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Two New Poetry Project Books Launched!

This Might End Well After All
by Jan Johnson Drantell

CUBE TONE
by Pam Martin

First copies distributed late April 2017 at the party in Minnette’s Garden.  Look for more events to come soon!

BentBoyBooks Release Party Sunday April 26th with Reading for:

NOTES FOR DREW by  DAVID CHRISTENSEN &

LAGO DE LAS DOLORES by ALVIN ORLOFF.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26TH 2015 3:00PM – 6:00PM

At Minnette Lehmann’s House

Open at 3pm. Reading at 4pm. Light refreshments.

Reading will be in Minnette’s garden.   RSVP for exact address.

David Christensen lives in San Francisco and has been famous for 16 minutes.

Alvin Orloff is the author of three novels, I Married and Earthling, Gutter Boys and Why Aren’t You Smiling? His writing has been described ad “quirky,” “adorable,” and “hilarious” by reviewers, a few of whom didn’t even owe him favors.  He lives in San Francisco’s über-trendy Mission District and is working on a memoir of  the plague years that he promises will not be depressing.

 

 

BentBoyBooks and Drew Cushing at Small Press Traffic’s Poet’s Theatre

Join us Friday January 23rd at 7:00pm at the Omni Commons in Oakland for Small Press Traffic’s Poet’s Theatre including Drew Cushing’s The Vitrines featuring Minnette Lehmann, Anne McGuire and Pam Martin.

The Vitrines! An Art Performance
Written & Directed by Drew Cushing

Performed by the members of Minnette’s Feast. Minnette Lehman. Pam Martin. Ann McGuire. Drew Cushing.

In the world of prompts as art objects, where the impulse of, trigger for, is the thing itself, an end that means, the Vitrine is the device of it all. In the Vitrine any object is ART. The Curator and three Artists host an art event revealing for the first time their work for their installation exploring the limits of liminality, language and the act of Curation.

Advance tickets are $15 general/$25 generous and are available at brownpapertickets.com. Tickets at the door are $20.

Vassar Boy: Palladium – Available Now!

Bent Boy Books is proud to announce the release of the first in a series of chapbooks in the Vassar Boy series from Drew Cushing, Palladium.

Palladium takes us on 1980s night club adventure which includes a hot bouncer, drag queens, drugs, sex and more in the infamous nightclub of the same name. Packed with images around and about the story, this is one chapbook you don’t want to miss seeing in person. Be sure to contact us to get your copy of this limited release.

Vassar Boy is a fictional account of life at Vassar College in the 1980s. Specifically the academic year of 1985/1986. Introduced by the author in the first person, the story is then told in the third person. In good New Narrative tradition, the novel features a character, Drew, and includes uses other actual names fictionally. The other characters names have no resemblance to any people actually at Vassar College during this time and are entirely fictional in nature (as is Drew and the entire book). To learn about this project visit the Vassar Boy website here.

Wednesday March 20th 7pm. BentBoyBooks and Blowdryer Media Present:

A Book Release Party celebrating the release of Ron Palmer’s Prick Queasy Chapter 7 out from BentBoyBooks and Jennifer Blowdryer’s Blowsy with special guest, Ted Rees returning to SF from his whirlwind New York tour. Party and reading at Alley Cat Books.

Wednesday March 20th
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Ronald Palmer is the author of Logicalogics (soft skull press). His author links can be found at ronaldpalmer.tumblr.com
He lives in the Richmond District of San Francisco with his partner, Kevin Rolston.

Jennifer Blowdryer, nee Jennifer Megan Baring-Gould Waters, is currently working on a documentary about getting kicked out of pubs and Greyhound buses called The 86ed Project, as well as a book of poetic essays, which isn’t as bad as it sounds, and The Bitchez Guide to the Lower East Side. She is widely anthologized and has a few books, including White Trash Debutante and Good Advice for Young Trendy People of All Ages, that circulate in an eternal half-life on ABE, Alibris, and Amazon, as well as possibly a porno. Wait until her upcoming release in an easily affordable print and ebook format to really go crazy! Check for sporadic updates atjenniferblowdryer.com , and go see her band play at Otto’s Shrunken Head!

Ted Rees is a poet and radical living in Oakland, CA. He has recently given talks on David Wojnarowicz as part of the Berkeley Art Museum’s “Re@d” series and as part of the Bay Area Summer School’s “Body” night. His work can be found in TRY!, the Swan’s Rag, one ded cow, Perfect Wave Magazine, MaximumRocknRoll, and Cleis Press’s “Best Gay Erotica 2011,” edited by Kevin Killian and Richard LaBonte. A chapbook, tentatively titled “The New Anchorage,” is forthcoming from Erin Morrill and Andrew Kenower’s Trafficker Press.

New Narrative, Next Narrative, Sex Narrative @ LitCrawl

Expect them all with the Bent Boys, whose stories will transgress your expectations delighting you with queer sensations. Featuring Kirk Read, Alvin Orloff, Drew Cushing, Marcus Ewert, Logan Knight, Malcom Hamilton and Oskar Cole.

Kirk Read was recently named Best Solo performer by SF Weekly. His show Computer Face plays the first weekend in November at the Garage.

Alvin Orloff is the author of the novels I Married an Earthling, Gutter Boys, and Why Aren’t You Smiling? He’s currently writing a madcap memoir.

Drew Cushing‘s writing has been called “deliciously disturbing.” He publishes BentBoyBooks from his Alamo Square apartment when not hiding from fog at his Connecticut farmhouse.

Marcus Ewert is the author of the award-winning book 10,000 Dresses, the first children’s book to feature a transgendered protagonist.
Logan Knight is a southern storyteller who’s performed at the Center for Sex and Culture, Voice Factory, K’vetsh and elsewhere. He sometimes drops trou onstage.

July Cole lives on the Oakland waterfront with a crocodile, a tailor, a piano, a flock of hybrid mallards, and numerous mice. These are a few of his recent collaborators on projects of poetry and drama.

Malcom Hamiliton is an SF Area writer.

7:15pm at Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia St. SF.

Checkout details here

Book Release Party for Like Air by Ted Rees

Reading to celebrate the publication of Like Air by Ted Rees

Sunday September 16th
Alley Cat Books San Francisco

RECEPTION: 6:30PM Wine & Soft Drinks
READING: 7PM
Featuring an all Punk Line Up: 

Ted Rees

Ted Rees is a poet and radical living in Oakland, CA. He has recently given talks on David Wojnarowicz as part of the Berkeley Art Museum’s “Re@d” series and as part of the Bay Area Summer School’s “Body” night. His work can be found in TRY!, the Swan’s Rag, one ded cow, Perfect Wave Magazine, MaximumRocknRoll, and Cleis Press’s “Best Gay Erotica 2011,” edited by Kevin Killian and Richard LaBonte. A chapbook, tentatively titled “The New Anchorage,” is forthcoming from Erin Morrill and Andrew Kenower’s Trafficker Press.

Alvin Orloff

Alvin Orloff is the author of three novels, I Married an Earthling, Gutter Boys, and Why Aren’t You Smiling? His writing has been described as “quirky,” “adorable,” and “hilarious” by reviewers, a few of whom didn’t even owe him favors. He lives in San Francisco’s über-trendy Mission District and is working on a memoir of the plague years that he promises will not be depressing.

Jennifer Blowdryer

Jennifer Blowdryer, nee Jennifer Megan Baring-Gould Waters, is currently working on a documentary about getting kicked out of pubs and Greyhound buses called The 86ed Project, as well as a book of poetic essays, which isn’t as bad as it sounds, and The Bitchez Guide to the Lower East Side. She is widely anthologized and has a few books, including White Trash Debutante and Good Advice for Young Trendy People of All Ages, that circulate in an eternal half-life on ABE, Alibris, and Amazon, as well as possibly a porno. Wait until her upcoming release in an easily affordable print and ebook format to really go crazy! Check for sporadic updates atjenniferblowdryer.com , and go see her band play at Otto’s Shrunken Head!

Alley Cat Books
3036 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-1761

https://www.facebook.com/alleycatbooks

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