On Friday, April 5th at Cornelia Street Cafe, I will be reading my new comic, "Cannibal Sativa," to be published by Akashic Books in "The Marijuana Chronicles," edited by Jonathan Santlofer [ http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/the-marijuana-chronicles/ ]
Three Rooms Press presents The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe
In honor of National Poetry Month and 420 Day
Illegal Leaves of Grass
An exploration of grass-related ideas from Whitman to Cheech & Chong
featuring readings and performances by
--PETER SCHMIDEG, World premiere of his animated Walt Whitman poem
--JOHN FARRELL, Award-winning playwright & star of Walt Whitman: Time Traveler
--PAUL DeRIENZO, WBAI host lays out his “War Against the War on Drugs”
--DEAN HASPIEL, Emmy award winning artist, contributor to The Marijuana Chronicles
--BLEACH & BONG, A modern-day frolic at the culture counter of a Pot Store
--RANDY CREDICO, Stand-up comic, former director of The Kuntsler Fund, 2013 NYC Mayoral candidate
Friday, APRIL 5, 6 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker & W. 4th St.)
An wild array of comics, dramatists and visual artists hit the stage as Three Rooms Press presents "Illegal Leaves of Grass: An exploration of grass-related ideas from Whitman to Cheech & Chong."
Visual artists include DEAN HASPIEL (an Emmy-award winning animator, and creator of the Eisner Award-nominated Billy Dogma) and PETER SCHMIDEG (offering the world premiere of his animated Walt Whitman poem). Dramatists include JOHN FARRELL (founding member of NYC’s legendary Everyman Company and author/star of Off-Broadway show Walt Whitman: Time Traveler), along with PAUL DeRIENZO (detailing his "War Against the War on Drugs"). And wrapping up the show will be the hilarious sketch comedy duo BLEACH & BONG, along with stand-up comic, political activist and 2013 NYC mayoral candidate RANDY CREDICO.
The event will include giveaways of Illegal Leaves of Grass-related dvds, books and other prizes!
Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $12, which includes a free drink. Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker (http://corneliastreecafe.com/). Reservations and additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illegal Leaves of is the latest installment of The Monthly at Cornelia Street Cafe, a unique series curated by Three Rooms Press that brings together leading poets, intellectuals, performers and budding rebels on a different topic each month.
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