June 2011

  • Word Up: a community bookshop in Washington Heights

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 4:00 PM – Friday, September 30, 2011, 11:00 PM

    Word Up
    4157 Broadway @ 176 Street
    New York, NY

    Word Up is a month-long bookshop coming to Northern Manhattan, beginning during the Uptown Arts Stroll/Paseo de las Artes.

    Hosted by Vantage Residential and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and coordinated by Fractious Press and Seven Stories Institute, Word Up will have readings, performances, workshops, talks, and more, with local writers and presses. We hope that the idea of a multi-language, general-interest bookstore in the center of the neighbourhood takes hold and that the space—whether this one, or another like it—can continue through and beyond the summer. 

    Stop hours will be weekdays 4-9pm, weekends 12-4pm.

    Email [email protected] to ask for the latest info, to submit an event proposal, or to receive a consignment form. All items will be sold on consignment. 

    This store wouldn't be possible without the collaborative forces of folks from Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Uptown Collective, Manhattan Times, Seven Stories Institute, Word War 3 Illustrated, People's Theatre Project, Music for Daze, Washington Heights Free Radio, Vantage, and many individual writers and artists from our hood. Thanks, everyone!

May 2011

  • Mayfair at Ding Dong!

    Mayfair at Ding Dong!

    Saturday, May 7, 2011, 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

    Ding Dong Lounge
    929 Columbus Avenue
    New York

    Join Fractious Press and friends as we transform Ding Dong Lounge into NYC's best and only ephemeral bookshop/crafts fair/art gallery/speakeasy/underground music venue/inappropriately timed christmas party for an entire afternoon. This only happens once a year, and is absolutely not to be missed. It's an early event! Experience May Fair @ Ding Dong, then go party downtown (or better yet, stay at Ding Dong which is open til 4 am and has beer taps made from the headstocks of dismembered electric guitars). Admission is totally FREE (but we appreciate any donations made at the door!) 

    with:
    -your very own zine, small press, crafts & fine art ephemeral flea market (enough of a reason to attend in and of itself!)
    -a rare opportunity to decorate a christmas tree with both friends and total strangers in the middle of spring
    -the aforementioned beer taps, made from the headstocks of dismembered electric guitars.
    - performances by:

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    MUSIC
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    THE MARCH FOURTH! (performing 'Christmas on Earth Revisited')
    EASTER VOMIT
    SWEATER
    $50 TRUMPET (a project by Brett from Clutter)
    NATHAN REICH
    LURKER ABOVE

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    READINGS
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    ISKANDAR ANDREWS
    KURT BOONE
    CYNTHIA CABRAL
    SAMANTHA CHANSE
    DANICA COLIC
    BRENDAN COSTELLO
    FICTION CIRCUS
    AUTUMN GILES
    DANIELLA GITLIN
    STEVE HANN
    GUS IVERSON
    SVETLANA KITTO
    LOLA KOUNDAKJIAN
    DANIEL LIN
    ED LIN
    VERONICA LIU
    NIKKIESHA MCLEOD
    BUZZ POOLE
    THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI
    MARGARITA SHALINA
    ESTHER K. SMITH
    CASSIE J. SNEIDER
    K. ABIGAIL WALTHAUSEN

February 2011

  • The Portable Book Reader 5 Launch Party

    The Portable Book Reader 5 Launch Party

    Sunday, February 20, 2011, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    Zinc Bar
    82 W. 3rd St. (bet. Sullivan & Thompson sts.)
    New York, NY

    Boog City presents the launch party for The Portable Boog Reader 5, an annual poetry anthology, with readings from PBR5 contributors: 

    Stephanie Jo Elstro * Tracy K. Smith * Anne Tardos * K. Abigail Walthausen
    with co-editor John Mulrooney reading Boston contributors' works

    Curated and hosted by Portable Boog Reader 5 NYC editors David Kirschenbaum, Douglas Manson, Arlo Quint, and Lauren Russell, and Boston editors Michael Carr, John Mulrooney, and Aaron Tieger.

    BOOG CITY is a New York City-based small press now in its 20th year and East Village community newspaper of the same name. It has also published 35 volumes of poetry and various magazines, featuring work by Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti among others, and theme issues on baseball, women’s writing, and Louisville, Ky. It hosts and curates two regular performance series—d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press, where each month a non-NYC small press and its writers and a musical act of their choosing is hosted at Chelsea’s ACA Galleries; and Classic Albums Live, where up to 13 local musical acts perform a classic album live at venues including The Bowery Poetry Club, Cake Shop, CBGB’s, and The Knitting Factory. Past albums have included Elvis Costello's My Aim is True; Nirvana's Nevermind; and Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville

    STEPHANIE JO ELSTRO is an Ohio native. In 2009 she received her M.A. in poetry from Miami University and transplanted to Bushwick, Brooklyn, at that time.

    JOHN MULROONEY's work has appeared in Fulcrum, Pressed Wafer foldem' zine and Process and has appeared on NPR. He lives and writes in Massachusetts where he also teaches at Bridgewater State University.

    TRACY K. SMITH's third collection, Life on Mars, will be published by Graywolf Press in May. She teaches at Princeton University. 

    ANNE TARDOS is a poet, composer, and visual artist. She is a 2009 Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts. 

    K. ABIGAIL WALTHAUSEN wrote a chapbook, released on Fractious Press, called The Internet, and it has a hole in every page.