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Fri., Oct. 29, 8 P.M.

Track 16 Gallery and Akashic Books present "Little House on the Bowery"

Award-winning publisher Akashic Books presents a evening of readings,"Little House on the Bowery," featuring series curator Dennis Cooper (cult-classic author of "Frisk," "Try," etc.) and three authors included in the series: Benjamin Weissman (author of "Headless"), Marth Kinney (author of "The Fall of Heartless Horse"), and Derek McCormack (author of "Grab Bag"). Cooper, Weissman, Kinney and McCormack will each read a short passage from their work followed by a brief question and answer period. Akashic Books is pleased to announce this groundbreaking new series of books acquired and edited by novelist Dennis Cooper. In the era of an increasingly conglomerated popular culture, Akashic's mission to bring out adventurous new voices ignored by mainstream publishers has never been more urgent. Cooper's curatorial role with Akashic will ensure the broadening of their editorial program, and will solidify their reputation as one of the freshest forces in book publishing -- while also maintaining high standards of literary excellence that have delivered recent Edgar, Lambda and Firecracker awards.