October 2, 2012
Come check out Mischief + Mayhem’s Unprintable Reading Series at The Gallery at LPR, October 2, 2012. Readings by Jaime Manrique, author of, among other books: Scarecrows, Latin Moon in Manhattan, and, most recently, Cervantes Street; Eileen Myles, author of nineteen books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including Not Me, Chelsea Girls, and, most recently, Snowflake (new poems) and different streets (newer poems); and Goce Smilevski whose second novel, Freud’s Sister, was the winner of the European Union Book Prize.
September 21, 2012
The long-awaited (as in 15 years!) launch of The Garden of Lost and Found is here! Come. Have fun. And if you’re feeling really generous, buy the books. Copies will be for sale, at a discounted rate.
6 pm Doors open
DJ stylings of the one and only Lou Peralta
Gogo boys Agt Cleave and Leo Gugu take to the plinth
6:30 pm Screening of the book trailer for The Garden of Lost and Found,
with live accompaniment by Wil Farr
7 – 8 pm Happy Hour!!!
Performance from the queen of New York night life, Gerry Visco
Reading by Emanuel Xavier, author of Pier Queen
8:30 pm Performance by Hurrah! A Bolt of Light
I started writing this novel all the way back in 1997. Since then it’s been with not one but TWO different publishing companies, both of which were purchased by larger corporate entities and dissolved before the book could come out. Of its dozen or so editors, three or four were fired, six or seven quit their jobs, one retired, and one died. Yes: died. Plus I had to completely rewrite the thing after 9/11, because the original story took place just three blocks from the World Trade Center.
Yep, this book has been through everything (including all the stupidity and irrelevance the Times Book Review could throw at it), yet somehow it’s managed to find the light of day, and to mark the occasion I want to dance, drink, listen to some good words, and rock out to some good music. Oh, and stare at some cute gogo boys, cuz every party’s more fun with gogo boys.
September 15, 2012
Celebrate the ultimate outsider with Dale Peck, Gary Indiana and friends. Rejected by the literary mainstream, Dick was marginal, weird and defiant until 1982, the year he died, when Ridley Scott based “Bladerunner” on his dangerously prescient Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Since then, ten of his stories and books have been adapted into major Hollywood films and his books have been included in the Library of America and cited as a major influence on an entire generation of writers, but he remains the quintessential literary outsider.
Saturday September 15th, 6-6:45, at Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th St, East Village. Part of Lit Crawl, the event will be followed by an evening of bar-hopping.
Dale Peck is one of the founders of Mischief + Mayhem as well as the author of twelve books, including, most recently, The Garden of Lost and Found, about which the New York Times raved:* “Read the book[...]!” Other books include Martin and John, Hatchet Jobs, and Sprout, which won the inaugural Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Young Adult fiction. A recipient of of a Guggenheim fellowship, two O. Henry Awards, and a Pushcart Prize, he lives in New York City with his husband, and teaches in the Writing Program of the New School.
Lisa Dierbeck is co-founder of Mischief + Mayhem, “the book industry’s new danger brigade,” (The New York Observer). She is the author of the novels The Autobiography of Jenny X and One Pill Makes You Smaller. She has contributed to numerous anthologies and to such publications as The New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe, O, the Oprah Magazine, The New York Observer and many others.
Gary Indiana is the acclaimed author of the novels Horse Crazy, Rent Boy, Resentment, and Depraved Indifference, as well as the nonfiction books Three Month Fever: the Andrew Cunanan Story, The Schwarzenegger Syndrome, and Andy Warhol and the Can That Sold the World. His widely celebrated crticism and reportage has been gathered in two collections: Let It Bleed and Utopia’s Debris, and he has also written, directed and acted in a variety of plays and documentary and dramatic films.
* in the primary sense of the term, “to talk wildly, as in delirium.”
August 7, 2012
Come check out Mischief + Mayhem’s Unprintable Reading Series at The Gallery at LPR, August 7, 2012. Readings from Christopher Beha, author of What Happened to Sophie Wilder and The Whole Five Feet, and Gabriel Brownstein, author of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Apt. 3W and The Man From Beyond. Host to be announced.
July 12, 2012
Come check out Mischief + Mayhem’s Unprintable Reading Series at The Gallery at LPR, July 12, 2012. Dark and mysterious readings by Qanta Ahmed, Kaylie Jones, Richie Narvaez, and Kenneth Wishnia from the exciting new anthology, Long Island Noir. Hosted by the lovely Katie Halper.
June 5, 2012
Come check out Mischief + Mayhem’s Unprintable Reading Series at The Gallery at LPR, June 5, 2012. Readings by Jim Shepard, author of four story collections and six novels including most recently Project X; Karen Shepard, author of three novels including the forthcoming The Celestials; and New School Alumn John Paul Infante. Hosted by the lovely Katie Halper.
May 8, 2012
Come check out Mischief + Mayhem’s Unprintable Reading Series at The Gallery at LPR, May 8, 2012. Readings by Ned Beauman, author of Boxer, Beetle; Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research; and Mark Doten, writer and editor at Soho Press.
April 3, 2012
Come check out Spoken Mischief, a special poetry feature of Mischief + Mayhem’s Unprintable Reading Series at The Gallery at LPR, April 3, 2012. Readings by Boni Joi, Alissa Quart, Alice B. Talkless, and Kathleen Warnock. Hosted by Thaddeus Rutkowski.
March 6, 2012
Come check out Mischief + Mayhem’s Unprintable Reading Series at The Gallery at LPR, February 7, 2012. Readings by legend, icon, and wild-hearted demoness bad-girl bitch Penny Arcade and Bruce Benderson, author of nine books including The Romanian: Story of an Obsession and his latest, Pacific Agony. Hosted by the lovely Katie Halper.