EPIPHANY - A Literary Journal - Summer Fête
7:00 PM19:00

EPIPHANY - A Literary Journal - Summer Fête

Come join us for an evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the beautiful William Vale in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where we will honor novelist Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Absurdistan, Super Sad True Love Story, Little Failure, and, most recently, Lake Success.

Gary will be introduced by Epiphany Spring/Summer issue guest editor Alex Gilvarry (Eastman Was Here, Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant).

Join us in carrying the journal forward as we celebrate our 15th anniversary.

Tickets on sale until MAY 29th!

* Cocktail Attire *

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Every Day We Get More Illegal
6:30 PM18:30

Every Day We Get More Illegal

Every Day We Get More Illegal is a live performance of poetry written by some of New York's most exciting Latinx poets performed on stage by a starry cast of film and stage actors. Stirring and provocative, these poems give flight to the Latinx spirit in an age of forced borders and walls. Hosted by Thomas Dooley of Emotive Fruition.

Doors: 6:30
Show: 7:00
Tickets: $15 
This is a mixed seated/standing venue. Seats are first-come, first-served.

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7:00 PM19:00


Mad Phoenix productions and vfw 9274 shows presents the greatest fucking show you have ever seen:

Birds in Row (f'ing DEATHWISH)
|France| Hardcore
www.wearebirdsinrow.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7ZQoVFm3lc&list=RDEMNAyL7_g1gFeWV4hlHY396g

Portrayal of Guilt (DEATHWISH)
|Texas| heavy screamo

Gaffer Project (new breed collective)
|Roanoke VA| doomy, beautiful, insanely good rock and roll

Black Matter Device
|Fredericksburg VA| chaos/angry bois with angry nois

Voyage in Coma
|Maryland| Screamo

6pm doors
Cheap food & drinks

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The Dictionary of Marx
6:00 PM18:00

The Dictionary of Marx

From FB event:

Come and expand your views on Karl Marx!

Dictionary of Marx is a one-time-only multimedia experience based on the work of the German economic philosopher Karl Marx.

A dozen of Washington, DC’s most engaging presenter-performers will come together, responding to key words from the Marxist lexicon in a series of works accompanied by live music.

With interpretations ranging from theater performance to poetry reading, from film to monologue, and from lecture to happenings and interactive experiences, Dictionary of Marx explores these economic theories from today’s perspective.

Schedule of Events:

Elena & Los Fulanos will kick things off at 6 pm with a musical set.
Then, from 6:30 to 9:30:
- Alienation, Regie Cabico
- History, Vanessa Wills
- Human Rights, Vincent Thomas (VT Dance Company)
- Labor, Creative Feds: the Documentary
- Materialism, Natalia Gleason-Nagy
- Private Property, Sami Miranda
[~8PM] Intermission, Music from Magpie - Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino
- Proletariat, Joe Uehlein (The U-Liners)
- Resistance, Nu Sass (Mary Myers)
- Revolution, Edgar Endress
- Socialism, Michael Kazin
- Utopia, Tanya Paperny
- Workers, Kiley Kraskouskas (Dear Walmart - The Film)
And Maykas will round things out with a set from 9:30 to 10:00.

This event commemorates Marx’s 200th birthday as part of the Goethe-Institut Washington international series MarxNow.

Fringe Arts Bar will be open for socializing!


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Lunar Walk Poetry Series Feature
8:00 PM20:00

Lunar Walk Poetry Series Feature


The Lunar Walk Poetry Series is proud to present the poets Henry Mills and Diannely Antigua! Join us in the back room of Bedlam Bar (the room with the disco balls behind the velvet curtains). Feel free to grab a drink on the way in - the bartender Cody will open Bedlam and make drinks just for us. Tip him well! 

We highly advise staying for the dancing after.

Diannely Antigua is a Dominican American poet and educator, born and raised in Massachusetts. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts Lowell where she won the Jack Kerouac Creative Writing Scholarship. She is currently an MFA candidate at New York University and an Associate Poetry Editor for BOAAT. A Pushcart Prize nominee and winner of the Bodega Poetry Contest, her work appears or is forthcoming in Bodega, Day One, Vinyl, Rust + Moth, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn.

Henry Mills was born in DC to a Salvadoran mother and a Jewish-American father. He’s been featured at a variety of music and poetry festivals including Different Kind of Dude Fest, Positive Youth Fest, and Split this Rock. With grant support from the Montgomery County Arts & Humanities Council, and MEAD Theater Lab he’s developed and performed three multi-disciplinary shows: Helicopters & Vultures, Waterline, and Underwater Poems.

His work has appeared in Folio, Border Crossing, Hyrsteria, RiverSedge and in the Time You Let Me In anthology. In 2016 he received an MFA in poetry from New York University

The Lunar Walk Poetry Series is curated by Gerry LaFemina, Lynn McGee, and Madeleine Barnes. Hope to see you!

Bedlam Bar - 40 Avenue C, New York, New York 10009

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Latinxs Against Everyone: Poetry & Protest
5:00 PM17:00

Latinxs Against Everyone: Poetry & Protest

**This event is lead by people who identify as afro-latina, trans-latina, non-christian. This event is lead by strong mujeres and queers. This event is not institutionally affiliated and is helping to raise funds for undocumented detained migrants at QDEP (more info below).**


PEN America recently announced an event called "Writers Resist NYC: Louder Together for Free Expression" which features dozens of prominent NYC poets. None of them being latinx or native. This pissed people off because so much of Trumps rhetoric was anti-immigrant, anti-undocumented, anti-latinx and it feels like, even in our activist literary communities, we latinxs still do not have space. We are not seen.

This led to a larger discussion about the lack of money in NYC flowing to Latinx poets (specifically in arts administration and tenure tracks teaching jobs). Without latinxs involved in arts administration or tenure tracked academic jobs, of course our voices are being ignored during readings, publications, etc. Thus, this event "Latinxs Against Everyone: Poetry and Protest" will highlight the poetry of NYC Latinx Poets and Activists. We are speaking against Trumps hateful anti-immigrant, anti-undocumted rhetoric. We are speaking against the literary institutions which have historically and continue to exclude latinxs from literary culture.

Current lineup:

Christopher Soto, Diana Marie Delgado, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Yesenia Montilla, Ricardo Hernandez, Eduardo C Corral, Nancy Mercado, Francisco Márquez, Grisel Yolanda Acosta, Monica McClure, Denice Frohman, Nicole Sealey, Nathan Xavier Osorio, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, Sera Serpas, Gabriel Ramirez, Noel Quiñones, Cathy de la Cruz, Edwin Torres, Henry Mills, Roberto Carlos García, Christina Olivares, Zelene Pineda Suchilt, Sheila Maldonado, Vincent Toro, Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Melissa Buzzeo, Eddie Martinez, Steven Cordova, Rich Villar, Bonafide Rojas, Annette Estevez, Nia Andino, and more TBA.

Food and drink provided cuz we feed our gente

Testimonios Given by:

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project about life inside immigration detention centers for queer/trans migrants. http://www.qdep.org/

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10:00 AM10:00

Rossyln Jazz Fest

The Jazz Art Jam, a new component at this year's Rosslyn Jazz Festival in Gateway Park (Saturday, September 10), allows you to jam with artists and poets! In the spirit of jazz, Arlington Arts will present a visual art jam session where drawings, paintings and poems are created spontaneously by two artists, three poets – and you!

Poets Zein El-Amine, Terraya Lewis, and Henry Mills, and visual artists Estee Fox and Bess Taylor will create a range of work interpreting the music, the scene, and the energy of the Festival. As soon as the ink is dry their work will go on exhibit at the Arlington Arts tent. 

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