Monday, May 28, 2012

Son of a Pony Poetry Reading Series


Friday, June 1, 6 pm

Three Rooms Press presents Son of a Pony, on Friday, June 1, with featured poet PUMA PERL, and spotlight ALLEGRA MIRA, preceded by NYC's vivacious open poetry reading, hosted by Kat Georges.

PUMA PERL is a performance artist and a widely published poet and writer. She is the author of the award-winning chapbook "Belinda and Her Friends" and the full-length collection "knuckle tattoos," and as well as a new chapbook, "Ruby True." She is the co-creator, co-producer, and main curator of DDAY Productions, which currently puts on shows at 3 venues, including a monthly all-female production at the Bowery Poetry Club.

ALLEGRA MIRA is a writer and poet. In 2003, she worked with Stanley Kunitz and Genine Lentine on Kunitz’s final book, “The Wild Braid.”  Her poems and writings have been published in The Berkshire Review, Naugatuck River Review, Drive-By Poets series, Many Hands Magazine, Local Buzz Magazine, Home Magazine, and Worcester Magazine. A proud member of the Italian-American writing community in New York, Allegra has read for the Italian-American Writers Association and the Bluestockings, Sonic Poetry, the recent Yippie Cafe Manic Monday series. Her poems are subtly rhythmic, erotic, and preoccupied with the conversions of intimate love.

The featured reading follows the essential Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe, hosted and curated by the buoyant Kat Georges. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.;  open reading begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $7, which includes a free drink. 

Call for Art – “Abstracts” Juried Art Competition


Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for entries for the gallery’s 3rd Annual “Abstracts” juried art competition for the month of June 2012.  The gallery would like for all 2D artists (including photography) to send us your best interpretation of the theme “Abstracts” by submitting their best non-representational abstract art for inclusion into the gallery’s July 2012 online Group Art Exhibition.

Winners of the "Abstracts" Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 65+ event announcement posts, extensive social media marketing and distribution,  in order to make the art world aware of the art exhibition and in particular, the artist’s accomplishments. There will also be links back to the artist’s website included as part of this award package.  Here is a link to the Gallery Archives to see what has been accepted for the past 2 Abstracts Art Competitions

Interested artists should provide to us with your best Abstracts art now or before the deadline of June 28th.   Apply Online Here:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Milwaukee hosts The Midwest Small Press Festival to Celebrate Independent Literature with a Book-fair and Performances


Milwaukee, WI – May 4th, 2012 - In January 2012, a small but dedicated group of Milwaukee-based writers and bookmakers started planning the first Midwest Small Press Festival.

The festival will take place in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, a cozy little spot full of artists and doers with a cooperative fervor.

An ambitious group of independent literary presses including Burdock Magazine, New American Press, Plumberries Press, Rescue Press, Ten Pages Press, The Literary Underground and others are participating and curating events for the weekend-long festival to be held the first weekend of June.

The festival will center around a book-fair at the Polish Falcon (801 E. Clarke St.) on Saturday June 2nd. Here, small presses throughout the region are invited to display and sell their books. With presses coming from Chicago, Minneapolis, Michigan and Ohio, as well as from other parts of Wisconsin, the event promises to present an impressive introduction to the independent literary presence in the Midwest.

Additional events throughout the weekend include an opening reception at Woodland Pattern (720 E. Locust St.) bookstore on Friday June 1st, workshops and readings at the Cream City Collectives (732 E. Clarke St.) all day on Saturday June 2nd, a brunch spelling-bee and literary trivia at the Riverwest Public House (815 E. Locust St.) on Sunday June 3rd as well as live music, gallery showings and more.

For more information about the festival including an ongoing list and itinerary of events and visiting presses and writers, please visit