Well, May Fair at Ding Dong has grown beyond its 1–7pm timeframe, to more like 1pm–midnight, but the vendor tables will likely be up just in the daytime zone. These fantastic tables include the Armenian Poetry Project, Fiction Circus, Fractious Press, ILOANbooks, Kaya Press, Kurt Boone Books, LATR Editions, Louffa Press, The March Fourth!, Mildred Pierce Zine, Rebecca Migdal, Strangers Gate Books, World War 3 Illustrated, and more being added every moment. There will also be a cookie table to offset the cost of putting on this event, so it can continue each year. Mmmm, cookies.
MEANWHILE, on stage, we've got all this going on:
:: a writer from around the way
:: oral historian and the editor of the Adult Contemporary zine
:: author of the poetry chapbook The Accidental Observer, and founder of the Armenian Poetry Project
:: poet published in Fugue, Nimrod, and more
:: yr fave bookseller, and author of the poetry chapbook Blonde, Blue-Eyed, and Handsome, and the book-length suggestion, The Mr. Manners Guide to Electronic Etiquette
:: writer and psychologist in training
:: writer, translator of Rodolfo Walsh's Operación Masacre, and recent 2nd place winner of the 2011 SLS Lithuania Contest! whoo!
:: the messenger poet himself, and author of Asphalt Warrior and New York Alleycats
CASSIE J. SNEIDER
:: maker of a million—no, a gazillion—zines and comics
:: author of Waylaid, This is a Bust, and Snakes Can't Run, who will regale you in a strong voice
:: poet and author of the food blog Autumn Makes and Does
:: writer, musician, and the man behind ILOANbooks
:: maker of various things, and coordinator of Fractious Press and Washington Heights Free Radio
:: writer, designer, and the coeditor of Mildred Pierce
NIKKIESHA N. MCLEOD
:: writer and musician in everything from the steel-band (drum) orchestra Panasonic Connection (Trinidad and Tobago) to the rock band Telenovela Star—whose "The Car Song" is the theme music for the teen surf drama Beyond The Break on The-N channel. far out.
:: author of Haywire, Tetched, and Roughhouse, the latter two finalists for the Members Choice Asian American Literary Award!
FICTION CIRCUS (JEANNE THORNTON & KEVIN CARTER)
:: fiction rabble rousers—with laser harp
K. ABIGAIL WALTHAUSEN
:: author of the painstakingly carved chapbook The Internet, in which a hole is cut out of every page, and maker of tinselart
:: poet, and the man behind LATR Editions
:: founder of Laundry Party, and a playwright and performer who, despite what she tells you, doesn't fail
:: travel writer and host of Manhattan Valley Radio's The Urumqi Hour
:: author of I Like to Keep My Troubles on the Windy Side of Things and Madonna of the Toast, reading something brand new!
:: writer, translator of Anton Chekhov's The Duel, and yr favourite indie buyer at St. Mark's Bookshop
:: with the potential to be noisy and chaotic, a little like May Fair
:: chess player, writer, folk singer
:: a project by Brett from Clutter)
:: a black metal band from Clinton Hill
THE MARCH FOURTH!
:: psychedelic pop, performing Christmas on Earth Revisited (THIS IS WHY WE WILL HAVE A CHRISTMAS TREE UP ALL DAY FOR EVERYONE TO DECORATE)