Saturday April 10th 2PM at Quimbys
Rich Mackin of Book of letters, Dear Mr. Mackin, and Thank You For Your Continued Interest along with Blair Vail, a blues and jazz inspired singer, songwriter & poet. Will Perform.
Rich Mackin has been harassing corporate America for over a decade now with his ongoing letter writing campaigns that he reads from as “Consumer Defense Corporate Poetry”. He returns to Quimby’s with his latest collections of letters, including the Gorsky Press trade paperback, Thank You For Your Continued Interest and the 18th issue of his acclaimed zine, Book of Letters. See what happens when Rich tells McDonalds to die, hear Rich ask George W about beef jerky, and marvel at Starbucks haiku. Rich will also tell stories about cross-country travels and the drama of this past year.
Blair Vail is a blues and jazz inspired singer/songwriter/poet. Born and raised in Rochester, NY and now residing in Portland, OR, she has performed at a host of poetry and music venues, cafes and pizza parlors as a spoken word poet, solo performer and member of the experimental poetry band, Dream Engine. This tour coincides with the release of her new CD, Entanglements and Disconnections, which expands on ideas touched upon in her 2001 album, Voice. She joins Rich Mackin on a tour of zinedom with a new chapbook of her poetry.
A Reading of tales filled with hope, despair, agony, real human emotion, and words, brought to you by Gregory Jacobsen, Patrick Bertram, and Daniel Gleason.
Thursday February 26th 8:00PM
This is your chance to meet three of Alexandre Dumas’s most valued ghost writers during the period in which he ‘wrote’ Count of Monte Christo, and more importantly, Le Chevalier De Maison-Rouge. Come hear them read stories they did not totally get screwed out of credit for on this magical night. And please-remember to wear your most frilly 19th Century garb!
Gregory Jacobsen paints pictures. He performs in a band called “Lovely Little Girls.” He cuts up pulp novels, cookbooks, encyclopedias, and medical books to write his concrete prose.
Patrick Bertram is a local resident. He is moving though, and would like to spend more quality time with his friend Dan, so he is glad to be here. May your time here tonight refresh you.
Dan Gleason writes incessantly because no one will talk to him. He is a scotch guard huffer. He sells 9 books at Quimby’s because it makes him feel like ‘a somebody.’ Dan is currently in his house nursing a large boil under is right ear lobe.
Sex Crimes reading with Lawrence Santoro and Wayne Allen Sallee
Friday January 9th 7PM
Sex Crimes, the latest title from Chanting Monks Press (this in tandem with Boneyard
Press) has been released and hits with all the impact of a kidney punch delivered by a Chicago hit man wearing brass knuckles. Featuring 15 tales by denizens of the fiction world\’s seedy underbelly, this anthology is packed with stories no other publishers wanted: orphans, the editors refer to them as, and all the stragglers in this orphanage have been abused.
Sex Crimes contains fiction by the likes of: David J. Schow (The Crow, LEATHERFACE: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, Red Nails), Wayne Allen Sallee (For You, the Living, Bumpyface, Year’s Best Horror and Sci Fi), Christa Faust (Hot Blood, Control Freak), Hart D. Fisher (Poems for the Dead, The Garbage Man), Joseph M. Monks (The Night Terrors, Stuff Out’a My Head, Cry For Dawn), Stephen Elliott (Jones Inn, Politically Inspired, What It Means to Love You), Stephen Bissette (Taboo, Swamp Thing) and others. Among the illustrators providing the graphic backbone for the tales are: Frank Forte (The Vampire Verses), Stephen Bissette, John Cassaday (Captain America, Dark Angel), James Helkowski (LEGION), Bryan Baugh (The Jackie Chan Hour, Agony in Black) and horror legend Bernie Wrightson (Stephen King’s The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Callah, Creepshow, Heavy Metal, The Stand) and others.
15 tales dealing with the topic of sex and crime with no boundaries, no holds barred, and no pulled punches. Stories other anthologies and publishers were afraid to publish.
Local authors Lawrence Santoro and Wayne Allen Sallee will be reading and signing copies of Sex Crimes
For more info see www.chantingmonks.com