TypewriterGirls Gone Biblical Sunday August 30th
@ Howler’s Coyote Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA
On Sunday August 30th, The TypewriterGirls Poetry Cabaret will be featuring some of Pittsburgh’s most dedicated and established members of the arts and literary community for an end of summer poetry and variety show at Bloomfield’s Howler’s Coyote Café. In addition to the TypewriterGirls’ array of whiskey and typewriter games, the evening will feature an Exquisite Corpse typewriter turned Bible Machine by artist Dave English, magic, classic and punk rock burlesque dancing, and music from the accordion player and avant-garde performance artist, Steve Pellegrino, and readings from poets Nancy Krygowski and Sandra Beasley and fiction writer Sherrie Flick.
The evening’s theatrics will take the audience of a whirlwind adventure through the Bible, as Crystal and Margaret attempt to “fix” some of our favorite biblical tales, as well as some of the more obscure ones. Will the TypewriterGirls succeed in their attempts to stop the Jews from declaring a king or Jesus from damning the fig tree? Either way, the whiskey’s free.
Howler’s Coyote Café, 4509 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, August 30th Doors Open at 7:00pm / Show begins at 7:30pm
More Info: www.typewritergirls.net
Featured Performer Bios:
Sandra Beasley is the author of two poetry collections. I Was the Jukebox was selected by Joy Harjo as the winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize and will be published in April 2010. Her first collection, Theories of Falling, was selected by Marie Howe as the winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize and published in April 2008. Her poems have also been featured in Verse Daily and in journals such as POETRY, SLATE, The Believer, AGNI online, 32 Poems, Blackbird, and Black Warrior Review. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she writers periodically for the Washington Post Magazine and is at work on Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, forthcoming from Crown. She also serves on the Board of the Writer’s Center and as the Literary Chair for the Arts Club of Washington.
Sherrie Flick is author of the award-winning flash fiction chapbook I CALL THIS FLIRTING (Flume Press, 2004). Anthologies include, NEW SUDDEN FICTION (Norton, 2007) and FLASH FICTION FORWARD (Norton, 2006). In 2007 she received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts individual artist fellowship. She lives in Pittsburgh where she is a freelance writer/editor and co-founder and artistic director of the Gist Street Reading Series (www.giststreet.org). In Fall 2009, her first novel, RECONSIDERING HAPPINESS, will be published by University of Nebraska Press.
Nancy Krygowski’s book of poems, Velocity, won the 2006 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. She’s received grants from the PA Council on the Arts and from the Pittsburgh Foundation, plus residencies at the Jentel Foundation and The Kimmel Nelson Harding Center for the Arts. She works as an adult literacy instructor. (krygo.homeip.net)
Stephen Pellegrino has been creating experimental and inter-disciplinary performance works since 1975. He has been the recipient of numerous grants, commissions, and residencies. Since the early 80′s he has been engaged in an ongoing 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.
Dave English combines puppetry and low brow art to create humorous performances and exhibits. He moved back to his home of Pittsburgh, PA from Prague, CZ in 2005 and re-immersed himself as an artist. Dave is proud to be a stop on Pittsburgh’s shoestring network of do-it-yourself creative culture.