Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Dire Literary BBQ

2010'S EVENT!

A plate of food, music and three features all for $8!





Food at 6 PM
Acoustic music by The Old Edison at 7 PM




Readings at 8 PM with
Michael Schiavone
George Wallace
Chestnut Growler reads from, "How Punk Rock Saved My Ass"

$8 DONATION includes a plate of food (dogs and burgers), music and readings. How Punk Rock Saved My Ass, will be on sale.

For more info http://www.direreader.com/

Michael Schiavone has been writing professionally since 2000. A graduate of Dickinson College and Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Michael has worked as a stockbroker, a web content editor, a bartender, a teacher, and a lot in between. Currently he works as an Emergency Medical Technician and a Day Trader (read: gambler).

After spending many years in San Francisco and Santa Fe, he's now returned to New England where he lives on Cape Ann with his wife, son, and three dogs. When not writing, Michael practices mixed martial arts (gets his ass kicked) and obsessively cleans his house.
His first novel, Call Me When You Land, is forthcoming from Permanent Press in 2011. His story collection, You'd Be Crazy Not to Love It Here, is represented by Barbara Braun Associates, Inc.

Currently he's at work on his next novel, Drive-Thru Redemption.


George Wallace Based in New York and a regular on the performance scene, George Wallace -- author of eighteen chapbooks of poetry -- tours nationally and internationally to read his work at cafes, universities and festivals. A trained musician as well as a master poet, he has performed from the Bowery Poetry Club to Carnegie Hall, from the Beat Museum to Woodstock, from Boston to Fort Lauderdale, and from the Dylan Thomas Centre to Shakespeare & Co, Paris and Cindy Sheehan's 2005 protest encampment in Crawford Tx. He appears frequently in the United Kingdom from Cornwall to Cumbria and London to Liverpool, and has read in Italy, Ireland, Denmark and Greece. And he's appeared at many festivals across United States, from the Woody Guthrie Festival, Lowell Celebrates Kerouac, Howlfest and Kenneth Patchen Festival to the Insomniacathon in Lexington, Kentucky. Praised for the 'Whitmanian breadth' of his voice, and his distinctive merger of bop prosody and surreal commentary, recent years have seen Wallace on stage in collaboration with musicians or on the card with them -- a list that includes David Amram, Thurston Moore, DJ Spooky, John Sinclair, Paul Winston, Joan Baez, Steve Earle and Levon Helm. Among his associations are such Beat, Post-Beat, Progressive and Alternative figures as John Cassady, Steve Dalachinsky, Ira Cohen, Peter Max, Charles Plymell, Janine Pommy Vega, Andy Clausen, Antler, Bob Holman, AD Winans, Donovan and others.


Chestnut Growler reading from How Punk Rock Saved My Ass.

Punk Rock Saved My Ass

Our newly published anthology. A world wide collaboration of authors influenced by the cultural storm called "Punk Rock." For some it was a shelter from youthful angst, for others, an artistic outlet, or a way to rage, but all agree that it changed their lives forever. This book comes from the voices of bakers, computer geeks, performance artist, poets, writers musicians, parents and more. You'll never listen to a punk rock song again the same way after you read Punk Rock Saved My Ass.
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