NYC Lit Events or Y’all Gon Make Me Act A Fool/Up In Here/Up In Here

by Salvatore Pane

I like Patasola Press. A lot. It’s a thing now. I first became aware of them a few months ago at a Weave/Pear Noir!/Caper Literary Journal event here in Pittsburgh. Rae Bryant was reading from her awesome collection The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals which was published by Patasola. I’d read with Rae before at Remedy, and she introduced me to Lisa Marie Basile, who runs the press. A few months later, Lisa posted an open call on Facebook looking for editorial help, and I was very glad to join the team. I love the indie press, guys. I love the indie press.

Anyway, Patasola is throwing an event this weekend, and it totally bums me out that I’m not going to be able to go (mostly due to money, and mostly because it’s the same weekend as one of my fantasy football drafts… whatever, readers. I don’t care. Gosh). But you can go. You can go! Especially if you’re anywhere close to New York. I’m going to cease my blabbering here and just post the event details straight from Patasola. Check it out, and if you go, please let me know how it went.

The Poetry Society of New York (the founders of the New York Poetry Festival and The Poetry Brothel) and New York-based Patasola Press are teaming up to present an event of mythical proportions. Chimerical beasts, writers and poets alike will read you poetry and folklore.

Patasola Press will present and celebrate their Anthology of Mytholgy, Female Writers’ Anthology, Siren Series Chapbook writer T.M. De Vos and Rae Bryant’s PEN/Hemingway-nominated The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals.

Dress like your favorite mythical creature! Patasola Press authors will read their work and The Poetry Society of New York/The Poetry Brothel will read poetry and work of mythology. White wine as well as beer will be sold.

Patasola Press will also collection donations for their fundraising campaign:

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Patasola’s Playground
Saturday, August 20th
Governors Island, Building 410A*

Directions and schedule of ferry here: