Lower East Side Denizens Rip the Lid Off

September 14, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Crime Scene Lounge (21+)
310 Bowery

Denizens Rip The Lid Off 

In this instant information age, is privacy even relevant anymore? Where everyone is resurrected,  repackaged and reinvented, the Lower East Side Denizens remain resolute redeemers of contemporary culture. They are infamous, insightful,  profane provocateurs. They are Steve Dalachinsky, Terre Roche, Jim Feast, Chavisa Woods and Ron Kolm. Hosted by Jody Weiner. 


Steve Dalachinsky newest book is A Superintendent’s Eyes(2013); he is a PEN Oakland National Book Award winning author of chapbooks and CDs, a contributing writer to The Brooklyn Rail and he appears in national journals.


Jim Feast (Ph.D) edited the Unbearables’  literary anthologies Help Yourself, Crimes of the Beats, and The Worst Book I Ever Read; co-wrote murder mystery Neo Phobe with Ron Kolm; chief editor and contributor to Jews: A People’s History of the Lower East Side (3 Vols), by Clayton Patterson.


Ron Kolm edited many anthologies, including The Worst Book I Ever Read.  He is co-author of the novel: Neo Phobe, with Jim Feast; Kolm’s papers were purchased by New York University Library Downtown Writers Group. His new book is Divine Comedy.      


Terre Roche is best known for her work with The Roches, a trio of singing sisters who enjoyed a long and successful recording and performing career. Terre sang the role of Squeaky Fromme in the avante garde opera “The Manson Family;”  she’s currently in the band “Afro-Jersey” with West African drummer Sidiki Conde and instrumentalist Marlon Cherry.  Blabbermouth is Terre’s new memoir; brutally honest, funny and engrossing.  


Jody Weiner wrote the novel Prisoners of Truth, contributed to  Kinship With Animals, co-edited Resistance: A Radical Social and Political History of the Lower East Side, and his new novel, Raise Your Other Right Hand is on the way.


Chavisa Woods second novel is The Albino Album (Spring  2013); her short story collection, Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind (2009), was a Lambda Literary Award Nominee.  Woods appeared in the Chorus of Poets performance series at The Whitney Museum; she’s been featured at the “New York Vision” and “New York-Hot!”  Festivals, and her fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in the New York Quarterly, The Evergreen Review and Union Station

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