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Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30 PM
Pete Hamill, Tabloid City

Reservations required: 917-492-3395 or e-mail
$6 museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 non-members
$6 when you mention Abe’s Penny

The New York Times writes that Pete Hamill, in his latest novel, Tabloid City (Little, Brown & Company, 2011), “captures the grit and smell and pulse of Gotham’s sidewalks and subways.” In 50 years of newspaper reporting, 10 novels, and two collections of short stories Hamill has traced the ever-changing landscape of the city. Learn about the award-winning writer’s unique perspective on New York as he discusses Tabloid City, which chronicles the 24 hours following the death of a wealthy Greenwich Village socialite and her secretary.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029


On Saturday, July 30th, Abe’s Penny contributor Jake Goldman squares off against writer-readers from Slice magazine, Red Lemonade/Joyland, Smallwork, and Sadie magazine–along with special guests–at DuckDuck in Williamsburg to decide who eats the crust and who cleans the plate.

Saturday, July 30, 5:30 p.m.
161 Montrose Ave, btw Graham & Humboldt

For this, the fifth of Slice’s Piethos reading series (and the last before organizer C.A.B. Fredericks flees across the Mason-Dixon line) the various organizations–each representing a facet of the Brooklyn independent publishing world–have issued each other literary challenges, and nominated writer-readers to meet said challenges. On the night of the reading, each newly-written piece will be presented, and the audience will vote on which one best entertained and met the challenge. The winning story’s reader and organization will win a fresh-baked pear pie courtesy the renegade bakers at Fat & Flour.

The current challenges will be revealed on the day of the event. Past challenges have included:

Look at your email inbox and write down the subject lines of the ten most recent emails you’ve received. Use all of those words, in any order, in your piece.

Write a piece in which a character’s eyeballs literally fall out of his/her/its head at a pivotal life moment.

Drink a can of Four Loko and then immediately write about a horrible holiday experience.

Have a conversation with a friend using text message. Incorporate the texts and use them as the foundation for your piece.

The readers for “Piethos V: Good Pie to All That”:

From Red Lemonade/Joyland, Brian Joseph Davis

From Abe’s Penny, Jake Goldman.

From Sadie magazine, Jesse Sposato.

From Slice magazine, Sean Jones.

From Smallwork, the defending Piethos champion, Andrew Eisenman.

++ Special Guests!

Thanks to Cynthia Cruz, Patti Her, and Leonardo Valencia, Nicole Doran, and sleeper, Abe’s Penny Live features an installation called “The Writing Village” where writers can find a place to sit and write a poem in response to the photographs on exhibit. Gabrielle Calvocoressi took some time in one nook to write a poem before her reading at the opening reception on April 2nd.

More on O, Miami

Opening night pig roast hosted by Eating Our Words, a dinner/reading series created by poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi and gallerist Heather Taylor.

“This is my best National Poetry Month and it’s only April 1st.” — Tracy K. Smith, April 2011

Tracy K. Smith’s new book, Life on Mars, will be available May 10th.