april, 2017

29apr6:30 pm- 9:00 pmBibbe Hansen // Ben Hersey // Eric Paul & moreReadings

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Bibbe Hansen, born in New York City, 1953, to Fluxus artist Al Hansen and actress Audrey Hansen. After a stint as a delinquent street kid, runaway and truant she became a “guest” of the State of New York at the infamous Spofford Street Youth House and several other NY institutions for child criminals. Directly following her release, Bibbe met Andy Warhol who suggested they collaborate on a film about her recent experiences. The film was called Prison and stars Bibbe Hansen, Marie Mencken and Edie Sedgwick. Bibbe also made three other films with Warhol and danced briefly with the Velvet Underground. A random late-60’s sojourn brought Bibbe to Los Angeles where she founded a theater company, acted in “B” movies and participated in the local punk scene as musician, and documenteur. She is the mother of three wonderful children, Beck, Channing and Rain; a pop musician, fine artist and poet respectively. From 1990 -1995 she operated Troy Cafe. Today Bibbe creates artwork and is represented by Gracie Mansion Gallery in New York City. She recently completed the first draft of her memoirs and she lectures frequently on art and the creative process.

http://www.bibbe.com/

Ben Hersey is a writer and performance artist who has been featured at a wide variety of literary, performing arts, and music festivals. His experimental work draws from contemporary poetry, noise, New England colonial history, genealogy, and found texts. Hersey teaches writing and composition at Holyoke Community College and lives in Easthampton, MA with his wife and son. The Autograph of Steve Industry is his first novel.

http://magichelicopterpress.com/steveindustry.html

Eric Paul is a writer and musician known for his work with the band Doomsday Student as well as past bands Arab On Radar and The Chinese Stars. Through the publisher Heartworm Press, Eric has released two full-length volumes of poetry: I Offered Myself As The Sea and A Popular Place To Explode. His work has also appeared in such places as: New York Observer, Impose Magazine, Ninth Letter, The Volta, Word Riot, Lunch Ticket, Spork, Booth and The Literary Review.

http://www.iofferedmyselfasthesea.com/

Fallon Masterson is the former editor of SCARS magazine. Her articles and essays have appeared in the Providence Phoenix, Motif, and Vanyaland.

Michael Dates