Join us for an evening of readings and screenings commemorating the release of Mark Baumer's posthumous chapbook MEOW (Burnside Press, 2019). In January 2017, writer, poet, and activist Mark Baumer was struck and killed by an SUV in rural Florida while walking barefoot cross-country to raise awareness of climate change. He once wrote 50 books in a single year. He performed at Babycastles in July 2017.
Chat Club PVD is a series of experimental performance and media. A bi-monthly curated cabaret and community salon, Chat Club PVD celebrates art that challenges genre, cultural hegemony, and institutions of the avant-garde. Chat Club embraces an exploratory, DIY ethos and provides an inclusive, supportive space for artistic experimentation, expression, and community conversations for performers and attendees. Performances include and are not limited to comedy (stand-up, sketch, improv), music, installation, literary readings, screenings, storytelling, performance art, and more. Chat Club PVD gathers to spark and sustain artistic collaboration and investigation.
Writer’s Forum is Pratt Institute’s bi-weekly reading series and discussion seminar specifically for students in the Writing Program. It is a place to consider the ideas, motivations, methodologies, and careers of both local and visiting writers—among them essayists, novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, screenwriters, editors, translators, critics, and performers—and to join in thoughtful conversations about writing with professionals in the field. Writer’s Forum readings are free and open to the public.