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Oct
22
Tue
2019
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

 

Oct
23
Wed
2019
NYC Book Launch for DISASTERAMA! @ Le Poisson Rouge
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

 

Three Rooms Press is thrilled to present a star-studded NYC launch of DISASTERAMA! Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977-1997, a stunning new memoir detailing high camp in the plague years by critically acclaimed author Alvin Orloff.

The event will feature a reading and discussion by Alvin Orloff (Gutterboys), along with special readings and performances by

  • Renowned author/pundit Michael Musto
  • Brilliant performer & artist Gio Black Peter
  • Writer and performance artist Beth Lisick (Everyone Into the Pool)
  • Groundbreaking punk musician Jennifer Blowdryer
  • Vaudeville-steampunk pop power trio The Babes NYC
  • Additional special guests to be announced.


The event will be held in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street at Thompson. Admission is free. Doors open 6:30. Show starts at 7. Info at www.lpr.com.

HIGH PRAISE FOR DISASTERAMA!

“An important memoir to add to any library’s collection about the turbulent beginning of the AIDS epidemic.”—Library Journal

“This book in your hands is one you could say I’ve waited for, and I’m not alone.” —from the introduction by Alexander Chee, author, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

“Alvin Orloff’s memoir of San Francisco queers facing the mounting AIDS crisis and freaking, caring, denying, performing, and carrying on is a witty remembrance that avoids cheap sentiment or easy responses.” —Michael Musto, columnist, author, Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back

“No one is cooler than Alvin Orloff, and Disasterama! proves it.” —Andrea Lawlor, author, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

“Heartbreaking and hilarious, sexed-up and political, Disasterama is a deeply personal coming-of-age story. – Michelle Tea, author Against Memoir and Modern Tarot


ABOUT ALVIN ORLOFF

 

ALVIN ORLOFF began writing in 1977 as a teenager, penning lyrics for early San Francisco punk band, The Blowdryers. He spent the 1980s working as an exotic dancer while concurrently attending U.C. Berkeley and performing with The Popstitutes, an absurd performance art/homocore band. In 1990, he and his bandmates founded Klubstitute, a fl oating queer cabaret devoted to the ideal of cultural democracy that featured spoken word, theater, drag, and musical acts. In 1995, the club, whose staff and patrons had been ravaged by the AIDS epidemic, closed its doors and Orloff suddenly remembered that all he’d ever wanted to be was a writer. He subsequently published three rather whimsical novels, I Married an Earthling, Gutter Boys, and Why Aren’t You Smiling? before producing Disasterama!. Orloff currently works as the manager of Dog Eared Books, a literary hot-spot in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro District. He lives in San Francisco.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Aaron Hamburger featured at Detroit Public Author Series @ Detroit Public Library Main Branch
Oct 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger returns to the setting of this acclaimed novel for a reading at Detroit Public Library’s Author Series.

NIRVANA IS HERE is an honest story about the past and present in the segregated suburbs of Detroit during the 1990s framed by the rise and fall of the band Nirvana and the wide-reaching scope of the #metoo movement.

“Both timely and refreshing in its complexity, Nirvana is Here gets to the heart of matters and revels in the glory of accepting one’s against-the-grain identity.” —Hyype

“As in his story collection The View from Stalin’s Head (which won him a Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters) and his novel Faith for Beginners (a Lambda Literary Award finalist), Aaron presents us with one more deft characterization of a person who seeks to close the space between the past and present self.” —Lambda Literary Review

“Hamburger is tender and provocative in his examinations of sexual abuse, racial strife in ’90s Detroit, and the way that discovering Nirvana changes everything about Ari’s world. The complexities of this novel are deftly handled by Hamburger, whose sensitive and observant prose is a pure joy to read on every page.” —Electric Literature

More info available here.

Nov
1
Fri
2019
Aaron Hamburger at National Press Club Book Fair @ National Press Club
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Aaron Hamburger, author of the critically-acclaimed Three Rooms Press release NIRVANA IS HERE, will be on hand to discuss his book at the 42nd annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors’ Night.The National Press Club Journalism Institute is partnering with landmark local bookseller Politics & Prose for a night of pols, pundits and prose on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

National Press Club members and the public are invited to attend the book fair, where patrons can browse for books in a variety of genres at the Club’s headquarters from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for NPC and Politics & Prose members; $10 for the public. Tickets will be sold online beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, and be available at the door. (Please click the “remind me” button above for an electronic reminder.)

In addition to being an incredible opportunity to meet your favorite authors and pick up gifts for the avid readers in your life, the Book Fair is a fundraiser for The National Press Club Journalism Institute. The Institute promotes an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press, and equips journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire civic engagement.

About NPCJI

The National Press Club Journalism Institute promotes an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press, and equips journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire civic engagement. As the non-profit of the National Press Club, the Institute serves as a beacon for journalism in the public interest.

Event details:

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW (14th & F Streets)
13th Floor – Ballroom
Washington, DC 20045

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

$5 for NPC members; $10 for general public

**Please note**: No outside books or other author & book paraphernalia are allowed into the Fair. All books must be purchased onsite.

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-press-clubs-2019-book-fair-authors-night-tickets-68629293063

 

Nov
19
Tue
2019
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

 

Dec
17
Tue
2019
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

 

Jan
14
Tue
2020
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

 

Feb
11
Tue
2020
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

 

Mar
10
Tue
2020
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

 

Apr
7
Tue
2020
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

 

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Oct
22
Tue
2019
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

 

Oct
23
Wed
2019
NYC Book Launch for DISASTERAMA! @ Le Poisson Rouge
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

 

Three Rooms Press is thrilled to present a star-studded NYC launch of DISASTERAMA! Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977-1997, a stunning new memoir detailing high camp in the plague years by critically acclaimed author Alvin Orloff.

The event will feature a reading and discussion by Alvin Orloff (Gutterboys), along with special readings and performances by

  • Renowned author/pundit Michael Musto
  • Brilliant performer & artist Gio Black Peter
  • Writer and performance artist Beth Lisick (Everyone Into the Pool)
  • Groundbreaking punk musician Jennifer Blowdryer
  • Vaudeville-steampunk pop power trio The Babes NYC
  • Additional special guests to be announced.


The event will be held in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street at Thompson. Admission is free. Doors open 6:30. Show starts at 7. Info at www.lpr.com.

HIGH PRAISE FOR DISASTERAMA!

“An important memoir to add to any library’s collection about the turbulent beginning of the AIDS epidemic.”—Library Journal

“This book in your hands is one you could say I’ve waited for, and I’m not alone.” —from the introduction by Alexander Chee, author, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

“Alvin Orloff’s memoir of San Francisco queers facing the mounting AIDS crisis and freaking, caring, denying, performing, and carrying on is a witty remembrance that avoids cheap sentiment or easy responses.” —Michael Musto, columnist, author, Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back

“No one is cooler than Alvin Orloff, and Disasterama! proves it.” —Andrea Lawlor, author, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

“Heartbreaking and hilarious, sexed-up and political, Disasterama is a deeply personal coming-of-age story. – Michelle Tea, author Against Memoir and Modern Tarot


ABOUT ALVIN ORLOFF

 

ALVIN ORLOFF began writing in 1977 as a teenager, penning lyrics for early San Francisco punk band, The Blowdryers. He spent the 1980s working as an exotic dancer while concurrently attending U.C. Berkeley and performing with The Popstitutes, an absurd performance art/homocore band. In 1990, he and his bandmates founded Klubstitute, a fl oating queer cabaret devoted to the ideal of cultural democracy that featured spoken word, theater, drag, and musical acts. In 1995, the club, whose staff and patrons had been ravaged by the AIDS epidemic, closed its doors and Orloff suddenly remembered that all he’d ever wanted to be was a writer. He subsequently published three rather whimsical novels, I Married an Earthling, Gutter Boys, and Why Aren’t You Smiling? before producing Disasterama!. Orloff currently works as the manager of Dog Eared Books, a literary hot-spot in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro District. He lives in San Francisco.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
Aaron Hamburger featured at Detroit Public Author Series @ Detroit Public Library Main Branch
Oct 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger returns to the setting of this acclaimed novel for a reading at Detroit Public Library’s Author Series.

NIRVANA IS HERE is an honest story about the past and present in the segregated suburbs of Detroit during the 1990s framed by the rise and fall of the band Nirvana and the wide-reaching scope of the #metoo movement.

“Both timely and refreshing in its complexity, Nirvana is Here gets to the heart of matters and revels in the glory of accepting one’s against-the-grain identity.” —Hyype

“As in his story collection The View from Stalin’s Head (which won him a Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters) and his novel Faith for Beginners (a Lambda Literary Award finalist), Aaron presents us with one more deft characterization of a person who seeks to close the space between the past and present self.” —Lambda Literary Review

“Hamburger is tender and provocative in his examinations of sexual abuse, racial strife in ’90s Detroit, and the way that discovering Nirvana changes everything about Ari’s world. The complexities of this novel are deftly handled by Hamburger, whose sensitive and observant prose is a pure joy to read on every page.” —Electric Literature

More info available here.

Nov
1
Fri
2019
Aaron Hamburger at National Press Club Book Fair @ National Press Club
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Aaron Hamburger, author of the critically-acclaimed Three Rooms Press release NIRVANA IS HERE, will be on hand to discuss his book at the 42nd annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors’ Night.The National Press Club Journalism Institute is partnering with landmark local bookseller Politics & Prose for a night of pols, pundits and prose on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

National Press Club members and the public are invited to attend the book fair, where patrons can browse for books in a variety of genres at the Club’s headquarters from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for NPC and Politics & Prose members; $10 for the public. Tickets will be sold online beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, and be available at the door. (Please click the “remind me” button above for an electronic reminder.)

In addition to being an incredible opportunity to meet your favorite authors and pick up gifts for the avid readers in your life, the Book Fair is a fundraiser for The National Press Club Journalism Institute. The Institute promotes an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press, and equips journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire civic engagement.

About NPCJI

The National Press Club Journalism Institute promotes an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press, and equips journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire civic engagement. As the non-profit of the National Press Club, the Institute serves as a beacon for journalism in the public interest.

Event details:

National Press Club
529 14th Street NW (14th & F Streets)
13th Floor – Ballroom
Washington, DC 20045

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

$5 for NPC members; $10 for general public

**Please note**: No outside books or other author & book paraphernalia are allowed into the Fair. All books must be purchased onsite.

Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-press-clubs-2019-book-fair-authors-night-tickets-68629293063

 

Nov
19
Tue
2019
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

 

Dec
17
Tue
2019
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

 

Jan
14
Tue
2020
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

 

Feb
11
Tue
2020
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

 

Mar
10
Tue
2020
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

 

Apr
7
Tue
2020
NIRVANA IS HERE author Aaron Hamburger leads Dangerous Writing Workshop @ The Writer's Center
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing Workshop: DANGEROUS WRITING

In your writing, do you shy away from highly charged scenes involving violence, sex, danger, mental illness, intoxication, or a character going through any type of intense physical or emotional state? During this presentation, we’ll confront the challenges of conveying the thrills and fears of the most intense moments of your work in fresh ways that engage your readers’ hearts and minds. We’ll analyze published work for inspiration, do writing exercises, then share the results to come up with common strategies for tackling this kind of challenge. Four Tuesdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.