It is going to be a busy Thursday night for poetry in upstate New York. There is the Word Thursdays reading in Treadwell, the Bohemian Book Bin open mic in Kingston (featuring Marylin Barr and Dennis Bressack), the Rockhill Bakehouse open mic in Glens Falls, the Van Dyck open mic in Schenectady, and the second Frequency North reading of the season at St. Rose in Albany. Here is the annoucement from host Daniel Nester:
Come one, come all!
Thursday, November 8, 7:30pm: Wayne Koestenbaum and Nalini Jones
Neil Hellman Library, First Floor,
392 Western Ave., Albany
free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the series’ website at http://www.FrequencyNorth.com.
Nalini Jones is the author of What You Call Winter: Stories (Knopf, 2007), which Publisher’s Weekly calls an “auspicious debut.” Her work has appeared in Ontario Review and Creative Nonfiction, among other publications. Jones is a Stanford Calderwood Fellow of the MacDowell Colony and worked for several years in music production, most notably for festivals in New York, Newport and New Orleans.
Wayne Koestenbaum’s most recent books include Hotel Theory (Soft Skull Press, 2007), in which a meditative essay on hotel life runs alongside a dime-store novel account of Liberace and Lana Turner. Other essay collections include Jackie Under My Skin (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1995), Cleavage: Essays on Sex, Stars, and Aesthetics (Ballantine Books, 2000) and Andy Warhol (Lipper/Viking, 2001). He has written several books of poetry, most recently Best Selling Jewish Porn Films (Turtle Point, 2006), as well as the novel Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes (Soft Skull, 2004). He writes frequently for such periodicals as The New York Times Magazine and the London Review of Books. Koestenbaum also is an art critic, participating in panels at the Whitney Museum of American Art and contributing regularly to Artforum.