February 10, 2012
Doors at 7:30pm; reading at 8:00pm
Mustard Beak, 1670 Gates Avenue #102 (basement entrance), Queens (border of Ridgewood and Bushwick)
L, M trains to Myrtle-Wyckoff Aves.
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Moonshot presents an intimate night of storytelling. Candle-lit, candy scripture, another heart-o-gram and a dozen roses. Join a variety of talented poets, writers, and raconteurs as they address all things desire in a sex-positive reading space.
For all you tart hearts, we will have Miracle Berries, which temporarily trip the tastebuds and make all sour things taste wonderfully sweet. There will be cocktails/love potions in glass vials, and beer (not in beer vials). There will also be desserts and other treats.
Featuring readings by: Eve Bates, Ana Božičević, Gregory Crosby, Jason Helm, Kendra Grant Malone, Syreeta McFadden,and more.
ABOUT THE READERS
Eve Bates can go from mumbling to screaming in very few seconds. She has two degrees that are best used as doorstops and has recently gone back to school to pursue a useful one. She regrets this decision.
Ana Božičević is the author of Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009) and five chapbooks of poetry, most recently War on a Lunchbreak (Belladonna*, 2011). With Željko Mitić, she is the editor of The Day Lady Gaga Died: an Anthology of NYC Poetry of the 21st Century (in Serbian, Peti talas/The Fifth Wave, 2011). Her translation-in-progress of Zvonko Karanović’s It Was Easy to Set the Snow on Fire recently received a PEN American Center/NYSCA grant. With Amy King, Ana co-edits esque and the PEN Poetry Series, and works and studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Gregory Crosby‘s work has appeared in Court Green, Copper Nickel, Epiphany, Ping Pong, Rattle and numerous other journals that sound like nail polish colors. He used to be an art critic, but then thought better of it. He is currently co-editor, with Jillian Brall, of the online poetry journal Lyre Lyre.
Jason Helm has a B.A. in French Civilization and Literature from the University of Minnesota and a Masters from Sarah Lawrence College in Fiction. He’s been a professor at Pratt Institute for the past four years, where he teaches the Junior Writing Studio and a craft class called Hyperrealism. His artistic goals are to bridge the working class and literary worlds and to introduce new gay paradigms. His chapbook, Fetish, is forthcoming from Birds of Lace.
Kendra Grant Malone‘s first book of poetry Everything Is Quiet is available from Scrambler Books and her second collection of poetry, co-written with Matthew Savoca is available from Dark Sky Books.
Syreeta McFadden is a Brooklyn based writer, photographer and adjunct professor of English. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Religion Dispatches and others. She is a member of the louderARTS Project and is an editor of the online literary magazine, Union Station. She is currently writing a book of undetermined size and scope.