Sunday, June 15, 2014

6/21: LA-Di-DADA!! 2nd Annual Los Angeles Dada Festival at Beyond Baroque

Join Three Rooms Press on the West Coast as we present ¡LA DI DADA!, A Highly Eclectic Performance Event Hell-Bent on Blowing Minds, plus the official West Coast launch of Maintenant 8: Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art! Saturday, June 21, 2013, 3:30-6:00 pm at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Bl. Venice, CA 90291
, Phone 1-310-822-3006.

Prepare for an afternoon of incredibly provocative, eclectic art and performance on as Three Rooms Press presents ¡LA DI DADA! a wild ride of contemporary DaDa performance and poetry by leading maverick artists.

The event includes the West Coast launch of the internationally-renowned Maintenant 8: Journal of Contemporary DaDa Writing and Art (2014, Three Rooms Press), which features more than 100 visual and literary works by artists and writers worldwide. The event takes place Saturday, June 21, 3:30-6 pm at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice. Costumes encouraged.

Featured performers include performance artist-musician Exene Cervenka (X, The Knitters), famed playwright-poet Doug Knott (Last of the Knotts), performance poet extraordinaire Linda J. Albertano, award-winning Los Angeles poet-performer Laurel Ann Bogen, LA Dada founders Mike M. Mollett and Neal Skooter Taylor, DadaNY founders Joanie Hieger Fritz Zosike and Robert Hieger, and New York-based British/American performance poet Jane Ormerod. Additional performers include poet-playwright Jan Michael Alejandro, LA-based poet/storyteller Marie Lecrivain, Fluxus artist Bibiana Padilla Maltos and poet-performer Christian Georgescu. Three Rooms Press co-directors and New York-based performance artists Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will host.

A highlight of this year's event will include an effort to conjure up the DADA spirit of artist/poet/racounteur Bob Brannaman. Plus special surprise guest stars will be on hand to perform and add to the adventure.

General admission is $10; discounted admission for seniors, students and Beyond Baroque members is $5. Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center is at 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, phone: 310-822-3006. For additional information and reservations, email

About Maintenant 8

Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary DaDa Writing and Art (Three Rooms Press, 2014) is the most recent installment of an annual series published since 2005. The current issue features work by Charles Plymell, Mike Watt, Grant Hart, Gerard Malanga, A.D. Winans, Jerome Rothenberg, John M. Bennett, S.A. Griffin, Claude Pelieu, Mary Beach, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Joel Hubaut, Philip Meersman, Peter Waugh, Luc Fierens, Renaat Ramon, Patrice Lerochereuil and many more. Copies will be available for purchase at the event, and are available online at

About Three Rooms Press

Three Rooms Press is a fiercely independent New York-based publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts. Three Rooms Press books are distributed in the U.S. and internationally by PGW/Perseus.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

6/6/14: HAVE A NYC 3: New York Short Stories Launch at The Monthly @ Cornelia St Cafe 6pm

Join the fun as we celebrate the launch of HAVE A NYC 3: New York Short Stories, the third installment of the thrilling anthology of provocative short stories based in New York City. This version includes work by renowned crime/thriller author Lawrence Block (Hit Me, Eight Million Ways to Die), Richard Vetere (The Writers Afterlife, The Third Miracle), Kirpal Gordon (New York at Twilight: Selected Tales of Gotham's Weird & Eerie), Paul Sohar (True Tales of a Fictitious Spy), Ron Kolm (Divine Comedy), Bonny Finberg (Kali’s Day) along with Liz Axelrod, Gil Fagiani, Michael Gatlin, Peter Marra, J. Anthony Roman, Angela Sloan, Chera Thompson, Nina Zivancevic and Joanie Hieger Zosike.

The book is edited by Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes (I Fold With the Hand I Was Dealt, A Year on Facebook) and Kat Georges (Our Lady of the Hunger). 

The book is part of the Three Rooms Press Modern Noir Anthology series and will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $8, which includes a free drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker ( Reservations and additional information: 

Have a NYC 3 is the part 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. 

Be there!

Launch Party for the thrilling New York-based short story anthology
with readings by select authors in this year’s edition

Friday, JUNE 6, 6 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.)
212-989-9319 Admission: $8 (includes a free drink)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 7: Dada Performance Salon in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC

Three Rooms Press presents Part 2 of the 7th Annual

NYC Dada Poetry and Performance Salon

featuring the NYC launch of

Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art 


Silent Auction of Original Drawing by French/American Artist MARY BEACH

Wednesday, May 7, 7 pm in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge

Admission free 
 Modern day Dada poets, collagists, performers and artists are creating disruptive, controversial and thrilling works that continue the spirit of the avant garde art movement sprung from the horror of World War I. Their work will be featured the 2nd of two NYC Dada Poetry and Performance Salons on May 7 in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge. Additional information and reservations: Costumes encouraged! 

The event will feature readings and performances by Los Angeles-based performance artist Doug Knott, British-American sound-visual poet Jane Ormerod, world-renowned beat-jazz poet Steve Dalachinsky, DADA-NYC founders Robert Hieger and Joanie Hieger Fritz Zosike, the Dude of Dada Peter Carlaftes, art by avant-garde photographer Philip Scalia plus a silent auction of original artwork by famed French/American artist Mary Beach.

Original drawing by Mary Beach to be auctioned 5/7 About the SILENT AUCTION of Mary Beach original artwork

ORIGINAL DRAWING by MARY BEACH (1989) will be available at Silent Auction on Wednesday May 7th at The Gallery @LPR (7-9:30pm). Three Rooms Press is excited and honored to present this rare opportunity to own an original work of art from one of the most accomplished women artists of the latter-part of the 20th Century. The bidding will start at $500. Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach met in 1962 and, until Claude's unfortunate passing in December of 2002, shared an exemplary rich and creative life. Traveling extensively while living primarily in Paris, New York and San Francisco, their existence was a bohemian adventure during which they ceaselessly explored and continuously created: With a keen and graceful eye they deconstruct, critique and reinterpret the classical and contemporary worlds of art and media, while creating striking new works of wit and beauty -- drawing subconscious associations that are both mysterious and poetic. Long hailed in Claude's native France as the natural inheritors of the Surrealist legacy (a direct line has been drawn by French critics from Picasso and Braque to Schwitters and Duchamp to Warhol and Pélieu), their works are highly prized and respected. However, in Mary's native America, the pair remains relatively unknown, their work still awaits discovery by both mainstream critics and collectors. Additional information about Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach here.

Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and ArtAbout MAINTENANT 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art

A stunning annual collection of contemporary Dada writing and art by an international array of sensational artists. Provocative, disruptive and essential for collectors of contemporary radical art. Maintenant 8: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art (ISBN: 978-0-9895125-1-0, Three Rooms Press, $15.95) is the seventh edition of an annual collection of contemporary Dada work inspired by Dada instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan. Since 2008, the Three Rooms Press series has collected outsider art, poetry, mail art, collages and more from around the world. Maintenant 8 features art and visual poetry by a wide range of internationally recognized creators and provocateurs including William S. Burroughs, Jerome Rothenberg, Charles Plymell, Grant Hart, Mike Watt, Exene Cervenka, Pontus Carle, Irene Caesar, Volodymyr Bilyk, John M. Bennett, Giovanni Fontana, S.A. Griffin, Fausto Grossi, Patrice Lerochereuil, Gerard Malanga, Kazunori Murakami, Paolo Pelosini, Johan Reisser, Poul Weile and many more. The series has been recognized worldwide as a leading source of contemporary Dada art and writing, with editors invited to present material from the journal with contributors at events in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Berlin.

What the heck is Dada?

The original Dada movement peaked from 1916-1922, primarily involved visual arts, literature—poetry, art manifestoes, art theory—theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule what its participants considered to be the meaninglessness of the modern world. In addition to being anti-war, dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchist in nature.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

4/4/14: First Annual NYC Code Poetry Performance Festival!!

Three Rooms Press presents 

The First Annual 

NYC Code Poetry Performance Festival 

a celebration of code poetry for National Poetry Month 

Friday, April 4 | 6 pm | Cornelia Street Cafe 

29 Cornelia Street (btwn W. 4th and Bleecker) | 212-989-9319 

Code poetry performance is changing the landscape of the poetry scene! Code poetry -- poems written in computer code -- has found new resonance in a world increasing integrated with electronics.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, "Code poets find resonance between the constraints of programming and the traditional rules of peotry, where forms like the sonnet dictate strict rhyme schemes and syllable counts." Code poets are masters of both programming and poetry, and are compelling -- and daring -- visual and performance artists.

The First Annual NYC Code Poetry Performance Festival presents five top New York-based code poets, who will astound with their interpretations and breakthroughs transforming poetry as we know it. Featured code poets include Todd Anderson with Thomas Fucaloro, Ishac Bertran, Jonathan Dahan, Josh Galeota-Sprung, Jonathan Wohl with Andy Dayton, and host Kat Georges. 

Admission: $12, includes a free drink. Additional info: 

Press: for photos and press passes, please contact

Saturday, March 15, 2014

March 22: Walking with the IRISH GANGS of BROOKLYN with Eamon Loingsigh

March 22: Explore the Irish Gangs of Brooklyn with Eamon Loingsigh
Explore the hangouts of the original  IRISH GANGS of BROOKLYN with journalist Eamon Loingsigh, author of the new Irish Gang novel LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY.  Three Rooms Press presents a unique tour of historical sites related to the early 20th century Irish gangs of Brooklyn, which are the focus of LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY, the riveting and immersive saga of an Irish gang on the Brooklyn waterfront in the early part of the twentieth century, told through the eyes of young newcomer Liam Garrity.  Tour date: Saturday, March 22, 1-4pm.

Meet at 34 Van Dyke Street, RED HOOK, (718) 246-8050 Pre-tour PINT and LIVE WBAI radio broadcast of Radio Free Eireann w/hosts John McDonagh, Sandy Boyer and Eliza Butler 

Meet at Corner of Bridge and John Streets, DUMBO Site-specific crawl though the streets where the White Hand gang made their bones in LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY  

Meet at 218 Bedford Ave, WILLIAMSBURG, (718) 387-7322 Cap off a unique day of literary BROOKLYN awareness with a booksigning by EAMON LOINGSIGH at this terrific INDIE bookstore 


“Novelist Eamon Loingsigh has so comprehensively inhabited the teeming New York City of his debut novel Light of the Diddicoy that he captivates the reader from the first page. . . It’s a brutal story of Irish America that the author, whose family roots in the city are as deep as his characters, was apparently born to write. Loingsigh’s prose has immense narrative force, and his characters are innocents or chancers on the make who know there’ll be no second chances. . . This is wonderful pulp fiction that knows that one man’s tale can in fact tell the entire city’s.” — Cahir O’Doherty, Irish Central

“The dark and compelling Irish American gang lifestyle of early 1900s Brooklyn pulses through this sharp, hardboiled drama.... Loingsigh’s book looks at a fascinating lifestyle drawn from his extensive research and his own family history.... The writing is sharp when gangsters are involved, yet it preserves a poetic Irish heart.” —ForeWord Reviews

“Loingsigh’s narrative owes much to historical accounts and family lore; he easily evokes the poverty, pain and hard labor that made up the working experience of the immigrant class in early 20th-century New York, giving the story a grimy verisimilitude.... The tale of William’s early days rings with passion and pain, ultimately making for an engrossing read.” —Kirkus Reviews

“LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY is an amazing series of literary leaps from terra firma into the stratosphere above. The writing embraces you, and his description of the savagery visited on poor people is offset by the humor and love of the traditional Irish community. Don’t leave the store without this book.” —MALACHY MCCOURT, author of Malachy McCourt’s History of Ireland

Sunday, February 23, 2014

March 8: Write Like a Woman: Workshop Uncovers Secrets of Female Scribes



A National Women’s History Month Writing Workshop with Award-Winnning Poet/Writer/Mentor Annie Finch


Torn Page Studio  

435 W 22nd St. (Btwn 9th & 10th Ave.) New York 10011

Advance online registration: 

Do women write differently than men? Is there a feminine muse lurking just out of reach on your creative side? Discover new ways to channel and develop your personal artistry in “ANNIE FINCH: WRITING LIKE A WOMAN,” a writing workshop for women and men led by award-winning poet, mentor, columnist and performer Annie Finch. 

During the three-hour workshop, participants will the study hidden traditions found in women’s writing throughout history, and unveil symbols and mythology common to contemporary women’s writing worldwide. Through a series of invigorating, revealing and passionate exercises, participants will discover how to write from deeper within their hearts by tapping into these ancient traditions and incorporating them into their own writing. 

The workshop will cover multiple genres including poetry, fiction and memoir writing. It is open to both men and women. Space is limited, to enable personalized interaction between Annie and each participant. Registration fee is $100 in advance and $125 at the door. 

For online registration, go to: 

ABOUT ANNIE FINCH: Poet and writer Annie Finch is the author of six books of poetry including Eve, Calendars, Among the Goddesses, and Spells: New and Selected Poems. Annie’s poetry has been featured on Def Poetry Jam, National Public Radio, and Voice of America, and in journals such as Poetry, Kenyon Review, Yale Review, Hudson Review, and Paris Review. Her operas, multimedia poetic dramas, and other collaborations with music, visual art, and theater have appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall. Annie’s honors include the Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award and the Sarasvati Award in Poetry from the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology. A graduate of Yale University with a doctorate from Stanford University, she is the author, editor, or coeditor of numerous books about poetry, including Villanelles, An Exaltation of Forms, and most recently A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry. Annie also writes frequently on cultural topics. Her column on female-centered spirituality appears regularly at The Huffington Post. 

THREE ROOMS PRESS is a New York-based publisher and performing arts producer. It has served as a leading independent publisher of creative content, including poetry, translations, literary fiction, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, Paris, Berlin, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts. Additional info:

Friday, February 21, 2014

3/7: Women on Top: feat. Annie Finch, Beth Lisick, Angelica Page, Hettie Jones, Amber Atiya

Women on Top: March 7 at Cornelia Street Cafe NYC


Five Phenomenal Perspectives


Featuring readings and performances by these incredible artists:

Annie Finch | Beth Lisick  

Angelica Page | Hettie Jones | Amber Atiya

and host Kat Georges

Friday, March 7, 2014, 6 pm Cornelia St Cafe, NYC

29 Cornelia Street | between W. 4th & Bleecker 212-989-9313 | 

To celebrate National Women’s History Month, Three Rooms Press presents “WOMEN ON TOP: Five Fresh Perspectives” at Cornelia Street Cafe Friday, March 7 at 6 pm. The event features readings and performances by five passionate, irreverent and intense women writers, artists and cultural leaders including writer/actor Angelica Page, poet/activist Hettie Jones, writer/performer Beth Lisick, poet Amber Atiya and poet/performer/mentor Annie Finch. Three Rooms Press Co-Director Kat Georges hosts.

Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $12 which includes a free beer, wine or soft drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker ( Info and reservations:

The event is part of THE MONTHLY series at Cornelia Street Cafe, hosted by Three Rooms Press, which brings together writers, artists, philosophers and scientists to delve into a different theme each month from divergent perspectives. Past themes have included conspiracy theories (on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination), Illegal Leaves of Grass, an exploration of grass-related ideas from Walt Whitman to the War on Drugs, and notable literary figures including Charles Bukowski and William Burroughs.

Three Rooms Press is a New York-based leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative content, including poetry, translations, drama, literary fiction, creative historical nonfiction, memoir, photography and art. Recent and forthcoming books include Lisa Panepinto's ON THIS BORROWED BIKE, Janet Hamill’s TALES FROM THE ETERNAL CAFE (with an introduction by Patti Smith); MIKE WATT: ON AND OFF BASS, a photo memoir by the great punk rock bass player; and the forthcoming novels THE WRITERS AFTERLIFE by Richard Vetere and LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY by Eamon Loingsigh.

Annie Finch is a poet permformer and mentor who "speaks for something larger than the ego" according to UC Berkeley professor Charles Altieri:; Winner of numerous awards, Annie’s poetry has been featured on Def Poetry Jam, National Public Radio, and Voice of America, in journals such as Poetry, Kenyon Review, Yale Review, Hudson Review, and Paris Review, and in many anthologies, most recently The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, and author of six books of poetry including Eve, Calendars, Among the Goddesses, and Spells: New and Selected Poems.

Beth Lisick is a New York Times bestselling author and performer who has blown away audiences the world over:; She is the author of five books: the memoir collection Yokohama Threeway and Other Small Shames, the New York Times bestselling comic memoir Everybody Into the Pool, the gonzo self-help manifesto Helping Me Help Myself, the story collection This Too Can Be Yours, and the performance poetry/story collection Monkey Girl.

Angelica Page is a playwright/performer of the highest possible voltage:; She most recently starred on Broadway in the Tony nominated The Best Man, is currently developing her memoir-play Turning Page, as well as documentary film and book of selected memoirs about her mother, the legendary Geraldine Page.

Hettie Jones has been a mover/shaker since the Beats and the author of How I Became Hettie Jones:; She is currently involved with PEN American Center's Prison Writing committee and runs a writing workshop at the New York State Correctional Facility for Women at Bedford Hills. Hettie Jones lives in New York City, where she writes and teaches at The New School.

Amber Atiya is an uncompromising queer poet and powerful performer:; Yes, Amber Atiya is a queer poet. Yes, she performs (Theater for the New City, Fashion Institute of Technology, Lehman College, Nuyorican Poets Café, etc.) and has been published (Cartier Street Review, Word Riot, Brownstone Poets Anthology, and Coloring Book, an anthology of multicultural writers, with work forthcoming in A Gathering of the Tribes). Yes, she is co-founder of a weekly women’s writing group, currently celebrating its nine year anniversary.