Mary Cappello has a new book (Life Breaks In: A Mood Almanack), and she's going to share some of it with you this Saturday, November 12, at 6pm. Plus: Lee Ann Brown will read some poems, wine will be poured into plastic cups, cheese and crackers will tumble into gullets.
November 19th sees a book launch for Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs at Ada Books. Editors Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring will be on hand to discuss the works and possibly read from them. There will be lots of copies for you to buy, if that's your thing, and some kind of refreshments will make their presence known. The fun will get started at 6pm. See you there!
On Saturday, October 22nd, two Albany poets, Matthew Klane & James Belflower, will uncork art from their lungs while you sit in wonderment, silently trying to get a hold of yourself. Snacks and drinks will be provided. It's free and the fun starts at 6pm. Don't dis it!
Ada Books is putting on three awesome events this weekend to coincide with RIPExpo. First, the folks from 2dcloud will stop by for a reading/showing of their new books featuring Ben Passmore, Benjamin Urkowitz, Cybele Collins +Tommi Parrish. That'll get going at 4pm.
Then, at 7pm, the editors of Selfish, a female-identified memoir magazine, reading from and presenting about their publication (latest issue pictured below).
On Saturday, at 6pm, Ada Books is proud to present New England legend Greg Cook who'll be here reading from and discussing his newest book, Friends Is Friends, published by First Second.
And don't forget to check out RIPExpo, now in its third year, going strong and getting every more awsome all the time!
On Sunday, September 18th, join Ada Books, Riverzedge Arts, and Synecdoche Books for an awesome lineup of readers including, but perhaps not limited to: Sarah Cooke, Oliver Strand, Mark Baumer (w/William Keller), Ada Smailbegovic and the Students of Riverzedge Arts. The fun begins at 5pm. See you there!
Here's what's up in September at Ada Books:
the 9th -- Ada's 10th anniversary/thank you party! Celebrate Ada's continued sur-thrival from 6 - 9 in the evening.
the 10th -- Claire Donato and Vi Khi Nao make poetry in your ears! Join us for the kick off of another awesome Publicly Complex Reading Series at 6pm.
the 18th -- River's Edge Reading featuring lots of mystery people. 5pm
the 23rd -- Get Selfish (a feminist memoir magazine) reading and presentation. 7pm
the 24th -- Greg Cook reading from, talking about and signing on his new comic Friends Is Friends at 6pm.
Ada turns 10 next month! (That's like 50 in human years.) Stop by and celebrate with us on Friday, September 9th, from 6 to 9 in the evening. There'll be beer and lemonade and savory hand pies and cake (of course) and prizes and games and good feelings all around. And if you can't make it on that day, come in any time just to say hello or to buy yourself a present because you deserve it, dammit!
Come hear some summer poems on Saturday, July 23rd. Darcie Dennigan (pictured above), Erica Mena, and Ravi Shankar will read words in a particular order, while you listen with rapt attention. There might even be some drinkable companionship. The fun starts at 6pm. See you there!
Leora Fridman (pictured above), Mary-Kim Arnold, Beth Ayer, & Kelin Loe will appear at Ada Books on June 14, at 7pm, to read the words they themselves have invented, to share some part of their minds, their souls. . . and then they will disappear, and it will be like they were never here. So please, drop in and bear witness. It won't be the same without you!
The Stubborn P.
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