Archive for February, 2016

2/27 Verse Envisioned Finale @ Panza Gallery

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS SATURDAY…

A CELEBRATION OF PITTSBURGH POETRY AND ART
 
Saturday, Feb. 27
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Panza Gallery
115 Sedgwick St., Millvale 15209
 
* A conversation with SAM HAZO
 
* Readings by poets BOB VALASEK, LIANE ELLISON NORMAN, SCOTT SILSBE, DAVID KUTCHER, RONNA EDELSTEIN, JULIE CECCHINI, CHRIS YEAGER 
 
* Talks by artists LENORE THOMAS, ALAN BYRNE, BILL PFAHL
 
Hang around after the program for drinks, conservation, and to wander rooms full of art and artifacts in a former German music hall.
 
Greg Victor

OpEd/Forum Editor
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Robert Isenberg Returns: 2/18 The Green Season @ EEBX & 2/19 Elizabeth Crowne & the Vaudeville Conspiracy @ Arcade Comedy Theater

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS THURSDAY…

Expat writer Robert Isenberg will read from his new book, The Green Season at East End Book Exchange.

Thursday, February 18th, 7-9pm. Free and open to everyone.

In 2013, Robert Isenberg sold all his belongings, bought a plane ticket, and moved to Costa Rica. There he worked as a staff reporter for The Tico Times, zigzagging across the country in search of stories.

The Green Season is a collection of essays, profiles, and travelogues written during his first year in Central America. The first book from The Tico Times Publishing Group, The Green Season is a love letter to the world’s happiest country: Readers meet national heroes, surf instructors, indigenous crafters, and survivors of the sex trade. Throughout, Isenberg uses his trademark humor and observation to illustrate the country’s complex cultural landscape.

About Robert Isenberg:
Born and raised in Vermont, Isenberg is author of The Green Season (The Tico Times Publications Group) The Archipelago (Autumn House Press), and Wander, a poetry collection (Six Gallery Press). An award-winning writer and stage actor, Isenberg has contributed to such diverse publications as Lonely Planet, McSweeney’s, Mental_Floss, The Christian Science Monitor, and Pittsburgh Magazine. His many stage-plays have received enthusiastic reviews, as has his Pittsburgh Monologue Project, a stand-up performance series based on overheard conversations (co-authored with Brad Keller). He earned his MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Chatham University, where he served as Whitford Fellow, the program’s highest honor. He has taught for Duquesne University and currently teaches for Arizona State University. A proud New Englander, he has traveled to 35 countries on five continents. He currently lives in Arizona and contributes to The Phoenix New Times.

& THIS FRIDAY…

An original radio play written by Robert Isenberg
and produced by No Name Players

Why would three ordinary men risk their lives to rob a bank? Who put them up to it? And what does all this have to do with an old vaudeville theater? Only one woman can solve this riddle—Elizabeth Crowne, Uncannologist.

In the beloved tradition of vintage serials, Arcade Comedy Theater presents Elizabeth Crowne and the Vaudeville Conspiracy, a live radio drama “broadcasting” on Feb. 19, 2016, at 8 p.m. The show is packed with suspense, paranormal mystery, and witty one-liners.

Elizabeth Crowne is produced by the acclaimed No Name Players and directed by artistic director Don DiGiulio. The cast includes such local stars as Karen Baum, Tressa Glover, and John Feightner, with live music by Jesse Landis-Eigsti.

Written by longtime Pittsburgh writer Robert Isenberg, the script is an extension of his pulp fiction stories, The Adventures of Elizabeth Crowne. The first volume of this series, The Mysterious Tongue of Dr. Vermilion, was released by Backpack Media at the end of 2015.

$10/$5 student rush. BYOB

Stay tuned as the tour continues in March, w/ a TBD reading for AWP & two more in Arizona!

2/11 Northside Comics Creators w/ Nils Balls & Dan McCloskey @ Penn Brewery

Posted in Events, New Releases with tags , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS THURSDAY…

Northside cartoonists, Nils Balls and Daniel McCloskey, will be selling books and artwork at their neighborhood microbrewery. Meet the artists, share some pints, get them to draw stuff or ink with them.

The Northside Chronicle has a nice article about these goofballs too.