Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe
A Celebration of the Dog Days of Summer
Stories by pets read by friends and family
Jennifer Cody Epstein | Susie Moloney
Cecilia Copeland | Pam Belluck
and New York veterinarian Cary Nulton
Friday, August 2, 6 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (between W. 4th & Bleecker) | 212-989-9319
Throughout history, people marked the event in many ways. Brady’s 1813 Clavis Calendraria referred to the period as an evil time “the Sea boiled, the Wine turned sour, Dogs grew mad, and all other creatures became languid; causing to man, among other diseases, burning fevers, hysterics, and phrensies.” Back in Roman times, they used to sacrifice a brown dog to placate the anger of Sirius, The Dog Star, hoping to turn down the heat!
Thankfully, times have changed. A new tradition is being born this year, as Three Rooms Press celebrate the Dog Days of summer with stories and poems by and about pets.
Wait — Pets write? You bet they do! Join us as we present stories by New York’s finest dogs (and cats), read by their loving author friends. Our featured lineup includes international best-selling novelist Jennifer Cody Epstein (The Gods of Heavenly Punishment, The Painter from Shanghai), Canadian horror fiction writer Susie Moloney (The Thirteen, A Dry Spell), award-winning playwright Cecilia Copeland (The Next Time, The Wicked Son), plus author and New York Times health and science writer Pam Belluck (Island Practice). We’ll even have New York veterinarian and poetry lover Cary Nulton (MetVetNYC) on hand to discuss tips on how to help your pet stay healthy in the heat! Plus Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat (not Cat!) Georges will co-host the event.
It all goes down Friday, August 2 at 6 pm at Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street (btwn W. 4th & Bleecker), 212-989-9319. For more information contact TRP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission $8 (includes a free drink)
DOGGIN’ AROUND is the latest installment of The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe, a unique series curated by Three Rooms Press that brings together leading poets, intellectuals, performers and budding rebels on a different topic each month. Upcoming events include: AUG 31: LABOR PAINS, stories about parenthood and the joys and stresses of birth of all kinds; OCTOBER 4: LET’S GET KG! a celebration of October baby Kat Georges; NOVEMBER 22: JFK! NYC! OMG! an examination of conspiracy theories