Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Join us for the start-up of our fall season of TNY Presents on September 15th!

Where: ModernFormations 4919 Penn Ave.
When: Wednesday, September 15 @ 8pm
Cover: $5 or a contribution to our potluck dinner

Also, join us for drinks at Brillobox before the show. You'll find us warming a booth and having a beer (or, usually, a Manhattan) by 6:30 p.m. on show nights.

Our guest readers this month include:

Brian O'Neill has been a newspaper columnist in Pittsburgh for more than 20 years. He is a winner of the Associated Press Managing Editors of Pennsylvania Award for column writing as well as the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Keystone Award. A graduate of Syracuse University, O'Neill lives on the North Side with his wife and daughters, both of whom are students at CAPA Middle School downtown. His book, The Paris of Appalachia, has sold more than 7,000 copies since last September. It is the fastest-selling book in the 35-year history of Carnegie Mellon University Press.

Nathan Kukulski

>>Becca Mertz lives in Lawrenceville. Her poems have been published in such journals as Drunken Boat, H_NGM_N, and Indefinite Space. She has an MFA from University of Pittsburgh and is a founding editor of the influental poetry journal, A Joint Called Pauline. She will teach Composition for food, and does so currently at Duquesne University.

Red Bob

Lucy Goubert was born with a red mark on her forehead. When her parents were taking her out of the hospital for the first time a mystical-looking sheik told them that she had the "Mark of the Cobra" and that she would do "great things". Now she lives in Pittsburgh and hasn't really done anything except write a couple of poems.

Our musical guest is:
>>Heather Kropf is a singer/songwriter/producer living in Pittsburgh. A native of Portland, Oregon, and trained in classical piano and fine art, she has produced three albums and appeared as a vocalist on numerous other projects. Her sound is a blend of poetry and pop, and dips into the classic sounds of 70s folk and singer/songwriters, to contemporary AAA and neo-soul. Her pristine and mellifluous voice, named "an esoteric slice of blue-eyed soul" lives somewhere between Jill Sobule, Tracy Thorn, and Aimee Mann. She has performed live all over the region, including the Three Rivers Arts Festival, First Night, WYEP and WQED Studios, the Philadelphia Music Conference, and has opened for national acts such as Mason Jennings, The Weepies, Betty LaVette and Ben Arnold.