A Hundred Syncopated Pacemakers: An Evening with Adam Wilson and Darius James

A Hundred Syncopated Pacemakers 2_405I got to read with Darius James, Adam Wilson, Daniel Hamilton, and the band Island Boy at Mellow Pages Library in Bushwick. More information below.

October 17 7:30 pm

Two paragons of poor taste—two offensive linemen known for crossing the line—team up on the gridiron of Mellow Pages Library for an evening of filmic appropriation and stealth assaults on language. Darius James and Adam Wilson will be joined by musical guest Island Boy as well as Daniel Hamilton and Ben Bush.

Darius James is the author of Negrophobia: An Urban Parable and That’s Blaxploitation: Roots of the Baadasssss ‘Tude (Rated X by an All’Whyte Jury). He co-wrote and appeared in the 2013 documentary The United States of Hoodoo. James also wrote the Ask Dr. Snakeskin column for Penthouse magazine.

Adam Wilson is the author of Flatscreen and the forthcoming collection of short stories What’s Important is Feeling. His writing has appeared in Paris Review, Tin House, and New York Tyrant.

Island Boy’s electro-pop songcraft is the the work of Richard Hunter-Rivera. Mixing tender vocals, eerie synths, and ambient guitar washes with drum and bass loops composed on an AKAI MPC, Hunter-Rivera’s music pays homage to the art of modern songwriting while at the same time exploring new recording processes that result in dense, cinematic, and surreal soundscapes. Island Boy’s debut, a self-titled EP was released in late 2012 on Rita Records (ritarecords.com)

Daniel Hamilton is a writer, graduate student, and teacher from Brooklyn by way of Los Angeles by way of Massachusetts. He’s a reader,, but secretly prefers to watch movies. Daniel is an active social media user who maintains relevant accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and most recently, Vine. All of his accounts are anonymous.

Ben Bush’s fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming in Yeti, The Literary Review, and The Fanzine. He has contributed to The Believer, San Francisco Chronicle, Poets & Writers, and Bitch.

Mellow Pages Library
56 Bogart St. Brooklyn, NY 11206
(near the Morgan stop on the L train.

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