Saturday, June 4th 7:00pm

Author reading and signing with Mark Rozzo

With post-reading discussion moderated by television, film, music video and theatre director Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Free.

Join us for a reading, signing and moderated discussion with three phenomenal people!

MARK ROZZO
is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He has also written for the Los Angeles Times, the New Yorker, the New York Times, Esquire, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, the Oxford American, the Washington Post, and many others. He teaches nonfiction writing at Columbia University. Mark’s latest book, Everybody Thought We Were Crazy: Dennis Hopper, Brooke Hayward, and 1960s Los Angeles, takes readers inside this thrilling and heady time in Los Angeles.

MICHAEL LINDSAY HOGG
is an American-born television, film, music video, and theater director. Beginning his career in British television, Lindsay-Hogg became a pioneer in music film production, directing promotional films for the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Following his work with these bands, he branched out into film and theater, while still maintaining successful careers in television and music video production.

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Friday, January 14th - Thursday, June 30th

Pre-Order the Lil' Deb's Oasis Cookbook, "Please Wait to be Tasted"!

by (beloved former Spotty bar manager) Carla Kaya Perez-Gallardo and her partner Hannah Black. $35.00

Pre-order a signed copy of Please Wait to Be Tasted from Spotty Dog and get 10% off at Lil’ Deb’s Oasis restaurant in Hudson, NY

 

How to Purchase:
Email us at SpottyDogBooks@gmail.com. We will contact you for payment and shipping information.

What you get when the book is released in June 2022:
1) A signed copy of Please Wait to be Tasted.
2) A discount card for 10% off your next visit to Lil’ Deb’s Oasis.

About the Cookbook
Home cooks will love serving up bold-flavored tropical comfort food from Please Wait to Be Tasted, the first cookbook from Lil’ Deb’s Oasis, the James Beard Award-nominated hotspot in Hudson, New York. More than a recipe collection, it’s a big-hearted celebration of food, love, and community.

For flavor-craving, art-loving, community-celebrating home cooks, Please Wait to Be Tasted serves up tropical comfort recipes, alongside musings on wine, music, love, sex, friendship, and fashion. At Lil’ Deb’s Oasis in the Hudson Valley of New York, chefs Carla Kaya Perez-Gallardo and Hannah Black, both art school graduates, have created a bright, welcoming, rainbow-colored, LGBTQ+ inclusive community, where guests are treated to “hot, sticky, juicy, moist fever dreams of flavor.”

Their recipes mesh respect for cultural traditions with a twist: Ceviche Mixto with Popcorn; Charred Octopus in the Ink of Its Cousin, Sweet Plantains with Green Cream, Abuela’s Flan, and more. With Please Wait to be Tasted (a phrase featured in the restaurant’s waiting area), you can bring these recipes home.

In addition to some seventy recipes, Please Wait to Be Tasted shares the knowledge and love that go into making memorable meals at Lil’ Deb’s Oasis: essays on the restaurant’s beginnings and the chefs’ navigation of the colonial histories entangled in their recipes’ origins; tips on techniques, tools, and pantry; and lessons on how to eat well together.MORE

Past Events
Friday, April 29th 7:00pm

Pre-Order Chloe Caldwell's New Book: The Red Zone

And join us for her reading on Friday, April 29th at 7pm! Free.

Pre-order a signed copy of The Red Zone, A Love Story from Spotty Dog and get a signed copy of the book (Or have Chloe sign it for you at her even on April 21st)!

How to Pre-Order and Purchase:
Email us at SpottyDogBooks@gmail.com. We will contact you for payment and shipping information. We will send you a signed copy of the book when it is released on April 29th.

About the Chloe’s Book
A searching, galvanizing memoir about blood and love: how learning more about her period, PMS, PMDD, and the effects of hormones on moods transformed her relationships—to a new partner, to family, to non-blood kin, and to her own body—from the beloved essayist and author of Women

Chloe Caldwell’s period has often felt inconvenient, uncomfortable, or even painful. It’s only once she’s in her thirties, as she’s falling in love with Tony, a musician and single dad, that its effects on her mood start to dominate her life. Spurred by the intensity and seriousness of her new relationship, it strikes her: her outbursts of anxiety and rage match her hormonal cycle.

Compelled to understand the truth of what’s happening to her, Chloe documents attitudes toward menstruation among her peers and family, reads Reddit threads about PMS, attends a conference called Break the Cycle, and learns about premenstrual dysphoric disorder, PMDD, which helps her name what she’s been going through. For Chloe, healing isn’t about finding a single cure. It means reflecting on underlying patterns in her life: her feelings about her queer identity and writing persona in the context of a heterosexual relationship; how her parents’ divorce contributed to her issues with trust; and what it means to blend a family.

The Red Zone is a candid, revelatory memoir for anyone grappling with controversial medical diagnoses and labels of all kinds. It’s about coming to terms with the fact that—along with proper treatment—self-acceptance, self-compassion, and transcending shame are the ultimate keys to relief. It’s also about love: how challenging it can be, how it reveals your weaknesses and wounds, and how, if you allow it, it will push you to grow and change.

CHLOE CALDWELL is the author of three books: I’ll Tell You in Person, Women, and Legs Get Led Astray. Her essays have been published in The New York Times, Bon Appetit, The Cut, The Strategist, BuzzFeed, NYLON, VICE, Longreads, and many anthologies. Her essay “Hungry Ghost” was listed as Notable in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017. She lives in Hudson, New York, and teaches creative writing online at Writing Workshops, LitReactor, and the Fine Arts Work Center. Find out more at www.chloesimonne.com.MORE

More About Chloe
Friday, April 8th 7:00pm

Local Poet Rachel Mannheimer

Reading from her new book, Earth Room. Free.

Selected by Nobel Laureate Louise Glück as Winner of the inaugural Bergman Prize, Rachel Mannheimer’s debut, Earth Room (2022, Changes Press) is a dazzling book-length narrative poem that explores with tenderness how art and love intersect to make one’s life. Transporting the reader across decades and from the Moon to Mars by way of Alaska, Berlin, and the Hudson Valley, Earth Room considers a lineage of sculpture, performance, and land art—from Robert Smithson to Pina Bausch—with observations shaped by gender and environment, history and portents of apocalypse. With an urgent, direct, and unmistakably powerful voice, Mannheimer tests the line between nature and culture, ordinary life and performance.MORE

Friday, February 18th 6:00pm

Shannekia McIntosh and Aristilde Kirby

Book Reading and Signing Event. Free.

Join us on a Friday night for a memorable reading and signing with local authors.

To keep the authors, our staff, and you safe, COVID restrictions apply:
Seating is limited to 35 people. First come, first served.
Proof of vaccination & ID is requiredMasks required when not eating or drinking.

Shanekia McIntosh
is a poet and performer. Her interdisciplinary work, inspired by the black diaspora, aims to disrupt and confront historical colonial erasure. Her work has been featured in the New Museum, Second Ward Foundation, Charim Galerie, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival, Hudson Hall, NY Live Arts, ICA at VCU, Basilica Hudson and more,with recent work being published in Chronogram, Apogee Journal and The TENTH Magazine. She will be reading from her new book, Spriral as Ritual (Topos Press 2021).

Aristilde Kirby
is a being constellation of given human category: a poet, artist, thinker & more born in the Bronx, NY. She has been featured in Artforum & as a part of Illiberal Arts, an exhibition & publication at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. She has published chapbooks with Belladonna, Black Warrior Review, & Best American Experimental Writing 2020. You can call her Aris, like Paris without the P. She will be reading from her new book, Daisy & Catherine (Auric Press, 2022).MORE