Archive for Renée Alberts

8/30 The Bridge Series w/ Springer, Alberts, & Sebak @ Brillobox

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on August 27, 2017 by 6GPress

8PM WEDNESDAY…

The Bridge Series unites the Pittsburgh literary and activist communities to raise awareness and funds for local organizations fighting the good fight in these troubling times.

The series convenes the last Wednesday of each month at The Brillobox. Each installment will feature Pittsburgh’s finest writers and a special guest organization (with proceeds from the evening going directly to that organization).

$5 cover.

Tonight will feature readings from:

Christina Springer is an Alt.Black artist who uses poetry, dance, theatre, film and other visual expressions. Recent visual exhibitions have been at San Jose Martin Luther King Library, Dayton Visual Arts Center and Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Her most recent performance piece “She Diva Died. & Come Again?, was a multi-media performance exploring the challenges and joys raising of a Black man. As an arts organizer, she is the force behind The Svaha Paradox Salon which released its first anthology “Electronic Corpse: Poems From A Digital Salon” edited by M. Ayodele Heath. Her educational outreach work included four site-specific, mixed-media projects with youth at The Tower Of London. Cave Canem helped shape her voice. Springer resides in Pittsburgh where she home educates her son. www.christinaspringer.com

Renée Alberts’ poetry, music, and visual art appear in print, dance performances, live radio shows, and at least one tattoo. She is author of the poetry collections No Water and As They Fall and editor of Natural Language. As Animoon Workshop, she and co-founder Cathie Coleman create jewelry and collage to inspire your inner animal.

Rick Sebak makes unusual television programs.

His slightly wacky documentaries celebrate various aspects of modern American life and the unexpected charms of Pittsburgh. Audiences have learned to recognize his friendly narrative style and the unusual topics that he obviously loves.

He has put together twenty-two individual special programs that make up what is called the Pittsburgh History Series, including a very popular 1988 program titled “Kennywood Memories” about the wonderful old amusement park near Pittsburgh, a show called “Pittsburgh A To Z,” one titled “North Side Story,” and a much imitated documentary titled “Things That Aren’t There Anymore.”

He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He grew up in Bethel Park, PA, in the suburban South Hills of Pittsburgh, and graduated from Bethel Park High School in 1971.

Our guest organization for the evening is Pittsburgh United.

“Pittsburgh United is a coalition of community, labor, faith, and environmental organizations committed to advancing the vision of a community and economy that work for all people. We aspire to create a community where all workers are able to care for themselves and raise their families, sharing in the prosperity generated by economic growth and development.

We are constantly developing organizing, education, advocacy, and communications strategies to fight and win progressive policy campaigns that ensure sustainable communities, raise standards for low-wage workers, and harness economic development and public investment for community benefit. Join us in building a better Pittsburgh for everyone.” http://pittsburghunited.org/

6/4 On Returning: Welcome Back Nikki Allen @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2016 by 6GPress

7PM THIS SATURDAY…

Former Pittsburgh Poet Nikki Allen is returning to town for a vist and we’re celebrating with a night of poetry at East End Book Exchange. Readers for the night include Renee Alberts, Nikki Allen, Jason Baldinger, Dan Shapiro, Scott Silsbe and Vanessa Vesch. The shindig will be hosted by Red Bob Junghanz.

This event is free! This event is BYOB! I believe this will be the first event held by the new owners of EEBX so there will be plenty to celebrate.

Bios to follow for those that read those kinda things

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. He’s traveled the country and written a few books, the latest of which are The Lower 48 (Six Gallery Press) and The Studs Terkel Blues (Night Ballet Press). A short litany of publishing credits include Blast Furnace, The Glassblock, Lilliput Review, Green Panda Press, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, In Between Hangovers, Your One Phone Call and Fuck Art, Let’s Dance. You can hear audio versions of some poems on Bandcamp, just type in his name.

Dan Shapiro is the author of How the Potato Chip Was Invented (sunnyoutside press), Heavy Metal Fairy Tales (Throwback Books), and The 44th-Worst Album Ever (NAP Books). His work has appeared in Word Riot, Barrelhouse, Menacing Hedge, Forklift, Ohio, and elsewhere. He is a poetry and reviews editor for Pittsburgh Poetry Review.

Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit and now lives in Pittsburgh. His poems and prose have appeared in numerous periodicals including Kitchen Sink, Third Coast, Nerve Cowboy, Chiron Review, The Chariton Review, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is the author of two poetry collections: Unattended Fire (Six Gallery Press: 2012) and The River Underneath the City (Low Ghost Press: 2013; 2nd ed.: 2015). He was also a finalist for the Cultural Weekly’s 2014 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize. He is currently at work on a new collection of poems.

4/13 Renee Alberts, Michael Begnal, Che Elias & Kevin Finn @ Amazing Books

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on April 12, 2014 by 6GPress

TOMORROW, the mysterious Che Elias emerges from the shadows for his first reading in quite a long time, along with Renee Alberts, Michael Begnal & the ubiquitous Kevin Finn – an all-star cast of Pittsburgh poetry legends! Listen to the words, buy the books & stock up on Amazing Books brand Bookdarts – my pick for 2013 product of the year.Yeah, should be "PRESENT". Obviously I didn't make the flyer.

4/4 Karen Lillis @ Big Idea, Angele Ellis @ Tattoed Mom, Dan McCloskey @ Locust Moon Comics

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2014 by 6GPress

TONIGHT at 7PM, Karen in Pittsburgh, Angele & Dan in Philly!

Past Future Comics: Artist talk & Signing @ Locust Moon Comics (34 S. 40th St) April 4th, reception 7pm, Presentation 8pm Free To the Public

To celebrate the 5th issue of McCloskey’s monster fighting comic, Top of the Line, Daniel McCloskey and Nils Skeletonballs are going to Philly. In the dual artist talk Skelletonballs will share his research of the unbelievable historical event in which a steamboat was filled with prostitutes during the American Civil War and never allowed land and the graphic novel he wrote to bring this history to life, Ship of Soiled Doves. Daniel McCloskey will discuss the process of writing and producing  Top of the Line, a sci-fi indie serial comic made possible though overwhelming Kickstarter support, and a short history of himself as an artist. McCloskey is the author of the hybrid novel A Film About Billy, and is the founder of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writers project.

7/23 Berkman Fest & Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2013 by 6GPress

For months, the Loose Organization of Surreal Ethereal Realists has been plotting the 6th annual Alexander Berkman Labor & Music Festival. Tomorrow at The Big Idea, their understandably motivated but profoundly misguided plan will be put into direct action, including performances by Rob Gray, Kriscinda Lee Everitt & rabble-rousing 6GP poet Jason Baldinger. Berkman may have flubbed Frick’s assassination, but LOSER always hits the mark with a fun event. Click on Kathy Boykowycz’s charming drawing for more info.

Also tomorrow, in fact at the same time as Berkman Fest, the latest installment of the Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series will transpire at Hemingway’s in Oakland. David Ades, Renée Alberts, Nancy Krygowski & 6GP poet/Low Ghost mastermind Kristofer Collins will be slinging words & taking names (for their mailing list). Go to one, then leave halfway through & go to the other one – who cares, they’re both free!

6/22/13 Lix & Kix aka Crisis Chronicles/Night Ballet Press @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2013 by 6GPress

Saturday, June 22nd @ 7PM @ EEBX, 6GP’s Jason Baldinger will host a FREE performance by local & nonlocal poets.

Pittsburgh’s dynamic duo

Renée Alberts & Nikki Allen

join forces with Cleveland’s small press superteam

John Burroughs & Dianne Borsenik

to fight the crime of not having an awesome reading.

Learn more @ Bookface. BYOB.