Carpe Annum!: Readings by Bruce Benderson, Svetlana Kitto, Travis Jeppesen
Where: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 W. 13th St.
212-620-7310 Price: $10 suggested
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What better way to start off another year on our exhilarating ride toward redemption/oblivion, than a reading by three of the sharpest minds around? In a rare NYC appearance, writer and critic TRAVIS JEPPESEN will read from his work. On the same bill: the great essayist SVETLANA KITTO and the legendary BRUCE BENDERSON. Hosted by JASON NAPOLI BROOKS
It’s all happening at the most essential bookstores in NYC, BGSQD at The Center. Drinks will be served for a donation. Admission is $10 suggested donation to benefit BGSQD (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS….
TRAVIS JEPPESEN is the author of the novels Victims, Wolf at the Door, and The Suiciders, as well as two volumes of poetry and a collection of art criticism, Disorientations: Art on the Margins of the “Contemporary”. In 2018, his book See You in Pyongyang, about his time living and studying in North Korea, was published. His essays and criticism have appeared in Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, Artforum, Afterall, Art in America, Texte zur Kunst, Flash Art, Bookforum, Spike, Frieze, and Mousse, among other publications. His calligraphic and text-based art work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Wilkinson Gallery (London), Exile (Berlin), and Rupert (Vilnius). Jeppesen is based in Berlin and Shanghai, where he teaches at the Institute for Cultural and Creative Industry at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His new collection of essays, Bad Writing, is forthcoming from Sternberg Press.
SVETLANA KITTO is a writer. Her fiction and nonfiction have been featured in Salon, VICE, Art21, Plenitude Magazine, OutHistory, Surface, Queen Mobs Teahouse and the New York Observer among other publications, and the books Occupy (Verso, 2012) and the Who, the What and the When (Chronicle, 2014). She has contributed oral histories to projects and exhibitions at the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design and the gallery Know More Games. She co-curates the reading and performance series Adult Contemporary in NYC. http://svetlanakitto.com/
BRUCE BENDERSON is a novelist, essayist and translator whose book The Romanian: Story of an Obsession (2004) was awarded the Prix de Flore in its French edition. Other publications include the essay collection Sex and Isolation (2007), the novels Pacific Agony (2009) and User (1994), and the story collection Pretending to Say No (1990). He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Libération and many other American and French publications. He regularly translates books from French to English. His collected stories, Urban Gothic, is published by Itna Press in 2017.
JASON NAPOLI BROOKS’ fiction and non-fiction have appeared in various publications, such as Ninth Letter, Asymptote, Bomb Blog, Colors, and the gay fiction anthology Satanica. His first novel, Shelter, was the recipient of The Chapbook Award for Best Fiction of 2006. From 2014-2017 Brooks published the psychedelic mystery series Cock of the Walk in zine format. It reached a wide audience and is now being translated intoSpanish. Brooks wrote the script for the multimedia theater work, Soundstage, starring actor Rebecca Hall and created/directed by Rob Roth, which premiered in New York City at Here Arts Center in September 2018. Brooks is the founder, curator, and emcee of the long-running Enclave Reading Series, which takes place at Club Cumming, actor Alan Cummings’ nightclub in the East VillageBuy tickets/get more info now