Tuesday, December 2, 2014

12/05/14 2nd Annual Prose! Poetry! Party! at Cornelia St. Cafe

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Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe

Prose! Poetry! Party! 2!

Featuring Stories and Poems by
Meagan Brothers, Thomas Fucaloro, Jane LeCroy
Robert Gibbons, Karen Hildebrand, Ron Kolm
John S. Paul, Janet Hamill, Richard Vetere
David Lawton, Puma Perl, Peter Carlaftes, Kat Georges

Friday, December 5, 6 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.)
Admission: $8 (includes a drink) 
Additional information, e-mail: info@threeroomspress.com

Three Rooms Press presents the Second Annual Prose! Poetry! Party! featuring award-winning authors (and kick-ass performers!) including novelist/poet Meagan Brothers, Pushcart-nominated poet Thomas Fucaloro, singer/poet Jane LeCroy, poet/activist Robert Gibbons, poet/playwright Karen Hildebrand, publisher/poet Ron Kolm, painter/poet John S. Paul, writer/poet Janet Hamill, playwright/novelist Richard Vetere, poet/actor David Lawton, poet/performance artist Puma Perl and Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. The event is sure to be fun and warm and thrilling and hilarious—sometimes all at the same time! And it is only $8 to get in — which includes a FREE DRINK! Holey-moley!! Be there and enjoy!

ABOUT THREE ROOMS PRESS
Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts. Three Rooms Press books are distributed in the U.S. and internationally by PGW/Perseus.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

09/05/14 TRP Presents: Labor Par-tay: A Look at All Things Labor: The Party, The Job, The Birth of a New Creation


Keep the spirit of Labor Day going (and maybe make summer last just a little bit longer!) as Three Rooms Press present Labor Par-tay, the latest edition of The Monthly, with performances by and about all things labor: The Party, The Job, The Birth of a New Creation.

Our featured lineup includes Randy Credico, 2014 New York State Gubernatorial candidate and political activist; Jonathan Tasini, publisher of Working Life blog and author of The Audacity of Greed, John McDonagh, comedic political activist and WBAI radio host and producer; Lydia Cortes, poet and author of Lust for Lust and Whose Place; and Quincy R. Lehr, Historian, poet, and critic, and author of Heimat Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will co-host the event. 

LABOR PAR-TAY!

Friday, September 5, 6 pm 
Doors open 5:45 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (btwn W. 4th & Bleecker)
212-989-9319. 

Admission $8 (includes a free drink)

LABOR PAR-TAY is the latest installment of The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe, a unique series curated by Three Rooms Press that brings together leading poets, intellectuals, performers and rebels on a different topic each month. THREE ROOMS PRESS is a New York-based, fiercely independent publisher inspired by Dada, Punk and Passion. CORNELIA STREET CAFE is a Greenwich Village institution offering live jazz and literary events 7 nights a week, plus delicious food and superb drinks.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:

RANDY CREDICO is an American political candidate, comedian, activist and the former Director of the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice. He is the subject of the award-winning documentary 60 Spins Around the Sun, and is currently a candidate for governor of New York State. 

JONATHAN TASINI publishes the blog Working Life, one of the original blogs devoted solely to work and the economy. He has served as president of the National Writers Union for 13 years. His is the author of The Audacity of Greed: Free Markets, Corporate Thieves, and the Looting of America, and It’s Not Raining, We’re Being Peed On: The Scam of the Deficit Crisis.

JOHN McDONAGH is a comedic political activist and radio host and producer. He hosts the weekly WBAI show Radio Free Eireann, a program which covers the Irish freedom struggle from an Irish Republican point of view. From the front seat of his yellow cab, he has been driving New York City crazy for 30 years.

LYDIA CORTES is a Williamsburg born rican and author of two poetry collections, LUST FOR LUST and WHOSE PLACE. Her next collection will be called either Park Avenue, Brooklyn or Rice and Beans Sandwich.

QUINCY R. LEHR is a historian specializing in late nineteenth-to-early-twentieth-century social and political history, as well as a poet and critic. He has published widely in both prose and verse, and his most recent book, Heimat, is a long poem fusing his historical and literary concerns. He lives in Brooklyn and is the associate editor of The Raintown Review.  



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dog Daze Reading 08-01-14 at Cornelia Street Cafe
Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe

Dog Daze

Celebrating the Dog Days of Summer 
with Poems & Stories By and About NYC’s Favorite Pets

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 6 PM

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (between W. 4th & Bleecker) | 212-989-9319

Featured performers:
PAM BELLUCK New York Times health and science reporter and author (Island Practice)
TOM RAGÚ Comedian, host of "The Tom Ragú Sit-Down Comedy Show” and "Tom Ragú and Friends”
T.C. GARDSTEIN Poet, editor, astrologer, performer; author of Circuit
TIA LEWIS Short story author and Cornell University student

Plus hosts PETER CARLAFTES and KAT GEORGES

Hot enough for ya? Duh! The Dog Days of Summer are here. Cool off as Three Rooms Press celebrate the Dog Daze, a literary salon with stories and poems by and about NYC’s favorite pets (don’t worry — we’ll cover cats too!). Friday, August 1, 6 pm at Cornelia Street Cafe. Our featured lineup includes New York Times health and science writer PAM BELLUCK (Island Practice); professor, writer, pundit and political satirist TOM RAGÚ (comedian, host of “The Tom Ragú Sit-Down Comedy Show” and “Tom Ragú and Friends”); poet, editor, astrologer T.C. GARDSTEIN (Circuit) plus the debut performance of short story writer & Cornell University Student TIA LEWIS. Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat (not Cat!) Georges will co-host the event.

DOG DAZE READING

Friday, August 1, 6 pm 
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (btwn W. 4th and Bleecker) 212-989-9319

Admission $8 (includes a free drink) Details: info@threeroomspress.com

DOG DAZE is the latest installment of The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe, a unique series curated by Three Rooms Press that brings together leading poets, intellectuals, performers and budding rebels on a different topic each month. THREE ROOMS PRESS is a New York-based, fiercely independent publisher inspired by Dada, Punk and Passion. CORNELIA STREET CAFE is a Greenwich Village institution offering live jazz and literary events 7 nights a week, plus delicious food and superb drinks.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

6/21: LA-Di-DADA!! 2nd Annual Los Angeles Dada Festival at Beyond Baroque


Join Three Rooms Press on the West Coast as we present ¡LA DI DADA!, A Highly Eclectic Performance Event Hell-Bent on Blowing Minds, plus the official West Coast launch of Maintenant 8: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art! Saturday, June 21, 2013, 3:30-6:00 pm at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291
, Phone 1-310-822-3006.

Prepare for an afternoon of incredibly provocative, eclectic art and performance on as Three Rooms Press presents ¡LA DI DADA! a wild ride of contemporary DaDa performance and poetry by leading maverick artists.

The event includes the West Coast launch of the internationally-renowned Maintenant 8: Journal of Contemporary DaDa Writing and Art (2014, Three Rooms Press), which features more than 100 visual and literary works by artists and writers worldwide. The event takes place Saturday, June 21, 3:30-6 pm at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice. Costumes encouraged.

Featured performers include performance artist-musician Exene Cervenka (X, The Knitters), famed playwright-poet Doug Knott (Last of the Knotts), performance poet extraordinaire Linda J. Albertano, award-winning Los Angeles poet-performer Laurel Ann Bogen, LA Dada founders Mike M. Mollett and Neal Skooter Taylor, DadaNY founders Joanie Hieger Fritz Zosike and Robert Hieger, and New York-based British/American performance poet Jane Ormerod. Additional performers include poet-playwright Jan Michael Alejandro, LA-based poet/storyteller Marie Lecrivain, Fluxus artist Bibiana Padilla Maltos and poet-performer Christian Georgescu. Three Rooms Press co-directors and New York-based performance artists Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will host.

A highlight of this year's event will include an effort to conjure up the DADA spirit of artist/poet/racounteur Bob Brannaman. Plus special surprise guest stars will be on hand to perform and add to the adventure.

General admission is $10; discounted admission for seniors, students and Beyond Baroque members is $5. Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center is at 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, phone: 310-822-3006. For additional information and reservations, email info@threeroomspress.com.


About Maintenant 8

Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary DaDa Writing and Art (Three Rooms Press, 2014) is the most recent installment of an annual series published since 2005. The current issue features work by Charles Plymell, Mike Watt, Grant Hart, Gerard Malanga, A.D. Winans, Jerome Rothenberg, John M. Bennett, S.A. Griffin, Claude Pelieu, Mary Beach, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Joel Hubaut, Philip Meersman, Peter Waugh, Luc Fierens, Renaat Ramon, Patrice Lerochereuil and many more. Copies will be available for purchase at the event, and are available online at http://threeroomspress.com/authors/maintenant-dada-journal/


About Three Rooms Press

Three Rooms Press is a fiercely independent New York-based publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts. Three Rooms Press books are distributed in the U.S. and internationally by PGW/Perseus.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

6/6/14: HAVE A NYC 3: New York Short Stories Launch at The Monthly @ Cornelia St Cafe 6pm



Join the fun as we celebrate the launch of HAVE A NYC 3: New York Short Stories, the third installment of the thrilling anthology of provocative short stories based in New York City. This version includes work by renowned crime/thriller author Lawrence Block (Hit Me, Eight Million Ways to Die), Richard Vetere (The Writers Afterlife, The Third Miracle), Kirpal Gordon (New York at Twilight: Selected Tales of Gotham's Weird & Eerie), Paul Sohar (True Tales of a Fictitious Spy), Ron Kolm (Divine Comedy), Bonny Finberg (Kali’s Day) along with Liz Axelrod, Gil Fagiani, Michael Gatlin, Peter Marra, J. Anthony Roman, Angela Sloan, Chera Thompson, Nina Zivancevic and Joanie Hieger Zosike.

The book is edited by Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes (I Fold With the Hand I Was Dealt, A Year on Facebook) and Kat Georges (Our Lady of the Hunger). 

The book is part of the Three Rooms Press Modern Noir Anthology series and will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $8, which includes a free drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker (http://corneliastreecafe.com). Reservations and additional information: info@threeroomspress.com. 

Have a NYC 3 is the part of The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe, a unique series curated by Three Rooms Press that brings together leading poets, intellectuals, performers and budding rebels on a different topic each month. 

Be there!

Launch Party for the thrilling New York-based short story anthology
with readings by select authors in this year’s edition

Friday, JUNE 6, 6 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
http://corneliastreetcafe.com
29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.)
212-989-9319 Admission: $8 (includes a free drink)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 7: Dada Performance Salon in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC

Three Rooms Press presents Part 2 of the 7th Annual


NYC Dada Poetry and Performance Salon

featuring the NYC launch of

Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art 

PLUS 

Silent Auction of Original Drawing by French/American Artist MARY BEACH

Wednesday, May 7, 7 pm in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge

Admission free 
 Modern day Dada poets, collagists, performers and artists are creating disruptive, controversial and thrilling works that continue the spirit of the avant garde art movement sprung from the horror of World War I. Their work will be featured the 2nd of two NYC Dada Poetry and Performance Salons on May 7 in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge. Additional information and reservations: info@threeroomspress.com. Costumes encouraged! 

The event will feature readings and performances by Los Angeles-based performance artist Doug Knott, British-American sound-visual poet Jane Ormerod, world-renowned beat-jazz poet Steve Dalachinsky, DADA-NYC founders Robert Hieger and Joanie Hieger Fritz Zosike, the Dude of Dada Peter Carlaftes, art by avant-garde photographer Philip Scalia plus a silent auction of original artwork by famed French/American artist Mary Beach.

Original drawing by Mary Beach to be auctioned 5/7 About the SILENT AUCTION of Mary Beach original artwork

ORIGINAL DRAWING by MARY BEACH (1989) will be available at Silent Auction on Wednesday May 7th at The Gallery @LPR (7-9:30pm). Three Rooms Press is excited and honored to present this rare opportunity to own an original work of art from one of the most accomplished women artists of the latter-part of the 20th Century. The bidding will start at $500. Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach met in 1962 and, until Claude's unfortunate passing in December of 2002, shared an exemplary rich and creative life. Traveling extensively while living primarily in Paris, New York and San Francisco, their existence was a bohemian adventure during which they ceaselessly explored and continuously created: With a keen and graceful eye they deconstruct, critique and reinterpret the classical and contemporary worlds of art and media, while creating striking new works of wit and beauty -- drawing subconscious associations that are both mysterious and poetic. Long hailed in Claude's native France as the natural inheritors of the Surrealist legacy (a direct line has been drawn by French critics from Picasso and Braque to Schwitters and Duchamp to Warhol and Pélieu), their works are highly prized and respected. However, in Mary's native America, the pair remains relatively unknown, their work still awaits discovery by both mainstream critics and collectors. Additional information about Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach here.

Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and ArtAbout MAINTENANT 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art

A stunning annual collection of contemporary Dada writing and art by an international array of sensational artists. Provocative, disruptive and essential for collectors of contemporary radical art. Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art (ISBN: 978-0-9895125-1-0, Three Rooms Press, $15.95) is the seventh edition of an annual collection of contemporary Dada work inspired by Dada instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan. Since 2008, the Three Rooms Press series has collected outsider art, poetry, mail art, collages and more from around the world. Maintenant 8 features art and visual poetry by a wide range of internationally recognized creators and provocateurs including William S. Burroughs, Jerome Rothenberg, Charles Plymell, Grant Hart, Mike Watt, Exene Cervenka, Pontus Carle, Irene Caesar, Volodymyr Bilyk, John M. Bennett, Giovanni Fontana, S.A. Griffin, Fausto Grossi, Patrice Lerochereuil, Gerard Malanga, Kazunori Murakami, Paolo Pelosini, Johan Reisser, Poul Weile and many more. The series has been recognized worldwide as a leading source of contemporary Dada art and writing, with editors invited to present material from the journal with contributors at events in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Berlin.

What the heck is Dada?

The original Dada movement peaked from 1916-1922, primarily involved visual arts, literature—poetry, art manifestoes, art theory—theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule what its participants considered to be the meaninglessness of the modern world. In addition to being anti-war, dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchist in nature.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

4/4/14: First Annual NYC Code Poetry Performance Festival!!


Three Rooms Press presents 

The First Annual 

NYC Code Poetry Performance Festival 

a celebration of code poetry for National Poetry Month 

Friday, April 4 | 6 pm | Cornelia Street Cafe 

29 Cornelia Street (btwn W. 4th and Bleecker) | 212-989-9319 

Code poetry performance is changing the landscape of the poetry scene! Code poetry -- poems written in computer code -- has found new resonance in a world increasing integrated with electronics.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, "Code poets find resonance between the constraints of programming and the traditional rules of peotry, where forms like the sonnet dictate strict rhyme schemes and syllable counts." Code poets are masters of both programming and poetry, and are compelling -- and daring -- visual and performance artists.

The First Annual NYC Code Poetry Performance Festival presents five top New York-based code poets, who will astound with their interpretations and breakthroughs transforming poetry as we know it. Featured code poets include Todd Anderson with Thomas Fucaloro, Ishac Bertran, Jonathan Dahan, Josh Galeota-Sprung, Jonathan Wohl with Andy Dayton, and host Kat Georges. 

Admission: $12, includes a free drink. Additional info: info@threeroomspress.com 

Press: for photos and press passes, please contact info@threeroomspress.com