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Going Global 

3RP Hits the World Stage with International Events


By Kat Georges

Three Rooms Press has been making an impact in the international arena with readings, performances, seminars and book launches around the globe.

September saw 3RP co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges hosting events in support of dada journal MAINTENANT 9 in London, Paris and Brussels. Total audience for the tour exceeded 2,000 unique individuals—proof positive that as we near the 100th anniversary of the origin of the Dada movement, interest is surging.

In the Far East, 3RP will be featured at two events in Japan in support of LAST BOAT TO YOKOHAMA, the extraordinary biography of Beate Sirota Gordon by Nassrine Azimi and Michel Wasserman. On October 5 they'll read from the book at the fabulous Tokyo-American Club. On December 10, the pair will read at the world-famous International House, Tokyo.

And in the U.S., Three Rooms Press is hosting October events in New York City, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Rhinebeck and Spartanburg, South Carolina (scroll down for details).

It wouldn't happen without our loyal supporters, so huge thank yous in advance! To keep up to date on upcoming events in the U.S. and worldwide(!), subscribe to our website: ThreeRoomsPress.com

Behind the Scenes

The Living Theatre and the Making of Full Moon Stages

Talking with Thomas Walker


By Constance Renfrow

In celebration of the upcoming release of Judith Malina’s (1926–2015) Full Moon Stages: 50 Years of Personal Notes from The Living Theatre (November 2015, 978-1941110256, $18.95), we sat down with Malina’s longtime friend Thomas Walker, a forty-year veteran of the Living Theatre.

3RP: Can you tell us a little about the Living Theatre?
TW: It’s a very long history. Founded in 1947 by Julian Beck and Judith Malina. Landmark productions in the late fifties and early sixties of Jack Gelber’s The Connection and Kenneth Brown’s The Brig. Famous tour of the US in ’68/’69 with Antigone, Frankenstein, and Paradise Now. In the seventies, it was street theater all over the world. Beck and Malina used theater to challenge the culture and politics of an era. Anarchist pacifist and beautiful.

3RP: That’s an incredible history. The Living Theatre was clearly an influential force in the counterculture movement. So how did you get started with the group?
TW: I first saw the group in ’68. Followed them around. Joined them in Brazil; spent two months in prison there with the company. The charge was being in the presence of marijuana.  Read more
 

Congratulations to the winners of the latest GOODREADS giveaway of "future collector's item" signed finished copies of WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT'S HIS NAME.

Call for Submissions!

Maintenant 10

A Journal of Contemporary
Dada Writing and Art


Be a part of Three Rooms Press’  internationally-renowned journal Maintenant: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art. Our journal is inspired by Dada instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan — who created the very first ‘zine in the world with his early 20th century publication Maintenant and we’re proud to carry on the tradition. In past issues, we have published bold work from Neo-Dadaists around the globe. We are honored to be included in the New York Museum of Modern Art archives, as well museums and galleries worldwide. So ... drumroll, please. And prepare for the:

100th ANNIVERSARY OF DADA! MAINTENANT 10 THEME: 
WARM/HUNGER

DETAILS: In honor of the 100th anniversary of Dada, the theme of MAINTENANT 10 will be "WARM/HUNGER": encompassing artists' and writers' reaction to climate change, global poverty and hunger, ongoing world war and the nationalism, rationalism and greed that has made all of this seem endless and infinite. Submit Here.

Save the Date

Upcoming Three Rooms Press events:

Monday, October 5, 7 pm: Authors Nassrine Azimi and Michel Wasserman read from their Three Rooms Press book Last Boat to Yokohama: The Life and Legacy of Beate Sirota Gordon  Tokyo American Club, 2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, 106-8649 Tokyo, Japan. Tel: 03-4588-0381  

Friday, October 9, 6 pm: NYC Launch of Weird Girl and What's His Name by Meagan Brothers, hosted by Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. Reading and signing by the author. Admission $9 includes a drink. Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street between W. 4th and Bleecker, (212) 989-9319

Tuesday, October 13, 7:30 pm: West Coast Launch of Still Night in L.A. by Aram Saroyan, with special guests Marcia Rodd and Michael C Ford. Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA, (323) 600-1175.

Wednesday, October 14, 8 pm: West Coast Launch of Full Moon Stages: Personal Notes from 50 Years of the Living Theatre, by Judith Malina featuring Ronee Blakely, John Difusco, Michael C Ford, Michael Harris, O-Lan Jones, Sally Kirkland, Leon Martel, and Lisa Thayer, editors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges, and host Richard Modiano. Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd.,Venice, CA 9029, (310) 822-3006, Free Admission.

Sunday, October 18, 4 pm: The Hudson Valley YA Society presents 3RP author Meagan Brothers reading from Weird Girl and What's His Name with Gary D. Schmidt, and Kate Scelsa. Oblong Books and Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY, (845) 876-0500, Admission: FREE, RSVP Requested rsvp@oblongbooks.com or on Facebook

Saturday, October 24, 1 pm: Meagan Brothers reads from Weird Girl and What's His Name. Hub City Books, 186 West Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306, (864) 577-9349

Monday, October 26, 7 pm: New York City Launch of Full Moon Stages: Personal Notes from 50 Years of the Living Theatre, by Judith Malina featuring Leah Vanessa Bachar, Brad Burgess, Joanie Hieger Fritz, Lois Kagan Mingus, Karen Malpede, John Tytell, Thomas Walker, with hosts Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges plus Special Guests. Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NY, NY 10012, (212) 505-3474, Free Admission.

Thursday, November 12, 6 pm: Three Rooms Press and the Austrian Cultural Forum present the New York City Launch of On Earth and In Hell: Early Poems, by Thomas Bernhard, translated by Peter Waugh with hosts Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges plus special guests. Admission $9 includes a drink. Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street between W. 4th and Bleecker, (212) 989-9319.

For additional information on any event, please visit our website at  threeroomspress.com or drop us a line at info@threeroomspress.com

It's here! Brilliant LGBT YA novel by Meagan Brothers! “Say hello to one of my new benchmarks for great YA fiction. Weird Girl and What’s His Name is absolutely wonderful, heart-breaking, and utterly engaging stuff." —Manhattan Book Review. Now available on amazon, Barnes & Noble, & your favorite indie bookstoreNYC launch: Friday, Oct. 9th, 6pm at Cornelia Street Cafe
"An edgy and urgent mystery in which the more that is left out, the more we are caught up in wonder. Therein lies the tension of the novel. The need to know and the author's smart dodge, leaking only what he wants known, one page at a time." —G.A. Hausman. Now available from amazon, Barnes & Noble, & your fave indie bookstore. LA launch Oct. 13 @ Skylight Books
“A magical diary: pithy, salient. Shows the great arc of an ever radiant revolutionary artist and activist. Judith Malina is still out in the vast sky of our Utopian Living Theatre hearts and minds.” —Anne Waldman, award-winning poet and performer. LA Launch: Oct. 14 @ Beyond Baroque; NYC Launch Oct. 26 @ Le Poisson Rouge. Pre-order now.
"These hard won-poems, these furious convulsions, by turns savage and tender, mark the beginning of Thomas Bernhard’s true work, his first startling blows. It is deeply illuminating to have them so wonderfully translated into English." —Edward Hirsch, poet, Gabriel: A Poem Pre-order now.
Tech-No Prisoners. In full color. Includes work from Mark Kostabi, Raymond Pettibon, Charles Plymell, Joel Hubaut, Grant Hart, Mike Watt, Alice Bag, Exene Cervenka, Giovanni Fontana, Fausto Grossi and more. Order your copy from amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell's, or your favorite indie stores.
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