A showcase of poets and writers at Secret Loft
Grab a seat in our comfortable loft and enjoy an easy evening of poetry, live readings, and all manner of spoken word. Present an original or favorite piece during the open mic, or relax and be inspired by the our curated panel of featured readers.
Lyrics, Lit & Liquor is one of several creative lit-themed events happening in unconventional spaces throughout Fort Greene on the evening of Sat. Oct 7 as part of Lit Crawl NYC . Scott will read from his novel The River Runs Red at the event from 7-8pm at Black Forest Brooklyn, 733 Fulton St. Learn more here.
The Launch party for Scott's fifth novel, Skyscraper, will be held at the iconic NYC Eagle Bar. Readers and special guests inlcude: Yin Q. (BDSM educator/writer), film maker Todd Verow (Frisk), artist Tim Otte, and writers Philip Dean Walker (At Danceteria and Other Stories) and Robert Hyers (Spinning the Record).
Scott will read from his new novel Skyscraper (Unzipped Press, November 2016, "A tantalizing piece of literary erotica. Well-crafted and beautifully written," Joe Okonkwo, author of Jazz Moon) at Chelsea's sexy weekly HandsomeNYC Party (think Bette Midler performing at the Baths).
Authors Scott Alexander Hess (The Butcher’s Sons); Joe Okonkwo (Jazz Moon) and Joseph Salvatore (To Assume a Pleasing Shape) take on the topic of writing a great villain. Each author will share from their work, getting down and dirty about how they have created some of their best, most despicable and alluring villains. Event moderator Catherine LaSota, curator and host of the LIC Reading Series and Development Director at Electric Literature.
Scott reads from his novel The Butcher's Sons (Named a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015) joining author Wayne Hoffman who will read from his book An Older Man.
Wayne Hoffman's debut novel, newly re-released by Bear Bones Books, has been described as "smart, fast-paced, raunchy and funny, a sexy comic strip of a novel about the way gay men live now." (One reviewer quipped: "Think Woody Allen meets ACT UP.")
The Sharp Edges book launch features new novels by Lethe Press’ Scott Alexander Hess (The Butcher’s Sons) and Mike Miksche (Paris Demands). These two authors will face off in a lively interview segment about their provocative books set respectively in the gritty streets of Hell’s Kitchen circa 1930 and in Paris’ glorious underbelly. It’ll be an evening of edgy conversations, book signings, and of course French cheeses and Hell’s Kitchen (butchered) meats served by Fab Phil (pictured at left).