Vol. 1 Brooklyn‘s obscenely popular quarterly series CIVIC PRIDE, focusing on writers from a specific city or state, returns to WORD Brooklyn tomorrow night! The editors of the V1 mothership are joined by an outstanding quartet of DC natives: Nathan Larson (Shudder to Think, The Dewey Decimal System), Michael Kimball (Us), Sara Marcus (Girls to the Front), and Zach Barocas (Jawbox, Bells)! Need we even add that the festivities will also include tons of free beer? Or that they’ll be hosted by That Man About Town, our own Jason Diamond?
About the Readers:
Nathan “Chili Half-Smoke” Larson is best known as an award-winning film music composer, having created the scores for over thirty movies, including Boys Don’t Cry, Dirty Pretty Things, and The Messenger. In the 1990s, he was the lead guitarist for the influential prog-punk outfit Shudder to Think. The Dewey Decimal System, published by Akashic Books, is his debut novel. Larson lives in Harlem, New York City, with his wife and son. The Larson chitter-chatter online is plentiful, but here’s one with some particularly good longform responses from Nathan over on Blogpocalypse.
Sara “Disco Fries” Marcus grew up in Washington, DC, and is the author of Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution. Learn more about Girls to the Front in this sick Q&A from Bookforum!
“Crab Cakes” Michael Kimball is the author of four books, including Dear Everybody (which The Believer calls “a curatorial masterpiece”) and, most recently, Us (Tyrant Books). Read this scintilating interview with Michael at HTMLGiant, why don’t you?
Zach “Peach Pot Pie” Barocas is the former drummer of the band Jawbox, and currently plays in Bells. He has also published several books of poetry. Read his tremendously local and awesomely kept blog Brooklyn Diasporism here!
Come make the trek out to celebrate the self-professed “City of Magnificent Distances”! What a weird nickname! What a district! Our nation’s capital needs you now more than ever, so cease spending those tax returns and come down for some free info-tainment. So patriotic, it hurts!
126 Franklin Street
Greenpoint, Brooklyn (G to Greenpoint Ave / L to Bedford Ave)
Thursday, May 19th, 2011