Saturday, July 10, 2010

Peter Carlaftes & Kat Georges Fueled to Feature at NYC Reading Sun., July 11-6pm at Prairie Fire

Catch the hottest poetry in NYC this Sunday, 7/11, 6pm as Peter Carlaftes & Kat Georges burn at Peter Chelnik's renowned Prairie Fire Jazz Poetry Series.

Georges and Carlaftes are known coast-to-coast for their fiery readings, and this Sunday is sure to build that reputation. Carlaftes has just released his red-hot poetry collection "DrunkYard Dog" recounting wild tales from both sides of the bar (He's also had two other books published THIS YEAR, including "A Year on Facebook" (humor) and "Triumph for Rent" (3 Plays). Seeing Carlaftes read is like catching the ghosts of Bukowski, Bogie, and Baudelaire all rolled into one. Georges is the author of "Punk Rock Journal" and "Slow Dance at 120 Beats a Minute" and brings a sultry, yet adrenaline-powered edge to all her live performances reminiscent of a smoothie made from equal parts of Garbo, Girlschool and Gaga.

Also featured at the event will be Shana Yadid (vocals) and Danny Hartig (guitar). The monthly series is hosted by poet and neo-beatnik Peter Chelnik. Prairie Fire takes place at AMERICAN THEATRE OF ACTORS, 314 W. 54th St. (bet. 8th & 9th Aves.), in the Beckman Theater on the 2nd Floor. Admission: $5. Doors open at 5:30. Arrive early to sign up for the open mic.

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