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Two Literary Events in Brooklyn

Literary Tuesday at
The Perch Cafe
March 10, 7:30 pm

Maggie Cino’s one person play, Ascending Bodily, is published in The New York Theatre Experience’s Plays and Playwright’s Series. She is co-author of the performance pieces Geek on Smack (Fringe NYC), Angry Little People (Red Room Theater) and Tramp! A Clown Show (Foot in Mouth Productions, North American tour) among others. She will be reading with Sarah Langan, whose first novel The Keeper was a New York Times Editor’s Pick. Her second novel, The Missing, won the Bram Stoker Award for an outstanding novel, and was favorably compared by the New York Times Book Review to the work of Mary Shelly. Her third novel, Audrey’s Door, about a woman who moves into a haunted apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is due out from Harper Collins in October, 2009.

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


Brooklyn Reading Works Presents:
The Third Annual
Thursday, March 12th at 8 p.m.

The Memoir-A-Thon Curated by Branka Ruzak

On the surface at least, this event seems to come straight from the pages of The Bellevue Literary Review. The themes covered are dysfunction and disease with topics ranging from family dysfunction, alcoholism and sexual child abuse to AIDS to wrongful adolescent mental institutionalization to Alzheimers to chemical/emotional toxicity and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

But upon digging deeper, one finds these writers' journeys are not just mired in disease and dysfunction. Yes, they may write about illness, victimization and the loss of innocence, but each personal account is a story of survival and the amazing power of the individual to overcome the greatest imaginable personal challenges and ultimately heal oneself.

These stories are haunting, moving and inspiring - each one in their own raw honesty and emotion. They reflect upon the divinity and beauty of what it means to be deeply human in all its messiness. There is a lot of courage, compassion and humor to be found in the journeys we will embark during this reading.

Join BRW for an intimate and memorable night with these writers:
Robert Goolrick: The End of the World As We Know It
Mindy Lewis: Life Inside
Branka Ruzak
Elena Schowolsky
Erica Silberman: Nuts in My Pockets

For more info go to:

The Old Stone House
Brooklyn Reading Works

Thursday March 12th at 8 p.m.
Brooklyn Reading Works at the Old Stone House
Fifth Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets
A $5 suggested donation includes light refreshments and wine.
Books will be available for sale and signing


collecting urbanseashells

The K R A P P Y K A M E R A Show:
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During the day Paula Kelly is a graphic designer,
+ by night, she shoots photos.
At times, with a toy plastic camera.

A photo has been selected into
The Krappy Kamera Show!
at SOHO PHOTO: opening Tues 3/3, 6-8.

15 White St (btn 6th Av + W Bdwy)
212.226.8571 (1 train to Franklin)
On view til 4/4, hours W-Sn: 1-6
Juror: Brian Clamp of ClampArt Gallery,
Chelsea, NYC
(See link: image #26)

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The s m a l l W O R K S Show:
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Another toy plastic (nitetime image)
On view til 3/13

80 Washington Square East
(btn W 4th St + Washington Pl,
facing the park) 212.998.5747

Gallery Viewing Hours: Tues 10-7,
Wed & Thurs 10-6, Fri & Sat 10-5



Sunday, March 15, 2009, 10:30 a.m.

Museum of the Moving Image, in collaboration with The Noguchi Museum, will present Mini Movies in the Morning: The Animated World of Robert Breer, a free program of film screenings and art activities for children 2 through 12 and their families, on Sunday, March 15, 2009. The program, which will take place at The Noguchi Museum from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., includes an hour-long screening of short films by artist and filmmaker Robert Breer, introduced by Moving Image Chief Curator David Schwartz, and hands-on art activities led by Noguchi Museum educators.

“Animated movies exist in a world between painting and cinema, and between the reality of photographed life and the imaginary world of the artist,” said Mr. Schwartz. “Robert Breer, who has been at the forefront of American avant-garde cinema since the 1960s, is a painter and sculptor who turned to animation to create a unique and amazing body of work. His playful films—centering on line, shape, and abstract form—will engage both children and adults. We are excited to be partnering with The Noguchi Museum, for the first time, on this family-friendly film and art program.”

The program will include screenings of Homage to Jean Tinguely’s Homage to New York (1968, 10 mins.), Fuji (1973, 8 mins.), Swiss Army Knife with Rats and Pigeons (1981, 6 mins.), Bang (1986, 10 mins.), ATOZ (2000, 5 mins.), Trial Balloons (1982, 5 mins.), and What Goes Up (2000, 4 mins.). Following the screening, Noguchi Museum galleries will be open for viewing. Educators will be present to facilitate activities and art making projects, inviting families to discover connections between the films and Isamu Noguchi’s sculptures. Families are encouraged to bring a snack and kick back while they enjoy the films. For a detailed description of films, visit

Admission for Mini Movies in the Morning is free, but reservations are required. To register, email with your family’s name, the number of attendees and preferred form of contact (phone or email) or call 718.204.7088, extension 203. The Noguchi Museum is located at Vernon Boulevard between 10 Street and 33 Road in Long Island City. Sunday shuttle-bus service is available between Manhattan and the Museum. For more information, call 718.204.7088 or visit

About Museum of the Moving Image
Museum of the Moving Image advances the public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. It does so by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts; screening significant films and other moving-image works; presenting exhibitions of artifacts, artworks, and interactive experiences; and offering educational and interpretive programs to students, teachers, and the general public. Construction is currently underway on a major expansion of the Museum, designed by architect Thomas Leeser. The project entails a complete renovation of the existing first floor and construction of a three-story addition housing a new theater, screening room, galleries, and a multi-classroom education center. The Grand Opening of the expanded Museum is scheduled for 2010. For more information, visit

About The Noguchi Museum
Designed by Isamu Noguchi and occupying a renovated 1927 industrial building, The Noguchi Museum exhibits a comprehensive selection of the artist’s works in all mediums, displayed in a series of indoor galleries and an internationally celebrated outdoor sculpture garden. Together, this installation and the Museum’s special exhibitions expand the context for Noguchi’s work and illuminate his influential legacy of innovation. The Museum is currently undergoing renovation. The collection galleries remain open, and public programs continue. In summer 2009, the Museum and its world-renowned sculpture garden will reopen with the artwork installed as originally designed by Noguchi. For more information, visit