reading with Hassen, Charles Moxley, and Jim Trainer at the Philadelphia CHARLES BUKOWSKI FESTIVAL ON JULY 1ST

(from the press release)

7:30 pm Poetry reading before the film featuring Hassen, CAConrad, Charles Moxley, Jim Trainer...They will be choosing a few poems of Bukowski's to read as well as their own work.

7:30 pm, July 1st
at the old CINEMA
on Walnut, between 39th & 40th

reading followed by the film
"Charles Bukowski, Born Into This" directed by John Dullaghan MPAA: Rated R for language and sexual content/nudity.Runtime: 130 min Shown on projection DVD

this event is part of
Sex, Drink, and Classical Music (a weeklong tribute to Charles Bukowski) includes 3 screenings of "Born Into This" the 2003 documentary, a screening called "The Dangers of Alcohol" as seen on Educational and After School Specials. A poetry reading before the film of his work by local poets (and a fewof their own), and live show tribute to classical music and cheap wine at Tritone, featuring Victory and Good Hunting, Gregg Mervine & Kevin Kelly, and a special set by Kelli Shay Hicks (from Nashville)

a NEW Philly series (for just the summer?) at a local INDEPENDENT coffee house not BRAND of the consumer whores

Chapter & Verse: a night of poetry and prose

with CAConrad
Mecca Sullivan
Ryan Eckes
followed by an open reading

at Chapterhouse Cafe & Gallery
620 S. 9th St. (btwn South & Bainbridge)
June 24th @ 8pm

This new summer reading series will be an unrestricted, open
forum for people to: promote their (or others') projects,
plan future sessions, release zines, commision new projects,
anything that helps build the literary community in philly.
For more info:

June 17th NYC book party with Shanna Compton, Jen Benka, and Jessy Delfino at the Bowery Poetry Club

BIG THANKS to the amazing Shanna Compton for putting this event together!

below is from an announcement Shanna has put together to be circulated for the 6/17 event.

Saturday, June 17 at 2:30 PM* at the Bowery Poetry Club
NYC launch party for CAConrad's Deviant Propulsion with CAConrad, Jen Benka,
Shanna Compton & music by Jessy Delfino

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
(between Bleecker & Houston)
*2:30PM, readings start promptly at 3:00. (For real this time!)

6 to Bleecker or F/V to 2nd Ave

& an afterparty, afterward....

Join us all at 288 Bar (aka Tom & Jerry's) around the block
for happy hour & more celebration of Deviant Propulsion

288 Bar (aka Tom & Jerry's)
288 Elizabeth Street

CAConrad is the author of Deviant Propulsion, from Soft Skull Press: click here

Jen Benka is the author of A Box of Longing with 50 Drawers, from Soft Skull
Press: click here

Shanna Compton is the author of Down Spooky, from Winnow Press, and the editor
of GAMERS, from Soft Skull Press: click here

Jessy Delfino's CD Dirty Folk Rolk was recently glowingly reviewed by famed
writer Byron Coley, and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, in Arthur Magazine. For
more info, visit her website

reading on June 15th at VOICES & VISIONS in Philly

(below is the announcement by Bob Small of Poets & Prophets, as this is an event sponsored by Bob and Anne-Adele Wight)

We begin with our on-going Third Thursday Night Series
at Voices and Visions Bookstore
in the Bourse at 4th and Ranstead
(one block South of Market St).
This month we will feature CAConrad
in our Philadelphia Pride Month Reading.
This Reading will be on Thursday, June 15th at 7.
A donation is requested and an open will follow.
Refreshments are available.