Three Rooms Press presents
The Launch Pad @ LPR
A Series Celebrating New Books on Three Rooms Press
Session 6: TRIPLE THREAT
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Doors open 6:30pm | Showtime 7pm
featuring author readings of new books on Three Rooms Press, including
Tales from the Eternal Cafe, by Janet Hamill (intro by Patti Smith)
On This Borrowed Bike, by Lisa Panepinto
It Starts from the Belly and Blooms, by Thomas Fucaloro
plus special guests
A legendary evening of readings by authors of new books on Three Rooms Press is on tap for the sixth installment of The Launch Pad @ LPR, Wednesday, October 23, 7 pm at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street. Admission is free. The event features exhilarating short story writer Janet Hamill, reading from her new short story collection, Tales from the Eternal Café, with an introduction from her longtime friend, musician/writer Patti Smith.
Sharing the stage are two phenomenal poets, Lisa Panepinto, reading from her new book On This Borrowed Bike, and Thomas Fucaloro, reading from his new book It Starts from the Belly and Blooms.
All books will be available for purchase and author signing at the event. For reservations, author interviews and additional information, contact Peter Carlaftes at 212-731-0574 or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
JANET HAMILL’s debut short story collection, Tales from the Eternal Café (Three Rooms Press, ISBN 978-0-9895125-0-3, $15.95) offers a thrilling, unwinding trail of tales that excite and mystify. As National Book Award winner Patti Smith notes in her introduction, Hamill “conjures the atmosphere of a plethora of eras, laying out mysteries both decadent and divine . . . Through these tales, we gain entrance to the history of a world where madams rub shoulders with mystics and visionaries with vagabonds.”
LISA PANEPINTO’s stunning new poetry collection On This Borrowed Bike (Three Rooms Press, ISBN 978-09895125-3-4, $15.00), offers lyrical, heart wrenching poems that National Book Award for Poetry Finalist Patricia Smith raves are “bound to rattle the canon.” Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award winner Annie Finch exclaims, “Panepinto’s voice is so assured and pure, so confident and directed, that to follow it on its intricate and profound journeys can bring serious joy.”
THOMAS FUCALORO offers a strong dose of Bukowski, Breaking Bad, and brilliance in his new poetry book It Starts from the Belly and Blooms (Three Rooms Press, ISBN 978-09895125-4-1, $15.00). Intense and gripping, with splashes of outlandish humor, it is a full frontal assault on the challenges of modern life. As award-winning poet Mark Bibbins raves, “Thomas Fucaloro is here and he is showing you his big messy heart.” Poet Corrina Bain (louderARTS project) applauds the work: “It Starts from the Belly and Blooms dives facefirst into the glory and wildness of life . . . All the reader can do is hope that Fucaloro be accorded what he deserves: a lasting mark on the face of American poetics.”