Dancing Girl Press presents an evening of readingsSaturday, July 29th, 7:00 PMFREE
Sarah Gardner?s chapbook, How to Study Birds, was released in June from Dancing Girl Press. Her poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The North American Review, The Cortland Review, Runes Review of Poetry, Calyx, Cranky Literary Journal, and Heliotrope She lives in Texas, where she teaches creative writing to disadvantaged youth through Houston’s Writers in the Schools.
Lina Ramona Vitkauska?s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Aufgabe, Skanky Possum, The Prague Literary Review, The Chicago Review, 5_Trope, Gargoyle, and others. She is co-editor of Milk Magazine (w/ Larry Sawyer) and author of three chapbooks: Failed Star Spawns Planet/Star (Dancing Girl Press, 2006), Shooting Dead Films with Poets (Fractal Edge Press, 2004) and The Meanest Man Contest (mother’s milk press, 2000).
Kristy Bowen is the author of several handmade and limited edition chapbooks, including the most recent, archer avenue. Her work has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Slipstream, Cranky, Swink, and Rhino. Her first full-length collection, the fever almanac, is due out in November from Ghost Road Press. She is the editor of the electronic poetry zine wicked alice, and runs dancing girl press, dedicated to publishing work by women authors.
Perpetual Motion Roadshow #35Featuring Hadassah Hill, Cort Bulloch, Jesse Dangerously, and Brandon WetherbeeSaturday, July 15th, 7:00 PMFREE
…Perpetual Motion Roadshow #35…featuring: expat femme wordsmith HADASSAH HILL from New York City! sorry-ass folk singer CORT BULLOCH from Calgary! secret rap legend JESSE DANGEROUSLY from Halifax! and local opener foul-mouthed friend BRANDON WETHERBEE from Chicago!
Hadassah M. Hill (aka. Axon Panter) is a New York/Toronto-based performance artist and writer. Her work has appeared in Geeks, Misfits and Outlaws (2004) and Without A Net (2003). She toured Ontario and Quebec in 2004/05 with the performance troupe Trash and Ready and has performed at Ladyfest, Cheap Queers, Hysteria, and Mayworks. Her recordings include Bombshell Lexicon (2005) and Bad Girls Belief System (2005). In August, she’s heading to Femme 2006 in San Francisco. Hadassah’s also a textile artist who works in reconstructing/recycling vintage clothing and embroidery, and is Associate Art Director with $pread Magazine. She loves anything on two wheels, and rhinestones.
Cort Bulloch is a roots songwriter raised in southern Alberta. From being a jug hound in the oil patch to selling beads in Peru, Cort has roamed from Tuktoyuktuk to Buenos Aires in search of what he found to be his passion at the ripe age of 23: songwriting! The balance between melody, poetry and up-tempo pieces has him compared to such artists as Arlo Guthrie and Tracy Chapman. His nomadic, tossed salad past, along with his charming stage presence makes for a combination in which you will rarely find in folk songwriters. www.cortmusic.com
Jesse Dangerously is both a fan and a star in Halifax?s hip-hop scene and keeps the city in raps Friday nights as host of CKDU?s The Pavement. He was voted Best MC in this year’s Best of Music poll in Coast magazine. A prolific performer/producer, he has four solo releases and many collaborative credits. He’s brainy and bratty. Fast-talking and sing-songing. Self-aggrandizing and self-deprecating. He has performed at Toronto?s Wavelength and Montreal’s Under Pressure Graffiti Festival. By the time you read this, he’ll have played the North By Northeast festival in Toronto. And probably have been smooched a lot. www.dangerously.ca
Mark Siegel, Editorial Director of First Second BooksSaturday July 8th 7:00PM
Mark Siegel, Editorial Director of First Second Books (and a creator in his own right?he?s won the Bluebonnet Award for his illustrations on Lisa Wheeler?s Sea Dogs, and To Dance, a graphic novel composed by Mark and his wife, will be published by Simon & Schuster in the fall), has created an interactive multi-media presentation about graphic novels. Joann Sfar, Eddie Campbell, Jessica Abel, Matt Madden? all have upcoming projects with First Second Books.
Celebrating the launch of First Second Books, Mark?s presentation will be FUN and informative. Come join the party! With:
Book trailers?Grady Klein, the creator of The Lost Colony, has created a trailer for his graphic novel. Grady is both a comic artist and an animator, which lead him to the creation of a trailer for his graphic novel.
Comics-related music–one of Mark?s areas of interest is the interplay of the worlds of music and art/literature. He expresses this interest through the graphic novels he publishes, like Klezmer, a graphic novel by Joann Sfar about the origin of klezmer music in Eastern Europe.
?Lecture?? Mark is an excellent public speaker, and he?s very passionate on the topic of graphic novels. In this audience-guided lecture, Mark will speak about the position of graphic novels in society, literature, and art today. He?ll discuss the ?explosion? of graphic novels and upcoming media on the horizon.
Comics Jam?great art and great writing in graphic novels today has inspired people everywhere to attempt their own comic art. First Second encourages comics creation with a few simple exercises designed to help people understand the basics of the underlying structure of comics.