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Oct
21
Thu
2021
¡DADA! NYC 2021 Festival with 3RP and NYPL, Session 1 @ Tompkins Square Branch of New York Public Library
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm
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Three Rooms Press and New York Public Library present ¡DADA! NYC 2021 Festival: A 2-part festival of LIVE dada performance by contemporary dada artists from around the New York region. Hosts: 3RP co-directors Peter Carlaftes & Kat Georges

Session 1: East Coast DADA Superstars Part I | Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 6 PM EDT | Mary Blickley + Amy Bassin, Billy Cancel, Robert Gibbons, Meghan Grupposo, John S. Hall, Karen Hildebrand, Jerry Johnson, Matthew Hupert, Linda Lerner, Ruth Oisteanu, Valery Oisteanu, Puma Perl, Nicca Ray, Bruce Robinson, Angie Sloan, Zev Torres, Ann Firestone Ungar, George Wallace, Joanie HF Zosike

LOCATION: Virtual event only. Advance registration required. Register here: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2021/10/21/dada-nyc-2021-festival

For more info: email info@threeroomspress.com

This festival will highlight the art and writing of contributors to MAINTENANT 15: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, published annually by Three Rooms Press since 2008. Events will include performance, art, and poetry, inspired by the theme of this year’s journal “HUMANITY: THE REBOOT” Prepare for the provocative, eclectic, and unpredictable collage of performances by more than 40 artists at two live events at the Tompkins Square Branch of New York Public Library (331 E. 10th Street (btwn Ave A & Ave B)). Admission to both events is free. MAINTENANT 15 will be available for purchase during both events.

What is Dada? The original Dada movement started in Zurich, New York and Paris in 1916 as a artistic reaction to World War I. Many Dadaists believed that the ‘reason’ and ‘logic’ of a bourgeois capitalist society had led people into war—and would continue to do so. They expressed their rejection of that ideology through artistic expression that appeared to reject logic and embrace chaos and irrationality. In addition to being anti-war, Dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchist in nature. Tenants of the movement continue through today, and are paraticularly relevant in the current global political spectrum.

The fierce New York-based independent publisher Three Rooms Press draws much of its inspiration from Dada and its legacy, including the beat movement, punk rock, pop art and the underground poetry and art scene. Three Rooms Press is particularly inspired by the life and work of Arthur Cravan. About Arthur Cravan Arthur Cravan was a pugilist, poet, larger-than-life character, and idol of the Dada and Surrealism movements (as well as the nephew of Oscar Wilde). In 1913, he published the original Maintenant, widely-recognized as the first “zine” ever.  The current Maintenant series by Three Rooms Press was developed in homage to his original creation.  During the course of a short and spectacular life, Cravan wreaked havoc on himself and three continents in an escalating frenzy of artistic mania. He arrived in New York in 1914 where he met the poet Mina Loy, then moved with her to Mexico three years later when the United States entered the war. In 1918, he set out on a sailboat from Mexico to Argentina and never arrived. His disappearance has been the source of broad speculation.
Oct
27
Wed
2021
ANIMAL WRONGS Official NYC Virtual Book Launch
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Three Rooms Press presents
ANIMAL WRONGS
Official NYC Virtual Book Launch 
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7 pm
feat. Author STEPHEN SPOTTE
in conversation with Peter Carlaftes (co-director, Three Rooms Press)

or on Youtube: bit.ly/oct27-animalwrongs

ANIMAL WRONGS by Stephen Spotte is garnering rave reviews: Kirkus says, “This medieval comedy smacks of Monty Python’s bawdy and mischievous sense of humor.” Library Journal raves, “Spotte is a master storyteller.”

In a medieval French courtroom, animals are put on trial for “crimes” against mankind and must rely on preposterous legal diatribes by a court-appointed lawyer to defend them—great for fans of Umberto Eco, Edward Carey, and Amor Towles. Think Willard meets The Name of the Rose. Based on actual court records, Spotte captures the wit and bluster of the era, where courtrooms were packed with cheering and heckling spectators in ever-more opaque, convoluted, and dilatory trials.

Three Rooms Press celebrates the release of this one-of-a-kind novel with the official NYC virtual book launch featuring author Stephen Spotte in conversation with Three Rooms Press co-director Peter Carlaftes on Wednesday, October 27, 7 pm. The event will be live-streamed to Facebook and YouTube.

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop and your favorite indie bookstore, or DIRECTLY from THREE ROOMS PRESS http://threeroomspress.com/product/animal-wrongsby-stephen-spotte/
Oct
28
Thu
2021
¡DADA! NYC 2021 Festival with 3RP and NYPL, Session 2 @ Tompkins Square Branch of New York Public Library
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm
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Three Rooms Press and New York Public Library present ¡DADA! NYC 2021 Festival: A 2-part festival of LIVE dada performance by contemporary dada artists from around the New York region. Hosts: 3RP co-directors Peter Carlaftes & Kat Georges

Session 2: East Coast DADA Superstars Part II | Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 6 PM EDT | Jeff Farr, Robert C. Ford, Thomas Fucaloro, Joanna Fuhrman, Bibbe Hansen, Heide Hatry, Ron Kolm, Eleni Kourti, David Lawton, Jane LeCroy, Eliette Markhbein, Charles Mingus III, Lois Kagan Mingus, Jane Ormerod, Yuko Otomo, Martina Salisbury, Christine Sloan Stoddard, John J. Trause, Thomas Walker

LOCATION: Virtual event only!! Advance registration required. Please register here: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2021/10/28/dada-nyc-2021-festival-part-ii

For more info: email info@threeroomspress.com

This festival will highlight the art and writing of contributors to MAINTENANT 15: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art, published annually by Three Rooms Press since 2008. Events will include performance, art, and poetry, inspired by the theme of this year’s journal “HUMANITY: THE REBOOT” Prepare for the provocative, eclectic, and unpredictable collage of performances by more than 40 artists at two live events at the Tompkins Square Branch of New York Public Library (331 E. 10th Street (btwn Ave A & Ave B)). Admission to both events is free. MAINTENANT 15 will be available for purchase during both events.

What is Dada? The original Dada movement started in Zurich, New York and Paris in 1916 as a artistic reaction to World War I. Many Dadaists believed that the ‘reason’ and ‘logic’ of a bourgeois capitalist society had led people into war—and would continue to do so. They expressed their rejection of that ideology through artistic expression that appeared to reject logic and embrace chaos and irrationality. In addition to being anti-war, Dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchist in nature. Tenants of the movement continue through today, and are paraticularly relevant in the current global political spectrum.

The fierce New York-based independent publisher Three Rooms Press draws much of its inspiration from Dada and its legacy, including the beat movement, punk rock, pop art and the underground poetry and art scene. Three Rooms Press is particularly inspired by the life and work of Arthur Cravan. About Arthur Cravan Arthur Cravan was a pugilist, poet, larger-than-life character, and idol of the Dada and Surrealism movements (as well as the nephew of Oscar Wilde). In 1913, he published the original Maintenant, widely-recognized as the first “zine” ever.  The current Maintenant series by Three Rooms Press was developed in homage to his original creation.  During the course of a short and spectacular life, Cravan wreaked havoc on himself and three continents in an escalating frenzy of artistic mania. He arrived in New York in 1914 where he met the poet Mina Loy, then moved with her to Mexico three years later when the United States entered the war. In 1918, he set out on a sailboat from Mexico to Argentina and never arrived. His disappearance has been the source of broad speculation.
Dec
12
Sun
2021
DA DO SF 8 @ Specs' Twelve Adler Museum Cafe
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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DA DO SF 8

Come to SPECS Bar on Sunday, December 12 at 6 p.m. as 3RP Co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges present their annual Dada Journal MAINTENANT reading with Bay Area contributors—SF Poets & Legends Youssef Alaoui, Carol Dorf, Lorene Zarou-Zouzounis, Robert Duncan, Heikki Huotari, Richard Loranger, Maw Shein Win, Allison Davis,Marc Olmsted, Suzy Kaplan Olmsted, Richard Stone, Mahnaz Badihian, Gerald Nicosia, and Daniel Yaryan. 

We will have copies of our internationally renowned MAINTENANT 15: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art on hand for purchase and signing. 

And the night’s performance will be dedicated to late/great North Beach Poet Laureate, Maintenant Contributor, and friend Jack Hirschman. 

Please note that all attendees must have proof of vaccination. 

Spec’s Bar is in North Beach, right across the street from City Lights Bookstore at 12 William Saroyan Place. 

Admission its free. Showtime is 6-8, but to get the full Spec’s experience, come early and stay late! 

MAINTENANT 15 is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop and your favorite indie bookstore, or DIRECTLY from THREE ROOMS PRESS here!