Two very exciting readings coming up, children!

First, this Saturday night:

Saturday July 14th 2012

CODEX is proud to present:
SWINGERS: An Evening of Readings featuring Evan Burton, Max Steele, Anthony Thornton, Mary Walton and Joseph Whitt.

Doors: 8:00 p.m., Performances: 9:00 p.m. (sharp)
Directions: CODEX is located at 600 Johnson Avenue., Brooklyn NY 11237 (one block from the Jefferson L train stop in Bushwick).

Open bar provided
Music: weisenheimer

This is event is strictly RSVP ONLY. If you wish to attend, please RSVP as soon as possible to codexeventlist@gmail.com. If there is space available, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you the following day. If not, the venue has been booked past capacity.

I will be reading some of my own material and will be selling back issues of Scorcher at the event.

More info on FACEBOOK.

And then next Monday:

Monday, July 16th, 2012
7:00 pm
The Phoenix
447 East 13th Street, New York City

Spunk Arts Magazine in association with Dirty Looks: On Location presents:
HOT ROD REPRISE: 25 poems by Roy Garrett
Introduction by ROBERT W. RICHARDS

[The reading is preceded by a screening of Jose Rodriguez-Soltero’s Jerovi (11 minutes, 1965), part of Dirty Looks: On Location, a month-long series of queer interventions in New York City spaces. (onlocation.dirtylooksnyc.org)]

ROY GARRETT danced in Manhattan's Ramrod theatre, Big Top, and The Gaiety before moving into adult film. From 1979 through the early 80s Garret made a dozen films—five of them for Joe Gage (including his lead role in Gage's Heatstroke). In 1981 he met his lover Bob Shane. Roy performed his own poetry in an act called Hot Rod To Hell, and released an audio cassette of the act, with "musical scenery” by Man Parrish (who also did several soundtracks for Joe Gage). Shane died in 1987 and Garrett in 1992, both from AIDS complications.

More info about the event on FACEBOOK.

I will of course be reading some of Mr. Garrett's poems, which are just fantastic. I am so excited to be part of this reading, reading along such esteemed company (yowza!).

Also, SPUNK Arts mag, the sort of mommy-host of this event, is having a launch party for their new issue (which features, among others, work by the lovely Miss Joseph Keckler) this THRUSDAY in NYC at Envoy Enterprise. INFO ON THE SPUNK PARTY HERE.

Okay I will see you kids at both (all three) things!

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