This week I am involved in two events I’d like to draw your attention to. The first is Sex Worker Literati at Happy Ending Lounge (And I do hope the name is an indicator of things to cum!) from 8-10pm June 3rd, and the second event is part of the Arts in Bushwick Festival June 5th-6th between 12-7pm at 301 Grove St. Brooklyn, New York.
EVENT 1: Sex Worker Literati
I’ll be reading from my new book GHOSTS this week at Sex Worker Literati. If you don’t know,
Sex Worker Literati is a monthly reading/performance series spawned from the book Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex. Sex workers, former sex workers, and people who have worked in the sex industry come together to read and perform their stories, showcasing the diversity of the business of sex.
So when and where is this event exactly?
The reading is on the first Thursday of every month, hosted by Audacia Ray and David Henry Sterry at Happy Ending Lounge in New York City. (Interesting tidbit: the lounge was once an erotic massage parlor. Very fitting!) The doors at open at 7 pm and the reading is from 8-10pm. It’s free, but 21 and up.
This month’s Sex Worker Literati: Coming Out & Passing features Randi Newton, Cameryn Moore, and Sarah Jenny along with special guests from RentBoys.com.
EVENT 2: Arts in Bushwick
My friend Kevin Sheneberger and I have each been conscientiously surviving within an iEverything world. In celebration of the writer Richard Brautigan, his story In Watermelon Sugar, and the land of iDeath; we decided to put together a body of work.
All our banter turned into a show happening in conjunction with the Arts in Bushwick Festival: an experiential meditation on time-use, process, and the meaning of efficiency in the age of all things lower-case “i” uppercase “P”. Marvels of efficiency will be smashed and dissected, to give rise to a recycled world of aluminium and meticulously haphazard construction. Attendants will be invited to participate in the construction of a sculptural centerpiece, forged from the discarded shells of FREE BEER. Art being displayed will include sculpture, painting, performance, poetry, and prose.
Arts In Bushwick has two core functions – producing neighborhood arts festivals, and facilitating community projects and dialogue. All of our activities are produced by volunteers and at no cost to the public.
The show is June 5th-6th between 12-7pm as part of the Bushwick Arts Festival at 301 Grove St. Brooklyn, New York. The show on Sunday will culminate in a birthday party for Kevin’s birthday so bring dancing shoes and whatever it is you need to get them moving!!!