Thursday, August 25, 2005

Dirty Laundry Readings

This announcement comes from the Princess of Darkness who is one of the organizers of the event. I still don't know if I'm going to be attending. If anyone wants to check this out with me tonight, hit me up.


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN... Please join us! Jump on a plane, train or automobile on the evening of the 25th, and stop by the Lower East Sideof Manhattan, where we'll be sure to hook you up with the best seat in the…er …laundromat.

Thursday, 25th August at 9:30 p.m. is our "Inaugural" Dirty Laundry Reading, as sponsored by the Annual NYC Howl Festival and Art in Odd Places.

The Howl Festival, now in its third year, is a bohemian affair inspired by the Ginsberg poem (you know the one: "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...") and celebrating those very starved and ragged artists that grew New York up into this glorious and fecund breeding ground for creativity and new thought.

Our first reading will be held next week at the "Avenue C Laundromat" (69 Ave. C, at 5th St.) and will feature Legs McNeil (Please Kill Me,The Other Hollywood, former editor of Spin and Nerve) and Sam Lipsyte (Homeland, The Subjective Steve, and Venus Drive). AND...for the suggested donation of a mere five clams, you'll receive a box of laundry detergent to wash your duds, and a surreptitiously dispensed beverage (you know how laundromats are with liquor licenses…)

We've had a tremendous response to the series so far from the literary community, and future readings will feature both established and promising young New York City writers. Upcoming dates and authors will be announced soon (see TimeOut New York).

So spread the word. If you have any writers you'd like to suggest, or any other fabulous idea regarding location, theme, press, or booze, please let me know.

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