Sunday, 10 April 2011

US launch readings from What the Water Gave Me (Black Lawrence Press)

This April the US edition of What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo is being published by Black Lawrence Press. I'll be flying to New York on Wednesday to do four readings there (see below for details) and one upstate in the Catskill Mountains. The first week I'll be in a friend's place in Tribeca, spend Easter weekend at the Bright Hill Center at Treadwell, then stay near Riverside Drive. I'm really looking forward to returning to NY, but I'll also be taking my notebooks with me to work on my writing in between gigs – heaven!
On 1st May I fly to New Mexico to do a reading and workshop, and after that, LA for two more readings, and I'll end up at Santa Cruz on 10 May to do a return reading for Dennis Morton's Poetry Santa Cruz. I wish the California part wasn't so rushed. New Mexico will be an adventure as I've never been there before. It will be good to see old friends and make new ones, get acquainted with their poems. Please come if you are near any of these places and free, and do say hello. I'm very touched by all the dear friends who have organised these events for me and helped to make this tour happen.

Launch readings from What the Water Gave Me (Black Lawrence Press, April 2011)

Bowery Poetry Club, NYC  6pm Saturday 16 April 
Bertha Rogers and Pascale Petit 
308 Bowery, NYC

Juniper, Brooklyn, 5.30pm Sunday 17 April
Margot Farrington & Pascale Petit
Juniper, 112 Berry Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Bright Hill Center, Catskills, NY, 7pm Thursday 21 April
Djelloul Marbrook & Pascale Petit with illustrated reading 
94 Church St, PO Box 193, Treadwell, NY 13846 Phone: +1 607 829 5055 

Community Bookstore, Brooklyn, 7pm Thursday 28 April
Sally Bliumis-Dunn, William Olsen & Pascale Petit
143 Seventh Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  Phone: (718) 783 3075  

Cornelia St Café, NYC, 6pm Saturday 30 April 
Mark Doty, Melissa Stein & Pascale Petit
29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014  Phone: (212) 989 9319

Metta Theatre, Taos, New Mexico, Thursday 5 May
Veronica Golos, Andrea Watson & Pascale Petit reading for Cinco de Mayo
1470 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, El Prado, New Mexico 87529 

Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles 3pm Sunday 8 May
Mariano Zaro & Pascale Petit reading
800 S. Plymouth, Los Angeles, CA, 90005
Email: Phone: (323) 755-3530

Moonday Poetry at Village Books, LA, 7.30pm Monday 9 May
Lois P. Jones & Pascale Petit (illustrated reading)
1049 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, California Phone: (310) 454 4063

Poetry Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, 7.30pm Tuesday 10 May
Rebecca Foust and Pascale Petit
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz Phone: (831) 464-8983

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if you'd remember me from London poetry circuit days in the early/mid 'eighties, but I just stumbled across this page, and am glad to see that you are published and so active.

    I'm Stephen James and I played my pop songs on the poetry circuit, on acoustic guitar, and sold my little cassettes. I remember you were with a very nice chap at the time, whose name I forget but he was quiet and bearded, and you were both so wonderfully supportive of my music at places like Zone End (Pete & Marilyn Baines - ah, the memories!) and the Troubadour.

    I'm in Southern California now, married and playing, of all things, Christian delta blues. I have spotted one or two of the poets from those days on the Web, like Dave Leakey and David Stuart Ryan, but stalwart chaps like Mike Fitzgerald and Ferenc Aszmann are nowhere to be found! If you're curious, I have a blog here on Blogspot that seems to have ground to a halt. Ho-hum.

    I hope you are well, Pascale. Good luck with your readings and writings.