On Sunday, February 19th at 7 O’Clock, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn,
Scheduled to read:
Suzanne Guillette Author of “Much to Your Chagrin”
a writer and occasional storyteller, Suzanne’s work has appeared in Tin House,Self, O Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, and Time Out New York, in addition to other publications. Suzanne teaches autobiography and memoir-writing. Suzanne Guillette
a poet/video artist/director. Her work has screened in galleries & festivals in Seattle, Portland, NY, Berlin and London and aired on MTVu and LOGO. Her poetry has been featured in various anthologies and zines. She is currently making a documentary about style and economy and adapting a narrative film script to the stage. Published in ShampooPoetry
a Brooklyn-based writer, poet, and designer. His work has appeared in Poetry Miscellany, The Albion Review, The North Central Review, and elsewhere. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Moonshot, a literary and arts magazine.
(bio will be posted shortly) He will read from his upcoming book about Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s art and bohemia. Due out this August.
a freelancing Cultural Observer hungry to be of service to society. Curator—Impresario—Writer—Improv’r. Currently working on a book of essays, and short stories dealing with being the child of several generations of an otherwise predictable American experience—that is no longer so predictable.
A big thanks to Esther Bell for the use of the West… There’s no such thing as enough creative space!
The West is a Beer, Wine, & Espresso bar in East Willliamsburg|379 Union Ave., L train Lorimer Stop (across the street from our Barcade friends)
The drive towards perfection has permeated our relationship to the experience of life. Have we forgotten, or ever really known, that all of this is only true upon mutual agreement? As the creator you are free to introduce any element to the story, and all of your creations are subject to judgement. Yet fear of judgement is no reason to halt or slow the process—it is the nature of this stage of manifestation’s perspective. We fear change because of its unknown qualities. Because in our familiarity with today we face a loss of navigation, if we change the status quo for tomorrow. As a society we have grown comfortable with a way of knowing life, and the kind of changes we need to make will require us to let most of that go and simply be with the uncertainty… the imperfection of learning to walk again.
In authentic truth and judgement there is pure uncertainty. Even at the very edges of the explosion that is continually giving birth to life, there exists no glance of future, only imagination. The explosion is the birth of time, and all else that follows. The only moment, for sure, is happening right now. Perfection is Nirvana. Yet if life is never-ending, Nirvana is limited only to our relationship to life—but life itself will always be imperfect. Embrace this, and embrace change.