The TypewriterGirls Try Politics:
An Awareness Event for the Employee Free Choice Act…kind of
After the (amazing) scantily clad, mildly orgiastic debacle that was The TypewriterGirls Try Drag, the ladies have decided to turn over a new leaf and begin an epic battle in the name of social justice. Join them in their quest to unionize the Greater Pittsburgh bohemian community–streetwalkers, poets, bicyclists, tarot card readers, amateur astrologers, and the like–while revolutionizing Pittsburgh’s concept of “employed.”
Supported by the AFL-CIO (in a manner of speaking), The TypewriterGirls have rounded up an all-star team of Grass Roots Community Organizers to aid them in their cause.
Your Inner Vagabond Coffeehouse & World Lounge,4130 Butler Street, Lawrenceville, Pgh, 15201
Sunday, June 7th Doors Open at 7:00pm/Show begins at 7:30pm
Escape Artistry by Dave Doyle (aka Pester the Jester) — Magician, Fire Breather, Stilt Walker, Stage Combatant, Children’s Entertainer and Chain Maille Tinker.
Music by Between Liberties — a progressive acoustic musical experiment
Punk Rock Burlesque by Shrimp Scanty — Smallest member of The Bridge City Bombshells (Pittsburgh’s only alternative burlesque troupe).
Dance Party by DJ Randy Spinster
Renee Alberts – Renee Alberts lives on a mountain in Pittsburgh with her partner and two cats, Fellini and Pushpaw. From there, she listens to rivers and shortwave and translates the conversations into poetry, sound and collage. She is the author of the recently published No Water (Speed and Brisco, 2009). She collaborates across mediums with some fine wordsmiths, musician, and dancers has organized numerous poetry and music events, including the Sunday Poetry & Reading Series.
Adam Atkinson – Adam Atkinson was born in 1983 and grew up in Arnold, Pennsylvania. This winter, he will be a resident at the Ventspils House for Writing and Translation in Latvia. Currently, he is the Co-Director of Open Thread, a Pittsburgh-based arts organization, where he also coordinates SPF, the upcoming small press festival in Pittsburgh, and serves as Literary Editor of all publications. He has taught writing and literature at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. His poems have appeared in Bat City Review and Encyclopedia Destructica.
Mary Biddinger- Mary is the author of Prairie Fever (Steel Toe Books, 2007), and the Editor of the Akron Series in Poetry. She also serves on the Open Competition Editorial Committee for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. In 2007 she founded the independent literary magazine Barn Owl Review. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in 32 Poems, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Gulf Coast, The Laurel Review, Memorious, Ninth Letter, North American Review, /nor, Third Coast, and many other journals.
Jay Robinson- Jay Robinson teaches English Composition at the University of Akron. He’s Co-Editor-in-Chief / Reviews Editor of Barn Owl Review. His poems have appeared in Anti, Mars Hill Review, Plainsongs, Softblow, Tar River Poetry, Weave. Prose has been published in Agni and Poetry.