Sunday, August 7, 2011

TNY August 18th: Bey, Crooks, Hoque, Ninehouser

When - Thursday, August 18th
Where - ModernFormations, 4919 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh
Time – 8:00 p.m.
Cover - $5 or free w/ contribution to potluck

In 2001, Juliet Bey------> earned a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Carnegie Mellon University. Though sometimes cold, she hates the cold...and colds. She enjoys cold chillin with a cold one. She's into a few Coldplay songs (but don't tell anyone!). She's never cold clocked someone in the face; she's not like that. Her poetry is a novelty snack.

<------Jerome Crooks began writing poetry 20 years ago this September. "i've been a mess and i feel fine" (Speed and Briscoe) was released in 2001. "The Whiskey Rebellion" (Six Gallery Press) with Jason Baldinger, was released this year to be followed by "The Moment I Feared" (Low Ghost Press). Jerome has served as the active head of the Speed and Briscoe writer's collective since its inception in 1998. His work has appeared in the City Paper, Natural Language, The New Yinzer, and Open Thread's regional review. His journalism has appeared in Magazino and Islas. He is the son of Mary Anne and Jerry Crooks, brother to Theresa, brother in law to John Leonard, and proud uncle of young Aeden.

Abeer Hoque------> is a Nigerian born Bangladeshi American writer and photographer. She is working on a novel about memory loss. See more at

<-------Mike Ninehouser goes by Michael. He lives in Polish Hill; real high up. He is a painter who wishes to be a filmmaker. He writes very little.