Thursday, May 24, 2007

Announcing Welcome to Boog City Festival

Hi all,

From Thurs. Aug. 2-Sun. Aug. 5 I’ll be putting on Welcome to Boog City, a poetry and music festival in New York City. The breakdown for the event is:

Thurs. Aug. 2, 6:00 p.m.
ACA Galleries (529 W.20th St., bet. 10th/11th aves.)

We’ll be kicking off the festival with the first date of year five of our monthly d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press series. We’ll be hosting David Baratier’s Pavement Saw Press (Columbus, Ohio) and his authors—Tony Gloeggler, Simon Perchik, Rachel M. Simon, and Daniel Zimmerman—with music from John McDonough and Paul Spencer.

Fri. Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Sidewalk Café (94 Ave. A @E.6th St.)

We’ll feature poets and music from I Feel Tractor, The Leader, Nan and the One-Nigh Stands, and The Passenger Pigeons (formerly The Sparrows).

Sat Aug. 4, 11:00 p.m-9:00 p.m.
Cakeshop (152 Ludlow St., bet. Stanton and Rivington sts.)

11:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Our 4th Annual Small, Small Press Fair, this year with indie records and crafts, too. Each hour on the 15’s of the hour we’ll have a musical act do a 15-minute performance while the fair takes place on the floor of the club.

5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
We’ll have poets reading and musicians playing and then The Fugs first album, The Village Fugs, performed live by Paul Cama, I Feel Tractor, Scott MX Turner, and more.

Sun. Aug. 5, 1:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery, @E.1st St.)

On Boog’s 16th anniversary, we’ll open with a poetry panel curated and moderated by Mitch Highfill, followed by a festival-ending event with poets reading and a performance from The Drew Gardner Flash Orchestra.

The poets reading at the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday events—days TBD--are

David Baratier
Sean Cole
Tom Devaney
Greg Fuchs
Joanna Fuhrman
Nada Gordon
Mitch Highfill
Brenda Iijima
Eliot Katz
Mark Lamoureux
Kimberly Lyons
Wanda Phipps
Kristin Prevallet
Christina Strong
Gary Sullivan
Ian Wilder
and more

For more information on Welcome to Boog City email or call 212-842-BOOG (2664)

Hope this finds you swell.

as ever,
David Kirschenbaum
editor and publisher
Boog City

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