Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday, April 5: "Illegal Leaves of Grass": Poetry, Animation & Comedy of Grass-Related ideas from Walt Whitman to the War on Drugs

In honor of National Poetry Month and 420 Day

Illegal Leaves of Grass

An exploration of grass-related ideas from Walt Whitman to the War on Drugs

Friday, APRIL 5, 6 pm 

Cornelia Street Cafe 
29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.) 
Admission: $12 (includes a free drink) 

An wild array of comics, dramatists and visual artists hit the stage as Three Rooms Press presents "Illegal Leaves of Grass: An exploration of grass-related ideas from Whitman to The War on Drugs" 

 Visual artists include DEAN HASPIEL (an Emmy-award winning animator, and creator of the Eisner Award-nominated Billy Dogma) and PETER SCHMIDEG (offering the world premiere of his animated Walt Whitman poem). Dramatists include JOHN FARRELL (founding member of NYC’s legendary Everyman Company and author/star of Off-Broadway show Walt Whitman: Time Traveler), along with PAUL DeRIENZO (detailing his "War Against the War on Drugs"). And wrapping up the show will be the hilarious sketch comedy duo BLEACH & BONG, along with stand-up comic, political activist and 2013 NYC mayoral candidate RANDY CREDICO. 

The event will include giveaways of Illegal Leaves of Grass-related dvds, books and other prizes!

Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $12, which includes a free drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker ( Reservations and additional information:

Illegal Leaves of Grass of  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. Upcoming events include: APRIL 12: GIMME SHELTERS (all-open poetry reading—to account for yourself!! Special $8 cover charge); MAY 3: HAVE A NYC 2 (readings of New York-based short stories! Special $8 cover charge); JUNE 7: HYDROGEN JUKEBOX (modern poetry performed to live rock band).

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