For Three Rooms Press, 2023 was a break from the previous two-and-a-half years of pandemic isolation and we took full advantage with a wide assortment of in-person events. We plan to build on our IRL encounters in 2024, with extensive tours for four exciting new releases, plus festivals, conferences and poetry readings. Check out our month-by-month breakdown.
Interested in hosting an event in your town? Please get in touch. Email us with your ideas and venue and let’s make this a year to remember!
On January 1, submissions open for MAINTENANT 18: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art. The theme is PLUTOCRAZY. The economy no longer serves human society. It’s a business. So it is time to give business the business. We will redistribute our wealth of new ideas into a Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art called MAINTENANT 18. Let’s shape public opinion with a PLUTOCRAZY of our own manufacture. Creativity is our currency and the amount has no limit. Time to separate Merch and State by forging a non-monetary vision which exposes strategies to achieve socio-political and economic equality and serves against the military-industrialist complex linking warfare with capitalism. Shine a light through every crack for we the people. The answers will be found in our brand! There are 2,640 billionaires in the world and we’ve got each of them right where we want them. Submit your work here.
January 1: 3RP co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges kicked off the year with readings at the 27th Annual Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word / Performance Extravaganza.
January 9: Carlaftes and Georges will be featured on Harry’s Poetry Hour, a reading series hosted by actor Harry Northup (Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver, Mean Streets). Previous guests have included Lena Dunham, Louis Glück, Susan Hayden, Pam Ward, and S. A. Griffin. The reading will air live (1-2 PM Pacific) and will be archived on YouTube.
February 14: With Valentine’s Day on tap, expect to see a lot of “love” in our event schedule.
All month: MAINTENANT 18 DADA JOURNAL submission period continues. More details here.
All month: It’s Women’s History Month and this year, 3RP will celebrate with author interviews discussing strong women of the past and present.
March 15: MAINTENANT 18 DADA JOURNAL submissions close on March 15. More details here.
New Release: MY VIETNAM, YOUR VIETNAM, a dual memoir by Christina Vo and her father, Nghia M. Vo. This compelling memoir chronicles the divergent journeys of a Vietnamese father, who fled his home country in desperation after the fall of Saigon, and his American-born daughter, who ventured to Vietnam as an adult, capturing the stark contrast between their perspectives as they strive to heal the long-term wounds of war. Captivating in its fluid movement and evocative depictions of place, My Vietnam, Your Vietnam offers readers a rich, multilayered exploration of Vietnam through two very distinct voices and perspectives. The memoir’s exploration of healing the trauma suffered by war refugees and their families echoes far beyond the personal experience of the two authors, providing a path to discussion of reconciliation and hope. Christina Vo’s book tour will include April and May readings throughout California including Santa Ana, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose. In addition, the author will read in her hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Phoenix, AZ, then head to the East Coast to continue the tour in late May. To request an author appearance, please email email@example.com.
New Release: UNDER A NEON SUN, the debut novel by Kate Gale. An LA college student who lives in her car, working part-time as a housekeeper for wealthy clients, needs guts, humor, and confidence to survive. Then Covid hits. Sally Rooney meets Elizabeth Strout in this brilliant fiction debut. For people living in houses and apartments, with stay-at-home jobs, the pandemic was inconvenient. For Mia the pandemic destroys the very source of her paltry income. Fortunately, gutsy and funny Mia is a determined survivor. After weeks of cutting her limited spending even further, missing meals along the way, her wealthy employers become desperate for her services again. This time, she’s determined not to let them take advantage of her as they have in the past. Her newfound confidence strengthens her new hope as she works to escape the shackles of poverty on her own terms. Kate Gale will read and sign her book at several stops throughout her home state of California, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, then will continue up the West Coast to read in Oregon and Washington. In May she plans to head east for readings in New York City and other East Coast cities. To request an author appearance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All month: Also, April is National Poetry Month, and 3RP will host a reading from some of our favorite poets.
April 24: Join Three Rooms Press at Rainbow Book Fair at New York’s LGBT Center. Details to come.
May 10-13: PEN World Voices Festival will feature a host of events for international authors and translators, accompanied by the lively CLMP Book Festival. And Three Rooms Press will be there!
June 27-July 2: Expect to see Three Rooms Press at the American Library Association’s Annual Meeting in San Diego.
New Release: MAINTENANT 18: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, edited by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. The new issue of the world’s preeminent contemporary dada is out July 16. Expect to see a plethora of brilliant new work exploring the dada interpretation of our theme, PLUTOCRAZY. A definitely collector’s item.
Our “Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer” photo gallery is always a big hit. Authors with pets: get ready!
Dada tour. Scheduling is just beginning, but look for events in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Napoli, and more. If you know of a venue that is interested in hosting one of our world-renowned dada salons, please contact us as soon as possible.
New Release: We are so excited for this one: OF BLOOD AND LIGHTNING, the debut young adult fantasy novel by Micki Janae. In this sparkling debut, 16-year-old Ophelia Johnson and six other teens inherit the powers of the Greek gods and a mission from the Vessel of Destiny–find the missing Fates, restore the Codex, save the ancient world. Of Blood and Lightning is an upper YA contemporary fantasy with a gripping and fresh twist on Greek mythology as the ancient pantheon of gods—Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Artemis, Apollo, and Ares—inhabit an ensemble of BIPOC and queer teenaged characters.
November 5: Nothing is more important than this year’s election. Everything depends on it. Make sure you VOTE.
We’ll wrap up the year with a Prose! Poetry! Party!, Dada in San Francisco, and much more.Share This!