Archive for November, 2013

12/1 Holiday Book Sale & Soiree @ Belvedere’s

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by 6GPress


Pittsburgh shoppers will have a great chance to shop local, shop indie for the book lovers on their holiday gift list. The Holiday Book Sale will feature some of Pittsburgh’s best bookstores, selling new books, used books, art books, photography books, graphic novels, small press books, bestsellers, books on sale, local authors, holiday cards, and more.

Confirmed book vendors so far:
Amazing Books
Copacetic Comics
East End Book Exchange
The Muse Stand
Mystery Lovers Bookshop
Spaces Corners
Small Press Pittsburgh (hosting)

11/21 The New Yinzer Presents @ Modern Formations

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2013 by 6GPress

Last one of the year is THIS THURSDAY:

Don’t miss out on our last reading of the 2013 season this Thursday, November 21, at Modern Formations. It’s going to be a fantastic finale! 
As always, admission is $5 or free with pot luck contribution. Proudly sponsored by Mellingers Beer Distributor. BYOB encouraged. 
When: Thursday, NOVEMBER 21
Where: Modern Formations, 4919 Penn Ave. (in Garfield) 
Time: 8PM
And now, a little bit about our stellar readers:
Raiona Gaydos grew up in a Brooklyn soap-factory-turned-performance-space that, on weekend nights, was commandeered by street poets, topless drummers, and white-faced Butoh dancers who used her childhood lair as their dressing room. When a radio interviewer asked her at eight years old how she felt about all of this, she is reported to have said, “I’m gonna be really weird when I grow up.” She was right. She has studied at the New School in New York City, lived in Paris, and is now back in her birth-town of Pittsburgh running “B.E. Literary” events and publications at Biddle’s Escape. She has finally started to edit and share some of the things she’s been writing over the years.
Julie Ann Cook, of Rock Hill, SC, is a happily married, joyfully outnumbered mother of five boys, two who were stillborn. Between assisting in living room railroad construction and addressing concerns of who would win in a fight between Megatron and Iron Man, Julie is an author, artist, and webmaster. With her mom and dad having been raised in the Pittsburgh area (Carrick and Kennedy Township respectively), Julie grew up in Beaver County until she flew south for college in 1998. A graduate of Winthrop University, Julie has been published in various venues, including Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets, Iodine Poetry Journal, moonShine review,, and The Wolf. She is celebrating the release of her inaugural poetry book, Love Like Weeds, (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, October 2013).
Kelcey Parker’s first book, For Sale By Owner (Kore Press), won the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award in Short Fiction and was a Finalist for the 2012 Best Books of Indiana. She directs the creative writing program at Indiana University South Bend. During the summer of 2012, she worked as an Ask-Me Guide at Fallingwater, where she asked as many questions as she answered, helped visitors get the perfect photo of Fallingwater, and always kept an eye out for Liliane’s ghost. Visit Kelcey’s website.
Paula Martinac is the author of three published novels, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning Out of Time, which was recently re-released as an e-bookShe has also published three nonfiction books on lesbian and gay culture and politics, and numerous articles, essays and short stories. Her plays have had productions with Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company, Manhattan Theatre Source, the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, No Name Players, and others. Find out more about her writing

11/9 Baldinger, Collins & Pajich Versify @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on November 9, 2013 by 6GPress
This is TODAY:
VERSIFY PRESENTS:  Baldinger, Collins, PajichSaturday, Nov 9 at 7:30 p.m.   East End Book Exchange on Liberty

Join us for another thrilling installment in the Versify series! Featuring poets Jason Baldinger, Kris Collins, and Bob Pajich

Guest hosted this month by the fabulous Angele Ellis!

East End Book Exchange

4754 Liberty Ave,
Pittsburgh PA 15224

Author bios:

Jason Baldinger has worked in warehouses, drug and office supply stores as well as record stores. In-between he has made diapers, bathtubs, mixed paint and washed cars. He is the co-author of “The Whiskey Rebellion” with Jerome Crooks, as well as “The Lady Pittsburgh” on Speed & Briscoe. You can hear audio version of his poems from “The Lady Pittsburgh” at His works have appeared in The New Yinzer and Shattered Wig Press. His newest book “The Lower Forty-Eight” as well as the chapbook “The Studs Terkel Blues” will be available in March 2014.

Kristofer Collins is the Books Editor of Pittsburgh Magazine. He runs Low Ghost Press. He also owns Desolation Row Records and manages Caliban Bookshop in Oakland.

Bob Pajich is a writer and musician from the Burgh. His latest book, “The Trolleyman,” was published by Stanton Heights’s Low Ghost Press. He is a Taurus.

11/2 Rodger Kamenetz @ Louisiana Book Festival

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , on November 2, 2013 by 6GPress

TODAY at the Louisiana Book Festival,  State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana:

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Senate Committee Room E
To Die Next to You
Author Rodger Kamenetz will read poems and perform songs from To Die Next To You with musical partner Anna Byars.

Book Signing
3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.