Welcome to the end of March!
Welcome to trees blooming and more happenings in our little space!
Here’s some of the events for the upcoming weeks:
Reanimation Library Founder Andrew Beccone returns to town. Last time he was here he gave Joe DeGeorge a spontaneous haircut in the space; this time he will give a spontaneously-decided-upon talk. Also on Saturday we will be debuting a new show, MINING THE COLLECTION, featuring work by local artists that has grown out of the Reanimation Library Carpenter St Branch collection! Come celebrate with us.
Saturday March 31
One or the Other, with founder Andrew Beccone
Mining the Collection Opening, new works by Buck Hastings, Daniela Ben-Bassat, Nick Carter, and Emmy Bright
An experiment in collective decision-making. Andrew Beccone of the Reanimation Library will present the option of one of two talks: One will provide a fairly straightforward account of the conception, development, and work of the library; the other will be assembled entirely from randomly selected library texts and images. Each option will reveal essential aspects of the library, but in significantly different ways. Failure is possible, as is success.
Wednesday April 25
Katherine Fahey, Anna Robert-Gevalt, Elizabeth LaPrelle Crankie Show, with Anniki Dawn and Erik Ruin
From the hills of Southwest Virginia and the heart of Baltimore city, papercut artist Katherine Fahey, fiddler Anna Robert-Gevalt, and ballad singer Elizabeth LaPrelle will be presenting a show of storytelling, shadow puppets, crankies, and and song! Also with Anniki Dawn and Erik Ruin.
Workshops, Classes, & Events
Sunday, April 1
Female Bodied Reproductive Health Workshop
A four-hour workshop on the female body. The female body has consistently been misunderstood & disempowered, it is a mysterious yet practical place. We will untangle the anatomy & physiology, discuss various ailments one may encounter, & how to treat them herbally. ALL BODIES WELCOME & ENCOURAGED TO COME!!!
Sunday, April 1 + Sunday April 8 (two-session workshop)
Family Memoir Workshop
"If you can’t make the family skeleton speak, you can at least make it dance." - George Bernard Shaw
An exercise-based writing workshop about family myths & folktales. For people interested in memoir, mythology, geneaology, and good story telling, we’ll conduct writing experiments, read selections, and come away with lots of new material to work on in the future.
Making Skeletons Dance is an an exercise-based writing workshop inspired by family mythology & folklore. For people interested in memoir, genealogy, mythology, and good storytelling, we’ll share tales, conduct writing experiments, read selections, listen to audio clips, and write some more. Participants will come away with a bunch of new material to continue working with, some stones upturned, and a skeleton or two rattling out of the closet.
Sunday, April 1
Cousins Reading Series
Please join us for a lovely night of readings by Michael Christopher Ford, Hilary Kaplan, Yael Shinar and Nick Potter! We will bring some food and wine, and you could bring some wine too, if you’d like, and we could all sit and sip and listen.
Come say hello
THIS FRIDAY, March 30 is the last Coffee Club! For the time being!
1-8PM, check Facebook for updates
ALSO, visit us/the Reanimation Library during Open Hours:
Call for Work
The final week of April (April 22-30) we will put work on the walls by y’alls!
**Anyone interested in making work out of the Reanimation Library collection is invited to submit to this open-call show.**
Check out open hours (also listed above) so you can come in and do some making, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in putting work in the show.
Check the calendar for updates and other events, see you soon,