Saturday, June 22nd 7:00pm

Hudson Pride Event: POEM PLAY: A Monument to Lust, Loss & Love.

A 45-minute one-act play by Anderson Heinz. $5 Suggested Charitable Donation.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Hudson Valley LGBTQ + Community Center in Kingston, which also serves Columbia County.

Anderson John Heinz
is a playwright, screenwriter and poet. Anderson’s full length plays include BEFORE THE DEVIL MADE ME RUN, PAINTED BRICK, MY GUY IN THE SKY, RITA IN THAILAND and BABY ALLEN. This March, his play THE SUICIDES took home several top prizes at the 2024 Queens Short Play Festival. Anderson was a member of New York Stage and Film’s 2022-2023 Filmmakers’ Workshop, where he developed his television pilot SUBMERGED OBJECTS. He formerly served as Executive Assistant with Daryl Roth Productions and as Showrunners’ PA to Michelle and Robert King on their shows THE GOOD FIGHT and EVIL. Anderson was born in Mobile, Alabama and raised in Memphis, Tennnessee. He is the proud uncle of 15 nieces and nephews.

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Past Events
Saturday, June 8th 7:00pm

Author Event: Rachel Jameson Webster, Daniel Brock Johnson and Mary Lou Buschi

Three readings, followed by a DJ set! Free.

Mary Lou Buschi (She/Her)
is the author of 3 chapbooks and 3 full length poetry collections. Her 3rd book, BLUE PHYSICS was just published in February 2024 (Lily Poetry Review books). PADDOCK, her second book also published by LPR is a feminist play in poems. Her poems have appeared in literary journals such as Ploughshares, Glacier, Willow Springs, On the Seawall, among many others. Mary Lou is a graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and holds an MS in Urban Education from Mercy University. Currently, she is a special education teacher working with students on the spectrum.

Rachel Jamison Webster
has her MFA from Warren Wilson. She a professor of creative writing at Northwestern University and the author of four books of poetry in addition to the nonfiction. Benjamin Banneker and Us, which was chosen as a Best Book of 2023 by The New Yorker. Publisher’s Weekly hailed the book as “a stunning meditation on race, identity, and achievement.” Rachel has taught at Northwestern for the last 17 years. She has also developed writing workshops through the National Urban League, Ancestral Medicine, Chicago Public Schools and Gallery 37, and has received a Hewlett Fellowship for her implementation of diversity education in creative writing curriculum. Rachel’s essays, poems, and stories have been published in outlets including Poetry, Tin House, and the Yale Review.

Daniel Brock Johnson
is the author of Shadow Act: an Elegy for Journalist James Foley, published by McSweeney’s. Previously, Johnson published How to Catch a Falling Knife with Alice James Books. In 2019, the City of Boston commissioned Johnson to draft lines of poetry for the twin memorials commemorating the Boston Marathon bombings. Johnson’s poetry has been featured in outlets such as National Public Radio, PBS NewsHour, The Washington Post, and in a variety of publications including Best American Poetry, Tin House, and I Have My Own Song for It: Modern Poems of Ohio. Johnson has received awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Poetry Center of Chicago, Foreword Book Awards, and elsewhere. For nearly a decade, Johnson served as the founding executive director of 826 Boston. Currently, he works as the executive director of Mass Poetry. Learn more at www.danielbrockjohnson.com.MORE

Sunday, May 19th 7:00pm

Author Event: Laurie Stone and Michelle Tea In Conversation

With readings from SLUTS Anthology contributors Tom Cole, Carley Moore, Jeremy Atherton Lin, Cristy Road Carerra and Daviel Shy. Free.

Join us for conversation, readings and signing of the SLUTS anthology, edited by Michelle Tea.

SLUTS editor Michelle Tea formerly helmed the Sister Spit imprint at City Lights and the Amethyst Editions imprint at The Feminist Press; currently she is the publisher of DOPAMINE Books. Her most recent book is Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My In/Fertility; her essay and spell collection Modern Magic will be out this October. Tea is a Guggenheim fellow and the founder of Drag Queen Story Hour.

Laurie Stone is the author of six books, most recently Streaming Now: Postcards from the Thing That is Happening, which was long-listed for the PEN America Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. She writes a column for Oldster Magazine and the Everything Is Personal Substack.MORE

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Saturday, May 18th 7:00pm

Author Event: Jennifer Kabat and Adrian Shirk

Reading from their latest work. Free.

Jennifer Kabat received an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her criticism and has been published in BOMB and The Best American Essays. Her writing has also appeared in Granta, Frieze, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, The Believer, Virginia Quarterly Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Review, and The White Review. A finalist for the essay prize at Notting Hill Editions, she often collaborates with artists. She’s part of the core faculty in the Design Research MA at the School of Visual Arts. An apprentice herbalist, she lives in rural Upstate New York and serves on her volunteer fire department.

Adrian Shirk is the author of Heaven is a Place on Earth (Counterpoint, 2022), a personal odyssey of American utopian experiments, and And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy (Counterpoint, 2017), a hybrid-memoir exploring American women prophets and mystics, named an NPR ‘Best Book’ of 2017. She teaches in Pratt Institute’s BFA Creative Writing Program, and is an ensemble member of The Party Theater. She lives in the Catskill mountains in a house that, when it is marshalled into public-facing activities, is called The Mutual Aid Society.MORE

Friday, May 10th 8:00pm

Pop Tart

Dance Party with Pretty Woman and Rager. $8.

Pop Tart is a night of dancing, club music, pop remixes, cups overflowing, joy abound. 8pm – ?MORE

Saturday, April 13th 7:00pm

Author Event: Lyn Slater!

in conversation with Eugene Rabkin. Free.

When Lyn Slater started her fashion blog, Accidental Icon, at age 61, she discovered that followers were flocking to her account for more than just her A-list style. They found in her an alternative model of older life: someone who defied the stereotypes, refused to become invisible, and showed that all women have the opportunity to be relevant and do something new at any stage of their lives. In her new memoir, Slater demonstrates that despite its unique challenges, being old is just like any new beginning—and can be the best and most invigorating of life’s phases.

LYN SLATER
is a cultural influencer, model, writer, content creator, and former professor. She started Accidental Icon in September of 2014 and has since garnered a loyal fan base of almost a million followers across platforms.

EUGENE RABKIN
was born in the USSR. At the age of fifteen he came to New York, where he still lives, to pursue the American dream.

It took ten years of soulless Wall St. existence for him to realize that the dream sucks. He said goodbye to all that and found his passion in writing about fashion and culture.

In 2006 he created an independent fashion media platform, StyleZeitgeist, which includes a magazine and a podcast devoted to looking at fashion and culture with a critical eye.

He has contributed articles to the New York Times, T Magazine China, Air Mail, the Business of Fashion, 032c, Highsnobiety, Vogue Russia, GQ Style Russia, Them magazine in Japan, and the Haaretz Daily Newspaper in Israel. He has also edited several books, Stone Island: Storia with Rizzoli and Deborah Turbeville: Comme des Garçons with IDEA, and have contributed to a few others. He has taught criticism and fashion writing at Parsons The New School for Design and has participated in fashion conferences around the world.

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Monday, January 1st 8:00pm 2024

Holiday Hours!

Happy Holidays Everyone and Thank You!