Please join us on Saturday, October 8, 2011 to celebrate the first decade of The Cultural Society.
The First Half
Readings and an informal reception at New York’s famed Poets House will feature local and national poets, the majority previously published by The Cultural Society. Established in 1985, Poets House has, through the years, acted as a supporter, advocate, and public face of poetry in New York City and around the world. Their 2009 move to the current location provides elegant accommodations for performers and attendees alike. The readers are Brooklyn Copeland, Jon Curley, Sally Delehant, Norman Finkelstein, Chris Glomski, Michael Heller, Eric Hoffman, Philip Jenks, Peter O’Leary, Mark Scroggins, Chuck Stebelton, and Shannon Tharp.
free, 3:00p, Poets House, 10 River Terrace, Manhattan
The Second Half
Live music at Bruar Falls in Williamsburg, Brooklyn will feature: singer/songwriter Drew O’Doherty; singer, songwriter, and recording engineer J. Robbins, performing selections from his repertoire on acoustic guitar, drawing material from Jawbox, Burning Airlines, and Channels with Gordon Withers accompanying on cello; singer, musician, and composer David Grubbs (Bastro, Gastr Del Sol, et al.), performing on electric guitar; and BELLS≥, a four-piece instrumental group with Zach Barocas on drum kit, Chris Ernst on electric guitar; Adam Rizer on electric bass guitar; and Steve Shodin on electric guitar. Gordon Withers will also join BELLS≥ for most of their set.
$10, 21+, 8:00p at Bruar Falls, 245 Grand St, Williamsburg