. Burroughs and her "Mum's The Word."

Author John J. Trause will be presenting the work of Gregory Corso and, time permitting, his own poetry. 

Other PWP Authors reading at the event include Bob Heman and Peter Chelnik.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The 9th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival: Pears, Prose & Poetry


The 9th Annual

Fresh Fruit Festival

presents

P E A R S , P R O S E & P O E T R Y

WHEN

Monday July 11

7pm-9pm

WHERE

The LGBT Community Center

208 West 13th Street (off 7th Avenue)

New York, NY

WHO

Featuring

Austin Alexis
Joel Allegretti
Dorothy Friedman August
Davidson Garrett
Melinda Goodman
Dean Kostos
Michael Montlack
Carol Polcover
John Marcus Powell
Jessica Reed
Vittoria Repetto
Jason Schneiderman
Sinclair Sexsmith
Chocolate Waters
Chavisa Woods
Richard Marx Weinraub
with hosts

Roxanne Hoffman & Robert Urban



$$$

FREE!



Please come and support us! Limited edition of chapbook anthology of the readers poems will be made available for sale at the event. As well as signed books and CDs by our readers.

BUY YOUR $5 BOOSTER AD!
Please sponsor us and support the Fresh Fruit Festival with your purchase of a $5 booster ad to be include in our program and listed as a sponsor in our announcements. (Please contact me at roxy533@yahoo.com if you would like to buy a 1/4 page or 1/2 page or full page advertisement for your business or if you would specifically like to contribute to our refreshment stand or gift bags.)

To purchase a $5 25-word booster ad, send $5 as cash to roxy533@myway.com using PayPal. (additonal words up to max of 30 words are 50 cents a word.) Please include the text of your ad (you can use your business card, promote your new book or CD or forthcoming event, or send a greeting to a loved one).

You can also send us check made out to Poets Wear Prada (please write Fresh Fruit Festival in the memo section). But please don't forget to include the text of your booster ad and your contact info.