Archive for December, 2014

The Old Year & the New

Posted in New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2014 by 6GPress

So, 2014 was a year. A good one in that The Lower Forty-Eight by Jason Baldinger, Yield to the Willow by Don Wentworth, Imagination Motel by Chuck Kinder, &, most recently, the blue 2nd edition of A Film About Billy by Daniel McCloskey saw the light of print; & a devastating one in that we lost a luminary, Victor Navarro, on June 30.

On the slate for 2015 is a follow-up to Victor’s collection Short Works, which he asked demanded be released immediately the day before his death, but which will actually be released on June 30 of next year. Juggling as fast as I can here, Vic!

Gloom Hearts & Opioids, a new collection of poems by John Thomas Menesini, who will also be in town at the end of January to perform at at least two readings.

Hungry by Daniel Parme, a self-published novel which has recently been worked over by two editors & given a polish by the author.

The Apartment Building by Joe Musso, a bizarre novel about the inhabitants of, yes, an apartment building.

An untitled collection of poems by Stephanie Brea, whenever she’s done fiddling with it.

Aaand, in all likelihood, several other books from the back burner. Stay tuned & happy New Year!

12/14 Bah Humbug! Writers Wrestle the Holiday Spirit @ Hambone’s

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS SUNDAY at 8PM…

If you’ve ever worked retail, food service or a myriad of other jobs around the holidays then you know it can be a pretty dehumanizing experience. We wanted to give voice to that experience, so some fine Pittsburgh writers are going to attempt to wrap their heads around their own holdiay work experience. After the reading, Steve Pellegrino and his wife Mary Shea will sing some Christmas songs, and some other working class anomalies. If you wear a bad holiday sweater the event is free, if you don’t the event is still free, huzzah!

Featuring:
Jason Baldinger
Stephanie Brea
Rich Gegick
SJ Guzik
Ben Gwin
Lori Jakiela
TC Jones
Andrea Laurion
Adam Matcho
Scott Silsbe

Music by:
Steve Pellegrino and Mary Shea

12/8 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards @ New Hazlett Theater

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2014 by 6GPress

TODAY at 6:30…

Celebrate the third annual Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards at a free public ceremony.  The awards honor Carol R. Brown, who led the cultural and economic transformation of downtown Pittsburgh’s cultural district as President of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust from 1986 to 2001.

Conceptual artist Lenka Clayton will be honored as Emerging Artist and interdisciplinary artist Jon Rubin will be honored as Established Artist.

The awards ceremony at the New Hazlett Theater will feature performances by previous Investing in Professional Artists program grantees:  master dancer and artistic director of Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, Mama Kadiatou; composer and co-artistic director of Squonk Opera, Jackie Dempsey; and multimedia storyteller, artist Daniel McCloskey. A festive reception will be held in the lobby of the theater following the ceremony.

http://newhazletttheater.org/

12/7 Small Press Pittsburgh’s Second Annual Holiday Book Sale @ Stephen Foster Community Center

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS SUNDAY…

Stock up on stocking-stuffers from Copacetic Comics, The Big Idea, East End Book Exchange, Amazing Books, Mystery Lovers Bookshop, Autumn House Press, Braddock Avenue Books, Lilliput Review, Small Press Pittsburgh, &, of course, Six Gallery!