Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gender Edge event on Saturday

This Saturday, October 2! 7 pm!

Traveling writer Leah B. and local writer Katie Geise will be reading from their works about gender.

In addition, local performance group "an academic investigation of corporeal presentations and judgments using geographic guidelines also limiting our skepticisms" will be creating a live performance about gender constructs.

Leah's zines will be available for sale, and donations towards tour expenses will be greatly appreciated.

Friday, September 24, 2010

More Content

Posters are kind of like the covers of novels. They hint at a story, but lack content. They are huge hollow books. Yet, somehow--despite their vapid nature--they weigh a whole lot.
For five weeks I put down the pen and picked up a truck full of several tons worth of posters and poster products which I sold around the country to help pay for the houses we live in here, and to support the writers' project. It's crazy ridiculous work that pays less than minimum wage for most parties involved, but who else would ever give you so many hours in just one month?
I'm back now. Back to writing essays, and stapling books. Tomorrow and the next day I'll be tabling at the Small Press Festival at the Artist Image Resourse Center, and on Sunday at one I'll be giving a lecture there, "Islands in the Void: creating and maintaining a writers' project and producing in a non-collegiate environment."
The house is in the best form I can remember it ever being, and I imagine some impressive things should be sprouting out of this crowd sometime soon. It's good to be back. It's good to be writing.

Pittsburgh Small Press Festival

The Cyberpunk Apocalypse will be sharing a table with Six Gallery Press this year for the Small Press Festival. Nearby, resident Artnoose will have a table for the letterpress zine Ker-bloom!. Now's your chance to ask residents of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse all the burning questions you have about the space, the publications, and the visiting writer project.

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26, noon to 5 pm
Artist Imaging Resource
518 Foreland St., on the North Side
Free to the public

(Sunday at 1 pm Daniel McCloskey will be facilitating a discussion.)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Birthday for Baggins

We're pleased to be hosting this year our friend Lindsay's annual celebration of the birthday of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins. While we can't promise wizards with fireworks (although if you are one such person, let us know) but we can guarantee food and fun.

Shirefolk potluck followed by Lord of the Rings themed Risk game. Other thematic events and treats left up to chance. We do have copies of the trilogy in our house library, so if anyone dares to do any readings from it, feel free. Oh, and speaking of free, the event is free to the public.

Wednesday September 22, 2010 at 6 pm
5431 Carnegie St., Upper Hobbiton, Pittsburgh