|Sharon Mesmer will perform on October 6th.|
Transformations on the Tongue: Texts in Performance
Brooklyn Reading Works, now in its 6th year, presents monthly thematic readings by illustrious and emerging authors at The Old Stone House in Park Slope Brooklyn, a reconstructed 1699 Dutch farmhouse that was central to the Battle of Brooklyn and is a now museum and arts center.
On Thursday, October 6, 2011, poet Patrick Smith curates Transformation on the Tongue with a group of great writers whose work transcends the page when spoken aloud.
Great writers are not always enjoyable performers of their own work, but the writers in this event invite the listener in, and open up the space for the unexpected resonances that become available when voices make the words sing.
Featuring poet Sharon Mesmer (The Virgin Formica, Annoying Diabetic Bitch), novelist Tom Rayfiel (Colony Girl, Eve in the City, Parallel Play), songwriter and recording artist Debbie Deane, author and essayist Ame Gilbert (Divorce and the Kitchen), and poet/playwright Pat Smith (Driving Around the House, Not in the News Today).
Thought provoking, illuminating and always entertaining, Brooklyn Reading Works is a great night out (glass of wine included).
When: Thursday, October 6, 2011
Where: The Old Stone House in Park Slope on 3rd Street between 5th and 4th Avenues. Note: due to construction in the park enter from west side of the house.
What else: $5 suggested donation includes wine and refreshments. Books for sale.
For more information about the authors and the event please contact Louise Crawford at 718-288-4290 or [email protected]
BROOKLYN READING WORKS 2011-21012 SEASON:
September 15, 2011: Italian Americans: History, Politics and the Everyday curated by Joanna Clapps Herman
October 6, 2011: Tranformations on the Tongue curated by Pat Smith
November 17, 2011: Make Mine a Double (Why Women Like Us Like to Drink) curated by Gina Barreca
December 8, 2011: A Taste of Salt, a reading with novelist Martha Southgate and others
January 19, 2001: The Truth and the Ghost Writer curated by John Guidry
February 16, 2012: New Plays by Brooklyn Playwrights curated by Rosemary Moore
March 15, 2012: The Year of the Dragon: Voices from the East curated by Sophia Romero
April 19, 2012: An event curated by Marian Fontana
May 10, 2012: Edgy Mother's Day curated by Louise Crawford and Sophia Romero