Sunday, April 03, 2005

New York drawls

I will joining a group of very cool authors in New York for two special nights:

Hazards of Globalisation: Entertainment by Foreigners. The ex-pat artists in this city are mostly busy being New Yorkers like everyone else. At this cabaret, though, they revert to their ├ętranger status and express their ideas about where they've come from vs. the country they've come to. Think of it as a mini-Olympics of music, theatre, dance, spoken-word, and video art. Tuesday, April 12th, 10 pm. Galapagos Art Space, 70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg. (L to Bedford Ave.) 718 782-5188. Free.

Don't Blame Canada: Some of Canada's most entertaining poets and writers talk and perform work about cross-border mutual misunderestimations. David McGimpsey, Adeena Karasick, Catherine Kidd, Corey Frost, Jon Paul Fiorentino, Ian Ferrier, and Amanda Marchand. Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery. 212-614-0505. Wed., April 13th. 10 pm. $5 (US or Can. dollars.)

These will sort of be my NYC Asthmatica launches. Hope to see you there.


Jonathan Ball said...

I recently read your Asthmatica book and thought it was fantastic and very funny. In the true spirit of high comedy I read it all during intermissions between bands while out to see The Queens of the Stone Age in concert. I finished "The Longlist" just as the lights came down and Josh Homme stepped onto the stage. Good luck with the NYC events, they sound like fun. Now I am off to see if I can convince Cooley to go out for drinks. I'm sure it won't be too difficult.

J said...

It is a quick and easy read, eh? So glad you liked it Jonathan! My love to Cooley. I've been reading some Cooley texts to my poetry workshop!

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