Archive for East End Book Exchange

9/11 Alexis Rotella & Don Wentworth @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2015 by 6GPress
THIS 9/11…
UPDATE:
Playing opposite the haiku reading, Kris Collins & Michael Gerhard Martin, 7PM @ Classic Lines…

7/23 Meet The Press! @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on July 21, 2015 by 6GPress

THIS THURSDAY…

6/27 Celeste Gainey & Scott Silsbe @ Staghorn Garden Cafe; Chuck Joy, Cee Williams, & Jason Baldinger @ EEBX; Kevin Finn & Friends @ The Shop

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2015 by 6GPress

LOTS GOING ON THIS SATURDAY…

Please join us for a poetry reading by two amazing local imports:
Celeste Gainey and Scott Silsbe on 4 pm, Saturday, June 27th at Staghorn Garden Cafe (517 Greenfield Ave., 15207).
Bring some cash to buy their books!
 
Poet’s Bios:
 
Celeste Gainey is the author of the full-length poetry collection, the GAFFER (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2015), and the chapbook In the land of speculation & seismography (Seven Kitchens Press, 2011), runner-up for the 2010 Robin Becker Prize. The first woman to be admitted to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees as a gaffer, she has spent many years working with light in both cinema and architecture.
 
Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit. He now lives in Pittsburgh where he writes, sells books, and makes music with friends. His poems and prose have appeared in numerous print and web periodicals including Nerve Cowboy, Kitchen Sink, Third Coast, The Volta, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is the author of two poetry collections: Unattended Fire and The River Underneath the City.

Then there’s this.

& last but not least, there’s this (via Kevin Finn).

Rainbow Warriors (drone folk)
Colin & Sarah (of Robin Vote)
Laurin Wolf (poetry)
Patrick Lawton (acoustic)
Kayla Sargeson (poetry)
Secret Paper Moon (rock duo)
8 pm at the Shop in Bloomfield all ages show $5 admission.
Also I have a new recordings and back catalog music for download and sale at the following bc link for ghostdancerecordings:

5/30 Mixed Media @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2015 by 6GPress

SATURDAY, MAY 30…

Join East End Book Exchange for an evening of fiction and poetry:

Michael T. Fournier is on tour. He’s the author of two novels— Swing State and Hidden Wheel —both on Three Rooms Press. His book-length discussion of the Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime album is the 45th installment of Bloomsbury’s acclaimed 33 1/3 series. Fournier is the publisher and co-editor of Cabildo Quarterly, a broadsheet literary journal. His writing has appeared in Vice, Pitchfork, Boston Globe and Oxford American. Fournier plays drums in Dead Trend and guitar in Tooth and Germ. He, his wife Rebecca and their cat divide their time between Western Massachusetts and Maine.

Ben Stein, an educator for 10 years, including as a high school teacher and as an adjunct, currently teaches writing at Cleveland State University. His writing has appeared in the 2nd Hand and Cabildo Quarterly.

Jennifer Bannan is the author of short story collection Inventing Victor (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2003). Her novel-in-progress was an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarter-finalist. Her publications include work in ACM, womenwriters.net, Passages North, Kenyon Review online and the Autumn House 2011 fiction anthology, Keeping the Wolves at Bay. She is an adjunct instructor of fiction at Carnegie Mellon University.

Ben Gwin is the Fiction Editor at Burrow Press Review. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in: The Normal School, WORD RIOT, Mary: A Journal of New Writing, and others. His novel manuscript, Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Reagan, was shortlisted for Butler University’s 2014 Pressgang Prize. He lives in Pittsburgh with his daughter.

Also, the great Karen Lillis will MC.

3/28 If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home launch @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on March 27, 2015 by 6GPress

TOMORROW…

“He is a novelty in this little community of ranch houses, of assistant managers and teachers and housewives,” Dave Housley writes about the lead singer of a KISS cover band. In his new collection of rock ‘n’ roll short stories, If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home, State College-based Housley examines the desperation and triumphs of growing older through the prism of music. Local writers Kris Collins, Shelia Squillante and Rachel Ann Brickner join Housley tonight for a launch party and reading at East End Book Exchange. ZM 7 p.m. 4754 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. Free. 412-224-2847 or www.eastendbookexchange.com

3/14 Gene Hirsch & Don Wentworth @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , on March 14, 2015 by 6GPress

TONIGHT at 7PM…

Gene Hirsch
& Don Wentworth

at East End Book Exchange

As a youngster, Gene Hirsch studied “New” music with Stefan Wolpe. He received an MD degree with an academic career in Cardiology, Geriatrics, and Humanities in Medicine. He has written poetry since medical school with poems appearing in medical journals, anthologies, Crossing Limits, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and others. In 1992, Gene initiated a writing program at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC, in which he teaches and has produced five anthologies featuring students and an active poetry community. He has been resident poet at the folk school, Consortium Ethics Program (Univ. Pitt.), and Forbes Hospice. He attends the Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange.

Don Wentworth is a Pittsburgh-based poet whose work reflects his interest in the revelatory nature of brief, haiku-like moments in everyday life. His poetry has appeared in Modern Haiku, bottle rockets, bear creek haiku and Rolling Stone, as well as a number of anthologies. His first full-length collection, Past All Traps, was published in 2011 by Six Gallery Press and was shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation’s 2011 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award. His poem “hiding” was selected as one of “100 Notable Haiku” of 2013 by Modern Haiku Press. A second full-length book, Yield to the Willow, is now available from Six Gallery Press.

3/7 Three Kinds of Disaster @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , on March 3, 2015 by 6GPress
 THIS SATURDAY at 7PM, the following kinds of disaster will demolish East End Book Exchange…
SARAH SHOTLAND is the author of Junkette (White Gorilla Press 2014). She is a novelist and playwright whose work has been performed in New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, Chicago and Florida; and internationally in Chongqing, PRC and Madrid, Spain. Her most recent play, Cereus Moonlight, was commissioned by miR Theater. After opening on the Space Coast of Florida, it played at the 25th annual Rhino Fest in Chicago.

She is the co-founder and Program Coordinator of Words Without Walls, which brings creative writing classes to jails, prisons and rehabilitation centers in Pittsburgh, PA. She is co-editor of the literary anthology Words without Walls: Writers on Addiction, Violence & Incarceration with Sheryl St. Germain, due out from Trinity University Press in spring of 2015.

She teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chatham University and is a member of the Literary Arts faculty at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts.

JASON BALDINGER has spent a life in odd jobs, if only poetry was the strangest of them he’d have far less to talk about. Somewhere in time he has traveled the country, and wrote a few books. The latest of which “The Lower 48” (Six Gallery Press) and the chapbook “The Studs Terkel Blues” (Night Ballet Press) as well as the Anthologies Lipsmack! (Night Ballet Press) and Good Noise (Thrasher Press) are all available now. A short litany of publishing credits include: The New Yinzer, Shatter Wig Press, Blast Furnace, B.E. Quarterly and Fuck Art, Let’s Dance. You can also hear audio of some poems on the bandcamp website by just typing in his name.

SEAN THOMAS DOUGHERTY grew up in an interracial politically radical family. He is the author or editor of thirteen books including All You Ask for Is Longing: Poems 1994- 2014 (2014 BOA Editions) and Scything Grace (2013 Etruscan Press) . His awards include two Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowships in Poetry, an appearance in Best American Poetry 2014, and a US Fulbright Lectureship to the Balkans. Known for his electrifying performances he has performed at hundreds of venues across North America and Europe including the South Carolina Literary Festival, the Old Dominion Literary Festival, the Dodge Poetry Festival, the Bardfest Series in Budapest Hungary, and across Albania and Macedonia where he appeared on national television. Among his many jobs he has worked as a college lecturer, a truck loader, a factory packer, a warehouse man, a sod layer, and currently works at a pool hall in Erie, PA , and tours widely for performances.

1/31 Galway Kinnell Memorial Reading @ EEBX & Free Monster Poems @ Most Wanted Fine Art

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2015 by 6GPress

TONIGHT at East End Book Exchange…

Widely admired for poems of depth, tenderness and beauty, Kinnell published 10 collections, including The Book of Nightmares (1971), a book-length lyric that reflects his work in the Civil Rights Movement and activism against the Vietnam War. Among many honors, he received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize in poetry, the National Book Award and was a MacArthur “genius” Fellow.

Date: Saturday, January 31st at 7:00 PM
Location: East End Book Exchange
The following Pittsburgh poets will read from Kinnell’s work:Jan Beatty
Jimmy Cvetic
Angele Ellis
Lynn Emanuel
Terrance Hayes
Sam Hazo
Joy Katz
Ed Ochester 
Mike Schneider
Marianne Trale
Michael Wurster
Open mic/open discussion to follow readers

Music: Scots-Irish solo fiddle by Jan Hamilton of Devilish Merry

Here’s an article about the event by Rege Behe.
ALSO TONIGHT at 7, at Most Wanted Fine Art…
HEADLINING MONSTERS
Juliet Cook
John Thomas Menesini
The Devilz in the Detailz
Requiem
Cherri Baum
Shawn Maddey
Penny Delapoison
…and Margaret [Bashar] and [Rachael] Deacon will also monster, because really.
Jason Baldinger will also be reading at this monster party.
Both events are FREE like Freedonia.

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!

10/23 Mark Possanza’s 59U Book Launch @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on October 21, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS THURSDAY…

8/30 Labor Saturday @ EEBX + Performance Art Festival @ Roboto

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2014 by 6GPress

TOMORROW at 7PM…

Labor Day has come a long way from its roots in the aftermath of the Haymarket Riots, The Homestead Steel Strike, The Pullman Strike among many others. Today it’s more about a day off, a picnic, the dread of going back to school or the crime of ended summer but not necessarily about words. Join us Saturday August 30 for four awesome readers who still know that work is meaningless without words and celebrate what it means to work in both prose and poetry.

Lineup is Jason Baldinger, Stephanie Brea, Adam Matcho, & Dave Newman.

 

ALSO TOMORROW, Christine Stoddard will be doing something (no idea what) at this…