Monday, August 12, 2013

This Week: Mural Painting at PS 705, Franklin Park Reading Series, and Events at LaunchPad


Lots of good stuff going on this week. ILFA's on vacation, so posts may be even more intermittent than usual. Also, it's worth linking the just-released verdict in Floyd v. City of New York, which affirms what many Crown Heightsers have known for a long time: as conducted by the NYPD under Ray Kelly and Michael Bloomberg, stop-and-frisk is unconstitutional.

- First, local artist and designer Mike Perry has designed a mural for PS 705, and they'll be painting it at the school (on St. Marks and Classon) from 10am-6pm tomorrow (Tuesday), Wednesday, and Thursday. They're looking for volunteers - if you're free consider helping out (and come prepared to get dirty).

- Next up, the Franklin Park Reading Series returns tonight at 8pm, with their usual $4 drafts and world-class readers.

- Finally, LaunchPad has a great slate of events planned for this week. Read on for their complete calendar:

Tuesday, August 13th @ 7pm
Phoenix Reading Series & Open Mic


Featuring readings by Rosalie Calabrese, Michael K. Dorr, Andrew Spano and Robert Viscusi. Hosted by Michael Graves. Open Reading follows. Sign Up @ 7.


ROSALIE CALABRESE she writes poetry, short stories, and  books and lyrics for musicals. Her poems have appeared  in Cosmopolitan, Poetry New Zealand, Poetica, Jewish Currents, Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, And Then, Möbius, Genie, Thema, Phoenix, The Mom Egg, The New York Times, Critical Sociology, Psychoanalytic Perspectives and several other publications, including anthologies and on the Web.

Michael K. Dorr is a playwright & short story writer; a veteran editor & former publisher; an educator who conducts poetry workshops in psychiatric hospitals and other venues; and the founder of the literary agency LitPub, Ink.  He is editing THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF BRAM STOKER and the co-editor of Miles On Miles: Interviews & Encounters with Miles Davis.  But he is first and always, a poet.

ANDREW SPANO's poetry and fiction has appeared in Death Panel, Roughwood Literary Journal, P2/Fort Point, The Endicott Review, The Pelham Parkway Times, The Emerson Review, Conifers, Heartland Magazine, Burlington Review, Milkweed Chronicle, and PKA’s Advocate, Bridge, Challenger International, Chantarelle’s Notebook, Down in the Dirt, Love’s Chance, Ceremony, Challenger International, Ceremony, Nut House, The Oak, Black Heart, and his work won Third Prize in the Artists Embassy International Sixteen Annual Dancing Poetry Contest in 2009.

ROBERT VISCUSI has published Astoria: A Novel (Guernica, 1995; American Book Award 1996), An Oration upon the Most Recent Death of Christopher Columbus (longpoem, VIA Folios, 1993), A New Geography of Time  (poems, Guernica , 2004), Buried Caesars, and Other Secrets of Italian American Writing (critical history, SUNY Press, 2006; Premio Giuseppe Acerbi, 2008), and numerous essays on American literature and culture. His current project is an epic poem entitled Ellis Island,  currently appearing in parts. You can read random sonnets (skillions of them) based upon it at the website ellisislandpoem.com

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
7p; $6 suggested donation


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Wednesday, August 14th @ 7pm
Sallie Mae Support Group: Beers + Barter


Were you a high school graduate anxious to flee your parent's home so you enrolled in a university that cost way more money than you had but because you were ill-educated on the difference between federal and private loans you asked sallie mae for money all willy nilly because it was easy to do so? Are you now suffering from exorbitant interest rates making huge monthly payments but not even chipping at the balance? Yep, us too. Join us in a barter with sallie. It’s easy. We work for her, she relieves some of our debt. Come drink beer with us while we all write barter cover letters to sallie in an attempt to barter down our debt as a collective. You're not alone! 

Donations welcome as they keep LaunchPad rolling!

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
7p; Pay what you wish


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Thursday, August 15th @ Noon
LunchPad

Every Thursday in August from 12-2pm, we invite you to bring your lunch to LaunchPad. Get out of the house and enjoy free wi-fi, backyard, A/C, ice water and coffee. And, mingle with other people who live and work in the area!

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
Noon; Free!


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Friday, August 16th @ 9pm
Quarter Life: Concert + Preview Exhibit


Are you an adult just because you filed your own taxes?  Maybe.  But probably not.  The quarter life crisis is simultaneously soul-sucking and completely absurd.  All Gone Theatre Company's original project invites you to join us as we explore the validity of this existential period amidst the whirlwind of pseudo adulthood.  Despite the turbulent nature of a quarter life crisis, we want you to enjoy yourself, so we will be providing some fun yet classy complimentary adult beverages.  Run time is under an hour.

Additionally, as a prequel to the performances, we will be hosting a concert/preview exhibit on Friday, August 16th at 9PM. Stop by to listen to some quarter life inspired acoustic tunes and get a sneak peak at the creative morsels behind the development of Quarter Life.

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
8p; $10 suggested donation

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Saturday, August 17th @ 8:30pm
Sunday, August 18th @ 2:30pm
Sunday, August 18th @ 8:30pm
All Gone Theatre Company Presents: Quarter Life


Are you an adult just because you filed your own taxes?  Maybe.  But probably not.  The quarter life crisis is simultaneously soul-sucking and completely absurd.  All Gone Theatre Company's original project invites you to join us as we explore the validity of this existential period amidst the whirlwind of pseudo adulthood.  Despite the turbulent nature of a quarter life crisis, we want you to enjoy yourself, so we will be providing some fun yet classy complimentary adult beverages.  Run time is under an hour.

Additionally, as a prequel to the performances, we will be hosting a concert/preview exhibit on Friday, August 16th at 9PM. Stop by to listen to some quarter life inspired acoustic tunes and get a sneak peak at the creative morsels behind the development of Quarter Life.

LaunchPad
721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
8p; $10 suggested donation


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