Friday, December 7, 2012

December and January at Unnameable

Tue Dec 11 - JAMES SHERRY + JORDON JACKSON (Unmalnaebe Talks 1)

Sat Jan 12 - LAUNCH (Boog City Reader # 2)

Sun Jan 13 - AMBER SPARKS + GABE BLACKWELL + HUGH SHEEHY

Sat Jan 26 - KIMBERLY LYONS + JESSE SELDESS + CAMILLE GUTHRIE  + JAMES BELFLOWER

(check back for updates)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Coming up at Unnameable

Thu Oct 25 - 8:00 PM - FILIP MARINOVICH + GRACIE LEAVITT+ DAN OWEN (Greetings Fall Reading Series)

Fri Oct 26 - BIANCA STONE + AVRAM KLINE + BEN JANSE + JAMES SUFFERN (Writers Reading to Writers Listening to Writers Read to Writers)

Sat Nov 3 - SUN'S SKELETON FUNDRAISER EXTRAVAGANZA

Thu Nov 8 - CARVILLE ANNEX PRESS + JUNIOR CLEMONS (Book launch for So Many Mountains But This One Specifically)

Sat Nov 10 - OLIVIA GRAYSON + BONI JOI

Wed Nov 28 - MICHAEL SACHS


(check back - events listing to be frequently updated)






Tuesday, October 26, 2010

THIS THURSDAY


Thurs Oct 28 at 8:00 pm

ONESIES:

Short shorts, short fiction, and epic poems.
New work by ten great writers in Brooklyn.

Wine and cheese. The moonlit readers.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

MORE OCTOBER 2010 EVENTS!

Sat Oct 23 at 5:00 pm

The Brooklyn Rail presents:

PIECES OF A DECADE
Nonfiction 2000-2010

edited by Theodore Hamm & Williams Cole
joined by the very entertaining writer-performer Matty Vaz
and other special guests.


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Sat Oct 30 at 7:30 pm

HONEY TOTEM

Melissa Stein & Gregory Pardlo
read from their books
Rough Honey
&
Totem,
both from Copper Canyon Press.

Melissa Stein is the author of the poetry collection Rough Honey, winner of the 2010 APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in Southern Review, Best New Poets 2009, New England Review, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She has received residency fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Djerassi Foundation, and her work has won awards from Spoon River Poetry Review, Literal Latte, and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation, among others. She is a freelance editor and writer in San Francisco.

Gregory Pardlo is a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in poetry and the recipient of a 2006 fellowship in translation from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has also received fellowships from The New York Times, the MacDowell Colony, the Seaside Institute, and Cave Canem. His poems, reviews and translations have appeared in Calalloo, Lyric, Gulf Coast, Painted Bride Quarterly, Ploughshares, Seneca Review, Volt, Black Issues Book Review, Black Renaissance/ Renaissance Noir, and on National Public Radio. His volume of translations from the Danish poet Niels Lyngsoe, Pencil of Rays and Spiked Mace (BookThug), was published in 2004. His first book of poems, Totem (American Poetry Review, 2007), was chosen by Brenda Hillman for the 2007 American Poetry Review/Honickman Prize and was nominated for an Essence Magazine Literary award. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at George Washington University.


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Sun Oct 31 at 2:00 pm


EOAGH reading series presents:

DISPOSED MESSENGER
Steve Dickison and Susan Gevirtz

reading, perhaps from, respectively,
DISPOSED and AERODROME ORION & STARRY MESSENGER


Steve Dickison is the director of The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University, where he curates an extensive public reading series and directs a collection of circa 3,000 original recordings of poets and writers (1954-present). He is editor and publisher of the poetry press Listening Chamber, and with David Meltzer co-edits SHUFFLE BOIL, an occasional music magazine with poet, artist and musician contributors. He organized the exhibition POETRY AND ITS ARTS: BAY AREA INTERACTIONS 1954-2004 at the California Historical Society in 2005, and also the book exhibition RECENT VISITORS: POETS AND PUBLISHERS ON THE BOLINAS SCENE IN THE SEVENTIES. DISPOSED, a book of poetry, was published by the Post-Apollo Press in 2007. WEAR YOU TO THE BALL, a live poetry-sound collaboration with composer Bill Dietz, was performed in May 2009 in London and Berlin.


Susan Gevirtz has books out from Kelsey Street Press, Trafficker, Post-Apollo, Burning Deck, a+bend, Potes and Poets, Little Red Leaves, Reality Street, Avenue B, and Leave Books. Her most recent is AERODROME ORION & STARRY MESSENGER. She teaches at California College of the Arts. She was an associate editor of HOW(ever), a journal of modernist/innovative directions in women’s poetry and scholarship, and served on the editorial advisory boards of the journal AVEC and the online journal HOW2. She has collaborated with interdisciplinary artist Margaret Tedesco and sound artist Andrew Klobucar at The Lab in 2001, written a play (MOTION PICTURE HOME) which was performed in 2002, and collaborated with the sound artist/musician Scanner (aka Robin Rimbaud) on an audio piece titled AERODROME ORION in 2006. She received the New Langton Arts Bay Area Award in Literature in the Spring of 2000.

OCTOBER 2010 EVENTS

Weds Oct 13 at 7:30 PM

FC2 (Fiction Collective Two) presents:

ENOUGH CALENDAR THROUGH STARS

Margo Berdeshevsky, Brian Conn, Lance Olsen and Rob Stephenson

reading from, respectively,

Beautiful Soon Enough, The Fixed Stars, Calendar of Regrets, and Passes Through.

Margo Berdeshevsky lives in Paris. Beautiful Soon Enough (FC2, 2009) her collection of cutting edge/poetic short stories, received FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Award for Innovative Fiction. Her poetry collection, But A Passage In Wilderness, is published by Sheep Meadow Press, which will also publish her forthcoming Between Soul And Stone. A cross-genre novel, Vagrant is at the next gate, from Red Hen Press.

Brian Conn is the author of The Fixed Stars (FC2, 2010) and a co-editor of Birkensnake, a small literary journal. He teaches writing at the University of Rhode Island.

Lance Olsen is author of more than 20 books of and about innovative fiction, including, most recently, the novels Calendar of Regrets (FC2, 2010) and Head in Flames (Chiasmus, 2009). He teaches experimental theory and practice at the University of Utah; serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at Fiction Collective Two; and is Fiction Editor at Western Humanities Review.

Rob Stephenson is an inter-media artist working with text, music, video, film, drawing, painting, photo-collage, and installation. He is the author of Passes Through (FC2, 2010) and lives in Queens, NY. U is forthcoming from Queer Mojo, Rebel Satori Press.



Sun Oct 17 at 2:00

EOAGH reading series presents:

EVERYTHING PLASTIC

Little Red Leaves e-editions book launch

Sarah Campbell and Elena Rivera

reading from

Everything We Could Ask For, and Remembrance of Things Plastic.

Sarah Campbell studied in the Poetics Program in Buffalo, NY for many years and now lives in Brooklyn.

Eléna Rivera is the author of Remembrance of Things Plastic (LRL e-editions, 2010) Mistakes, Accidents and the Want of Liberty (Barque Press, 2006), Suggestions at Every Turn (Seeing Eye Books, 2005), and the translator of Secret of Breath (Burning Deck Press, 2009) poems by Isabelle Baladine Howald. She was awarded a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Translation and a 2009 Fundacíon Valparaíso Poetry Residency in Mojácar, Spain. She lives in New York City.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 2010 Events

Tuesday, July 20
@ 7:30 pm

Martha Zweig & Lisa Gluskin-Stonestreet
read from
Monkey Lightning & Tulips, Water, Ash


Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet’s book of poems, Tulips, Water, Ash, was selected by Jean Valentine for the 2009 Morse Poetry Prize. Lisa’s poems have been awarded a Javits fellowship and a Phelan Award and have appeared in journals such as Blackbird, The Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, 32 Poems, Third Coast, and Quarterly West and in the anthology Best New Poets. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.

Participant in the semi-revolutionary turmoil of the 1960s, Martha Zweig worked for a decade in the garment industry at Concord Manufacturing in Morrisville, Vermont, including a term as shop chair for the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, and another ten years as an advocate for seniors in northern Vermont, where she has lived since 1974. Zweig received a Whiting Writer’s Award in 1999, and her poems have been published in many of the nation’s leading literary and political journals, including Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Field, The Boston Review, The Progressive, The Kenyon Review, and Sojourner. Zweig’s previous books include Vinegar Bone and What Kind (Wesleyan, 1999 and 2003). Currently she volunteers for North Country Animal League and for Restorative Justice, a community organization promoting a post-police process based on the “truth and reconcilation” approach developed in South Africa.


Thursday, July 22
@ 7:30 pm

Bobby Blanchard, Lesbian Gym Teacher
by Monica Nolan

Monica Nolan will read from her new novel, Bobby Blanchard, Lesbian Gym Teacher, # 2 in the Lesbian Career Girl Series. A steamy send-up of the illicit world of 1950s pulp fiction, Bobby Blanchard tells the sultry story of a former field hockey star, sidelined by injury. When Bobby takes a teaching job at Metamora, an elite girls boarding school, she enters a world of roiling passions, mystery and maybe even murder! Bring your questions and comments about lesbian pulp fiction for a lively post-reading conversation.


Friday, July 23
@ 7:30 pm


a book party celebrating the long shelf life of
Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard
by Richard Brody


with a screening of Jean-Luc Godard's A Married Woman
plus a discussion with Richard Brody

When they come out, books have parties. Over the first months of their release they'll get a few parties in a few different regions. After that, nothing.

What about those books still good past their appointed shelf life? Maybe they should get a party now and then, too.

But this is a CINEMA series. So we're showing films, and celebrating books related to the films, and bringing in the authors to talk about the books AND the films, years after that initial tiny birth-death cycle of publishing. And we'll be drinking wine.

July 23rd will by the first installment of this reading/screening party. We'll be showing A MARRIED WOMAN by Jean-Luc Godard, and celebrating the book EVERYTHING IS CINEMA by Richard Brody. Brody will be present to discuss the book, two years later, and talk about A MARRIED WOMAN, forty-six years later. And we'll sit outside and have some wine.

EVERYTHING IS CINEMA: THE WORKING LIFE OF JEAN-LUC GODARD (Metropolitan, 2008) Paying as much attention to Godard’s technical inventions as to the political forces of the postwar world, New Yorker critic Richard Brody traces an arc from the director’s early critical writing, through his popular success with Breathless, to the grand vision of his later years.

A MARRIED WOMAN (1964, Godard) Macha Méril plays Charlotte — the title character. She’s married to aviator Pierre. She sleeps with thespian Robert (Bernard Noël). She talks “intelligence” with renowned critic-filmmaker Roger Leenhardt, and takes part in a fashion-shoot at a public pool. The “fragments” of the film’s subtitle are chapters, episodes, vignettes, tableaux; Une femme mariée is a pile of magazines made into a film, and a film turned into a magazine — the table of contents reading: Alfred Hitchcock. Jean Racine. La Peau douce. A Peruvian serum. Nuit et brouillard. The “Eloquence” bra. The quartets of Beethoven. Madame Céline. Fantômas. Robert Bresson. A Volkswagen making a right turn. — A film shot in 1964, and in black and white.

Upcoming events in this series will include Cineaste's Richard Porton (Film and the Anarchist imagination) with Vigo and Bruñuel, and Robert Gardner with Robert Gardner.

Attire:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/18/all-dressed-up-for-a-big-book-party/

Monday, August 17, 2009

Unnameable Books

Unnameable Books is a bookstore located at 600 Vanderbilt Ave., in the heart of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. We buy and sell used and new books.

Near the corner of St. Marks Avenue, we are close to the 7th Ave. stop on the Q or B train, or, if you prefer, the Grand Army Plaza stop on the 2 or 3 train. (If you're coming from Manhattan, we recommend the Q train for its quickness).

We are not extaordinarily far from the Clinton-Washington stop on the C train, and slightly less not far from the Clinton-Washington stop on the G train.

Do come visit. We are the best darn bookstore on the whole long island.

Our hours:
S M T W T F S
11am - 11pm

Our telephone:
(718) 789 1534

Our email address:
unnameablebooks at earthlink dot net