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