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  • Mixer Reading and Music Series! Last one of the season!

    Mixer celebrated its four-year anniversary in March, 2011. This monthly reading and music series, featuring established and emerging writers and bands, is held at Cakeshop on the Lower East Side, on the third(ish) Wednesday of every month. Co-founded and curated by Melissa Febos and Rebecca Keith, …

    Mixer celebrated its four-year anniversary in March, 2011. This monthly reading and music series, featuring established and emerging writers and bands, is held at Cakeshop on the Lower East Side, on the third(ish) Wednesday of every month. Co-founded and curated by Melissa Febos and Rebecca Keith, Mixer is a frequent New York magazine critic’s pic, and has been recommended by Maud Newton, The New York Times, Galleycat, and the L Magazine, among others.

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  • How to Escape from a Leper Colony:

    A Novella and Stories

    by Tiphanie Yanique

    $15.00 List Price

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    Tiphanie Yanique on tour for the book "How to Escape from a Leper Colony: A Novella and Stories"

    Tiphanie Yanique will discuss her debut collection of short stories, HOW TO ESCAPE FROM A LEPER COLONY: A NOVELLA AND STORIES, with Elizabeth Nunez on Wednesday, June 15TH at 7:00 PM at Center for Fiction. This event is free and open to the public.

  • The Art of Forgetting

    by Camille Noe Pagan

    $25.95 List Price

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    The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagan

    A moving and insightful debut novel of great friendship interrupted. Can the relationship survive when the memories are gone? Marissa Rogers never wanted to be an alpha; beta suited her just fine. Taking charge without taking credit had always paid off: vaulting her to senior editor at a glossy …

    A moving and insightful debut novel of great friendship interrupted. Can the relationship survive when the memories are gone?

    Marissa Rogers never wanted to be an alpha; beta suited her just fine. Taking charge without taking credit had always paid off: vaulting her to senior editor at a glossy magazine; keeping the peace with her critical, weight-obsessed mother; and enjoying the benefits of being best friends with gorgeous, charismatic, absolutely alpha Julia Ferrar.

    And then Julia gets hit by a cab. She survives with minor obvious injuries, but brain damage steals her memory and alters her personality, possibly forever. Suddenly, Marissa is thrown into the role of alpha friend. As Julia struggles to regain her memory- dredging up issues Marissa would rather forget, including the fact that Julia asked her to abandon the love of her life ten years ago- Marissa's own equilibrium is shaken.

    With the help of a dozen girls, she reluctantly agrees to coach in an after-school running program. There, Marissa uncovers her inner confidence and finds the courage to reexamine her past and take control of her future.

    The Art of Forgetting is a story about the power of friendship, the memories and myths that hold us back, and the delicate balance between forgiving and forgetting.

    About the Author:

    Camille Noe Pagán's work has appeared in dozens of national publications and Web sites, including Fitness, Forbes.com, Glamour, O: The Oprah Magazine, Self, and Women's Health. She lives with her family in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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  • Hal Hartley in conversation with Stephen Ellis

    Esteemed auteur Hal Hartley comes to The powerHouse Arena to discuss his work with painter and critic Stephen Ellis. This is a rare opportunity to meet the director and get a copy of his limited edition book, The Heart is a Muscle, a collection of stills and behind-the-scenes photos from films spanning…

    Esteemed auteur Hal Hartley comes to The powerHouse Arena to discuss his work with painter and critic Stephen Ellis. This is a rare opportunity to meet the director and get a copy of his limited edition book, The Heart is a Muscle, a collection of stills and behind-the-scenes photos from films spanning his entire career. Drinks will be served. Please RSVP: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com




    About Hal Hartley:

    Hal Hartley’s first feature film, The Unbelievable Truth, was released in 1990. His film, Fay Grim, was released in 2007 and premiered at the Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals. His newest collection of short films, Possible Films 2 (made primarily in Berlin where he lived for four years), was released worldwide in April 2010. He completed his latest, Meanwhile, in March 2011. He has won awards at the Sundance Film Festival for his film Trust in 1991, the Tokyo International Film Festival for Amateur in 1994, the Cannes International Film Festival for Henry Fool in 1998, and the “Premi Noves Visions” award at the Sitges International Film Festival in Spain for The Girl From Monday in 2005. There have been retrospectives of his work in the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Korea, Argentina, and Poland. He lives in New York.



    About Stephen Ellis:

    Stephen Ellis is a painter whose primary interest has been in abstraction as a language of allusion. He received a BFA from Cornell University followed by postgraduate study at The New York Studio School. His work has been exhibited world-wide in both solo and group shows, and is included in public collections including The Brooklyn Museum, The Fogg Museum, The Ashmolean Museum and The National Fund for Contemporary Art, Paris. He has received the Purchase Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2004) and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1991) and CAPS (now New York Foundation for the Arts, 1986). Ellis has written extensively on contemporary art for European and American publications including, Parkett, Tema Celeste, and Art in America. He has been an Associate and Contributing Editor of Art in America and edited for Artforum and Parkett Magazine (Switzerland). Ellis currently teaches Color in the Foundation Program at The Cooper Union School of Art.

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