February 10, 2012
Doors at 7:30pm; reading at 8:00pm
The 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.
On Friday, February 10, 2012, we’ll be hosting Cavity Search, a literary party of all things sweet and desirous. Join us for an evening of poetry and prose on topics of love, lust, and all those strange feelings in between. Featured readers include Eve Bates, Ana Božičević, Gregory Crosby, Jason Helm, Kendra Grant Malone, Syreeta McFadden, and Erin Rashbaum. The party will be held at Mustard Beak (1670 Gates Avenue #102, basement entrance; L/M train at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues), a brand new event/arts space on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Miracle berries, a fruit that makes all sour foods temporarily taste sweet, will be available to get your gustatory rocks off. There will be love potions, specialty cocktails and beers and desserts, too. Doors open at 7:30. Find out more about the event and your readers for the evening here or RSVP on Facebook.
The moon may be a harsh mistress, but your friends at Moonshot will keep you warm and cozy during our first annual holiday party. Drink your holiday spirits and stick around for a winter reading by four talented writers and poets. Egg nogs! Hot toddies! & now featuring special acoustic performances by the amazing Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt + Thank You Ma’ams.
Please RSVP to email@example.com (or join our Facebook event) to receive the address of The Home Of. The Home Of asks attendees to RSVP to preserve the privacy of the venue, which inevitably enhances your experience. The venue is located one block from the 4th Avenue and 9th Street subway stop, serviced by the F, R, and G trains, in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, NY
Featuring readings by:
Jessica Elsaesser is a brunette prose poet living in Brooklyn with a passion for small objects.
Miles Klee‘s writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Awl, The Huffington Post, The New York Observer, Salon, The Millions, and many other publications, online and off-. His debut novel, Ivyland, is currently available from OR Books.
Nicole Steinberg is the editor of the literary anthology Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms with Queens, as well as an editor at large at LIT magazine. Her poetry has appeared in H_NGM_N, No Tell Motel, BOMB, Gulf Coast, and other publications. She is the author of Birds of Tokyo (Dancing Girl Press, 2011) and founder of Earshot, a NYC reading series. She currently lives in Philadelphia, where she paints her nails.
Nicole Treska lives in Harlem and teaches writing and literature at The City College of New York. She turns up early to most things, and is rarely prepared for the weather. She is susceptible, and loud, and working on it.
Our third issue, Secret, will be released on Monday, November 21, 2011, at the lovely and captivating OBSERVATORY in Brooklyn. There will be a short reading and a reception as part of our ensorcelling celebration (Yeah, we totally said ensorcelling). This release is presented by Phantasmaphile and will have a suggested donation of $5 for the venue generously allowing us to use their space.
With readings by:
T.M. De Vos
Stay tuned as we post work from Issue #3 on the site up until the release. In the meantime, you can RSVP on our Facebook page and dream of all the captivating work to come. A special thanks to Lauren Demith Chung for allowing us to use her “Zodiac Repeat” in the promotional image for the release.