WRITER’S SHOWCASE #10
WHEN: Monday, June 24th at 7 pm
WHERE: Cyberpunk Apocalypse
1200 Boyle Street PGH, PA
This final Writer’s Showcase will feature poet & musician Allen Killian-Moore from Minnesota.
Local and touring musical acts C-Bend and Boat Water will also be performing.
This event will be held on the Cyberpunk Apocalypse premises.The reception will be at 7pm and the performances will begin at 7:30 pm.
Thank you to all for your support of the Heinz funded Writer’s Showcase series.
The Writer’s Showcase works to advance reading as performance, and would not be possible without the support of The Heinz Endowments’ Small Arts Initiative.
Donations are encouraged but not required. Get ready to be impressed.
The Heinz Endowments supports efforts to make southwestern Pennsylvania a premier place to live and work, a center for learning and educational excellence, and a region that embraces diversity and inclusion.
Cyberpunk Apocalypse’s 5 Year Anniversary
When: Friday, July 19th at 7 pm
Where: Assemble Art Gallery (5152 Penn Ave. PGH, PA)
Cyberpunk Apocalypse invites you to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the writers’ project. CpA has provided space and opportunity to 36 writers from across the US and Canada, spawned 7 books and countless zines, comics, essays, articles, songs, and stories.
The event will feature local poet and Cave Canem fellow Yona Harvey, Cyberpunk reader Todd Faltin, and CpA founder Daniel McCloskey. The performance will be MCed by the talented Pittsburgh poet Laura A. Warman.
The reception will be at 7 pm, performance starts at 7:30 pm.
Thank your for your continued support of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse. We look forward to seeing you at Assemble Art Gallery!
5-10 dollar suggested donation
Writers Respond to Gun Control Actions with Theatre
Pittsburgh Writer’s Words on Gun Control Take Root in Sydney, Australia
Playwright Tameka Cage Conley has suddenly found herself in a global conversation about gun control. On Tuesday, May 28, as part of Gun Control Theatre Action Week, Darlinghurst Theatre Company in Sydney, Australia, will stage readings of the collection 24 Gun Control Plays, published by NoPassport Theatre Company and edited by Caridad Svich.
Cage Conley, a friend of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writing co-op in Pittsburgh, wrote one of the plays, “Jay and Bird,” excerpted from her full-length work, Testimony, which debuted at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in May 2011. “Jay and Bird” is a poignant story of two African-American boys whose friendship and fates are affected by gunfire. 24 Gun Control Plays was published as a result of simultaneous gun control actions in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC, on January 30, featuring actors, playwrights, musicians, and comedians. The collection has also been performed in New York and the UK.
Cage Conley, a multidisciplinary literary artist, is a Cave Canem Poetry Fellow and Pushcart Poetry Prize nominee. She is the author of six plays, but her work has not been performed outside the US until now. “This play was inspired by mass gun violence in the United States and its effects on urban youth. I’ve never been to Sydney, but to travel the world has been a lifelong dream since I was a girl. For my words to reach the place before I do is a special honor.”
Goodreads Book Giveaway
Enter to win
Hey everybody Danny Mac’s got a goodreads giveaway going on till the end of may. Ten lucky folks will win a copy of my book sent directly to their home from the author. Pass it along.
Giveaway ends May 31, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Dan’s contribution is from his up and coming series Top of the Line.
More Top of the Line. For more sneak peeks check out the MEMORY ANTHOLOGY kickstarter that is ending soon.