Upcoming Reading and Hip-Hop/Art Show

The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair is this Saturday at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Allentown, described on the website as such:

The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair is a regional one day event that brings booksellers, authors, bookmakers, zinesters, small presses, artists, poets, and other cultural workers (and enthusiasts) together in a venue where they can share ideas, showcase their art, and peddle their wares.

Sounds fun. Greg Gerke asked me to participate in a reading he’s organized to be held that evening at a place called Sugar City, also in Allentown. Including Greg and myself, there will be 8 other readers. Here’s the line-up:
Ted Pelton (editor/publisher of Starcherone Books)
Geoffrey Gatza (editor/publisher of BlazeVox Books)
Barry Graham (editor of Dogzplot)
Peter Schwartz (art editor of Dogzplot)
Eric Beeny (author of a blurb for Surface Tension by David Peak, and a blurb for the forthcoming novella Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom by Big Melly-Meltron Bosworth)
Jessica Smith
Jeannie Hoag
Stu Stevens
Andrew Rihn
Greg Gerke (of awesomeness, There’s Something Wrong with Sven and Big Other)
I’m not sure who the other 4 readers are. I’m pretty nervous because I haven’t read in a while, but it should be fun.

Also, I’m going to be spittin’ some flows with my friend and fellow MC, Nate, at an art show for tattoo artists converging in Buffalo on April Fools’ Day. Nate works in a tattoo shop called Madd Tat2 (Madd Grafix) owned and operated by our good friend Mark Madden, one of the dopest tattoo artists in the whole wide world. Nate and Mark also form the core of an anarchic metal band called Angry Soil. Mark is hosting the event.

Anyway, I’ll be doing some of this in front of people:

And Nate will be doing some of this in front of people:

And together, as Failsafe-B, we'll be doing some of this in front of people:

It should be a hoot...


Mel Bosworth said...

dude. how did i miss all this? gonna punch my blogger dashboard in the face.

details details details! and congrats! daaaaamn!

Eric Beeny said...

It was definitely big fun, details forthcoming...