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Dear Friends,
  We’ve checked this out and there appears to be a lot of fun going on at Contrada on east 4th and 2nd ave at 7pm this coming Monday. 
  You check it out and sign up if you can. Love the idea of literary events happening in a restaurant – and they’re doing a lot of them.
  So try out this place and these types of events they’re offering in the weeks to come – and of course the free drink and nibbles they’re offering Monday eve at 7. Contrada Restaurant 84 East 4th Street  
       All the best, Per
PS Sorry to be last minute on this but we just  arrived back from our annual month in Amsterdam covering the gay pride canal parade – and the 300 events (150 of them cultural) that constitute the now 10 day pride celebration. As press we were able to photograph the canal parade until the rains came after boat 42 (of 84) – so you’ll see them soon on www.AmsterdamCanalParade.wordpress.com – as well as our 200+ photos and 2 4-hour videos of the complete parade last year.
  This will be posted on my www.PerOnArt.wordpress.com site – which now that our four months in Europe is over will be seeing a lot of action the next few months.
 

Join us for FIRST BITE!

On Monday, August 18, six authors read the first page of their respective, much-anticipated new works—just the first bite. 

At this free event, the inimitable Lauren Cerand doubles as curator and host. The bar opens at 7, snacks will be provided for the peckish, and readings start at 7:30.

  • BRIDGETT M. DAVIS (INTO THE GO-SLOW, Feminist Press)
  • PATRICK HOFFMAN (THE WHITE VAN, Grove/Atlantic)
  • SAEED JONES (PRELUDE TO BRUISE, Coffee House Press)
  • ATTICUS LISH (PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT LIFE, Tyrant Books)
  • EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL (STATION ELEVEN, Knopf)
  • RONNA WINEBERG (ON BITTERSWEET PLACE, Relegation Books)

Space is limited. RSVP on our eventbrite page right here.   

Over a three-course lunch onSeptember 17, DAPHNE MERKIN will teach an intimate master class for 15 on memoir-writing. At dinner on September 22, ERICA JONG will join her to discuss Ms. Merkin’s new collection of essays,THE FAME LUNCHES, over a lavish four-course meal and cocktails. Tickets are going fast for both events — get yours here.
Join us at happy hour to read from ITALO CALVINO’S INVISIBLE CITIES. Every day at 6pm, we recruit a volunteer to read from the gorgeous collection of prose poems… one a day until we get through the book!  Readers are rewarded with a drink on the house. Come read!  And check out the first few videos on our Youtube channel.  You might even spot a famous face or two…