Unnameable, Nomadic Things
Jun
9
7:00 pm19:00

Unnameable, Nomadic Things

  • Unnameable Books

Nomadic Press is pleased to curate an evening of stories, both real and surreal, with four writers at Unnameable Books in Brooklyn. Join us for wine and words.

READERS ARE:

Vagabond Alexander Beaumont
Dallas Athent
Raquel Penzo
Youssef Alaoui

THEIA MANIA - The Last Book Launch On Earth
Apr
30
3:00 pm15:00

THEIA MANIA - The Last Book Launch On Earth

  • Mana Contemporary

Studio #458

Join us for the launch of Theia Mania, a book of poems by Dallas Athent, illustrated by Maria Pavlovska, and book design by Eve Siegel. 

Antisentimental Society is a newly formed imprint of Off The Park Press / Black Square Editions. Antisentimental Society is proud to announce this collaboration as its first title.

Theia Mania is a book of poems about religion, the existential existence of man and the anxiety of an artist, illustrated with dramatic and methodical drawings.

During our launch we will have special performances during MANA Contemporary's open house by Dallas Athent, Anthony Haden-Guest, Chris Campanioni, Prospero Vega and Ronna Lebo. 

About the Performers:

Dallas Athent s an art reviewer for At Large Magazine, a board member of Nomadic Press and the editor of the short story collection, Bushwick Nightz. Her writing has appeared in Buzzfeed Community, PACKET Bi-Weekly,PANK Magazine, VIDA Reports from the Field, BUST Magazine, Yes Poetry & more. She has been an editor for Bushwick Daily and Luna Luna Magazine. Her work, both literary and artistic has been profiled in Bedford + Bowery, Brooklyn Based, and Brooklyn Magazine, among others.

Maria Pavlovska was born in Skopje, Macedonia (Former Yugoslavia) in 1975. BA and MA she receved at the Faculty of Fine Art in Skopje, Macedonia. Her work has been featured around the globe in over 28 solo shows andmore than 100 group international exhibitions including Art Basel Miami, The Kunsthalle-Vienna and Kunsthalle-Krems (Austria), Gallery Lang (Vienna), Cite Internationale des Arts, The Dock (Paris), Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Gallery, Museum of the City - Skopje (Macedonia), City House in Nurnberg (Germany), Station Gallery, Gallery MC, The Open Space Gallery, Citibank (New York), FLA Gallery (Connecticut), Viota Gallery (San Juan - Puerto Rico), Prima Center (Berlin), MANA Contemporary and Drawing Rooms (New Jersey). Her work is held in private and public collections worldwide, including embassies, museums, galleries and libraries.

Anthony Haden-Guest is a writer and artist. His drawings have appeared in the New York Observer, and his writing on art has been published in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Paris Review, Esquire, GQ, Artnet, and more. He is the author of books such as The Last Party on Earth: Studio 54, Disco, and the Culture of the Night as well as True Colors. He’s been featured in the New York Times and New York post among others. He is a New York Emmy award winning narrator for his work in the documentary known titled The Affluent Immigrants.

Chris Campanioni is the Senior Editor of PANK magazine, a lecturer of English literature and creative writing at Baruch College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Pace University. He’s the author of Going Down, In Conversation, Once in a Lifetime, Tourist Trap and Death of Art. He’s the youngest finalist for the International Latino Book Awards, for Going Down, which was also named a “must-read book” in 2013 by the New York Post. His poetryand non-fiction has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Word Riot, Fjords Review, Prelude, At Large Magazine and more.

Ronna Lebo is the co-founder of Reservoir Art Space which consists of eleven art studios and an experimental project gallery. She is also the co-founder of Black Square Editions alongside Boni Joi and John Yau, a non-profit press for poetry and art. Her paintings have been featured in The New York Times, and her writing published in several journals. She’s the author of Prolapse.

Prospero Vega is a photographer, filmmaker and writer. He is the winner of the London Student Film Festival with his short film, “Sunday.” His film, “Family Retreat” was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival. He’s worked with Ted Chaeski and Pablo Cruz. His work has been published in Bodega Monthly, as well as Bushwick Nightz. His forthcoming book of poems is to be published in 2017 by Catopolis LLC. His short film, “Brooklyn Brooklyn” will premiere this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.

To get there:

-Take the PATH train to Journal Square
OR
-Take the direct shuttle bust from MILK Studios in Chelsea

This launch will take place during MANA's open house, so before or after you can tour the 2-million square foot art space and enjoy the day.

Nomadic Press at Great Weather for Media
Apr
23
4:00 pm16:00

Nomadic Press at Great Weather for Media

  • Parkside Lounge

Writers & performers will explore the theme of Progress at Great Weather for Media's reading. 

About the readers:

Ash Faith is a poet and mediation guru whose work is largely influenced from his two month coma and rehabilitation. Growing up in Queens, New York Ash came equipped with a city-hustle style that kept him working and commuting while attending Purchase College where he was immersed in films and music. Such references to pop culture can be found in much of his writing about re-birth. 

Boni Joi was born in North Miami Beach, Florida, raised in New Jersey and discovered her lost lineage in Salem, Massachusetts. She has a MFA from Columbia University and has read and performed her poems at numerous venues in New Jersey, New York and elsewhere including Switzerland, Canada, and England. Her poems have appeared in Arabella, Long Shot, Boog City Reader, Big Hammer, Lungfull!, The Brooklyn Rail and many other journals. A clip of her performance was featured on National Public Radio’s This American Life during an interview with the progenitor, David Nadleberg and her piece was published in the book Mortified: Love is a Battlefield (2008). Her first collection of poetry, Before During or After Rainstorms, was published in 2012. Boston Review says: "Armed with an eye for the particular and a knack for gentle satire, Joi writes from the front lines of a doomed fight for America's spirit, but does so with a bright infectious gusto." She works a photograph and reference archivist and lives with musical chef Tobi Joi in Brooklyn.

Adam Selbst is a storyteller and designer living in Brooklyn. He is a Moth storyslam winner and can also be spotted hosting Big Irv's Storytelling Show and the Bodega Monthly.

Hope Cardenas was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean. At the age of two her and her mother moved west. Hope feels that growing up between the pastel hued sunsets of Arizona and the immense joy of Pacific Coast of California was an utter blessing and has left an indelible mark on her soul. Her scholastic training was in Dance, Theater and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. She's spent more than a decade long incubation period here in New York City where she's sure the charms of this metropolis will validate her in ways still unknown.

Independent Press Showcase at GAMBA Forest
Apr
22
Apr 23

Independent Press Showcase at GAMBA Forest

  • GAMBA Forest

Over the past few years GAMBA Magazine has worked with, learned from, been inspired by and admired a plethora of local/ international Independent Presses and the artists who started them. This month we want to recognize the work that goes into sustaining an independent press in a world motivated by screens and short attention spans. Come join us from evening to night for a celebration of the people behind the presses. We will have a curated discussion panel, readings, musical accompaniment, cocktails, artwork and merchandise for sale. 

Check out some of the presses nvolved:

No, Dear: No, Dear aims to bring together the voices of New York City poets who might not otherwise be in dialogue: both emerging and established poets from diverse backgrounds who are living and writing in New York City’s five boroughs. We aspire to disrupt a field that has historically privileged white patriarchal perspectives by building a publication and communal/critical dialogue that strives to be largely representative of women-identified poets, and poets of color and of all gender orientations.

Nomadic Press: Literary non-profit co-based in Oakland, California and Brooklyn, NY.

Quail Bell Press & Productions: A woman-run press and production company devoted to the imaginary, nostalgic, and otherworldly across cultures.

Mad Gleam Press: a Bi-Lingual Independent Press comprised of two French artists and two American poets, based out of New York and Paris. We push to show the constant dialogue between visual and literary arts.

Feminist Press: The Feminist Press is an educational nonprofit organization founded to advance women's rights and amplify feminist perspectives. FP publishes classic and new writing from around the world, creates cutting-edge programs, and elevates silenced and marginalized voices in order to support personal transformation and social justice for all people.

JMF Publications: An independent chapbook publisher based in Staten Island. The question we ask to those inquiring about our services is What's Your Concept? We look for unique voices from those who have yet to publish a chapbook and need mentoring. In the future, JMF Publications hopes to put together anthologies of poetry and work with the community at large to help artists make their voices heard.

Texts 2 Tascha
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Texts 2 Tascha

  • GAMBA Forest

What happens when a British artist comes to Brooklyn? We read poems to her.

Join Nomadic Press at GAMBA Forest to honor artist Natascha Young on her birthday. Several writers will be reading sonnets, poems and stories to her in this very awkward event.

Tascha has featured in Punk & Sheep Gallery, Tate Modern, Central St. Martins & more.

This is free! There will be drinks for donation, and cake. Let them eat cake. Everyone will also get a goodie-bag with an original print photo of a text sent to Tascha from writer Dallas Athent on a Samsung phone.

Readers include:

Joanna Valente (YES Poetry, Civil Coping Mechanisms, Luna Luna Magazine)
Brian Sheffield (Mad Gleam Press)
Craig Kite (Mad Gleam Press)
Stephanie Valente (YES Poetry, Greepointers, Luna Luna Magazine)
Ronna Lebo (Black Square Editions, Antisentamental Society, Reservoir Art Space)
Chris Campanioni (At Large Magazine, PANK)
Dallas Athent (Nomadic Press, At Large Magazine)
...& More

PANK & Nomadic Invasions (AWP17 DC edition)
Feb
11
3:30 pm15:30

PANK & Nomadic Invasions (AWP17 DC edition)

  • Sixth Engine

PANK Magazine is bringing back their PANK Invasions & this time, teaming with the beautiful folks & contributors of Nomadic Press. Sixth Engine, conveniently located a few blocks from the convention center, is graciously hosting us in what will be an awesome finale to AWP17

Lineup so far includes:
Sidney Taiko
Will Cordeiro
Beth Ann Miller
Joy Deva Baglio
George Anderson
Annie Christain

Please join us at 3pm for appetizers or a drink. There'll also be a full bar should you get thirsty

ADO Project & Nomadic Press Present Dissent
Feb
6
7:00 pm19:00

ADO Project & Nomadic Press Present Dissent

  • ADO Project

ADO Project (Art During The Occupation) has invited Nomadic Press to host a reading around recent current events and how this shift is holistically affecting many of us.

Join us as readers put into words the anxieties we've been feeling. Anyone is invited to perform. We ask you email Dallas at chixonthehud [at] gmail [dot] com to be added to the bill.

Currently Reading:

Stephanie Valente
Melissa Hunter Gurney
Ronna Lebo
Christine Stoddard
Dallas Athent
Lisa Marie Basile
Craig Kite
Liz Axelrod
Jasmine Eliza
Eytan Stern Weber

About ADO Project, formally CSG/NY: Christopher Stout Gallery, New York will be changing their name to ADO Project in correlation with a gallery structure change to a not for profit organization.
“ADO” is an acronym for “Art During the Occupation” and serves as a constant statement of protest against our current national leadership.

More than ever, the gallery will remain steadfast in its mission to show subversive and difficult work, serving as a platform for discourse on work that is challenging to authority paradigms, feminist, queer, anti-establishment, hyper-aggressive, mystic, and/or joyously sexual.

Nomadic Press is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports the works of emerging and established writers and artists. Through publications (including translations) and performances, Nomadic Press aims to build community among artists across disciplines.

Nomadic Press Presents "Gifts" at Better Than Jam
Dec
7
7:00 pm19:00

Nomadic Press Presents "Gifts" at Better Than Jam

  • Better Than Jam

December is a huge month for gift giving--but what are gifts really? What special things have we received that had changed our lives and helped us move forward or on the contrary, ended up being cursed?

Join Nomadic Press at Better Than Jam while we explore the writing of four poets & authors exploring the theme of GIFTS. There will be a discount the night of the event for shoppers. Buy local. Buy handmade this holiday season. Have a glass of wine.

ABOUT THE WRITERS:

SHA.islike) views music through the same lens he chooses to base his philosophy on life with: Every moment is a chance to create, whether it be as small as the words you speak or as massive as the talents you use. Originating from Fort Greene Brooklyn, the wordsmith was enamored with the arts from a young age, taking up several dance classes and nurturing a growing fondness for expressing himself through visual mediums. At the age of eleven, he discovered freestyling after trying to impress some girls by rapping to an instrumental coming out of a car window. SHA.islike uses clever lyricism with a raw, sometimes aggressive edge to convey his story. With his music he hopes to give listeners a peek into the emotions and thoughts of a creative, as well as paint his ultimate masterpiece.

Thomas Fucaloro is the author of two books of poetry published by Three Rooms Press, most recently It Starts from the Belly and Blooms, which received rave reviews. The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, he has been on three national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a cofounding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press. He is a writing coordinator at the Harlem Children’s Zone and lives in Staten Island.

Melissa Hunter Gurney is a Brooklyn-based independent writer and the founder of GAMBAZine – a literary magazine dedicated to the generation of authentic momentary, boundless art that's rooted in passion and thoughtfulness outside the politics of mainstream publication. Melissa is connected to the artist life as seen throughout South America, and writes for La Gente Descalza (The Barefoot People). For more info, go to:brokenbraids.tumblr.com and www.gambazine.com

Nathaniel Kressen is the author of two novels — Dahlia Cassandra (released June 2016) and Concrete Fever (Bestseller, Strand Book Store) — as well as the co-founder of Second Skin Books and the leader of the Greenpoint Writers Group.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS:

Better Than Jam opened in February 2010, hosting the handmade creations of local designers, crafters, and artists. Supplies being sold at the shop to create your own works, began in 2012.

The newest addition to the Better Than Jam empire is the STUDIO! 
Karin Persan, the owner, dreamed of a communal space, where creative peoples would be welcome to use as they needed. 
A makers community. 
A place for your skills, talent, and dreams to grow.

Nomadic Press is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports the works of emerging and established writers and artists. Through publications (including translations) and performances, Nomadic Press aims to build community among artists across disciplines.

Project Comics at Brooklyn Art Library
Nov
17
7:30 pm19:30

Project Comics at Brooklyn Art Library

  • Brooklyn Art Library

Come out to Brooklyn Art Library at 28 Frost Street in Williamsburg (home of The Sketchbook Project) for a Thursday evening Nomadic Press showcase of comic book artists projecting and talking about their work. The line-up is curated by Bushwick Daily cartoonist Jeremy Nguyen, and includes Benjamin Frisch, R. Sikoryak, Jackie Ferrentino, and Stephanie Rodriguez.

The library also has great items for sale that include beautiful sketchbooks, pocket jotters, journals, lettering and pastel pens, canoe pencil cases, t-shirts and more: https://www.sketchbookproject.com/shop

BENJAMIN FRISCH

Benjamin Frisch is a New York based artist and podcast producer. His first graphic novel, "The Fun Family" was released this summer by Top Shelf Productions and has been called "Required reading for the coming sanity wars, this story is the stuff of my nightmares..." by Paul Hornschemeier. Benjamin's work has also appeared on Wonkette.com, and The Graphic Canon comics anthologies. His work as an audio producer has appeared on NPR, KCRW, Slate.com, and Love + Radio.

R. SIKORYAK

R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly) and Terms and Conditions: The Graphic Novel (coming in 2017). His comics and illustrations have appeared on the cover of The New Yorker, Fortune, LA Weekly, and The New York Times Book Review, as well as in The Onion, GQ, and MAD, and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His adaptations of literary classics have appeared in The Best American Comics 2015, The Graphic Canon, Drawn and Quarterly, and Fable Comics. Sikoryak teaches at Parsons School of Design and The Center for Cartoon Studies.  Since 1997, he's presented his live comics performance series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada.

JACKIE FERRENTINO

Jackie Ferrentino is an illustrator, cartoonist and lefty based in Brooklyn, New York. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015, she has worked for clients such as TIME, NPR, Mother Jones and Bloomingdale’s. Her work has also received recognition from American Illustration, The World Illustration Awards and  The Society of Illustrators. In addition to freelance illustration, she is a member of  the illustration collective, Plum, and works as the graphics editor and staff illustrator at Nautilus Magazine.

STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ

Fresh out of the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Illustration. Stephanie Rodriguez is an up and coming illustrator working from her tiny studio in the Bronx. Creating Illustrations, Comics, and Stop- Motion Animations with a bit of that Boogie Down Bronx vibe.

Nomadic Press Presents Bodies At Christopher Stout Gallery
Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

Nomadic Press Presents Bodies At Christopher Stout Gallery

  • Christopher Stout Gallery

We are all trapped inside our own shell trying to navigate the earth. What do our bodies mean to us? What do they mean to eachother? How do our bodies shape our experience? Join Nomadic Press as we listen to writers who put words to our physical selves at CSG/NY by discussing the exestential, physical and social implications of anatomy. 

WHAT TO DO WITH THE BODY, a solo body of paintings concerning peculiar and volatile death stories by Linda Griggs is currently on view at the gallery and will be the illustrated background to our amazing readers.

ABOUT EVERYONE INVOLVED:

Linda Griggs is represented in New York by CSG/NY and has previously shown work in 5 previous projects with the gallery, including her previous solo, THE FIRST TIME IS NOT LIKE PORN October 2015. 

Christopher Stout Gallery, New York (CSG/NY) is a contemporary art gallery in Bushwick, showing subversive and difficult work by New York City artists. We delight in serving as a platform for discourse on work that is challenging to authority paradigms, feminist, queer, anti-establishment, hyper-aggressive, mystic, and/or joyously sexual.

Nomadic Press supports and provides venues for artwork across all media and disciplines by both emerging and established artists. Nomadic Press's goal is to guide writers and artists through a supportive and connective process and to offer each artist the opportunity to have his or her work(s) presented in carefully edited and curated publications and events. We strive to juxtapose myriad voices and visions in ways that are surprising and complementary.

THE READERS:

Candace Williams is a Brooklyn Poets Fellow and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hyperallergic, Bennington Review, Lambda Literary Review, Copper Nickel, and the Brooklyn Poets Anthology (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2017), among other places. She earned her MA in Elementary Education from Stanford University and has received scholarships from Cave Canem. You can find her walking her pit bull down Nostrand Ave, watching too many episodes of Murder, She Wrote before bed, and subtweeting the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy (@teacherc).

Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015) Marys of the Sea (forthcoming 2016, ELJ Publications), and Xenos (forthcoming 2017, Agape Editions). She received her MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and in 2011, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Poet’s Prize. She is also the Founder & Chief Editor of the magazine, Yes, Poetry, as well as the Chief Editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of her work has appeared in Prelude, BUST, Brooklyn Poets, Columbia Journal, The Huffington Post, The Paris-American, BORT Quarterly, Tinderbox, The Destroyer, The Atlas Review, among others.

Ash Faith is a multidimensional New York City Native Poet, Feldenkrais ninja in training, & ex altar boy. Having survived a 2 month coma, & Traumatic Brain Injury, he's currently confronting Cancer, hoping to honor any process resiliently through a sense of mindful ability while choosing to overcome any odds by using the power of the pen. He finds honest comedy to be a core ingredient for healing & feels that through a sense of awareness, ability and relaxing responsibly--one can hopefully transcend trauma at least a tad more gracefully. As an emerging author, he's finishing up his first book Laddie Stardust.

Larry Kamguia is a story teller and photographer living in Brooklyn, NY. He moved to the United States from Cameroon in 2011 for graduate school at NYIT, where he currently works as an associate director. He writes to heal and also to celebrate life and freedom we often take for granted here in the states. His stories were featured in the podcasts Life of The Law and Arrivals with Jonathan Hirsch.

PROJECT COMICS AT BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY
Oct
14
7:00 pm19:00

PROJECT COMICS AT BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY

  • Brooklyn Art Library

Come out to Brooklyn Art Library at 28 Frost Street in Williamsburg (home of The Sketchbook Project) for a Thursday evening Nomadic Press showcase of comic book artists projecting and talking about their work. The line-up is curated by Bushwick Daily cartoonist Jeremy Nguyen, and includes Tony Wolf, Alyssa Jo Varner, Ellis Rosen, and Drew Zucker.

The library also has great items for sale that include beautiful sketchbooks, pocket jotters, journals, lettering and pastel pens, canoe pencil cases, t-shirts and more: https://www.sketchbookproject.com/shop

TONY WOLF

Tony Wolf is an illustrator, actor, singer, voice-over guy, host, & rabid pop culture fan living in Greenpoint in the same apartment for the past 20 years. His autobio comics ‘Greenpoint of View’ and ‘1-800-DEAD-ROBIN’ have been featured in New York Magazine & Gothamist.  His comedy videos have been featured on The Huffington Post, College Humor, Funny Or Die, and Vulture. He loves smoothies.

ALYSSA JO VARNER

Alyssa Jo Varner is a graphic designer and comics creator living in Brooklyn. Her current comic book series, Blown Away, is a sci-fi noir about friendship and weird weather. Alyssa grew up in the Midwest and studied creative writing at the University of Iowa. She is the worst bowler you've ever seen.

ELLIS ROSEN

Ellis Rosen is the comics editor of Blunderbuss Magazine. He is also a contributor to the Eisner-nominated graphic anthology Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land and the Illustrator of a children's chapter book,  Woundabout from Little, Brown and Co. His work can be seen on various websites including The Paris Review, The Progressive, and The Millions.

DREW ZUCKER

Drew Zucker is a 2010 graduate of the Savannah College of Art and design sequential program.  He has worked as the artist and Co-creator for the critically acclaimed series Skybreaker from Monkeybrain/IDW comics.  His works also include numerous short stories published by FUBAR press, and commercial storyboard work Ghost Robot.  His most recent work is The House a self published horror comic of which he is the artist and Co-Creator of.  He resides in New York City with his wife and monster (dog), riding around the mean streets of the South Bronx as an EMT.

Brooklyn Book Festival 2016
Sep
18
10:00 am10:00

Brooklyn Book Festival 2016

  • Brooklyn Book Festival

Join Nomadic Press at booth #532 for the first time at the Brooklyn Book Festival, the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace. Please check out our website for official information.

Project Comics at Brooklyn Art Library
Sep
15
8:00 pm20:00

Project Comics at Brooklyn Art Library

  • Brooklyn Art Library

Come out to Brooklyn Art Library at 28 Frost Street in Williamsburg (home of The Sketchbook Project) for a Thursday evening Nomadic Press showcase of comic book artists projecting and talking about their work. The line-up is curated by Bushwick Daily cartoonist Jeremy Nguyen, and includes Emily Niland, Daniel White, April Malig, and Matt Lubchansky.

The library also has great items for sale that include beautiful sketchbooks, pocket jotters, journals, lettering and pastel pens, canoe pencil cases, t-shirts and more: https://www.sketchbookproject.com/shop

EMILY NILAND

Emily Niland is a Brooklyn based illustrator whose artwork has appeared in The New York Observer, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Jezebel, Thrillist, The Chicago Tribune, and Bitch Magazine. She is not currently living in a van down by the river.

DANIEL WHITE

Daniel White is a self published comic book maker and coffee drinker. When not drawing comics he works for Peter Max. When drawing comics he drinks coffee like an animal. Have a look @birdsinboxes on Instagram to see what he does. 

APRIL MALIG

April Malig is a cartoonist and writer from Southern California. She is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont as well as the creative writing program at the University of Los Angeles, California. April is most known for several sad fluorescent colored poetry comics, her delightful internet presence, and her magical girl homage/satire (ho-tire? sat-mage?) Magical Bitches.  She currently lives in Ridgewood, Queens.

MATT LUBCHANSKY

Matt Lubchansky is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Queens, NY. He is the editorial assistant at The Nib, where he is also a contributor. His work has appeared in VICE, Eater, Mad Magazine, Gothamist, The Toast, The Hairpin, Atlas Obscura, Today and Tabs, Brooklyn Magazine, and his long-running webcomic Please Listen to Me. He is the co-author of Dad Magazine (Quirk, 2016).

Special Screening: Enter The Battlefield
Aug
27
7:00 pm19:00

Special Screening: Enter The Battlefield

  • Twenty Sided Store

Nomadic Press and Williamsburg games outlet Twenty Sided Store bring you a Saturday night screening of Enter The Battlefield: a new documentary about the world's most popular collectible card game, Magic: The Gathering. The event will include a live introduction of the film by co-directors Nathan Holt & Shawn Kornhauser, and a Q&A session after the screening.

To register for this free event, use this link.

Enter the Battlefield is a documentary that follows seven Magic players. While their goal for every game is to defeat their opponent, their life on the Pro Tour is about personal goals. More than anyone, they compete with themselves.

To read Nathan Holt's August 2015 interview with Nomadic Press, use this link.

SCHEDULE

7:00pm Meet Nathan & Shawn

Hang out w/ Nathan & Shawn and get your favorite Magic : The Gathering card signed!

9:00pm Enter the Battlefeild - Film Screening*

Join us as we watch Enter the Battlefield on the big screen.

10:00pm Q&A w/ Nathan & Shawn*

Stick around after the screening... Nathan and Shawn will share their experiences, what went into making the film, and what it was like on the Pro Tour.

*Note seating is limited for the screening. Seating will be prioritized based on the order of registration. Registration does not guarantee you a seat. Please arrive by 8:50pm to claim your spot in the cue.

 

 Nomadic Press Presents "Resurgence" at the 6th Annual NYC Poetry Festival
Jul
31
11:00 am11:00

Nomadic Press Presents "Resurgence" at the 6th Annual NYC Poetry Festival

  • Governors Island

Writing helps us remake ourselves and put what we need into law through the power of the pen. Join Nomadic Press as five writers explore the theme of RESURGENCE at the 6th Annual Poetry Festival. We hope you walk away inspired and enjoy this amazing event.

Hosted by Christian Niedan. 

Yi Wu Yi Wu is a Chinese-born poet. Wu drifted up and down on the East Coast of U.S. before adopting New York City as his home. Been scribbling verses from the age of 13, Yi likes to use the medium to voice his contrarian daydreams. His work has appeared on Uppagus, New Verse News, and Slink Chunk Press, among others, and his collection of poems A Fistful of Moss and Poppy Seeds was released in February 2016.

Melissa Hunter Gurney is a Brooklyn-based independent writer and the founder of GAMBAZine – a literary magazine dedicated to the generation of authentic momentary, boundless art that's rooted in passion and thoughtfulness outside the politics of mainstream publication. Melissa is connected to the artist life as seen throughout South America, and writes for La Gente Descalza (The Barefoot People). For more info, go to:brokenbraids.tumblr.com and www.gambazine.com

SHA.islike) views music through the same lens he chooses to base his philosophy on life with: Every moment is a chance to create, whether it be as small as the words you speak or as massive as the talents you use. Originating from Fort Greene Brooklyn, the wordsmith was enamored with the arts from a young age, taking up several dance classes and nurturing a growing fondness for expressing himself through visual mediums. At the age of eleven, he discovered freestyling after trying to impress some girls by rapping to an instrumental coming out of a car window. SHA.islike uses clever lyricism with a raw, sometimes aggressive edge to convey his story. With his music he hopes to give listeners a peek into the emotions and thoughts of a creative, as well as paint his ultimate masterpiece.

Dallas Athent is a writer and artist. She was the editor of Bushwick Nightz and has been published in BUST Magazine, The Gloss, VIDA's Reports From The Field, GAMBAzine and more. Her work has been profiled in Bedford + Bowery, Brooklyn Magazine and The L Magazine among others. Her visual work has been shown in CARA Gallery, Storefront Ten Eyck and The Hollows. She lives in The Bronx with her adopted pets.

Ash Faith is a multidimensional New York City Native Poet, Feldenkrais ninja in training, & ex altar boy . He appreciates adventure, sweet timing, meditation, synchronicity, & social solitude; while musically embracing Industrial//Heavy Metal//New Wave// Shoegaze acoustics, and Rock & Roll symphonies to sound heavenly ---loving a good show or concert plenty.

Having survived a 2 month coma, & Traumatic Brain Injury--he's currently confronting Cancer, hoping to honor any process resiliently through a sense of mindful ability, while choosing to overcome any odds by using the Power of the pen. He finds honest comedy to be a core ingredient for healing, & feels that through a sense of awareness, ability, and relaxing responsibly--one can hopefully Transcend Trauma at least a tad more gracefully

Ash has a strange affinity with Siouxsie & the Banshees radio, Buddhism, Comics, Laundry, Buffy & Bunnies--unconditionally cherishing those who’ve been there for him through a genuine sense of Gratitude. He believes in learning from experience & loving through essence.
He ‘s fancied anything post modern 80s retro looking since he was a kid, has wanted to give Drew Barrymore a high-5 since watching Firestarter In the 3rd grade & feels that being exposed to Elvira since Kindergarten explains… EVERYTHING. As an emerging author, he's finishing up his first book Laddie Stardust.

Summer Writes with Nomadic Press and GAMBA Magazine at The Hollows
Jul
23
5:00 pm17:00

Summer Writes with Nomadic Press and GAMBA Magazine at The Hollows

  • The Hollows

Nomadic Press and GAMBA Magazine are collaborating on a series of events to celebrate creative independence and the building of artist communities in Brooklyn and beyond. Both organizations strongly believe in promoting diversity, autonomy and cross genre collaboration and plan to celebrate with a seasonal series of performances. Each performance is especially curated to highlight artists who have worked with both GAMBA and Nomadic Press throughout the year. 

To kick off the series is Summer Nights with GAMBA and Nomadic Press at The Hollows. The Hollows, a live/work/exhibit space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, curates exhibitions and programs with artists from across the globe. We will be setting up in their new outdoor space and performances will include saxophone players, acoustic guitars, singer songwriters and of course the poetry and readings that have bridged our two communities together. 

Lineup includes:

Brian Sheffield
Jessica Reidy
Nathaniel Kressen
Dallas Athent
M.H. Gurney
Chris Carr
Jon Eckhaus
Chris Campanioni
Christine Stoddard
Craig Kite

July Sound at The Hollows Eastyard explores the nuances of performing in electronic and electroacoustic music. Twelve artists and artist groups over the course of four Saturdays will offer their solutions to the modern headache of performing electronically manipulated music. Each day will offer a mixture of approaches spanning multiple genres. Performances will range from analog loop based collages to live synthesis, computer triggering, and spoken word. Performing artists include James K, Cameron Orr, Salt Cathedral, members of Orchid Tapes label, and many more.

Although the event goes from 5-8 there will be an after party at Hell Phone run by Brooklyn Wildlife with a plethora of diverse musical performances. We hope you will join us for an extravaganza of talent

Project Comics at Brooklyn Art Library
Jul
8
8:00 pm20:00

Project Comics at Brooklyn Art Library

  • Brooklyn Art Library

Come out to Brooklyn Art Library at 28 Frost Street in Williamsburg (home of The Sketchbook Project) for a Friday evening Nomadic Press showcase of comic book artists projecting and talking about their work. The line-up is curated by Bushwick Daily cartoonist Jeremy Nguyen, and includes Sam Marlow, David Ostow, Maelle Doliveux, and James Stanley.

The library also has great items for sale that include beautiful sketchbooks, pocket jotters, journals, lettering and pastel pens, canoe pencil cases, t-shirts and more: https://www.sketchbookproject.com/shop

SAM MARLOW

Sam Marlow is an animator and background designer for Titmouse by day, and a self-publishing cartoonist by night. He has worked on a wide range of animated projects, from motion graphics for advertising and documentaries, to traditional cartoon animation for television. In 2014, he was the background supervisor for the Adult Swim show, Superjail! In 2015, he worked on a bunch of kids shows you’ve never heard of. In 2016, his first cartoon was published in The New Yorker

DAVID OSTOW

David Ostow is an illustrator and cartoonist living, drawing and drinking what most doctors would agree is way too much coffee in Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared in 3 books, and his comics have been featured on blogs and news outlets such as Buzzfeed, the Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He is also the creator of Strange Breeds, a weekly comic strip that appears on BarkPost

MAELLE DOLIVEUX

Maelle Doliveux is a French/Swiss illustrator/cartoonist who has worked with very, very serious clients like Newsweek, the New York Times, and SpongeBob Squarepants comics. She's received a gold medal from theSociety Of Illustrators in 2015 for her "Little Nemo in Between Slumberland" strip. In her spare time, she enjoys judging the Westminster Dog Show, juggling chain saws, and making up fake hobbies for herself in her biographies.

JAMES STANLEY

James Stanley is a New York transplant (originally from Maryland) who works as a banker by day, but burns the midnight oil creating comics full of the things he loves: in no particular order, '60s-'70s Japanese/American/French cinema, fashion, vaporwave, and the perfect waffle. He still misses Maryland crabcakes, but he'll manage!

Small Press Love Fest
Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Small Press Love Fest

  • Hell Phone

Join us for a celebration of small presses with 4 indie pubs, 8 great writers, and 1 musical guest. We invite you to enjoy the literary and musical magic then stay after to chat with the editors.

Readers include: Steve Castro, Stephanie Dickinson, Julie Bentsen, Craig Kite, Aimee Herman, and Puma Perl.

Co-hosted by New York based great weather for MEDIA and NYSAI Press, bi-coastal Nomadic Press, and San Francisco based Rivet Journal. 

Nomadic Press supports and provides venues for artwork across all media and disciplines by both emerging and established artists. Nomadic Press's goal is to guide writers and artists through a supportive and connective process and to offer each artist the opportunity to have his or her work(s) presented in carefully edited and curated publications and events. We strive to juxtapose myriad voices and visions in ways that are surprising and complementary. Nomadic Press has offices in Oakland, CA, and Brooklyn, NY.
http://www.nomadicpress.org/

Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks is the online literary magazine from Red Bridge Press. Rivet publishes the genre-bending and unclassifiable; the unexpected and delightful. Founded in San Francisco, we feature emerging and established writers from around the world. Our editorial team members hail from around the country. This will be our first show in New York!
http://rivetjournal.com/

Founded in January 2012, great weather for MEDIA focuses on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative… We are based in New York City and showcase both national and international writers in solo poetry collections and a yearly anthology. As well as publishing the highest quality poetry and prose, we organize numerous readings and performances in New York City and across the country. Find us every Sunday 4:00pm at the Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston St, for our reading series, great weather presents Spoken Word Sundays. 
www.greatweatherformedia.com

NYSAI Press publishes Staten Island based literary journals featuring artists and writers with distinct voices in a borough forgotten. We are city, we are suburbia; we are deformed, we are beautiful; we are America, and we are forever cut from the mainland. We are NYSAI Press and pledge to present it all, break it down, fuck it up, and move it forward.
www.nysai.org

Projected Comics at Brooklyn Art Library
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

Projected Comics at Brooklyn Art Library

  • Brooklyn Art Library

Come out to Brooklyn Art Library's new location at 28 Frost Street in Williamsburg (home of The Sketchbook Project) for a Friday evening Nomadic Press showcase of local comic book artists projecting and talking about their work. The line-up is curated and headlined by Bushwick Daily cartoonist Jeremy Nguyen, and includes Siobhan Gallagher, Spenser Andersen, and Molly Brooks. 

JEREMY NGUYEN

Jeremy Nguyen is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist who writes and illustrates "Stranger Than Bushwick" for Bushwick Daily. His illustrations have appeared on College Humor, Oyster Reviews, comiXology, and Comic Book Resources. For more info, go to http://www.jeremywinslife.com

SIOBHAN GALLAGHER

Siobhán Gallagher is a junior designer with TarcherPerigee and Avery at Penguin Random House in New York City. She is currently working on her first nonfiction book for TarcherPerigee (publishing in 2017). To see more of her work, go to http://www.siobhan-gallagher.com/

SPENSER ANDERSON

Spenser Anderson is an NYC-based artist who works a tech job during the day and chases his comic dreams at night. His comic "Fairy Dust" is about Sorrie and the Magical Warrior of Love fighting to save our world from the hate filled creatures called “Nightmares”. For more info, go to http://www.fairydustcomic.com

MOLLY BROOKS

Molly Brooks is a highly-sophisticated disaster machine fueled by green tea and jelly beans. Her illustrations have appeared in The Village Voice, The Guardian, Time Out New York, The Nashville Scene, The Riverfront Times, The Toast, BUST Magazine, ESPN social, Sports Illustrated online, and others. She spends her spare time watching vintage buddy cop shows and making comics about knitting, hockey, and/or feelings. She also did the art for Flying Machines, a graphic novel by Alison Wilgus about the Wright Brothers and other early aviation pioneers, part of First Second's "Science Comics" series (Spring 2017). To see a sampling of Molly's comics, go to http://www.mollybrooks.com/galdex_comics.php

 Nomadic Press Presents LITVision At Reservoir Art Space
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

Nomadic Press Presents LITVision At Reservoir Art Space

  • Reservoir Art Space

Paintings create a new world straight from the mind of the artist. Writing puts honesty to the world that we know is real through words. Both speak truths. Join Nomadic Press at Reservoir Art Space as we pair poets up with artists in various studios to fill the senses.

Pairing 1:
Yi Wu & Ronna Lebo

Yi Wu is a Chinese-born poet. Wu drifted up and down on the East Coast of U.S. before adopting New York City as his home. Been scribbling verses from the age of 13, Yi likes to use the medium to voice his contrarian daydreams. His work has appeared on Uppagus, New Verse News, and Slink Chunk Press, among others, and his collection of poems A Fistful of Moss and Poppy Seeds was released in February 2016.

Ronna Lebo is a painter and co-founder of Reservoir Art Space, located in Ridgewood, Queens. Resevoir houses eleven artists working in private studios and we curate small shows/projects in our experimental space.
She is also a co-founder and editor of Black Square Editions, a not-for-profit small press for poetry and visual arts. She has sat on the Curatoral Board for Momenta Art Gallery, Ronna's work in poetry, publishing and painting has been published and profiled in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Greenpointers, Bushwick Daily and more.

Pairing 2:
Katie Longofono & Jamie Powell

Katie Longofono received her MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, where she directed the 2014 SLC Poetry Festival. She is the co-founder of Dead Rabbits Reading Series, a monthly literary salon that takes place in NYC. Her first chapbook, The Angel of Sex, was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2013. Her chapbook Angeltits is forthcoming from Sundress Publications. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from GlitterMOB, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, BOAAT, South Dakota Review, Juked, Midwestern Gothic, and more. She may or may not be on Twitter. She lives in Brooklyn.

Jamie Powell was born and raised in West Virginia. For the last decade New York City has been her home where she has worked extensively in arts education as a faculty member at Pratt Art Institute and as a Teaching Artist for the Studio In A School and Dedalus Foundations. Jamie received her MFA and the Paul Robeson Emerging Artist Award from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2006. She has exhibited her paintings extensively over the last ten years including: FLUXspace in Philadelphia, Soil Gallery in Seattle, Momenta Art in Brooklyn and Garis & Hahn in New York. She has received grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Vermont Studio Center and Pratt Institute. Currently, she lives and works in Queens, New York where in the past year she Co-founded an artist-run-studio and project space called Reservoir Art Space.

Pairing 3:
Reverend Jen Miller & Joe Heaps Nelson

RevJen Miller is a writer and artist. She's written a column for ArtNet, began the "Anti-Slam" movement in the Lower East Side and wrote a column for nerve.com. She has written multiple books such as Elf Girl, BDSM 101 and most recently, June. She has appeared in multiple independent films. RevJen also owns and operates the infamous Lower East Side Troll Museum--a New York staple for everyone looking to see something particular to this city. Her work has been featured in The Village Voice, Timeout New York and The New York Times. She lives in the Lower East Side with her counterpart, Revjen Junior the dog.

Joe Heaps Nelson grew up in Iowa, but moved to New York City after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in art history. Joe worked in various roles such as registrar, archivist and preparator at many NY art galleries during the past two decades. His career experience includes the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, John Weber Gallery, P.S.1, Museum of Art and Design, The Asia Society, Pace Wildenstein Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, PPOW Gallery, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, and others. Joe Heaps Nelson’s paintings have been widely shown in both solo and group exhibitions at NY galleries including (among many others) White Box, Manny Cantor Center, Mark Miller Gallery, Fuse Gallery, BravinLee Programs, Freight and Volume, the Keith Haring Foundation, as well as the Scope Art Fair in Miami, FL. Untitled Art Projects in Los Angeles, CA, as well as The Furnace in Des Moines, Iowa have also exhibited Joe’s work. Joe is currently residing in Boston, Mass. while recovering from brain surgery.

Nomadic Press Friday Showcase at Muchmore's
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Nomadic Press Friday Showcase at Muchmore's

  • Muchmore's

Start your Friday night right, and come out to Muchmore's in Williamsburg for 90 minutes of readings from GAMBAZine co-founders Melissa Hunter Gurney & Chris Carr, as well as Kaitlyn Yates, Serena Maszak, and music by Emily Frembgen.  

Donations will be kindly called for, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

MELISSA HUNTER GURNEY

Melissa Hunter Gurney is a Brooklyn based independent writer as well as the founder/publisher/editor of GAMBAZine.  She is connected to the artist life as seen throughout South America and writes for La Gente Descalza (The Barefoot People). At the moment she is working on a collection of creative non-fiction called Photographs of a Mind in Heat and a novel called La Gente Descalza. She has been published in various independent magazines and curates GAMBA Z's Artist Salons which take place monthly at Lucky Luna NY - a gallery space, restaurant, bar and art house. She believes in daily creation and writes at least 3-5 pages everyday in hopes of collecting the inner workings of one/many human beings whether the platform is fiction or truth. 

CHRIS CARR

Christopher Carr is the quintessential indie artist in Brooklyn; photographer, emcee, founder of Brooklyn Wildlife (an event planning/creative firm specializing in indie/alternative art and music) and co-founder/Creative Director of GAMBAZine. Chris is intrigued by the history of cultural expressions, power relationships, semiotics, post-modernist sociological theory and interpersonal dynamics; all of which find their way into his art work. The majority of his projects have the intent of challenging contemporary themes relating to normalcy, deviancy, tradition and alternative culture via the platform of nude photography. Chris uses photography as insight into aspects of culture other people may never experience or be exposed to, aspects that are prevalent, real, legitimate and meaningful nonetheless. Chris has also been an independent hip hop musician for the past 15 Years as well as an emcee, beat maker, event host and promoter while at the same time playing various roles in the creation, production and presentation of music. Chris’s work has been featured in many magazines and over a dozen art shows. His first solo art show was entitled 'Flesh: An Exploration of the Human Form,' a series of photos dealing with nudity and the human body.

KAITLYN YATES

Kaitlyn Yates is a California born, New York raised stand up comic and community college dropout. Her style includes observational anecdotes delivered in her trademark monotone and marked with dry wit. She can also grow a unibrow at an impressive rate.

SERENA MASZAK

Serena Maszak grew up in the hills of the Pacific Northwest and currently lives in Brooklyn. Her background is in social work, creative writing, and psychology. She writes about people and art, and spent the last six months in a city famous for a 24-hour car race. 

EMILY FREMBGEN

Emily Frembgen is a singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. Her songs are evocative, subtle and always well-crafted. Each week, she organizes and plays as part of music showcase American Mondays at The Federal Bar in Williamsburg. Emily's solo album, 'Fremb Fatale,' is available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fremb-fatale/id1007936325

Additional links for Emily:                                                                           Tumblr website: http://emilyfrembgen.tumblr.com/  SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/emilyfrembgen  Twitter:https://twitter.com/emilyfrembgen

 

Nomadic Press Poetry at Pine Box
May
7
8:00 pm20:00

Nomadic Press Poetry at Pine Box

  • Pine Box Rock Shop

Start your Saturday night right, and come out to the back room at Pine Box Rock Shop for 90 minutes of great readings from Malik Crumpler, Boni Joi, Luke Ohlson, and Jon Herzog.

Donations will be kindly called for, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

MALIK CRUMPLER

Malik Crumpler is a New York City-based genre-less word artist, poet, rapper and music producer. He has released a multitude of albums, short films, five books of poetry, co-founded madmenscalling.com, Satori Ideas Media, http://www.visceralbrooklyn.com/, andwww.thosethatthis.com. For more info, go to: www.malikameer.com

BONI JOI

Boni Joi has read and performed her poems at numerous venues in New Jersey, New York, as well as Switzerland, Canada, and England. Her poems have appeared in Arabella, Long Shot, Boog City Reader, Big Hammer, Lungfull!, The Brooklyn Rail and many other journals. Boni is a rotating cast member of the show Mortified. A clip of her performance was featured on National Public Radio’s This American Life during an interview with the progenitor, David Nadleberg and her piece was published in the book "Mortified: Love is a Battlefield" (2008). Her first collection of poetry, "Before During or After Rainstorms," was published in 2012. Boni is an editor and project manager for Black Square Editions, a small poetry press and has designed their website: www.blacksquareeditions.org

LUKE OHLSON

Luke Ohlson is a writer, filmmaker, musician, and community activist living in Greenpoint Brooklyn. He is a member of the Greenpoint Writers Group and is currently revising, "Homestead" a novel about a group of survivors living in the foothills of Appalachia after environmental and social collapse. He's recently completed a feature documentary and has several film projects in the works. His work and upcoming events are available at lukeohlson.com.

JON HERZOG

Jonathan Herzog is a marketing professional by day, a writer by evening, and asleep by 11 most nights. He has been a core group member of the Greenpoint Writers Group since 2012, has done readings throughout Brooklyn, and is published a little here and there. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories examining the lives of gay men living in present-day New York.

Nomadic Press Presents Suave Vintage Glamour at RISK Gallery & Boutique
Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

Nomadic Press Presents Suave Vintage Glamour at RISK Gallery & Boutique

  • Risk Gallery & Boutique

Leather, lace, whiskey and perfume: These are the things you think of when you enter Rosy Bleu & Risk Gallery. Join Nomadic Press as we celebrate four poets who will illustrate what is powerful, forbidden and classic in this amazing space.

The boutique will be offering 15% off of items bought the night of the event for this very special occasion!

SHA.islike)

SHA.islike) views music through the same lens he chooses to base his philosophy on life with: Every moment is a chance to create, whether it be as small as the words you speak or as massive as the talents you use. Originating from Fort Greene Brooklyn, the wordsmith was enamored with the arts from a young age, taking up several dance classes and nurturing a growing fondness for expressing himself through visual mediums. At the age of eleven, he discovered freestyling after trying to impress some girls by rapping to an instrumental coming out of a car window. SHA.islike uses clever lyricism with a raw, sometimes aggressive edge to convey his story. With his music he hopes to give listeners a peek into the emotions and thoughts of a creative, as well as paint his ultimate masterpiece:

Lisa Marie Basile

Lisa Marie is a NYC-based poet, editor, and writer. She’s the founding editor-in-chief and creative director of Luna Luna Magazine, and her essays and interviews have appeared in Hello Giggles, Bustle, Bust, The Gloss, xoJane & more.

She is the author of Apocryphal (Noctuary Press, Uni of Buffalo) and a few chapbooks of poetry. Her work as a poet and editor have been featured in Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, The New York Daily News, Best American Poetry, The Rumpus & more.

She currently works for Hearst Digital Media, where she edits personal essays for brands like Cosmo, Elle, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Country Living, Town & Country and Dr. Oz, among others.

Chris Campanioni

Chris Campanioni likes sweating, making mixtapes, and the Eighties, at least according to his Facebook. His “Billboards” poem that responded to Latino stereotypes and mutable—and often muted—identity in the fashion world was awarded the 2013 Academy of American Poets Prize and his novel Going Down was selected as Best First Book at the 2014 International Latino Book Awards. He edits PANK and lives in Brooklyn, where he wrote his Death of Art, from C&R Press.

Ronna Lebo

Ronna Lebo is a painter and co-founder of Reservoir Art Space, located in Ridgewood, Queens. Resevoir houses eleven artists working in private studios and we curate small shows/projects in our experimental space.

She is also a co-founder and editor of Black Square Editions, a not-for-profit small press for poetry and visual arts. She has sat on the Curatoral Board for Momenta Art Gallery, Ronna's work in poetry, publishing and painting has been published and profiled in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Greenpointers, Bushwick Daily and more.

Jokebooks Live! at Hell Phone with Ben Kronberg, Amber Nelson, TJ Young, & Justin Flanagan (Music by TBD)
Apr
6
8:00 pm20:00

Jokebooks Live! at Hell Phone with Ben Kronberg, Amber Nelson, TJ Young, & Justin Flanagan (Music by TBD)

  • Hell Phone

Join us at Hell Phone for drinks, music and laughs from the pages of jokebooks carried by top-notch comedians, headlined and curated by Ben Kronberg. Performers include Amber Nelson, TJ Young, and Justin Flanagan, with music by TBD.

Donations will be kindly called for, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Ben Kronberg

Ben Kronberg is a comedian based in Brooklyn, New York, who regularly tours across the country -- often referencing a small jokebook he carries during sets. Ben's act is marked by a unique style that blends clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while playing instruments, or just his smartphone. He has performed on late-night network TV, had his own Comedy Central hal- hour special, and currently creates original content for the web. A recent example is his role in "The Pretensious Bum - 'The Edible Complex'" for Funny or Die, which casn be seen here: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/fd21d7f522/the-pretentious-bum-the-edible-complex?_cc=__d___&_ccid=11d0fe86ec00eaea

Additional links for Ben: 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/benkronberg 
Instagram: https://instagram.com/benkronberg 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benkronberg

AMBER NELSON

Originally from Louisiana, Amber Nelson is based in NYC, where she is a popular performer in the comedy scene. She has been featured on Friends of the People and Guy Code, and tours the country as a stand up comedian, often with TJ Miller and Nick Vatterott. In 2013, she was selected as a prestigious "New Face of Comedy" for the Just For Laugh Montreal Comedy Festival. She has also been highlighted by both Buzzfeed and Time Out New York as one of the most exciting female comedians emerging today. Amber is currently part of the cast of Almost Genius on Tru TV. For more info, go to: http://www.ambersmelson.com/

Additional links for Amber: 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmberSmelson
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amber.nelson.9440

TJ YOUNG

TJ Young is a NYC-based stand up comedian, who performs at many of the best shows and venues around the country. He's earned awards at multiple national comedy festivals and toured extensively as one of the Beards of Comedy. TJ is a trained improvisor ( PIT / NYC ), with years of experience performing on a variety of shows and tours. He also produces/co-produces multiple comedy shows in Brooklyn & NYC. For more info, go to:http://www.thattj.com/

Additional links for TJ:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thattj
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thattj/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thatTJ/

JUSTIN FLANAGAN

Justin Flanagan is an NYC-based comedian. For more info, follow him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/kingswaggatoes, and Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/SWEETDICKCOMIC

Nomadic Press Presents Difficult Poetry at Christopher Stout Gallery
Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

Nomadic Press Presents Difficult Poetry at Christopher Stout Gallery

  • Christopher Stout Gallery

Four kick-ass poets will explore difficult topics through the power of words surrounded by subversive art at Christopher Stout Gallery, New York. We invite you to come, listen, think and discuss. Wine will be served.

Nomadic Press supports and provides venues for artwork across all media and disciplines by both emerging and established artists. Nomadic Press's goal is to guide writers and artists through a supportive and connective process and to offer each artist the opportunity to have his or her work(s) presented in carefully edited and curated publications and events. We strive to juxtapose myriad voices and visions in ways that are surprising and complementary.

Christopher Stout Gallery, New York is a contemporary art gallery in East Williamsburg showing subversive and difficult work by New York City artists. We delight in serving as a platform for discourse on work that is challenging to authority paradigms, feminist, queer, anti-establishment, hyper-aggressive, mystic, and/or joyously sexual. 

STEPHANIE VALENTE

Stephanie Valente lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is a Young Adult novelist, short fiction writer, poet, editor, content & social media strategist. In short, she wears many hats. Especially if they have feathers. She is the Founder & Chief Editor of Alt Bride, Fashion Editor at Greenpointers, Associate Editor at Yes, Poetry, and Social Media Manager & Columnist at Luna Luna Magazine.

Some of her writing has appeared in Bust Magazine, Electric Cereal, Prick of the Spindle, The 22 Magazine, Danse Macabre, Uphook Press, Literary Orphans, Nano Fiction, and more. 

She has provided content strategy, copy, blogging, editing, & social media for per’fekt cosmetics, Anna Sui, Agent Provocateur, Patricia Field, Hue, Montagne Jeunesse, Bust Magazine, Kensie, Web100, Oasap, Quiz, Popsugar, among others.

In her spare time, Stephanie volunteers with rescue dogs and animal shelters. 

BRIAN SHEFFIELD

Brian Sheffield is a poet from California currently living in Brooklyn. Brian's life is one of constant movement and his poetry attempts to capture, confront, and gain a better understanding of the personal and political implications of said movement. He is always attempting to grow into a better and loving global citizen and, in order to do so, finds that he must question and combat his own privilege along with the prescribed roles of everybody he meets. He studied poetry, literature, and radical philosophy in California while teaching Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, and marginal writing in various public and private schools and universities. He is the author of several self-produced chapbooks, including [UNTITLED],  S I N ( G ) , and Songs From Heaven's Crooked Teeth. He has been published or featured in many local, national, and international magazines and journals -- most recently, the OutcryerBefore Passing by Great Weather for MEDIA, Palabras Luminosas, and two issues by NYSAI Press.

QUINTON COUNTS

Quinton is originally from North Carolina and raised in Harlem. He's a poet, rapper, performer and artist of various types. He often goes by the name of Que Cee or by my company name, WolfSet Productions. His influence comes from many people and things, including rappers like Jay-Z, Eminem, Peedi Crakk, Pre-record deal 50 Cent, Mos Def, Kanye West, Graph, Cam'Ron, and many of my friends whom are artists. 

JESSICA REIDY

Jessica Reidy worked on her MFA in Fiction at Florida State University and holds a B.A. from Hollins University. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and has appeared in Narrative Magazine as Short Story of the Week, The Los Angeles Review, The Missouri Review, and other journals. She’s the Acquisitions Editor for VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, Art Editor for The Southeast Review, Visiting Professor for the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop retreats, Outreach Editor for Quail Bell Magazine, and works as an adjunct professor and a freelance editor and writer. She also teaches yoga and works her Romani (Gypsy) family trades, fortune telling, energy healing, and dancing. Jessica is currently writing her first novel set in post-WWII Paris about Coco Charbonneau, the half-Romani burlesque dancer and fortune teller of Zenith Circus, who becomes a Nazi hunter. Visit her online at www.jessicareidy.com.

Folk Night at Dun-Well Doughnuts: Hosted By Ben Kronberg
Mar
21
8:00 pm20:00

Folk Night at Dun-Well Doughnuts: Hosted By Ben Kronberg

  • Dun-Well Donuts

Nomadic Press visits Dun-Well Donuts in East Williamsburg to co-present the March edition of their monthly Folk Night series hosted by Ben Kronberg. Comedians include Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone, Khalid Rahmann, Carmen Lagala, and Bob Palos, with music by Imrahn Ahmed and Emily Frembgen. 

In addition to the great comedy and music, snacks and drinks will also be provided.

BEN KRONBERG

Ben Kronberg is a Brooklyn-based comedian whose act is marked by a unique style that blends clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while playing instruments, or just his smartphone. He has had his own Comedy Central half hour special, and currently creates original content for the web, while regularly hosting Folk Night at Dun-Well Doughnuts. He also recently starred in "The Pretentious Bum - 'The Edible Complex'", which can be seen on Funny Or Diewww.funnyordie.com/…/the-pretentious-bum-the-edible-complex…

Additional links for Ben:                                         Twitter: https://twitter.com/benkronberg   Instagram:https://instagram.com/benkronberg   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benkronberg

APARNA NANCHERLA

Aparna Nancherla is comedian who has written for Late Night with Seth Meyers and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Her comedic style is dry and observational, and her act is sprinkled with absurdist wit and a whimsical point-of-view. For more info, go to http://aparnacomedy.com/

Additional links for Aparna:                                                                                        Twitter: https://twitter.com/aparnapkin                              Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aparnapkin  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aparna.nancherla

JO FIRESTONE

Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She has created and hosts several live shows around the city that usually fall under the genres of "low-brow" "recurring" and "only for indoor kids". She can be seen at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater hosting The Incredible Game Show Showcase and The Unexpectashow and at Littlefield hosting Punderdome 3000 with her dad, Fred. You can also see Jo doing stand-up in different basements around the city, and listen to her every Monday night from 6-7pm EST hosting Dr. Gameshow on WFMU with her good pal, Manolo. For more info, go to www.jofirestone.com/

Additional links for Jo:                                            Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingfirestorm   

KHALID RAHMANN

Khalid Rahmaan is a Brooklyn-based standup comic. You can find Khalid integrating his gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood at his monthly show “It's Sooo Up & Coming". He was also a Semi-Finalist in the 2015 NBC Standup Competition. When he’s not on stage, he’s giving his take on the news in the Headliner app on your iPhone as “khalidsays”. For more info, go to www.khalidrahmaan.com/#about

Additional links for Khalid:                                           Twitter: https://twitter.com/khalidnyc           Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/khalidsays/ 

CARMEN LAGALA

Carmen Lagala is a New York City comedian originally from Vermont, where she is still a member of The Vermont Comedy Divas. She was a finalist in 2014’s Vermont’s Funniest Comedian Competition, was crowned the winner of the 9th annual Higher Ground Comedy Battle in 2013, and was a part of last year’s Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. You can catch Carmen performing at several NYC venues, including her current home base of The Creek and The Cave in Long Island City. Follow Carmen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/carmenlagala

BOB PALOS

Bob Palos is a Brooklyn-based writer, entertainer and musician, who began his comedy career in Chicago, before moving to New York City. For more info go to https://bobpalos.com/

More links for Bob:                                                        Twitter: https://twitter.com/bobpalos     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bob.palos

IMRAN AHMED

Imran Ahmed is a Brooklyn-based musician, whose music The Deli magazine compared to Serge Gainsbourg -- added that it "compliments hammocks rocking sexily in exotic locations." Imran's latest album, 'While I Sleep', is available at Bandcamp: https://imranahmed.bandcamp.com/

EMILY FREMBGEN

Emily Frembgen is a singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. Her songs are evocative, subtle and always well-crafted. Each month, she organizes and plays as part of a Folk Night comedy & music showcase at Dun-Well Donuts. Emily's latest solo album, 'Fremb Fatale,' is available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fremb-fatale/id1007936325

Additional links for Emily:                                                                                                Tumblr website: http://emilyfrembgen.tumblr.com        SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/emilyfrembgen                              Twitter: https://twitter.com/emilyfrembgen

Jokebooks Live! with Ben Kronberg, Sarah Kennedy, Gilbert Lawand, & Brett Hiker (Music by Tim Pourbaix)
Feb
28
8:00 pm20:00

Jokebooks Live! with Ben Kronberg, Sarah Kennedy, Gilbert Lawand, & Brett Hiker (Music by Tim Pourbaix)

  • Hell Phone

Join us at Hell Phone for drinks, music and laughs from the pages of jokebooks carried by top-notch comedians, headlined by Ben Kronberg, with music by Tim Pourbaix.

Donations will be kindly called for, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

BEN KRONBERG

Ben Kronberg is a comedian based in Brooklyn, New York, who regularly tours across the country -- often referencing a small jokebook he carries during sets. Ben's act is marked by a unique style that blends clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while playing instruments, or just his smartphone. He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daly, and in 2013 had his own Comedy Central half hour special. He currently creates original content for the web. For more info, go to www.benkronberg.com

Additional links for Ben:                                              Twitter: https://twitter.com/benkronberg      Instagram: https://instagram.com/benkronberg  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benkronberg

SARAH KENNEDY

Sarah Kennedy has opened for Jim Norton, Chris Gethard, Doug Stanhope, the Upright Citizens Brigade; and for Dana Goldberg, Fortune Feimster, and Erin Foley as part of 2011’s - 2013’s Southwest Funny Fest. She’s was a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up For Diversity nationwide comedy contest and won multiple “best comedian” awards from publications in Albuquerque, New Mexico — her hometown. Sarah also performed as part of the Austin, TX Ladies Are Funny Festival in both 2011 and 2012. Though she may keep her comedy on the clean side, Sarah Kennedy is guaranteed to never say what you expect.

Additional link for Sarah: Website: http://sarahkcomedy.tumblr.com/

GILBERT LAWAND

Gilbert Lawand is an NYC-based comedian originally from Atlanta, GA. In 2007, he left a career in corporate finance and accounting to pursue his passion of standup comedy. His comedy is a mix of social commentary and satire through a unique perspective based on his background: born in Baghdad to Catholic parents before moving to a town of 500 people in Georgia where he grew up on a farm. In the past few years, he has participated in several festivals, including the Laughing Skull Festival where he was a semifinalist in 2013. In 2014, Gilbert was the opening act in several theatre shows for both Aziz Ansari and Dave Chappelle.

Additional link for Gilbert:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gilbertlawand

BRETT HIKER

Brett Hiker is an NYC-based comedian who has been featured on Fox, the CW, Comcast and dozens of morning radio shows across the country. From growing up deep in the mountains of Colorado, to living a fast paced life in Manhattan, to countless months spent abroad as an expat; Hiker’s broad appeal provides his tour schedule with the variety of large city theaters, small town bars, and every comedy club in between.

Additional links for Brett:
Website: http://bretthiker.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bretthiker
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bretthiker
Tumblr: http://bretthiker.tumblr.com/

TIM POURBAIX

Tim Pourbaix (pronounced ‘pour-bay’) is that rare artist whose voice and songcraft sound instantly familiar. A master solo performer from the backroom parlors of Brooklyn, his fourteen-track full-band album, River Well features elegantly constructed songs that paint a dreamscape worth multiple visits.

Additional links for Tim:                                             Website: http://www.timpourbaixmusic.com/      Bandcamp: https://timpourbaix.bandcamp.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/pourbaixtim

Stories From The City with Boni Joi, Nick E. Finn, Dallas Rico, & Jennifer Harmon (Music by TBD)
Feb
19
7:30 pm19:30

Stories From The City with Boni Joi, Nick E. Finn, Dallas Rico, & Jennifer Harmon (Music by TBD)

  • Pine Box Rock Shop

Join us in the back room at Pine Box Rock Shop in Bushwick for city stories from Boni Joi, Nick E. Finn, Dallas Rico, and Jennifer Harmon (music by TBD)

Donations will be kindly called for, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

BONI JOI

Boni Joi was born in North Miami Beach, Florida, raised in New Jersey and discovered her lost lineage in Salem, Massachusetts. She has a MFA in poetry from Columbia University and has read and performed her poems at numerous venues in New Jersey, New York, and elsewhere including Switzerland, Canada, and England. Her poems have appeared in Arabella, Long Shot, Boog City Reader, Big Hammer, Lungfull!, The Brooklyn Rail and many other journals. Boni is a rotating cast member of the show Mortified. A clip of her performance was featured on National Public Radio’s This American Life during an interview with the progenitor, David Nadleberg and her piece was published in the book Mortified: Love is a Battlefield (2008). Her first collection of poetry, Before During or After Rainstorms, was published in 2012. Boston Review says: "Armed with an eye for the particular and a knack for gentle satire, Joi writes from the front lines of a doomed fight for America's spirit, but does so with a bright infectious gusto." Boni is an editor and project manager for Black Square Editions, a small poetry press and has designed their website: www.blacksquareeditions.org. She works a photograph and reference archivist and lives with musical chef Tobi Joi in Brooklyn.

NICK E. FINN

Nick E Finn is an Irish-American poet, playwright, and actor from Seattle, WA. Nick received Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Washington in Political Science and Sociology, later earning his Master’s Degree in Teaching from Fordham University. Nick trained as actor at The Wynn Handman studios. Nick has performed his unique blend of Spoken Word Poetry, Theatre, and Hip-Hop at The Bushwick Starr, CATCH Series, Word at 4F, Arieto Live, Smokin’ Word, The Poets Settlement, The National Black Theatre, and legendary The Nuyorican Poet’s Café. As a member of the Brooklyn Gypsies Collective, Nick is currently developing his one-man-show “The Last Hipster in Brooklyn,” set to open Off-Broadway in 2017. Nick lives in Bushwick with his wife Mairys and is proud to call Brooklyn home.

DALLAS RICO

Dallas Rico is a black and Latino educator and writer from Dallas, Texas. He earned a B.A. in English, with a Creative Writing concentration, and a B.S. in Film at the University of Texas and a Master's of Education from Loyola Marymount University. As a high school teacher, Dallas is passionate about improving the quality of Education across the nation. He regularly writes about Education issues on Huffington Post. His deep relationships with his students inspired him to begin writing Young Adult fiction and he is currently working on his first YA novel. In his personal blog, scandallas.com, he reflects on the writing process and topics that concern the YA age group. He loves living in Brooklyn and hopes to stay here as long as he can afford it on a teacher's salary.

JENNIFER HARMON

Jennifer Harmon is a poet who was born and raised in New Mexico, currently residing in Astoria, Queens. Inspired by her late mother Patty, also a writer, Jennifer's goal is to share their story with the world. Intertwining her mother’s writings with her own, Jennifer's poetry readings provide a unique and often very moving experience to her audience. Jennifer has been featured at Rimes of the Ancient Mariner, Inspired Word NYC, Brownstone Poets, and Brooklyn Gallery Workshop. Her work has been published in Newtown Literary Journal. She loves going on adventures with her husband Chris, snuggling and playing with their three cats, Zach, Jupiter, and Yoda, and changing her hair color and hairstyle on a regular basis. Visit her website at jenniferharmonpoetry.com and send her an email atjdharmon03@hotmail.com.


Pine Box Poetry with Malik Crumpler, Melissa Gurney, Michelle Y. Burke, and Vanessa Gennarelli (Music by Emily Frembgen)
Dec
13
8:00 pm20:00

Pine Box Poetry with Malik Crumpler, Melissa Gurney, Michelle Y. Burke, and Vanessa Gennarelli (Music by Emily Frembgen)

  • Pine Box Rock Shop

Join us in the back room at Pine Box Rock Shop in Bushwick for poetry from Malik Crumpler, Melissa Gurney, Michelle Y. Burke, and Vanessa Gennarelli, with music by Emily Frembgen.

Donations will be kindly called for, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

MALIK CRUMPLER

Malik Crumpler is a New York City-based genre-less word artist, poet, rapper and music producer. He has released a multitude of albums, short films, five books of poetry, co-founded madmenscalling.com, Satori Ideas Media, http://www.visceralbrooklyn.com/, and www.thosethatthis.com. For more info, go to: www.malikameer.com

MELISSA HUNTER GURNEY

Melissa Hunter Gurney is a Brooklyn-based independent writer and the founder of GAMBAZine – a literary magazine dedicated to the generation of authentic momentary, boundless art that's rooted in passion and thoughtfulness outside the politics of mainstream publication. Melissa is connected to the artist life as seen throughout South America, and writes for La Gente Descalza (The Barefoot People). For more info, go to: www.brokenbraids.tumblr.com and www.gambazine.com

MICHELLE Y. BURKE

Michelle Y. Burke is a Queens-based writer and educator. She's the author of the poetry collection Animal Purpose, winner of the 2015 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. She's also penned a poetry chapbook, "Horse Loquela," which won the 2007 Red Mountain ReviewChapbook Series Award. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry, New Orleans Review, So to Speak, Parcel, and elsewhere. For more info, go to: www.michelleyburke.com.

VANESSA GENNARELLI

Vanessa Gennarelli is a poet living in Philadelphia, PA. She is the recipient of the Lorabel Richardson/Academy of American Poets Prize, and her work has appeared in The Grinnell Review, Apiary, and Hot Metal Bridge. By day she leads education efforts for Stellar.org, an open source financial network for the world. She holds a BA from Grinnell College, an MA from Harvard and is a former research Intern at the MIT Media Lab. For more info, go to: www.mozzadrella.me