Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Event: JP Cashla, Maryan Captan, & Philip Mittereder



Saturday, December 2nd at 7pm
at
Brickbat:

JP Cashla
Maryan Captan
Philip Mittereder



Please join poets JP Cashla, Maryan Captan and the incomparable Philip Mittereder at a  reading and launch party for Cashla’s 2nd collection Blister on December 2nd at Brickbat Books from 7PM-9PM.  All three poets will be featured and alcohol will be served free of charge to anyone over 21.



All proceeds for the sale of Blister will go to the Baltimore Chesapeake Rugby Foundation for the benefit of Baltimore’s inner city youth.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Closed for Thanksgiving






Brickbat
will close today, Wednesday, at 3pm.
We will reopen
on Friday at 11am.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Event: Laura Baird Record Release!


Sunday, October 22nd at 7pm
at
Brickbat Books:

Laura Baird 
Record Release Party! 



Stop by to celebrate the release of Laura's first solo album on Ba Da Bing Records!
We'll have refreshments, copies of the new record, and Laura will be playing selections from her new record, I Wish I Was A Sparrow. Admission is free.


"With a musical timeline dating back to her early childhood, Laura
Baird is an exceptionally talented multi-instrumentalist and
singer-songwriter, best known for her projects with her sister, Meg,
as The Baird Sisters, and guitarist Glenn Jones. Baird’s own sound
stems from the Appalachian folk tradition, and she connects to it via
family lineage--her great-great uncle I.G. Greer’s folk recordings for
the Library of Congress are a large influence. Also woven into her
sonic influences are classical composers like Bach and Satie, and
modern day musicians such as Opal and Yo La Tengo."

"For her upcoming debut solo album, I Wish I Were A Sparrow, Baird
plays odes to the tradition from which she learned to play, combining
Appalachian balladry, the roughness of old field recordings, and a
dose of dreaminess and solitude that captures the distinct environment
of sleepy central New Jersey. This is where Baird departs from
tradition, leaving the communal origins of folk music and capturing
the singular self. An amalgam of old and new can be found in the
overall sound, as well as the lyrics, with half of the songs on
Sparrow, including "Dreadful Wind and Rain" and "Pretty Polly", being
passed down from the folk tradition, and the other half, including
"Wind Wind "and "Love Song From The Earth To The Moon" coming from
Baird’s own hand. While the most salient part of her last Baird
Sisters project was the melding of familial voices and various
instruments, Baird’s solo effort is centered around the combination of
her virtuosic banjo playing and prominent but airy vocals."


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Event: Smuggling Ukraine Westward, with Andriy Lyubka





SUNDAY, OCT 15th at 5PM
at
BRICKBAT BOOKS:

SMUGGLING UKRAINE WESTWARD, WITH ANDRIY LYUBKA

Andriy Lyubka was born in 1987 in Riga, Latvia. He completed degrees in Ukrainian Philology at Uzhhorod University (2009) and in Balkan Studies at the University of Warsaw (2014). He is the author of three books of poetry – Eight Months of Schizophrenia (2007), TERRORISM (2008), and Forty Bucks Plus Tip (2009) - and four books of prose – KILLER: A Collection of Stories (2012), Sleeping with Women (2014), Carbide (2015), A Room for Sorrow (2016) and Saudade (2017). His writings have been translated into Polish, Chinese, English, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Serbian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Romanian, Turkish and German. Mr. Lyubka also works as a translator, having published several translations from Polish, Serbian and English into Ukrainian. He is a columnist for Radio LibertyDen and Zbruch. Mr. Lyubka has been a curator for the literary festivals Kyivski Lavry and Meridian Czernowitz and has been writer-in-residence at cultural institutes in Poland, Latvia, Romania, Hungary, Sweden and Austria. He lives in Uzhhorod.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information please contact Dr. Mark Andryczyk at 212-854-4697 or at marcos17@yahoo.com

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Event: The Hugely Popular Poetry Series: Joanna C. Valente, Chris McCreary, Matthew Landis


Saturday, September 23rd at 7pm
at
Brickbat Books:  
The Hugely Popular Poetry Series: 
Joanna C. Valente, Chris McCreary, Matthew Landis 



Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015), Sexting the Dead (Unknown Press, 2017) & Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM, 2017). They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes, Poetry and the managing editor for Civil Coping Mechanisms and Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Brooklyn Magazine, Prelude, BUST, Spork Press, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente


 


Chris McCreary's most recent book is [ neüro / mäntic ] (Furniture Press 2014). A chapbook of poems co-written w/ Mark Lamoureux, Dictionnaire Infernal, is forthcoming from Empty Set Press.




Matthew Landis in Philadelphia. He is a poet, a musician, and a scholar. He is a member of the World/Inferno Friendship Society. He has two cats. He almost died once. Ask him about it sometime. He co-wrote RAINN with Amy Silbergeld and has a book forthcoming based on the 1st draft of the Blade Runner script. It's called So You Want to Build a Bridge? Keep an eye out

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Event: Koyama Press: Connor Willumsen, Patrick Kyle and Noel Freibert Book Signing

Wednesday September 20th at 7pm
at
Brickbat Books: 
A Koyama Press Book Signing
with
Connor Willumsen, Patrick Kyle and Noel Freibert 
 

CONNOR WILLUMSEN: ANTI-GONE

 

Join an oneiric odyssey through a slacker second life.

Reality’s grip is loosened as Spyda and Lynxa explore a potentially constructed environment that shifts between dystopic future and constructed virtual present. Like a form of multistable perceptual phenomena, Anti-Gone exists in ambiguity.

CONNOR WILLUMSEN is a Montreal-based artist originally from Calgary, AB, where he received a design degree at The Alberta College of Art. He began making comics while attending the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Since then, he has drawn stories for Marvel, DC and Dynamite and illustrated the covers for Criterion editions of David Cronenberg’s Scanners and Stanley Kubrick’s The KillingHe has self-published a number of zines and comics and Breakdown Press published volumes one and two of his book Treasure Island in 2013 and 2014 respectively.


PATRICK KYLE: EVERYWHERE DISAPPEARED




Collecting a cornucopia of short comics by one of the medium’s most inventive artists.

A keen observer of the absurd, Patrick Kyle’s stories defamiliarize the machinations of life, work and art with droll dialogue and his angular, humanely geometric drawing and sci-fi settings that recall set design more than satellite images. Kyle’s figures may be foreign, his settings strange, but his stories resonate deeply.

PATRICK KYLE lives and works in Toronto, ON. He is the author of the graphic novels Black Mass (2012), Distance Mover (2014) and Don't Come In Here (2016). At the 2016 Doug Wright Awards, he won the Pigskin Peters Award for New Comics #6 and 7.


NOEL FREIBERT : OLD GROUND



Sam Beckett and Sam Raimi intersect in an outsider art graveyard.

A cemetery so old that the names on the graves have eroded into nothing and no one remembers the dead is razed to make room for a retirement home for folks who’ve also been forgotten. Ambience and slapstick combine as an absurd cast of characters inhabits and haunts the home.

NOEL FREIBERT currently resides in Baltimore, MD. He is the editor of WEIRD Magazine and was a member of the influential comics group Closed Caption Comics. His work has been shown internationally and is featured in the book collections of the Museum of Modern Art and The Baltimore Museum of Art.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Event: Meghan Turbitt & Beth Heinly Book Signing




Thursday, July 27th 
7-9pm 
at 
Brickbat Books: 

Meghan Turbitt & Beth Heinly
Book Signing

Come celebrate w/ us at our favorite book store!!! We had so much fun last summer debuting CAMP (Beth) & Philadelphia Sketchbook (Meghan) we wanted to do it again ***New*** self-published comics from Meghan Turbitt & Beth Heinly.

Meghan will be debuting a new celebrity advice lifestyle book, "How to Eat Chips" along with some limited edition PRINTS.

Beth will be debuting "The Deaf Neighbors" an autobio inspired murder mystery horror story which parodies True Crime television.
Not done drawing it yet - will be a lengthly read tho for sure.

There will be refreshments and a ~highly curated~ chip buffet for the event + giant bubbles.
 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Event: Erik Bader & Allen Crawford Read!



Friday, July 14th  at 7pm
at 
Brickbat Books 

Erik Bader & Allen Crawford Read!



Erik Bader reads the final chapter of his recently completed novel.


Allen Crawford reads selections from his new work-in-progress.




Endings. Beginnings. Last Kind Words.

Free admission. Free adult beverages with 21+ ID.

This is your kind of night.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Closed for the 4th!




Brickbat will be closing today, Saturday July 1st at 5pm. We will reopen on Wednesday July 5th at 11am. Happy 4th!