05/31/12 & 06/02/12  

Jason Pettus, of the CCLAP, Kevin Haworth, David David Katzman, Traci Kim, Oriana Leckert, Lauryn Allison Lewis, Ben Tanzer amd Sally Weigel are coming to town.  The Chicago group has set up readings in New York.  I'll be reading and hanging out Thursday and Saturday.  The CCLAP publishes extraordinary books, one of which I was in.  American Wasteland: Bleak Tales of the Future: http://www.cclapcenter.com/wasteland/ 


Here are all four of their visiting gigs.  I'll be out Thursday and Saturday.


THURSDAY: Le Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

DOORS OPEN: 7 pm

PERFORMANCES: 7:30-8:30

LINEUP: Katzman, Kim, Lewis, Nelson, Reed (emcee: Pettus; we'll draw

names from a hat at all four shows to determine actual reading order)

SPECIAL NOTES: NPR is apparently doing a big music show right after

us, so we absolutely must be off the stage at 8:30. I think we're

getting booted from the actual club at that time too, so we'll

probably need to go to a nearby bar to hang out afterwards.



FRIDAY: Book Thug Nation

100 N. 3rd Street, Brooklyn (between Berry St. and Whythe Ave.)

DOORS OPEN: 7 pm

PERFORMANCES: 7:30-9/9:30(?)

LINEUP: Katzman, Leckert, Lewis, Nelson, Weigel (emcee: Kim)

SPECIAL NOTES: We will be joined on this night by Joshua Boardman,

Rohin Guha, Niina Pollari and JD Scott of local litmag Moonshot, so

this promises to be an overlong show. Please keep it in mind when

determining what to read, and please err on the short side if at all

possible.



SATURDAY: Vaudeville Park

26 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn

DOORS OPEN: 7 pm

PERFORMANCES: 8:00-10:00(?)

LINEUP: Katzman, Leckert, Lewis, Nelson, Reed, Weigel (emcee: Kim)

SPECIAL NOTES: We will be sharing this bill with local music group

Battle Of The Camel; we'll figure out that night whether the band

would be interested in actually performing in the background during

readings, or whether all the authors will go up first and the band by

themselves afterwards. There will also be an outdoor arts festival

going on in the neighborhood at the same time, so prepare yourself for

some walk-in traffic who might have no idea what's going on.



SUNDAY: KGB Bar

85 East 4th Street, Manhattan

DOORS OPEN: 7 pm

PERFORMANCES: 7:30-8:30

LINEUP: Katzman, Leckert, Lewis, Nelson, Tanzer, Weigel (emcee: Pettus)