Saturday, May 8, 2010

Maelström FiEstival NYC Poetry Party Rocks New York City May 27-29

NO POETRY? NO PARTY! Join us for three days of fiEsta : poetry, visual arts and music. More than 18 artists from Europe, Canada and the US come together in NYC to make history at the first ever maelström fiEstival NYC. Three Rooms Press is proud to be a sponsor of the event, which kicks off May 27th thru May 29th.

Since 2007 maelström—a Belgium-based publisher, artist, agent of ideas and propeller of acts—has organized an annual fiEstival of poetry, theater, visual art and music in Brussels. This May, for the first time ever, maelström will ignite the cultural skies of New York City with a three-day creative party featuring such renowned artists as Jerome Rothenberg, Nicole Peyrafitte, Pierre Joris, and Dwayne Morgan, as well an international palette of phenomenal emerging artists. The New York event is part of a touring poetry party that has made stops in Brussels, Quebec and Lebanon in 2009, and Paris, Brussels, New York and Montréal in 2010.

maelstrÖm, already a partner of City Lights San Francisco and publishing Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Anne Waldman in French, goes on building bridges between Europe and USA in association with Three Rooms Press and New Direction Publishing by presenting this first maelstrÖm fiEstival in New York City.

Thursday 27th May
– 7pm-11pm:
The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen Street. $5 + bring your own chair!

Friday 28th May
– 6pm-8pm:
Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street. $7 + one free drink.

Saturday 29th May
– 7pm-9.30pm:
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery. $5 + Belgian specialties.

Jerome ROTHENBERG (USA) – Nicole PEYRAFITTE (FR-USA) – Pierre JORIS (FR-LUX-USA) – Dwayne MORGAN (CA) – Kat GEORGES (USA) – Peter CARLAFTES (USA) – Vincent THOLOMÉ (BE) – Maja JANTAR (BE) – Antoine BOUTE (BE) – Yanara FRIEDLAND (GER) – Giulietta LAKI (CH) – Benjamin POTTEL (BE) - David GIANNONI (IT) – Olivier DOMBRET (ES) – Gaetan SAINT-REMY (BE) – Yassin SERGHINI (UK) – Mark HAYNES (USA-CA) - Damien SPLEETERS (BE)

Three Rooms Press, New Directions Publishing, WBI Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Consulate General of Belgium

For more details, go to or check out maelström on facebook.

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