Archive for February, 2015

2/28 Untitled: A DJ Night @ Eclipse

Posted in Events with tags , , on February 28, 2015 by 6GPress

TONIGHT at 9:30…

Baldinger is DJing this thing at Eclipse Lounge in Lawrenceville.

 

2/24 Love Highway launch @ KGB Bar & Literary Love-In @ Nico’s

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2015 by 6GPress

THIS TUESDAY…

book party for Stephanie Dickinson’s Love Highway hosted by Spuyten Duyvil
February 24, 2015
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On July 26, 2006, Jennifer Moore, age 18, was abducted after a night of underage drinking and taken by small-time pimp, Draymond Coleman, to a seedy Weehawken hotel room that he shared with his prostitute/girlfriend, 20-year-old Krystal Riordan. During the early morning hours, Jennifer was raped and strangled by Coleman, while Riordan looked on. The entire evening had been one of poor judgment that began when Jennifer’s friend drove them in her mother’s car to Manhattan from New Jersey, to go clubbing. The girls parked in a No Standing Zone and when they returned, discovered the car had been towed. Jennifer walked off into the night and ended up on the West Side Highway with Coleman stalking her. The tabloids had a field day with the story—the underage girl/victim, a hooker, rape and murder. Fox News blamed the victim, pointing out Jennifer’s scanty attire as if a halter top had made the teen deserving of her rape. What should have been a teenage misadventure, an impulsive flirtation with the forbidden, led to ultimate consequences. Dickinson’s latest novel fictionalizes the heartbreaking account of this evening.

Readers will Include:
STEPHANIE DICKINSON raised on an Iowa farm now lives in New York City. Her novel Half Girl and novella Lust Series are published by Spuyten Duyvil. Her work appears in Hotel Amerika, Mudfish, Weber Studies, PMS, Nimrod, South Loop Review, Rhino, and Fjords, among others, and her stories have been reprinted in Best American Nonrequired Reading and New Stories from the South.  Road of Five Churches and Port Authority Orchids are available from Rain Mountain Press. Heat: An Interview with Jean Seberg was released in October 2013 by New Michigan Press.  She is an assistant editor at Mudfish and along with Rob Cook edits Skidrow Penthouse.

NAVA RENEK is a writer, editor, and educator. Her published works include two novels, Spiritland and No Perfect Words, as well as a collection of short stories Mating In Captivity.  In 2009 she conceived and edited the first volume of Wreckage of Reason: An Anthology of XXperimental Prose by Contemporary Women Writers and in 2014 came out with a second volume: Wreckage of Reason 2: Back to the Drawing Board. She works as program coordinator at the Women’s Center at Brooklyn College/CUNY.

KAREN LILLIS writes fiction, poetry, memoir, and genres inbetween. She is the author of four short novels, most recently Watch the Doors as They Close (Spuyten Duyvil, 2012). Her writing has appeared in Boog City, Evergreen Review, Everyday Genius, Free State Review, New York Nights, nthposition, Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, Sensitive Skin Magazine, Trip City, and many more. Her 2014 publications include a poetry chapbook, The Paul Simon Project (Night Ballet Press) and a selection in Wreckage of Reason Two: An Anthology of Contemporary Xxperimental Women Writers (Spuyten Duyvil). Currently based in Pittsburgh, she blogs at Karen the Small Press Librarian and runs Small Press Pittsburgh (a pop up bookstand) and Small Press Roulette (an indie press bookselling service). Lillis recently received an Acker Award for Avant Garde Excellence in Fiction.

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ALSO THIS TUESDAY…

2/19 TNY Presents @ ModernFormations

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2015 by 6GPress

TONIGHT at 8PM…

Dear Friends,

Please join us at ModernFormations Gallery tonight, for the first 2015 installment of our TNY Presents reading series. This month features Rich Gegick, Karen Lillis, Erin Oh, Jude Vachon, and special guest Andy Hoffman.

 

As always, admission is $5 or free with pot luck contribution. Proudly sponsored by Mellingers Beer Distributor. BYOB encouraged.


When: Tonight (Thursday, February 19th), 8pm
Where: Modern Formations, 4919 Penn Ave. (in Garfield)

https://www.facebook.com/events/436493913186616/440062469496427

Also, pre-game drinks at Lou’s Little Corner Bar at 6:30!

ABOUT THE READERS:

 

Richard L. Gegick is from Trafford. He writes and waits tables for a living.

 

Karen Lillis was born in Washington, DC during the Vietnam War and has lived in Virginia, Texas, New York, Paris, and Pittsburgh. She is the author of four short novels, including “Watch the Doors As They Close” (Spuyten Duyvil, 2012) and “The Second Elizabeth” (Six Gallery Press, 2009). She was a writer in residence at Shakespeare and Company in Paris, a regular contributor to the anti-war/poetry newspaper New York Nights after 2001, and once wrote a short story on the side of a freight train. In 2014 her fiction was recognized with an Acker Award for Avant Garde Excellence. She runs Small Press Roulette, an indie bookselling service.

 

Erin Oh grew up in Pittsburgh and lived in Canada for eight years where she studied the sociology of education. She has worked as a union organizer, researcher, video instructor, and workshop facilitator. Erin is currently interested in growing community around feminist, anti-racist parenting. Her favorite books are “Just Kids” and “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.”

 

Jude Vachon lives in Pittsburgh with a pack that includes a beagle and a cat. She works as a librarian, which unfortunately does not mean that she sits around and reads all day.

 

Andy Hoffman knew from an early age he’d make a lousy woman. Every time he looked at himself, he thought, “I hope I never produce a bunch of estrogen.” One Summer, he dropped everything and drove to Alaska to work in a fish cannery. He’s lived in Pittsburgh far too long and works as a web developer at IBM.

Hope to see you there!

The New Yinzer

2/13 UNLOADED feat. ungun @ Space Gallery

Posted in Events with tags , , , on February 13, 2015 by 6GPress

TONIGHT…

UNLOADED includes the sculpture Cross for the Unforgiven by Mel Chin that configures eight AK-47s as a Maltese cross. Frozen in perpetual opposition, they are rendered dysfunctional, unable to exact a drop of blood. With ironic sentimentality, the assemblage Baby’s First Gun by Renee Stout commemorates a developmental milestone, while James Duesing’s Dog-a projected video of a hot dog holding a gun-offers a wry rendition of machismo. For the Homeland series, Nina Berman travelled the country photographing military weapons displays, SWAT team training, and drills designed to prepare for hypothetical terrorist attacks, in order to portray the evolution of the “American security state.” Resistance to the power of guns is embodied in Vanessa German’s sculptures, signs, and spoken word performances and in Jessica Fenlon’s ungun, a video composed of degrading glitched images of instruments of violence.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwart/article/The-Pittsburgh-Cultural-Trust-Presents-New-Exhibition-UNLOADED-213-426-20150116

2/3 Scott Silsbe & Craig Bernier @ Barnes & Noble Cafe

Posted in Events with tags , , , on February 3, 2015 by 6GPress

TONIGHT at 7…

Scott Silsbe & Craib Bernier perform as part of Duquesne’s Coffee House Reading Series.