Tuesday, September 22, 2009

BDS Launch!

Book Drive Socialists and Socialistas--Last Sunday's Book Drive Social was a great success. We drove over 100 books, all which were donated to Mott Hall IV Middle School. And 35 lovely folks came out to enjoy music, readings, a highly pixelated screening of "Planet Earth" and even a little bit of dancing. It was good vibes all around.

And we've got the pictures to prove it! (Check out more on Facebook)

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Book Drive Social on newyorkshitty.com

Thanks to Miss Heather for spreading the word about this Sunday on her blog,newyorkshitty.com. Check out her post and find out which book she's bringing to the event.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Raffle and After-Party!

We've been hard at work to make sure this Sunday will be a blast and it just got better! TheMusic.FM is bringing you a free raffle, where you can win prizes like show passes and merch.

We'll also have a drink special this Sunday: $5 for a beer + whiskey shot!

And stay at the Lovin' Cup Cafe's CAMEO GALLERY for the after-party. Live music starting at 9:00 PM: Richard McGraw, Murder Mystery and Kittens Ablaze.

About Our Folks

A few words about the lovely ladies and gents who will be entertaining you on September 13th:

ddpesh Since 2006, Brooklyn-based ddpesh have been churning out sleazy-sexified electro beats and rousing New York City's hipster pack onto the dance floor with their infectious DJ sets. The duo came together during high school in Youngstown, Ohio based, on their shared love of 90's hip-hop and dance music, and became fast friends. Since then, the pair have walked into residencies at Crudo and King Size and played countless gigs throughout Brooklyn and the Lower East Side. Their remixes for Kudu and Oppenheimer in 2007 and Chromeo in 2008 garnered them acclaim from both local and international media. ddpesh are currently working on new remixes and their, soon to be released, own original tracks.

Anne Hays is the founding editor of Storyscape Journal, is a graduate of the Sarah Lawrence creative writing MFA program, and is hard at work on her first book, Staging Something Genuine, a memoir about her work as a studio portrait photographer. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner, dog, and cat.

Tess Taylor, the 2010-2011 Amy Clampitt Resident, has received writing fellowships from Amherst College, the American Antiquarian Society, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. Her chapbook, The Misremembered World, was published by the Poetry Society of America, and her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, the Boston Review, the Harvard Review, Literary Imagination, The Times Literary Supplement, Memorious, and The New Yorker.

Caitlin Delohery is the editor of The Delicate Rhino Review. She writes short stories and long essays. It is amusing to her friends that she has recently taken up cross stitching. She will be a MacDowell fellow in the Fall.

Free Advice:
Felix Morelo is a Colombia-raised, Bronx-based artist who is quickly gaining attention for his cheeky Free Advice in Union Square, as well as for his chalk drawings and humanist-abstract paintings.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Random House Donation!

Amazing news! Our friends at Random House Children's Books have jumped on board with the cause and are donating a box of books to Mott Hall IV Middle School. We give our utmost THANKS to our RH fiends for their generosity and support!!

Facebook event

Check out our Facebook event and see who else will be making it on Sept. 13th.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Book Drive Social - Event Flyer!

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  • Music by Mike of TheMusic.FM and ddpesh
  • Writers Caitlin Delohery, Anne Hays, and Tess Taylor read from their favorite young adult literature novels
  • YAL (Young Adult Literature) Open Mic!
  • Free Advice from Felix Morelo
Admission: FREE with book, or $8. Books must be 7th-8th grade reading level and in good condition. All proceeds will go to Mott Hall IV Middle School in Ocean-Hill/Brownsville.

All on September 13th 6-8:30 PM at the CAMEO GALLERY at the Lovin' Cup Cafe.