Friday, November 4, 2022

About the 'First Mondays' reading series at Performance Space New York

Performance Space New York's series, "First Mondays: Readings of New Works in Progress," continues this fall. 

Here's more about what to expect from the series, organized by writer-historian Sarah Schulman, on Monday, Nov. 7, and Monday, Dec. 5: 
On Nov. 7, in an event Schulman dubbed "House Favorites," First Mondays features what Schulman describes as "a literary cornucopia of writers' writers, for readers who love writers." They include Lambda Literary Award and Arab American Book Award winner Rabih Alameddine ... poet and former director of the Asian-American Writers' Workshop Ken Chen ... and experimental poet, prose writer, and scholar of critical pedagogy and queer theory Sara Jane Stoner... 
And on Dec. 5... 
In an ongoing commitment to presenting alumni of Performance Space, First Mondays features an evening of new work-in-progress by Chris Cochrane — an innovator of improvisational new music and co-creator of THEM with Ishmael Houston-Jones and Dennis Cooper — with his collaborators Viv Corringham and Miguel Frasconi. 

The "First Mondays" readings start at 7 p.m. (a livestream option is also available). Events are free with RSVP ... which you can do here or here.

The readings take place at Open Room, Performance Space New York, 150 First Ave. (at Ninth Street), 4th floor.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm shocked that no one has commented on this. A reading series, hosted by real writers bringing us other talents with varied viewpoints is just what we need in what appears to be our failing democracy. Kudos to the efforts of all of those who worked to put this together as well as Sarah Schulman, herself a wonderful writer and contributor to this neighborhood.

To those who may not be familiar with these writers: Some of my best moments in NYC came at readings and places like the Brooklyn Book Fair, entering into a panel discussion about all sorts of topics with writers I had little familiarity with prior to listening. We once had so much more of this type of engagement here in New York and we need to support what remains.

Also: Please vote.