TypewriterGirls @ Remedy Restaurant and Lounge on February 5th Doors Open 9:30 pm
Come out after UnBlurred to Remedy Lounge for a spectacular evening of music, poetry, dance, comedy, and all the TypewriterGirls antics that you’ve come to have a wonderfully conflicted relationship with.
Expect music and general zany antics from dear TypewriterGirl friend and role model, Steve Pellegrino:
Mr. Pellegrino has been creating experimental and inter-disciplinary performance works since 1975. He has been the recipient of numerous grants, commissions, and residencies. In March of 2005 he will be attending a residency with composer/saxophonist Henry Threadgill at the Atlantic Arts Center. Since the early 80’s he has been engaged in an on going multi-sectional work called DRYWALL. The impetus behind this series is the integration of his bread labor as a plasterer and his shamanistic role as an artist. An entire mythos and culture is built on this construction milieu, utilizing tools and process as the basis for rituals, music and dance/movement sections.
The Man from ‘NYAYZAR is the 25th section. These performance pieces range from solo works to full scale operatic spectacles not necessarily confined to theatrical spaces. This year he will be celebrating his 30th year of creating original inter-disciplinary performances.
Our fine poets for the evening are Adam Atkinson, a beloved cohort in creative projects past, and Ellen McGrath Smith, an amazing writer and poet that the TypewriterGirls have longed to work with for quite some time:
Ellen McGrath Smith teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. Poems have appeared in: Kestrel, Oranges & Sardines, CQ, 5 a.m., Café, Oxford Magazine, Pig Iron, The Best of the Prose Poem, Pearl, Zone 3, Southern Poetry Review, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Sistersong, Descant (Canada), and others. Critical work in Sagetrieb, The Denver Quarterly, The Pennsylvania Review, American Book Review, and The Pittsburgh Quarterly. I have received the Rainmaker Award in Poetry from Zone 3 magazine, the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Ascher Montandon Prize in Poetry ( HyperAge magazine), and an Honorable Mention in the Lynda Hull Awards (Crazyhorse, 2004). Reviews Editor, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics; 2007 Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Adam Atkinson is a writer, a comedian, and the Executive Director of Open Thread, a local arts service organization. Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, Adam channels his fondness for Pittsburgh into two things: the Steelers, and raising the profile of young artists and writers in the tri-state area through Open Thread’s events and publications. In his free time, Adam is actually employed as a creative writing and literary theory instructor at a high school for the arts in Beaver County. When Adam grows up, he wants to be a poet, a professor, a comedy writer, a comedy actor, or the director of an arts organization in Bizarro Pennsylvania, where state funding for the arts flows like the Mighty Allegheny.
Expect much more in between and a dance party djed by the TypewriterGirls’ favorite DJ Randy Spinster!