September 2012 – May 2013
It’s almost been two years since the last Puddles of Myself reading and I thought it was time to gather up some of my friends and blog contributors and do a group reading at the holy book store known as Book Thug Nation.
The reading will take place at 7:30 PM on September 7, 2012 and we’re going to try and capture the full gamut of Puddles’ reach on culture and the human soul.
2. Erik Gundel (http://
3. A missive from our Minnesota contributor Alex Theoharides.
4. David Stern (http://
5. Matt Domino reads a short story.
6. A group seance to bring the spirit of Mark Jack to the store.There will be free wine and other booze off the bat as well as vinyls being played.
Hope to see a bunch of you all there and feel free to invite whomever you like to enjoy the glory of Puddles.
The last two years have been a blast, so we’re doing it again!
Join us Sept 8th for:
- -Delicious food from local restaurants
- -Lots of activities, art, crafts and games for children
- -A free children’s book give away
- -A sophisticated scavenger hunt with prizes
- -Tastings throughout the day of the finest chocolate, coffee, wine, tea and ice cream!
- -Cheap yoga
- -Great sales at stores
- -Live bands throughout the dayAND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Participating businesses include (Among Others!): About Glamour, Baggu, Baked in Brooklyn, Book Thug Nation, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn Denim, Brooklyn Oenology, Depanneur, Hyde Yoga Shop, Kula Yoga, Mast Brothers, Modca, Parish Hall, Sanford and Sven, The Shanti Shack, Task and others!
One of the founding members of the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls Sports
Club, Roger has played soccer, cricket and basketball in the local leagues
in Bristol for over 25 years. Thanks to the happy meeting of minds that
happened in 1992 with the formation of the Cowboys/girls he has also
kicked, batted or shot hoops in Compton L.A., the Zapatista autonomous
zones of Chiapas, Mexico and the dusty pitches of the West bank in
Palestine (amongst other places). He now divides his time between being an
engineer and a historian.
Freedom Through Football: The story of the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls
Will Simpson & Malcolm McMahon
Tangent Books (Sep 2012)
It’s the summer of 1992. Around the same time the ‘whole new ball game’ of
the English Premier Soccer League kicks off, a disparate group of young
men from inner city Bristol make a decision. They resolve that the
informal Sunday afternoon kickarounds they’ve been enjoying for several
years should take on a more serious hue. They decide their soccer team
should join a local amateur league. And they give themselves a name:
Few of that team could have predicted that two decades later their club
would not only still be going but would have expanded to encompass seven
men’s and women’s teams, three cricket teams, netball and basketball
sections, and a social network of over 200 people. While the Premiership’s
riches has taken the professional game on a dispiriting voyage to the
depths of absurdity and obscenity, the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls have
been on a very different sort of journey.
It’s a journey that has seen them smuggled into Zapatista communities
under cover of darkness, play cricket in Compton, South Central LA, and
soccer on the dusty pitches of Palestine. Along the way they’ve sheltered
asylum seekers from Mozambique, spent an afternoon as uninvited guests at
Windsor Castle and been joined by rampageous netballers, can can dancers
and an up and coming street artist named Banksy. At times it’s been
nothing if not a bumpy ride – as a team and as individuals they’ve had to
confront imprisonment, death, drug and alcohol problems and meet them all
This is the world the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls have created for
themselves. Long standing team members Will Simpson and Malcolm McMahon
are your guides to this punk and anarchist-inspired, community-minded club
that truly is like no other in British sport.
Nobody There to Know
Book signing for a new publication of words & photos stemming from an antisocial yet fruitful autumnal excursion to Duluth, Minnesota
Published by Museum Paper
Imaging by Svensk Bokproduktion
Joe Carducci, Former Co-Owner of SST Records Reads From New Essay Collection “Life Against Dementia”
Joe Carducci moved out to Hollywood in 1976 to write screenplays. The record business was plan B and punk rock meant there were no barriers to entry. He built independent distribution at Systematic Record Distribution in Portland and Berkeley, did early punk radio at KBOO, and worked with Dead Kennedys at Optional, and with Flipper, Birthday Party, SPK, etc. at Thermidor, before returning to L.A. to run the SST label for Black Flag from 1981-1986. Returning to writing Carducci wrote his books and screenplays. He’ll be in from Wyoming reading signing and q&a’ing about his books and record labels.
#Leigh Gallagher is a writer and teacher with an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. She is the current writer-in-residence for the National Writers Series in Northern Michigan, where she’s at work on something like a novel.
#Justine Hausis an MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has most recently appeared in Pif Magazine’s Best of 2012 Anthology.
BOOK THUG PRESENTS: BEN-ONI. SAMA. TALLIE. YEH.
Join us FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013, 7 – 9 PM
Ekere Tallie and James Yeh
Rosebud Ben-Oni is a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow. SHE’s a co-editor for HER KIND at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Her work appears in Arts & Letters, BAYOU, B O D Y, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review and Puerto del Sol. Nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, SOLECISM is her first book of poems. Find out more at 7TrainLove.org
Metta Sma is a poet, professor, activist, painter, collage artist, fiction and essay writer. She is the author of Nocturne Trio (YesYes Books 2012), with visual artist Mihret Dawit and South of Here (New Issues Press, published under the name Lydia Melvin), a collection of poems. Her work appears in Callaloo, The Feminist Wire, Drunken Boat, jubilat and Crab Orchard Review .
Ekere Tallie is the author of Karmas Footsteps (Flipped Eye Publishing, 2011) and Mother Nature: Thoughts on Nourishing Your Body, Mind, and Spirit During Pregnancy and Beyond (Savage Goddess, 2009). She has been a featured reader at festivals and events throughout Europe and North America. Find out more at ekeretallie.com
A founding editor of Gigantic, J AMES YEH’S stories have appeared in NOON, Fence, Tin House, and PEN America. his nonfiction work has appeared in Vice, the Rumpus, and the Faster Times . A recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Columbia University, he was a 2011 Center for Fiction NYC Emerging Writers Fellow.
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