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Writing Dangerously: The Hinge Manual July 18, 2009

omegaCheck out this free writing manual, below, called the “Hinge Manual,” from the editor of Omega. Not sure what “Hinge Theory” is exactly, but it has some very ’60s echoes on exploring creativity:

This notice is to offer you a gratis copy—free of charge—of the “Hinge Manual” on PDF via e-mail. What is the function of a Hinge Manual, you might ask. It’s a comprehensive introduction to the revolutionary new genre of poetics termed “Hinge Theory,” which is just now beginning to ignite a river of inspirational fire and a storm of controversy in the world of literature, music, and art.

To receive your free copy (on PDF) of the Hinge Manual, e-mail your request to Michael Annis at WritingDangerously@howlingdogpress.com.

Visit Omega’s online literary journal site here.

Visit Omega’s FB page here.

 

Finder’s Flea: Brooklyn Weekend Flea Markets June 18, 2009

Here are two new favorite flea markets that happen in Brooklyn each weekend:

TONY BoothThe Brooklyn Bridge Flea is every Sunday, 11am-6pm.

The Fort Greene Flea is every Saturday, 10am-5pm (this one is really the bomb!)

For more info, click here.

 

Ya gotta love a gal with an accordian June 14, 2009

pezDiscover the amazing music of Milwaukee-based Pezzettino, singer-songwriter, Margaret Stutt.  Trained in classical piano at the local convent and self-taught on her father’s accordion, she began writing her own material in 2008.  That year she self-released her debut album, “Because I Have No Control …” and launched herself into the touring circuit.  Just six months later, Pezzettino released her sophomore album, “Lion.” Listen to Pezzettino’s music here.

 

A play named Mother June 8, 2009

motherMy friend Andrew is producing a play called “Mother.” Just the title alone is intriguing enough to make it worth attending, but there’s also a special preview price. Here’s the info:

Please join us for the world premiere of MOTHER by Lisa Ebersole. Directed by Andrew Grosso and produced by Andrew Cahill; starring BUCK HENRY and HOLLAND TAYLOR Lisa Ebersole, Haskell King, David Rosenblatt. Discounted $20 preview tickets are available July 8, 9, 10, 11 @ 8pm through this link or call 212-352-0255, discount code – FBOOK. Performances continue July 13–August 1, Monday & Wednesday-Saturday @ 8pm. Tickets are $25 through this link or call 212-352-0255

 

Ahh, Man Ray June 5, 2009

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CraftStylish.com takes a bow, sort of June 4, 2009

craftstylishI was the launch editor of CraftStylish.com, back when I was chief editor of Threads, and the team that was brought together at that time were some of the hottest crafters around the country. Although I left shortly after launch (due to an insane 4-hour daily commute), this team carried on and they were nothing short of brilliant in their hard work and consistent delivery of great projects and crafting tips. Now, sadly, the economy has dimmed this bright light in the crafting industry, and last week all of the contributing bloggers were taken off the payroll. The site will continue with user-generated content, but I just want to give a moment of glory and recognition to the team that took crafting prime-time online. They’ll be much missed. Each of the contributors gives a graceful adieu on the blog this week that will bring a tear to any ardent crafter’s eye. Learn more about changes at CraftStylish.com here.

 

Spinning Yarns with Crafty Storytellers June 2, 2009

yarn3Grand storytellers Jeffrey Rudell and Michaela Murphy will be telling crafty tales this Thursday, June 4, at The Lion Brand Studio in NYC @ 6:00.  This show will also feature first time storytellers who submitted their stories to the Lion Brand blog and it promises to be a fun evening.  Hope that you can all make it (the new studio is worth a visit all on its own.) Both of these folks are tremendously talented and entertaining and all around great people. Here is the link for reservations:http://www.lionbrandyarnstudio.com/lionStudioBlog/?p=1018
Please pass this invite on to anyone who likes a great yarn.

 

Something About What Happens When We Talk (Lucinda Williams) May 29, 2009

 

Folk Artist Wendy Presseisen April 26, 2009

dogirlsmFolk Artist Wendy Presseisen has a delightful style and sensibility that extends through her many works. From animals (cats and dogs included) to children to children with animals to landscapes, her prints have a quality of another era while still smacking of today. I met Wendy on Twitter, and she’s one of the most delightful Tweeters around. Visit Wendy’s site here.

 

Folk artist Steven Klein: A View of America April 10, 2009

seaside_panorama16x20_for_web_htdtI’ve been spending a lot of time on Long Island’s North Shore lately, and it’s one beautiful spot. Long Island folk artist Steven Klein has captured the area’s whaling-days-essence pitch perfectly, and will have a show at the Ripe Art Gallery in Greenlawn, N.Y., from April 18 – May 2. Meet the artist at the April 18 opening reception, 2 to 5 p.m. For more info, click here.