The Carol Novack Christmas-Hannukah-Kwanzaa-Solstice-and-Atheists- Who-Love-to-Party Tribute Party


The Most Tongue-Twisting

Literary Party of the Year

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MadHat presents:

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Tribute Party

• Readings by Andrei Codrescu, Cornelius Eady, CA Conrad, Bob Holman,

Philip Nikolayev, Katia Kapovich, Lee Ann Brown, Jeff Davis, Marc Vincenz,

Susan Lewis, Larissa Shmailo, Brendan Lorber, Bill Yarrow,

Rafael Urweider, Gretchen Primack, Sarah Sarai, Patricia Carragon,

Tom Bradley, Hugh Fox, and a heavenly host

• Music of the spheres by Leon Dewan of Dewanatron (The Social Network),

the Ubudis Duo (Jonathan Golove and Omer Tamez)
and the weird stylings of Angry Aardvark

• Launch and ascension of Hugh Fox’s Primate Fox and  

Carol Novack and Tom Bradley’s Felicia’s Nose

• Art by MadHat’s Artistic Souls


• Angelic Ale and Wine

And much, much more! Costumes encouraged.

Saturday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. until late.

A Gathering of the Tribes

285 E. 3rd Street (between C&D)

New York City

Contact: 212-712-9865 /

Mad Hatters’ Review – Edgy and Enlightened Literature, Art and Music in the Age of Dementia


Happy Holidays from The Brownstone Poets


No Readings in December! 



But come back in January for more 

Brownstone Fun!


Saturday, January 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant: 



No Chance Ensemble with Bruce Weber, Joanne Pagano Weber and Bob Hart





Tuesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. at Cafe Dada:

Joel Allegretti and James Arthur

Rescheduling of the Park Plaza Reading

Due to the Havoc Caused by Hurricane Sandy,
I Had to Reschedule the Saturday Reading at Park Plaza Restaurant

to Saturday, November 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Brevitas poets:
 Leslie Prosterman and Nathan A. Versace
will be featured 

at the newly renovated 
Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,

4, 5 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall

For more directions:

$4 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon email:

Leslie Prosterman has recently published her first poetry book, Snapshots and Dances, with Garden District Press (New Orleans, 2011).  Her poetry has appeared in several collections and publications, including The Folklore Muse (Utah State University Press) and First Literary Review-East, and will be published in From Somewhere to Nowhere: The End of the American Dream (forthcoming, Spring 2013).  She has been a featured reader/performer at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, West Tisbury Library, at the George Mason University Fall for the Book Festival, and at Nora Laudani’s Vaudeville Nights in Vineyard Haven.  In December the Erika Thimey Dance and Theater Company will present a dance concert created around Snapshots and Dances, at which Prosterman will also perform and read.  A cultural activist in the conservation of grassroots culture and civil society, she is also a sometime student of trapeze. It is probably also evident that in a former life she was an academic, but that will pass.


Nathan A. Versace was born in Rochester, New York and spent his childhood surrounded by cows. In his Senior Year in high school, he ran a campaign of distortion and lies and won as Student Senate Chairman. He attended SUNY Geneseo where he was Editor of the school literary journal, The Experimentalist, a publication that he dedicated to avoiding the truth at all cost. His first published poem was about a large breasted woman in Volition based in San Francisco in 1984. His poetry and prose has since been published in about 50 publications nationwide including New York Press and New York Newsday. Wrote a column for Downtown/The Aquarian on East Village life called The Downtown Diaries from 1994-1997. While driving a cab in 1992, he met Norman Mailer who later granted him an interview a few months before his death. He is currently an employee of The Brooklyn Eagle where he contributes words, photography, and advertising dollars.  He has an easy life, can afford to take the subway at will.