Join Three Rooms Press as we celebrate the 103rd birthday of legendary poet Charles Bukowski during the 16th Annual Charles Bukowski Memorial Reading at NYC’s iconic Bitter End on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 6 pm. Advance tickets available at bitterend.com
The highly-anticipated annual event is hosted by Three Rooms Press co-directors Kat Georges and Peter Carlaftes and features poetry, oral history, rare videos, and live performance. This year’s event will feature Bukowski poems and tales performed by musician-storyteller Jennifer Blowdryer, poet Puma Perl, playwright Michael Puzzo, poet Danny Shot, playwright/author Richard Vetere, and poet George Wallace plus special guests. Admission is $10.
Charles Bukowski was considered the champion of outsiders and outcasts of society. His work is still vividly relevant today since Bukowski wrote about the human condition, something that can be applied to any time period regardless of changes in technology, politics, or societal conflict. Still, one wonders what Bukowski would have to say about contemporary issues like book bans, AI such as ChatGPT, dating apps, legalized marijuana, etc.. At the annual memorial reading, performers will consider all this and more while channeling the spirit of Bukowski through his poems and stories.
In addition to readings and discussion, all attendees have a chance to win Bukowski books, CDs, DVDs, and other prizes.
Doors open at 5:45pm. Advance tickets and more information via Bitter End (www.bitterend.com). For press passes or media inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share This!