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Hamptons Film Festival, Readings, Fair Trade October, Music and Shopping! Events until next weekend-enjoy yourselves.

I love this time of year in the Hamptons. If you're out there or looking for something fun to do check out the link below for scheduled films and enjoy the long weekend.—Lisa

Hamptons International Film Festival
October 8-12, 2009

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Women's Work
66 Main St
Cold Spring, NY 10516
Hours: M, Th, F 11-5; Sat & Sun 11-6
T/W by appointment

Women's Work has opened a new store
just in time for Fair Trade month (October)!
Women's Work
Poughkeepsie Plaza (Rte 9, Marshall's mall)
Hours: M-F 10-9; Sat 10-6; Sun 12-5

Bring this coupon into either locations, use it online
(make a note with order and I'll refund the amount through Google Checkout)
and send it off to your friends who can give you more discounts and
free gifts if they tell us you referred them.
(tell them that Lisa at urbanseashell—a collection sent you!)

*Discount applies to non-sale items only.
Metal Elephant Sconce, Cora's jewelry, and
Namibian Desert Boots are excluded from the sale.

*Refer a friend who uses this coupon and get gift certificates and/or free gifts.
They must tell us your name in order to for you to get credit.

October is Fair Trade Month which leads up to a big national push for
the Second Annual Reverse Trick or Treating Campaign to educate adults
as to the unfair labor practices involved with chocolate cultivation
that includes child slavery. Individuals and businesses can register and
receive free fair trade chocolate along with information about unfair
labor practices which they are encouraged to hand out to chaperons of
the trick-or-treaters. This month also will see the First Annual Fair
Trade Calendar put out by FTF and FTRN.

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– a Performance and a Printed Magazine —
wordspew aimed at your earballs!

Sunday, October 11 from 3 to 5.
Celebrate the online version and archive of Live Mag!
The web launch party features a rare reading
by octogenarian bard EDWARD FIELD!
Come hear the sassy, classy treasure of Greenwich Village and the world.
Plus Uche Nduka, Wanda Phipps,
guest editor Ilka Scobie and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright.
And Special guest - Rene Ricard.

Bowery Poetry Club,
308 Bowery in New York City
$5 entrance gets you a free mag!
Please come, bring a poem if you want and take part.

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ASTORIA, NY, October 8, 2009 – While an ambitious renovation and expansion is underway, the galleries of the Museum of the Moving Image remain open for visitors to enjoy. Now, as a gift to New Yorkers, the Museum will expand its hours of operation on holidays during fall and winter 2009-2010, in order to welcome young people on their days off from school and to offer special family programs.

Regular Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Extended holiday hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following days:
Columbus Day: Monday, October 12
Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving weekend: Friday, November 27, through Sunday, November 29
Christmas/New Year’s week: Saturday, December 26, through Sunday, January 3 (including New Year’s Day)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 18, 2010
Midwinter recess/Presidents’ Day: Saturday, February 13, through Sunday, February 21, 2010

(Please note: The Museum will be open on New Year’s Day. It is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.)

Family Programs
Two hands-on workshops are offered: Moving Pictures (for ages six through ten) and Stop Motion Animation (for ages ten and up).
Classic short films will be screened hourly.
A schedule of workshops and screening times is available on the Museum’s website (

The Museum’s exhibition Behind the Screen features artifacts, interactive experiences, one-of-a-kind art works, and demonstrations of professional crafts and equipment, all of which immerse visitors in the creative process of making moving images. Visitors are able to make animations, experiment with sound effects, and dub their voices onto a famous movie scene. Behind the Screen also features fourteen playable video arcade games, among them Ms. Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Defender, and Battlezone.

Suggested Admission
$7 for adults, senior citizens, college students, children 8-18.
Free for Museum members and children under 8.
(Please note: Strollers must be left at Coat Check.)

About Museum of the Moving Image
Founded in 1981, Museum of the Moving Image is the only institution in the United States that deals comprehensively with the art, technology and social impact of film, television and digital media. It houses the nation’s largest collection of moving image artifacts; screens hundreds of films annually; and offers education programs to thousands of New York City students and teachers. Its exhibitions—including the core exhibition, Behind the Screen—are noted for their integration of material objects, computer-based interactive experiences, and audiovisual presentations.

A major expansion and renovation of the Museum’s facility is currently underway. Designed by architect Thomas Leeser, the project will double the size of the building, completely redesign the first floor and add a new theater, new galleries and an education center. When completed in the fall of 2010, the new Museum building will be ideal for showcasing the moving image in all its forms, ensuring the Museum's place—creatively, intellectually, and physically—as one of the great moving-image institutions of the world.

Museum of the Moving Image is grateful for the generous support of numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Museum receives vital annual funding from the City of New York through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Additional government support for operations is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Natural Heritage Trust (administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation). The Museum occupies a building owned by the City of New York.

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue (between 36 and 37 Streets), Astoria, NY 11106
Recorded Information Line: 718.784.0077

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October 13
Literary Tuesday
at The Perch Cafe
7:30 pm
curated by Pam Laskin
followed by open mic

Richard Levine is the author of the chapbooks, A Language Full of Wars and Song and Snapshots from a Battle, and is currently learning to read and care for trees. His full-length manuscripts have been semi-finalist for the 2009 University of Arkansas Press Miller Williams Poetry Prize and finalist for the 2003 Ohio State Press Poetry Book Award. Some of his poems can be viewed in the current issues of, Blueline, California Quarterly, Cuthroat and the anthology More Than a Memory, The Same and 32 Poems. He will be reading with Stephanie Rauschenbusch, who has been writing poetry since she was ten years old. She has been published in The Paris Review, Western Humanities Review, Heliotrope and many other publications, including Fire (Oxfordshire), which published four of her long poems. She has written many poems about art and artists, including one about Louise Bourgeois, and another about Stanley Spencer. Her chapbook was published by an artist, Ben Leenen, in Maastricht, Holland.

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

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GOLDA SOLOMON “The Medicine Woman of Jazz” with PO’JAZZ
Downstairs at
The Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia Street
Greenwich Village

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2009, 6 - 8 PM
doors open at 5:30; TWO SETS 6PM AND 7PM
$15 ($10 students with ID) includes one drink (cash only)

Celebrating the Poetry of Marria Banks
Special guest JAY CLAYTON

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Also on October 15
Brooklyn Reading Works Presents Poetry Punch

POETRY PUNCH curated by Michele Madigan Somerville

The Old Stone House
Fifth Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets in Park Slope
Phone: 718-768-3195
Suggested contribution:
$5 to benefit The Old Stone House.
Wine and refreshments included.

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The Brooklyn Public Library
BPL Chamber Players
Sunday, October 18, 2009, 4 PM
Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture
Central Library

Admission is FREE!

Eriko Sato, Violin

David Oei, Piano

Lukas Foss: (2 pieces from)
Three American

Poulenc: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Alfred Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style

Schoenfield: (2 pieces from) Four Souvenirs

10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY


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.