Archive for June, 2016

7/3 Jason Baldinger’s Big Birthday Show @ Howlers

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS SUNDAY…

Jason Baldinger‘s BIG BIRTHDAY SHOW AT Howlers

featuring all the way from Washington DC, sitcom-core(tm) rock stars The Electric Grandmother http://www.electricgrandmother.com/

and all your favorite Pittsburgh friends:

The Lopez will be ROCKIN & OOOZIN all over this gig (correction from before: NOT a DJ set, a real live one!)
Dumplings will grease you up
and J.B. will work off all of that well deservered cake with his band Pond Hockey

This show is FREE, BUT: buy up all of the merch from the Electric Grandmother/put a buck in when the hat is passed/buy lots of beer/tip your bartender thxxxxx
9pm 21+

6/26 Book Release: Late or Dear Tameka @ Belvedere’s & Ten Minute Play Fest @ City of Asylum

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on June 26, 2016 by 6GPress

4PM TODAY…

Come celebrate the release of “Late or Dear Tameka,” a fully risograph printed chapbook that documents the forming of a friendship through Tameka Cage Conley and Daniel McCloskey’s email correspondence.

There will be reading, and revelry.

Attendance is free. Books will be for sale.

ALSO…

Join us for what might be our 16th?!?? Play festival!!! And We’re really excited about this play fest being at the City of Asylum in the north side.
We also have a full line up of knock your socks off plays!!!! With lots of newbies. so super exciting!!!

The theme is 1950s summer boardwalk. With Side Car Cocktails and Hotdogs, a hula hoop contest and more!!! Dress in theme and it’s oniy $3.
Not dressed in theme it’s $5.

this is an all ages event but some of the plays may contain adult content. a disclaimer will be given before each play begins if it does.

6/25 Staghorn Poetry Series: Kelly Andrews, Kristofer Collins, & Bob Walicki @ Staghorn Garden Cafe

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on June 21, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS SATURDAY…

Join Staghorn Poetry Series for another dynamite reading at Staghorn Garden Cafe (517 Greenfield Ave, 15207) featuring poets Bob Walicki, Kelly Lorraine Andrews and Kristofer Collins on Saturday, June 25th at 4pm.

Bios:

Kristofer Collins is the Books Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine, as well as being a frequent contributor to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is the publisher of Low Ghost Press and Coleridge Street Books. He also manages Caliban Book Shop in Oakland (and owns Desolation Row Records located inside). He lives in Stanton Heights, a hidden gem in Pittsburgh’s East End with his wife Dr. Anna Johnson and their three cats.

Kelly Andrews’ poems have appeared or are forthcoming in PANK, Prick of the Spindle, SELFISH, and Love Me, Love My Belly, among others. She is the author of the chapbooks “I Want To Eat So Many Kinds of Cake With You” (forthcoming, Dancing Girl Press) and “Mule Skinner.” She also coedits the online journal Pretty Owl Poetry.

6/18 Freaky Flea & Offbeat Craft Fair @ Cattivo

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS SATURDAY…

Looking for stuff that’s a little out of the ordinary? This is the fair for you!

FREE FOR ATTENDEES!
BAR & KITCHEN WILL BE OPEN!
ENJOY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!
SCORE GENTLY USED AND NEW UNIQUE ITEMS!

-Clothing/shoes/accessories
(vintage/retro, drag, costumes, goth, punk, steampunk, medieval, fetish…and more!)
-Unique/handmade jewelry
-Rare/occult/horror themed books/movies
-Occult/horror themed games/toys/collectibles
-Underground music
-Offbeat/horror themed crafts
-Unusual handmade art/decor

Karen Lillis will be there slinging small press books, so make sure you buy all of them. Looking for specifically occult/horror-themed tales to tingle your mind & blow your spine? Check out the great Elwin Cotman’s collections The Jack Daniels Sessions EP Hard Times Blues!

UPDATE:

Karen says,

This Saturday from 4-8pm I’ll be selling books with my pop up bookstand in Lawrenceville at the FREAKY FLEA Market, held at Cattivo on 44th Street. I’ll be bringing the freakier end of my indie book collection, but let’s be honest, my collection doesn’t need to be tweaked that much. From edgy feminist fiction to addiction memoirs to dark poetry to saloon zines to urban speculative fiction to apocalyptic novels to queer sci fi to obsession stories to working class bohemian narratives, my bookseller’s taste runs left of center.

The Freaky Flea features all kinds of DIY vendors, selling vintage and handmade items. Admission is free, there will be live entertainment, and kitchen and bar will be open during the sale.
CATTIVO is at 146 44th Street, two blocks off Butler (toward the river).
The Facebook event page has some previews of what other vendors are bringing:

Hope to see you there! If you can’t come but you are in the market for a summer read, you can always let me know what kind of book you’re looking for. Small Press Roulette is always open, and I’m also adding some collectible items to my online store as well.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

If you haven’t caught my latest bookstore memoir excerpts, please enjoy:

Susan Sontag Wants the Manager, Richard Hell Needs the Bathroom Key at LITHUB

A Clerk in the House of Poetry at THE BROOKLYN RAIL

Some People Who Led to My Self Publishing at CABILDO QUARTERLY (ask me for a paper copy of this great broadsheet if you want one)

Coming soon: The Uses of Sidewalks in Bookselling in KULCHUR Magazine (A new print mag out of Cleveland)

Mann Library’s Daily Haiku featured poet: Don Wentworth

Posted in New Releases with tags , , , on June 10, 2016 by 6GPress

Mann Library’s Daily Haiku is featuring a poem of Don’s every day through the end of June. Check out the archive of poems up already

http://haiku.mannlib.cornell.edu/category/author/don-wentworth/

& the list of haiku heavyweights featured since 2007.

http://haiku.mannlib.cornell.edu/archives/

Don’s latest collection With a Deepening Presence is up on Amazon & coming soon to actually reputable booksellers. Launch party in July, stay tuned for details!

With a Deepening Presence cover 4-30-16

6/2 Pittsburgh Poetry Review Roadshow Presents – Jill Khoury w/ Angele Ellis & Ellen McGrath Smith @ Te Cafe

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on June 1, 2016 by 6GPress

TOMORROW…

A PPR Roadshow Event!  Come celebrate….   
      
Jill  Khoury’s first full-length book of poetry
 
‘Suites for the Modern Dancer’
 
Jill will be reading w/ Angele Ellis & Ellen McGrath Smith
Thurs June 2 @ Te Cafe on Murray Avenue @ 7 p.m.
Thanks to Joan Bauer for promoting this! & for the Bookfacers among you…