May 2010

  • Fractious / We'll Never Have Paris Reading

    Saturday, May 22, 2010, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    KGB Bar
    85 East 4th Street
    New York, NY

    And here we join forces with the lit zine We'll Never Have Paris, which publishes nonfiction of "all things never meant to be." Readers in first name alpha order:

    A self-proclaimed "jack-of-all-trades, master of none," Andria Alefhi curates the literary zine We'll Never Have Paris, published twice a year since 2007. Andria also hosts theWe'll Never Have Paris Radio Show on Washington Heights Free Radio. She has been published in Absent-CausePike MagazineOutercast and Number Nothing.  

    Blair Fell has written for stage, television, radio and the web. His stage work includes Bargains & Blood, which won the NY Fringe Outstanding Award 2009, and the downtown cult hit Burning Habits. Blair's TV credits include Queer As Folk, as well as the Emmy Award–winning PBS series California Connected. He has also written award show speeches for dozens of celebrities including Lili Tomlin, Garry Marshall, Lisa Marie Presley, and more. For contact info go to

    Buzz Poole’s nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications, including the Village VoicePrint, and the Believer. He is the author of Madonna of the Toast, a look at surprising iconography, named by the New Statesman as one of 2007’s Best Underground Books. I Like to Keep My Troubles on the Windy Side of Things is his first collection of fiction. 

    Eric Nelson is active in the zine subculture, continuing to produce self-published works such as the “The Cup and Saucer Chronicles” and “Wait, Where Are You Going?” which contains interviews with Henry Rollins, Ayun Halliday, and Joe Biel. He is currently at work on his debut novel. 

    Veronica Liu is cofounder of Fractious Press and the online community radio station Washington Heights Free Radio.

  • May Day at Ding Dong

    Saturday, May 1, 2010, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Ding Dong Lounge
    929 Columbus Avenue
    New York, NY

    A collaboration between Fractious Press and friends at Kaboom!Press, Oral History Literature, We'll Never Have Paris, iLOANbooks, and the Ding Dong Lounge, May Day at Ding Dong: A Celebration of Labors of Love is a zine and small press (and lots of other stuff) fair, with a full program of readings and music, a bookmaking demo and a puppet show, and all sorts of shenanigans uptown.

    Vendors include Bluestockings, the Indypendent, Munchkinfish, Dreamriver, Get Ahead magazine, Kurt Boone Books, Mountain Landis Recordings, Strangers Gate Books, Purgatory Pie Press, Fiction Circus, Kaboom!Press, We'll Never Have Paris, iLOANbooks, and all the other performers with swag!!!


    Buzz Poole (fiction reading) (
    Fiction Circus (w/ laser harp) (
    Sam Cohen (
    Samantha Chanse (anecdotal reading) (
    Sarah Dziedzic (
    Steve Hann (poetry reading) (

    Esther K Smith (

    Dimmer (film poetry) (

    C-Town (
    Ed Askew (w/ tipple) (
    The March Fourth! (pop) (
    Oh be 
    joyful (
    Phil and the Osophers (tropical punk) (

    Cassie J. Sneider (puppet show) (

    We hope to co-host another round of mayhem next year. If you want to help out and have a soft spot for the uptown, email us at dingdongtables [at] gmail [dot] com. More info on the event:

    May Day at Ding Dong was made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

April 2010

  • "Home, Home on the Range" at the Above the Bridge Reading

    Monday, April 26, 2010, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    The Red Room Lounge
    1 Bennett Avenue @ 181st Street
    New York, NY

    Veronica Liu will read "25" from the Home, Home on the Range ramen extravaganza, forthcoming on Fractious Press in fall 2010, at the local Above the Bridge Reading Series in Washington Heights.