This is not a prank! Readin' N Rhythm is actually hosting an April Fools Matinee THIS Sunday from 2-6pm at Bar Matchless in Greenpoint. This event features the latest contest winners from Serving House Books, poet P.K. Harmon and novelist Barbara Froman, along with the more intimate, acoustic side of some of our favorite local musicians: angelic rocker Billy Gray (of Ben Franklin fame), dancey yet deep folk duo Berth Control, and the wonderfully weird and engaging singer/autoharp-ist Cory McAbee (from The Billy Nayer Show, pictured left). RnR's house band The Brooklyn Players Reading Society will kick off the night and our lovely emcee Jen Werner will keep you entertained with her interludes and introductions. Beautiful oil paintings by local artist/jazz musician Galen Pittman will also be hangin' around!
For those of you who love bloody mary's and bacon, Matchless serves a killer brunch from 11am - 4pm. Let's eat, drink, read and sing our way through a sweet and silly Sunday afternoon.
While we aren't charging a formal cover, we do have a $5 suggested donation. And don't forget, all Readin' N Rhythm events serve as a book drive for local organization ReadThis so please bring those dusty paperbacks along with you!
HUGE THANKS to our amazing sponsors The Literary Review, Fairleigh Dickinson University's international literary magazine, and Serving House Books. Bring some extra bucks along with you 'cause copies of Froman and Harmon's novels and TLR's most recent edition, Lives of the Saints, will be for sale. Check out TLR's website for clips and more info, and sign up for their monthly mailing list "Read More" to have cutting edge literature delivered straight to your inbox.
Readin' N Rhythm April Fools Matinee Details
When: Sunday, April 1st, 2pm-6pm
Where: Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, 11222 - map)
Who: Barbara Froman, P.K. Harmon, Billy Gray, Berth Control and Cory McAbee with art by Galen Pittman
Why: 'Cause really, who doesn't need a Sunday afternoon filled with food, art and jokes? You'll be back home in time for Mad Men, we promise.