From the trilogy, WIRE MONKEY comes a couple of chapters from its namesake novella!
It’s almost the 1980’s and Bets all of almost nineteen, once again, get jettisoned from the ancestral home on Columbia and Broome. With nowhere to go she returns to her ‘second home’ – the East Village, determined to start a new life, if you call stealing, getting drunk on St. Patty’s day, selling rings door to door, punching your best friend in the face and selling off the family possessions starting a new life.
The Women’s Trans’ Poetry Jam at Bluestockings, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side
Open Mike starts at 7PM! Bring your stuff!
C.O. Moed and Alyssa K. Harley are featured readers, starting around 8pm
C.O. Moed was born on the Lower East Side of New York City when it was still a tough neighborhood. A recipient of the Elizabeth George Grant for fiction and a Rockefeller Media Arts nominee, her short stories and dramatic works have been published in several anthologies and literary reviews. She writes, shoots and works a day job in New York City. (myprivateconey.blogspot.com)
Alyssa K. Harley’s project seeks meaning based in the music of the English language. What she has searched for most is how to create a sense of real evidence through art of the absolute smallest of hopes, the ones that matter.
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(between Staton and Rivington)
1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston