Annual Chapbook Festival The Festival celebrates the chapbook as a work of art and as a medium for alternative and emerging writers and publishers. Now in its second year, the festival features a two-day bookfair with chapbook publishers from around the country, workshops, marathon poetry readings, and a closing-night reading of prize-winning Chapbook Fellows. Location: CUNY Graduate Center: 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY Admission: FREE To attend workshops, please register for free by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, May 3, 2010; 7:00 pm “Talk Show” Presented by Ugly Duckling Presse Hosted by Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch with Rachel Levitsky, Dodie Bellamy, Alex Stein, Matthew Rohrer, and Marina Temkina On the occasion of the release of two new books, Ten Walks/Two Talks and Made-up Interviews with Imaginary Artists, Ugly Duckling Presse presents “Talk Show” — an evening of interviews, poetry, and unscripted surprises in the format of a late-night talk show. Hosted by Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch (Ten Walks/Two Talks). With poets Dodie Bellamy, Rachel Levitsky, Matthew Rohrer, and Marina Temkina. Plus interview-aritst Alex Stein (Made-up Interviews with Imaginary Artists) interviewing Cecilia Vicuña. Location: The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, NY Admission: FREE This is a seated event and admission is limited. Please arrive early.
Friday, May 7, 2010; 7:00 pm Rachel Levitsky reads from Neighbor (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009). Location: Cafe Istanbul: 4130 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA Admission: FREE
Saturday, May 8, 2010; 7:00 pm Rachel Levitsky reads with Kate Zambreno and Michael Dumanis Location: Visible Voice Books: 1023 Kenilworth, Cleveland, OH Admission: FREE