Monthly Archive for June, 2004

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An evening of readings with Mike Smith, Mickey Hess & Andrew Walker

Jun ’04
12:00 am

An evening of readings with Mike Smith, Mickey Hess & Andrew WalkerSaturday, July 10th, 7:00 PM
Mike Smith is a writer, but makes more by working at libraries and radio stations. Two of his stories have appeared in the Edward Society. He once used his training in English to teach high school Math. Tell Christian I\’m Sorry is his first novel and is loosely based on Smith\’s life, from his Fairdale, Kentucky upbringing to his short-lived teaching career.
Mickey Hess lives in Louisville, Kentucky, city of Colonel Sanders\’ grave and the KFC world headquarters. Author of Big Wheel at the Cracker Factory, Nobody Likes a Smartass, and El Cumpleanos de Paco, Mickey is proud to be included in the forthcoming McSweeney\’s Humor Anthology. He teaches writing at Indiana University Southeast.
Andrew Walker has performed at places like the University of Louisville and Indiana University Southeast. He attends both of these universities simultaneously and enjoys his studies in writing. His story A Religious Revelation Without the Religion will be featured in the upcoming anthology, Where Handstands Surprise Us: The Best of the Bean Street Reading Series.
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Richard Metzger of DISINFO

Jun ’04
12:00 am

Richard Metzger live in-store
Saturday June 5th 2PM
Disinformation co-founder and “wicked warlock” Richard Metzger signs and discusses the company\’s book and DVD releases.
A highlight of the afternoon is the screening of rarely seen clips from the infamous “banned” Disinformation TV series, first aired on Channel 4 in the UK and bought for the US by SciFi Network, whose executives panicked once they realized what they had bought and promptly shelved the episodes. The Los Angeles Times described the show as “The Punk Rock 60 Minutes”.
Segments include revelations on transsexual glamor chic; Brice Taylor, the alleged “CIA brain-slave” (who claimed Sylvester Stallone made her have sex with dolphins); and the high-tech, alien-connected Montauk Project. Metzger\’s favorite artists, Joe Coleman and Paul Laffoley, were featured, as were segments from the notorious Uncle Goddamn, a mentally challenged and brutally extreme version of Jackass.

Perpetual Motion Roadshow #14

Jun ’04
12:00 am

Quimby?s welcomesThe Perpetual Motion Roadshow #14
Starring Gavin Grant, Geoffrey Goodwinand, Lisa LadouceurMonday, July 12th, 8:00pm
Gavin J. Grant moved from Scotland to the USA in 1991. He worked in bookshops in LA and Boston and then for He lives in Northampton, MA with his wife, Kelly Link, and is trying to balance freelancing, Small Beer Press, and renovating an old farmhouse. Since 1996 he has published a zine, Lady Churchill?s Rosebud Wristlet. He reviews for BookPage and Xerography Debt and has written for the Hartford Courant, Time Out New York, Scifiction, The Urban Pantheist, Full Unit Hookup, Surgery of Modern Warfare, and .is this a cat? His accent comes through when he reads.
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Geoffrey H. Goodwin is a sober and decent person, but he’s terrified of reality. Some people go “EeEeEek!” when they see a rodent or a tarantula –and Geoffrey sometimes does that too — but he’s most often left gasping by things that occur in the “real world.” (This is not to say that both rodents and tarantulas are not sometimes considered “real,” but this rapidly devolves into an epic ramble involving semantics, mousetraps and segmented legs.) So, most of all, Geoffrey H. Goodwin performs speculative fiction, strange off-kilter rants that attempt to make the strange, strange world make sense, sense, sense.
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Liisa Ladouceur writes poems and reads signs. She was born with one i in Penetanguishene, Ontario a small town famous for its asylum and curlers. She got out with her sanity and her hair crimper and landed in Toronto, where she works as a rock critic/pop culture pundit for papers (eye weekly) and radio (CBC). Recently, her obsession with signs has resulted in a series of poems composed entirely from words photographed in public spaces. She will read these, with accompanying photos, along with new Sign Language poems created in each city of the tour, performed fresh nightly, nicely.
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