SHAKE APPEAL: HAPPY HOUR ~ garage, soul, psych, glam, rock'n'roll w/ DJs Galine MoDmoselle, Omar Perez, Baron Von West, & Valentino ~ FREE! 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WRITE CLUB! We punch you with our word fists! ~ 6 writers for 7 minutes each in 3 bouts of literary fisticuffs ~ You pick the winners ~ $10 ~ 7pm door ~ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
It's October! The month that is totally uneventful until the very last day. But this year is different because WRITE CLUB is eventful too!!!! (we don't have candy though sorry just booze)
3 rounds//6 writers//7 minutes each
get ready for some gore!
You pick the winners. The winner's charity of choice gets some $$$$$$
ZOE YOUNG with SCARY vs.
LAUREN PARKER with SEXY
JOE WADLINGTON with VAMPIRE vs.
STEVEN WESTDAHL with WEREWOLF
COLIN WINNETTE with NIGHTMARE vs.
ALANI FOXALL with DAYDREAM
21+ cash bar, ATM available
Doors at 7pm — Show at 8pm
ghouling and grooving by 9:30pm
Bring your mom, dad, step parents, grandparents, other humans you know, that one person on okc you have been talking to but no one has asked anyone out yet, etc.
YOU'LL HAVE A SCARY GOOD TIME
Slow Jams ~ Deep & Sweet 60s Soul ~ DJ Primo & friends 9:30pm, FREE! 9:30 pm - 2:00 am
Sad Bastards Club ~ Songwriter Round-robin w/ host Tom Heyman, + Kathleen Haskard, Jacob Aranda, David Handler ~ FREE! ~ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHISKEY RIVER ~ Booze-fueled, hard-livin', heart-breakin', foot-stompin' VINTAGE COUNTRY! ~ w/ DJs Handlebars & Pretty Ricky ~ FREE! ~ 10:00 pm
El SUPERRITMO! DJ El Kool Kyle y DJ Roger Más ~ Cumbia, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Salsa Buena y mas bailables pa' las nenas ~ 10pm ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
R&B/rock writers w/live music by Victor Krummenacher, readings from Joel Selvin, Dennis McNally, Gina Arnold, Ken & Keith Zimmerman, Michael Goldberg, Richie Unterberger, emcee Denise Sullivan & Bruck Cockburn
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Poetry World Series - Litquake 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Emceed by the incomparable Daniel Handler! Two teams of award-winning poets--Mark Bibbins, Victoria Chang, Gillian Conoley, Cate Marvin, Tomas Morin, and Indigo Moor--take turns batting at topics pitched to them by the audience.
Fastballs, curveballs, knuckleballs: these poets won't know what's coming next! Hilarity guaranteed. A panel of eminently qualified judges--Ellen Bass, Chad Sweeney, and Kevin Killian--will score each batter's reading, and the winning team takes the series title. Book sale/signing follows the reading.
Tickets $5.00 in advance (http://tinyurl.com/olbqpm9); $7.00 at the door; doors open at 6:30. Don't forget to bring a topic to stump the poets with!
As poet Marianne Moore wrote, “Writing is exciting / and baseball is like writing. / You can never tell with either / how it will go.”
Daniel Handler is the author of five novels, including We Are Pirates, out in February. As Lemony Snicket, he's responsible for too many books for children, including the relatively new series All The Wrong Questions.
Mark Bibbins’s third book is They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full. He is a Lambda Literary Award winner.
Victoria Chang’s third book of poems, The Boss, was published by McSweeney's. It won a California Book Award. Her other books are Salvinia Molesta and Circle.
Gillian Conoley's seventh book, Peace, is just out with Omnidawn. Her translation of Henri Michaux, Thousand Times Broken: Three Books By Henri Michaux, is also just out with City Lights. She teaches at Sonoma State and edits Volt.
Cate Marvin's third book of poems, Oracle, is forthcoming from Norton in March 2015. A co-founder of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, she lives in Maplewood, NJ.
Indigo Moor is a multi-genre writer with two books of poetry, three produced short plays, and a full-length play that is being turned into a film.
Tomás Q. Morín is the author of the poetry collection A Larger Country, and translator of Pablo Neruda’s The Heights of Macchu Picchu.
Ellen Bass's poetry includes Like a Beggar (Copper Canyon 2014), The Human Line, and Mules of Love. Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She teaches at Pacific University.
Chad Sweeney is the author of five books of poetry and two of translation. He teaches in the MFA program at Cal State San Bernardino.
Kevin Killian writes fiction, poetry, plays and criticism. Recent books include a novel (Spreadeagle), a book of poems (Tweaky Village), and a collection of photographs (Tagged).
Original Shorts - Litquake 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
*Original Shorts: Plan C*
Six short story authors take on the challenge of writing an original short story using the theme “Plan C.” Stories about post-fallback-plan fallback plans. MCd by James Warner.