Yesterday was a packed day—thanks to all who came out to see Elizabeth Balaguer read children’s tales, Maggie Hernandez host her Magic of Succeeding workshop, and the World War 3 comics and music reading. Due to projector problems, Rick Trembles, whose Motion Picture Purgatory presentation was truncated yesterday because of an epic technological disaster, will be added onto Monday night’s event with Kaboom Press, Fractious Press, and WFMU.
TODAY: SUNDAY, JULY 10
Poetry reading with Yvelisse Fanith and friends.
Join Louffa Press for a performance and reading featuring Mike Topp, David Welper, Greg Gerke, Tamara Yadao, rahrahree!, Ben Bush, Daniel Nester, Bradford Nordeen, Nicholas Boggs, and David Moscovich. BIOS below.
Fiction Circus reading with Jeanne Thornton and Kevin Carter. Fiction Circus is a literary magazine, performance group, and official voice in the wilderness, tasked with spreading awareness of fiction as a thing to be desired, not dreaded, in American life. It began in Austin, Texas in 2005 and has done performances combining original short fiction with guerrilla theater, live music, and dramatic visuals in Austin, New York, Boston, MA, and other places. It lives atfictioncircus.com.
Jake Marmer is a poet and performer residing in Washington Heights. His work has appeared in the Forward, Tablet Magazine, Mima’amakim, Blue Jew Yorker, Zeek, Jewish Currents, and other publications. He has performed extensively in New York and Jerusalem with various jazz personalities. His debut collection Jazz Talmud will be publisher by Sheep Meadow Press this fall. More info:http://jakemarmer.wordpress.com/
LOUFFA PRESS BIOS:
Greg Gerke is the author of There’s Something Wrong With Sven, a book of short fiction published by BlazeVOX [Books], and helps run a reading series called Soda Series at Soda Bar in Brooklyn Heights. He edits very short fiction for ArtVoice and is a member of the National Society of Book Critics.
Nicholas Boggs will be reading from his forthcoming book about James Baldwin (Watch out for the precision of Boggs’ sentences! Yow!) and perhaps presenting an out-of-print children’s book by Baldwin.
Mike Topp was born in Washington, DC. He is currently living in New York City unless he has died or moved. His recent books include FUGITIVE POPE from Louffa Press and SASQUATCH STORIES from Publishing Genius.
Daniel Nester is the author of How to be Inappropriate from Soft Skull Press and an/the editor of the We Who Are About to Die books and culture website.
David Moscovich founded Louffa Press to promote new, innovative microfictions in limited run, handmade editions. His stories and interviews have appeared in Word Riot, Rain Taxi, The Rumpus, Anemone Sidecar, Fringe and others. He has been playing the amplified bicycle for seven years and lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Bradford Nordeen is a film and pop culture writer, who also curates the queer film series Dirty Looks. He is tentatively going to read a piece about his recent experience at Sonar Music festival in Barcelona, nostalgia and rave culture called I Care Because You Do.
David Welper is a published poet, psych nurse, occasional artist and jazz fiend, who likes sushi, redheads and being alive. He has the same same birthday as david moscovich.
Ben Bush has contributed to the San Francisco Chronicle, The Believer, Poets and Writers and the book “Whatcha Mean, What’s a Zine?” from Houghton-Mifflin.
Also included will be the equally excellent David Welper, Tamara Yadao and rahrahree! Rumor has it there will be some surprising collaborative performances.