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The Perch Cafe, Local 269 and a Book Signing

Literary Tuesdays
curated by Pam L. Laskin
with open mic to follow

October 6

SUBMERGED reads again. Rebecca O. Johnson is a writer, activist and fundraising consult¬ant to environmental justice groups in the Gulf Coast region. Rebecca lives and works in Dorchester, Massachusetts, where she is completing Grief/ance, a work chronicling the death and lives of African American men born in the early 20th century. Jean Kahler returns, the woman born in North Carolina, who lives in Brooklyn and dreams of New Orleans. Her book on the ruins of Staten Island, with photos by Jessica Rowe, will be published by Furnace Press in winter 2010. Carla Porch has yet to live in Greenwich Village, and presently resides in Park Slope. She received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College this past spring. Her current writing project is the role landscapes play in ancestry and consciousness. She will begin a residency at the Hambridge Center in Northern Georgia this fall. Alyssa Robbins is currently studying Public Health at Columbia University. She graduated from New School University with a BA in Non-Fiction Writing and has released two CD’s independently with a third on the way. Hear her music at Kara Westerman lives, writes and paints houses in East Hampton, New York. She received her MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College. Her first short story appeared in The New Ohio Review. She is currently completing a full-length book about the amazing house she lives in and cares for. She was a recent Edward Albee Foundation resident. The readers will be sharing the stage with Keith (KP) Liles, who was born in 1976 in Woodstock, Illinois. He earned a BA in Rhetoric form the University of Illinois, Campaign-Urbana, and an MFA in poetry from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. His work has appeared in newspapers and numerous journals, and has been broadcast on Alaska Public Radio on a program entitled, AK. Plain View Press published his debut poetry collection Spring Hunger in November, 2008.

F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)

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Roberta Piket

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 8pm

Louie Belogenis - tenor and soprano saxophone
Roberta Piket - keyboards
Billy Mintz - drums

Local 269
269 E Houston St
(corner of Suffolk)
New York, NY 10002-1012
(212) 228-9874
$10 cover charge

visit for live performance video of the trio and more

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Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence (Quirk Books)
by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese

“Signing Their Lives Away”
The book:
The film:
The store:

Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese, authors of Signing Their Lives Away forwarded this information:
We are happy to announce that the second printing of Signing Their Lives Away has FINALLY arrived. The first printing sold out so quickly that many individuals and storeowners were left unable to order online or find the book at their local bookstore. As of Monday, October 5, copies are available online and will be shipped to major and independent bookstores this week.

Upcoming Interviews and Appearances
WFAE, Your NPR News Source, Charlotte, NC.
9AM, Wednesday, October 7.
We will be interviewed on “Charlotte Talks,” the station’s arts and culture program.
If you’re in the area, tune in to 90.7 FM. Otherwise you can listen live online at

Signing at Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC.
7PM, Thursday, October 8.
Whether or not you come to see us, it’s worth a trip to this fantastic independent bookstore in Charlotte.
Directions to Park Road Books can be found here.

Signing at Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston, SC.
1PM to 3PM, Saturday, October 10.
Signing and discussion at the gift shop of this plantation, once home of Signer Arthur Middleton.
Information about the event can be found by clicking here.
Information about Middleton Place and directions can be found here.

Signing at William Floyd Estate, Mastic Beach, NY.
12PM to 4PM, Saturday, October 17.
Stop by this lovely estate of Signer William Floyd on the Fire Island National Seashore to say “hello” and enjoy an afternoon of historic tours and live colonial music.
Information and directions to the estate can be found here.

Other News
New Trailer
In honor of our second printing, we have cut a new book trailer which embraces our culture’s current infatuation with the undead. Curious? Check it out here.

Author Visits
We are available for both in-person and virtual (Skype) visits with students. Click here for more information.

Book Plate Signing
We have received emails and letters requesting to sign books for gifts or giveaways. In theory we are more than happy to do so, but in practice this would get pricey when shipping books around the country one at a time. So, we suggest the following: If you send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope, we will send you a signed bookplate. Feel free to email us at for more information.

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