The Book Report

A monthly reading series hosted by Sasha Fletcher & Leigh Stein at the Gallery at LPR on Bleecker St., NYC.












TOMORROW NIGHT

Now at HiFi, 169 Ave A, NYC

The Book Report

Tuesday, September 9 at 8:00

Reports on books by the people who’ve read them.

Featuring the prodigious multi-hyphenate Lux Alptraum 
and the exemplary literary citizen Alison B. Hart. Hosted by the indefatigableLeigh Stein and the inimitable Sasha Fletcher.

About Our Special Guests
Lux Alptraum is a writer, sex educator, and consultant. Past projects have included gigs as the editor, publisher, and CEO of Fleshbot, the web’s foremost blog about sexuality and adult entertainment; editor-at-large for Nerve.com and How About We Media; a sex educator at an adolescent pregnancy prevention program; an HIV pretest counselor; and the founder of Boinkology, a blog about sex and culture. She is the Co-President of Out of the Binders, Inc.

Alison B. Hart is the co-founder of Pete’s Reading Series in Brooklyn, which she curated for 13 years. Her work has appeared in The Missouri Review; Connu; Brain, Child MagazineCosmopolitan; the Huffington Post; and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from The New School, and she is also the Director of Outreach for Out of the Binders: Symposium on Women Writers Today, taking place at NYU this October 11-12
chelseahodson:

My chronicle of a marathon reading, republished today on The Marina Abramovic Intitute’s Immaterial. From the introduction:
I attended the marathon reading of Solaris by Stanislaw Lem presented by Marina Abramovic Institute and The Atlas Review on August 3rd, 2013. The reading was scheduled to last eight hours, so I intended to sit in the theater below the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn as long as I could and attempt to write while the performance occurred. The reading went over schedule, lasting nearly ten hours, but I remained seated for eight hours.

Last August, Chelsea sat in a chair for eight hours while people read from Solaris in the name of Marina Abramovic. You can hear Chelsea read at The Book Report on Tuesday.

chelseahodson:

My chronicle of a marathon reading, republished today on The Marina Abramovic Intitute’s Immaterial. From the introduction:

I attended the marathon reading of Solaris by Stanislaw Lem presented by Marina Abramovic Institute and The Atlas Review on August 3rd, 2013. The reading was scheduled to last eight hours, so I intended to sit in the theater below the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn as long as I could and attempt to write while the performance occurred. The reading went over schedule, lasting nearly ten hours, but I remained seated for eight hours.

Last August, Chelsea sat in a chair for eight hours while people read from Solaris in the name of Marina Abramovic. You can hear Chelsea read at The Book Report on Tuesday.

The Book Report

Now at HiFi, 169 Ave A, NYC

Tuesday July 8 at 8:00

Reports on books by the people who’ve read them.

Featuring essayist Chelsea Hodson, poet Monica Wendel, poet & humorist Mark Leidner, and poet Sarah Bridgins. Hosted by the indefatigable Leigh Stein and the inimitable Sasha Fletcher.

BOMB Magazine — Some Events Involving Ghosts by Sasha Fletcher

When she woke up she put the coffee on and after she put the coffee on she poured that coffee into an enamel mug and tipped into it some milk and as it blossomed and bloomed inside the mug she drank it right down.

After the coffee she stood for a moment staring at the sun and went out to the porch to sweep but the boards began to creak so she walked across the yard and plucked a crow from the tree and unraveled that crow like a clementine and cooked its flesh in her mouth and then ate it.

When she finished the crow she repaired to the porch and spat nails from her mouth and the nails fixed the creaky boards. After that she swept for miles.

TONIGHT

Erin Barker is the first woman to win two Moth GrandSLAM championships. She has appeared on The Moth Radio Hour, and one of her stories was included in The Moth’s New York Times-bestselling book. As senior producer of The Story Collider, a live storytelling show and a podcast that has been downloaded over a million times, she helps scientists and others tell their true, personal stories about science.

Sarah Bridgins’ poems have appeared in MonkeyBicycle, InDigest, Sink Review, Bone Bouquet, NAP, and Thrush among other journals. Her chapbook “We Are Not Pilgrims,” was recently published by Mondo Bummer, and her book reviews and interviews have been featured on Bookslut, The Rumpus, and the NY Daily News’ books blog.

TONIGHT at The Book Report