Charles Bukowski 20 years on; an interview with Kat Georges; new dada submission info; wild spring titles
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The Writer's Life

Renaissance Woman

An Interview with Publisher, Poet, and Designer Kat Georges

by Constance Renfrow
We at Three Rooms Press rang in the New Year with plenty of fanfare, literary joie de vivre, and rocking good music, and now we’re keeping up the excitement for 2016 with some exquisite conversation. We sat down with poet, playwright, prose-writer, graphic designer, and Three Rooms Press co-director, Kat Georges, to discuss books, artistic creation, and what it is that makes this Renaissance woman tick! READ MORE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8th, 2016: Check it Out! 9th Annual Charles Bukowski Memorial Reading @ Cornelia Street Cafe NYC. Featuring Kim Addonizio, Mike Daisey, Richard Vetere, Puma Perl, Michael Puzzo, George Wallace & more! Click for Details!
Poet Power:

Charles Bukowski:

Dean of Another Academy

20 years after his death, the undisputed heavyweight of modern verse remains relevant and popular. What's his appeal?

An Exclusive Essay by S.A. Griffin

What sort of cultural hangover keeps Charles Bukowski in print and popular more than twenty years after his death? In the light of the fact that a good portion of what has been published since his passing in 1994 may not the man's best work, along with some heavy editing at times, why does Charles Bukowski remain relevant well into the 21st Century?

An undisputed heavyweight of modern verse, he influenced uncountable numbers of emerging wordsmiths; he certainly turned my head. Some academics and critics argue that he wasn't a writer at all, but a drunk hack, bar room brawler and misogynist, especially in today's warming climate of left, right and center political correctness. As many who have read his work perceive much of what he wrote confessional, and therefore, "real", the art and artist have been unfairly confused, many seeing the horse and rider as one. I would suggest that this may reflect hero worship by some, and professional jealousy from the critics and scholars that invest so much time, money and intellect to be as well read and admired. READ MORE

MAINTENANT 10 DEADLINE EXTENDED!! CALL FOR DADA SUBMISSIONS: Three Rooms Press seeks creative works on the theme of "WARM/HUNGER" for MAINTENANT 10: A Journal of DADA Writing and Art. Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of DADA. Deadline: December 31, 2015.
How do you adapt a stage play into a screenplay? Ask famed maverick playwright, screenwriter and director Israel Horovitz. He adapted his play, MY OLD LADY, for the screen, and directed the film starring Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kirsten Scott Thomas. "My sole ambition was to make a beautiful film," Horovitz writes. With the critical acclaim generated by the  film versions of MY OLD LADY, he surely succeeded. 
Enter to win 1 of 5 advance copies of MY OLD LADY: Complete Stage Play and Screenplay with an Essay on Adaptation. Contest starts January 11. Click here to enter.
FREE CATALOG! Find out what Three Rooms Press will be publishing in Spring 2016. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR FREE CATALOG!

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Upcoming Three Rooms Press events:

The 9th Annual CHARLES BUKOWSKI Memorial Reading
Friday, January 8, 6 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC

Celebrate the start of the new year with the 9th annual Charles Bukowski Memorial Reading, Jan. 8, 2015, 6pm at Cornelia St. Cafe. Charles Bukowski was truly one of the few and far between: a champion of the outsider, the lost and lonely, the outcasts from society. His work resonates like none other, revealing the core of what it is to be human—sans electronics—counting on nothing, but ready to win, be it with horses, women or writing. The event, held since 2008, will feature performances of Bukowski poems and tales by a unique cast of hardcore fans including controversial writer Kim Addonizio (Bukowski in a Sundress), renowned monologist Mike Daisey (The Secret War), playwright/novelist Richard Vetere (Champagne and Cocaine), playwright Michael Puzzo (Spirits of Exit Eleven), poet George Wallace (Poppin’ Johnny), and poet Puma Perl (Retrograde), plus Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. Info/RSVP:

A Celebration of the
102nd Birthday of William S. Burroughs

Friday, February 5, 6 pm
Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC

Three Rooms Press presents BURROUGHS 10.2: Time to Upgrade Your System—a birthday celebration of Beat icon and postmodern trailblazer William S. Burroughs on Friday, February 5, at Cornelia Street Cafe. The event will be highlighted by tribute readings and discussions by very special guests. Stay tuned for details.

An Evening with
Meagan Brothers, author of 

Monday, February 22, 7 pm
Bluestockings, NYC

The award-winning author reads from her extraordinary LGBTQ Young Adult novel. Chosen as one of the Best YA Novels of 2015, Foreword Reviews raved, "This is a novel that transcends the LGBTQ genre...It has all the makings to become a classic of this generation."

For additional information on any event, please visit our website at or drop us a line at

SONGS OF MY SELFIE: An Anthology of Millennial Stories celebrates the much-maligned millennial with short stories by and about millennials. Forget what the media says—this collection of new fiction shows what it really means to be a twenty-something today. "Alternates between snapshots of self-doubt, self-discovery, and self-determination . . . Confident and deft and challenging." —Zac Hill, CFO The Future Project, Former Lead Game Designer, Magic: the Gathering. Preorder now on AmazonBarnes & Noble, Powells, or your favorite independent bookstore.

A harrowing, brutal memoir that addresses blunt truths about the unjust American penal system and its role in the deeply entrenched racism in this country. This book—first published in 1975, a few years after Carr was murdered outside of his home—is an essential piece in the history of prison reform efforts and acknowledgment of the systemic racism that has led to Latino- and African-Americans making up 75 percent of the prison population. Preorder now from amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell's, or your favorite indie bookstore.

Coming soon: MY OLD LADY: Complete Stage Play and Screenplay with an Essay on Adaptation by Israel Horovitz. An analysis of the challenges and techniques of adapting a stage play for the screen, including complete scripts of both the play and the movie bridged by a brilliant, instructive essay by famed playwright/screenwriter Israel Horovitz (writer and director, My Old Lady play and film. Preorder now.

Weird Girl and What's His Name
the compelling thriller by Richard Vetere

At the height of the sex, drugs and disco scene in early-80s New York, an inveterate card player thinks he can’t lose — until he does, finding himself in a no-win situation with the Mafia that forces him to commit unspeakable acts, all while looking for a way out. Preorder NOW on amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, & your favorite indie bookstore.

MAINTENANT 10 is a major testament to the legacy of dada for the 100th year global celebration of the founding of dada. With a range of international and U.S. contributors, M10 will spark the imagination of all readers with words and more than 65 color images. Out in June. Preorder now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite independent bookstore.
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