Perpetual Motion Roadshow #13
starring Nick Mamatas, Frank Duff and Jasmin Dreame Wagner.
Thursday, June 21st, 8:00pm
Nick Mamatas writes all sorts of stuff, from horror novels to case studies of South Korean urban insurrections. His stuff has appeared in the Village Voice, Razor, The Whirligig, and Disinformation Books anthologies. He’ll be reading from the hate mail he received for his first novel, the Keruoacian/Lovecraftain novel MOVE UNDER GROUND.
More info at http://kynn.com/wwnkd
Frank Duff is not a well-educated, well-bred or even well-behaved person. This hasn’t however prevented him from achieving various degrees of success as a computer programmer, bicycle messenger and novelist. As a rookie roadshower, Frank Duff will be making harsh indictments against the world and everyone in it in the form of spoken word poetry and also reading from his punk rock novel Lysergically Yours.
More info at http://frankduff.com
Jasmine Dreame Wagner likes Clydesdale horses and hitchiking around developing countries. Unfortunately, there are few ponies in Brooklyn, and New York City is certainly well-developed, so she has to travel quite frequently in order to satiate her needs. Thanks to the Roadshow, she’ll be bringing her stories on the road, reading from her zine, Songs About Ghosts, and sharing tales about abandoned Soviet military bases in Estonia, the wildflowers of Nova Scotia, and where to find the best pizza and punkhouse shows in Brooklyn. Her interests include falling in love, telling the truth, and you.
More info at http://songsaboutghosts.com
An Evening with Lady Churchill?s Rosebud Wristlet
Tuesday, June 1st, 7:30 PM
A Night of Readings and Perhaps More from the pages of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet
Hannah Wolf Bowen is a Philosophy major, an assistant editor for the Fortean Bureau, and the person of an ungrateful (yet adorable) horse and a neurotic (yet adorable) dog. Some of her stories have found homes. Others have not. These things happen.
John Trey attempts to exploit whatever meager talents he possesses from an old house in a suburb in the Midwest, where he keeps all brooms locked safely in a closet. When not writing, reading, or critiquing, he often can be found playing with his daughter, listening to jazz, or pondering the mysteries of invisibility.
Dave Schwartz’s “The Ichthymancer Writes His Friend with an Account of the Yeti’s Birthday Party”, was the lead story in LCRW 13. Schwartz is the reincarnation of a famous dancing bear who once entertained thousands of Bolivian mine workers. He is indigenous to the Midwestern United States, and traces of his spoor have appeared in On Spec and Flashquake.org. He prefers tea, thank you. He appears on the edge of publishing a zine.
Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link (Stranger Things Happen) publish the zine, Lady Churchill\’s Rosebud Wristlet and run Small Beer Press. They read an awful lot (Kelly quickly, Gavin not so) and write sometimes. They have driven here from Northampton, MA. Apropos of nothing, but we also have 2 new books coming out, 2 new chapbooks, and a new issue of our zine. People ask why is the press called Small Beer Press? We just like beer!
More info is at: http://www.lcrw.net/lcrw/index.htm
Musical group PALcelebrates the release of their new 7″ recordwith a night of music and readings
Friday, June 25th, 8:00 PM
The musical group PAL, will be celebrating the release of Audio Peace Treaty a new seven inch record with a delightful night of music and reading.
Musing on the subject of rock and roll will be Joe Meno, Katherine Raz, Keith Helt, Seth Emily, Nathan Cowing (of Pegasvs), and Erica Burkhart (of the Sunday Toredowns). The band PAL will play an exclusive acoustic rending of the 7″ and the Jugglers of Death
will try not to burn the store down.
You will like it!
More info is at: www.palpalpal.net
The 2ndHand celebrates the release of All Hands On
Live at Quimby?s
Thursday, July 1st, 7:00 PM
ALL HANDS ON: A THE2NDHAND Reading is a reading, indeed, a performance of works included in ALL HANDS ON: A THE2NDHAND Reader, the newly released anthology of the best work published in Chicago\’s broadsheet and online weekly for new writing, THE2NDHAND. Contributors to the book perform, along with the editors and various guest, whose simian hi-jinx can be anticipated, but not announced. We\’re keeping our ears up.
JOHN H. MATTHEWS has had fiction published in Inkburns, The Whirligig, and
Pindeldyboz and used to play drums for Six Slug Vacation. He lives in
BRIAN COSTELLO spent his unmemorable (to him) infancy in Creve Coeur, Missouri; his idyllic (to him) childhood in Peoria, Illinois; his dramatic (to him) adolescence in unincorporated Seminole County, Florida; a lost year (to all concerned) in Gainesville, Florida; AND his enchanted (to a few maybe, if not many, some though, definitely) adulthood in Chicago, Illinois. He was first published in THE2NDHAND, and has since been published in New City Chicago, Bridge, Sleepwalk, Hair Trigger, Horizontal Action, Maximumrocknroll, and others. He plays drums for the Functional Blackouts, and hosts a live talk show at the Empty Bottle. We had a chance to meet up with Brian at Spago Chicago, where he was flirting with Amanda Puck while wolfing down bruschetta and calamari appetizers. When asked \”Are you still working on your appetizers?\” he answered, \”Yes. Yes I am.\”
TODD DILLS lives in Chicago and is author of For Weeks Above the Umbrella, a collection published in 2002. His work has appeared in various publications, including Little Engines, Pindeldyboz, New City, the Chicago Reader, and others. He is the founding editor of THE2NDHAND.
JEB GLEASON-ALLURED dreams in heavy metal and describes his stories as postconscious. Yes. He lives in Chicago and is an editor at THE2NDHAND.