Love=Love=Love

The marvelous co-editor/co-director of Three Rooms Press, Kat Georges, will be hosting a discussion and reading in celebration of queer love and sex in literature today. I’m looking forward to joining other great Three Rooms Press writers, Meagan Brothers, Alvin Orloff, Aaron Hamburger, and Julia Watts.

You don’t even need to leave your home! Make some popcorn or dip your largest spoon into a container of peanut butter (my favorite snack!) and celebrate love love love and books books books with me!

The discussion will explore: How love in literature has become more inclusive during recent decades; How each author addresses love in their writing and opens doors to acceptance of love without boundaries; Why literature can provide inspiration in times of loneliness and heartbreak; Different levels of love: from friendship to red-hot lust.
Following the discussion, authors will field questions from the livestream audience.  The event will be livestreamed via Youtube at bit.ly/feb13-lovelovelove-youtube and Facebook via Three Rooms Press Group page at facebook.com/groups/threeroomspresss.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13th at 7pm 

 

Writing Remix Podcast

A lot of hunkering these past few weeks. Baked some homemade pita bread. Walked with my mate and pup to Prospect Park. Felt the previously napping sun against my face. Last week, I was invited to chat with Dan Dissinger and Katie Robison, creators of the Writing Remix podcast through USC Writing Program. We spoke about teaching through this challenging time, managing anxiety (if you have some suggestions, please send some my way!) and trying to find comfort through isolation.

Check out our chat below:

Gender Reveal Party!

Join me on February 9th from 7-9pm at KGB Bar for Gender Reveal Party, a great NYC reading series exploring queer voices. This month’s theme is…..Euphoria. 

Hmmm….what makes me feel euphoric? Off-leash dog hours with my pup at Prospect Park where dogs can roam, sniff, play, chase, run. Finding a five dollar bill hidden in a pocket of a pair of pants I just purchased at the thrift store. Kissing my spouse. Reading anything by Carmen Maria Machado. Taking a bath and listening to NPR while eating cookies or drinking hot cocoa. Teaching.

Gender Reveal Party is hosted and curated by Robin Gow.

Emotive Fruition!

Emotive Fruition is an inventive merge of poets and actors celebrating spoken word. I am excited to have a poem, “hide-n-seek” featured in the upcoming show celebrating loooooooooove poems.

LET LIGHTNING SET US ON FIRE is a live performance of poetry written by some of New York’s hottest poets and performed on stage by a cast of film and stage actors. This Valentine’s Day, snuggle up with some fiery poems about modern love that will surely get your heart going.

WHEN/WHERE? February 3rd / Caveat Bar / 21 A Clinton Street / New York, NY 10002

Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
21+
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!!

Poems written by Michelle Bermudez, Michael Broder, Elizabeth Burk, Susana H. Case, Janel Cloyd, LeConte Dill, Jared Harel, Aimee Herman, Emily Hockaday, Quincy Scott Jones, Dara Kalima, Arden Levine, Anna Limontas-Salisbury, Chrissy Malvasi, Cynthia Manick, Caitlin Grace McDonnell, Jason Schneiderman, Lynn Schmeidler, Jackie Sherbow, Kathleen Williamson

Directed by Thomas Dooley

Rainbows Everywhere

On Saturday, October 12th, I will be signing copies of “Everything Grows” at the Rainbow Book Fair at 2pm at Three Rooms Press’s table.

Join me at the LGBTQ Center located at 208 W. 13th St. in NYC and celebrate LGBTQ writers and publishers. There will be poetry readings and panel discussions too!

BOOG and BOOKS

Today, I get to celebrate poetic theatrics and Brooklyn’s Book Festival.

First, BOOG Poets Theatre Festival
@ Bowery Poetry Club / 308 Bowery NYC
12-3pm
*I will be performing alongside the magnetic Trae Durica in a poetic movement I wrote called “The Forgiveness of Lightening Bugs”, which explores the end of a friendship and a yearning for forgiveness.
AND THEN….
Meet me at the Brooklyn Book Festival 
I will be signing copies of my novel, Everything Grows, at 4pm.
Find me at Three Rooms Press’s booth 333.

Kingston Bound!

Hydrogen Junkbox (poemusic featuring David Lawton, Eric Alter and I) will be driving on down to Kingston, NY to spread our Pixie Dust on Saturday, September 21st at Kingston/NYC 1st Annual Anti-Folk Festival!

@ Deep Tanks 2.0 / 224 East Strand St. in Kingston, NY
12-10pm
Hydrogen Junkbox goes on at 1pm. What a great line-up of musicians including Phoebe Blue & the Make Baleaves. Open mic too!
Deep Tanks & The Kingston Artist Collective Present:

12pm / PHOEBE BLUE & THE MAKE BALEAVES
https://phoebeblue.bandcamp.com/
1pm / HYDROGEN JUNKBOX
https://www.facebook.com/HydrogenJunkbox/
2pm / BILLY WAKEMAN
https://www.facebook.com/billywakemanmusic/
3pm / GROVE RUNE
https://www.facebook.com/groverune/
4pm / WILD BILL DRUCKER & KID BUSY
http://wildbilldrucker.com/
5pm / YOUTH MOOSE
http://youthmoose.com/
6pm / MATTHEW GAFFNEY & FRIENDS
https://mattgaffney.bandcamp.com/
7pm / DEEP SOUND DIVER
https://deepsounddiver.bandcamp.com/
8pm/ PAUL McMAHON & EVA BUBLICK ++
http://paulmcmahon.tv/
9pm / COMFORT CAT & FRIENDS
https://comfortcat.bandcamp.com/
(OPEN MIC TO FOLLOW)

Zines! Poetry! Music! Staten Island!

Share in the festivities at Staten Island’s zine fest on Sunday, September 15th 

Hydrogen Junkbox will be performing new songs and some favorites too in celebration of this outdoor festival of poetry, small presses, comics, poetry, and an open mic!!!

Sunday, September 15th: SIZL 2019 Staten Island Zine Fest

MakerSpace / 450 Front St. in Staten Island
11am-4pm
Poetry, Open mic, Zines, Small Presses, Music!
Open Mic at 12pm hosted by Thomas Fucaloro followed with performances by:
Phoebe Blue
Hydrogen Junkbox
The Heartless Artichokes

Exhibitors: 

Ava Quinn’s
Culturbia
Cut + Paste on Maker Park Radio
Delia Vassar Semanchik
Emily Perina
Erin Violet Taylor
Flawless Hacks
Hyperlink Press
Industrial Workers of the World – General Headquarters
Izzy Kings
Jen Gallo
Jessie & Elle Zines
Julie Romero
Moody Marinaro
NYSAI Press
Old Town Press
Peter Jurado
Reflective Zines
Romeround Photography
SB Kosinski Studio
Wil Wynn’s Chimbarazu Press
Zineralia
Zoë Tirado

Coffee, tea, and snacks by Duzer’s Local Cafe + Market ☕️🍪

Presented by the Staten Island Zine League and NYSAI Press with funding from Staten Island Arts.