Saturday is going to be beautiful all day long, and then, as night approaches, the mercury will dip a bit — we suggest going over to Bar Matchless (577 Manhattan Ave. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn) for our monthly Vol. 1 reading series where you will be kept warm by a combination of drinks and an incredible lineup. As always, all profits from the five dollar suggested donation will go to our favorite nonprofit organization (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn) dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write: 826NYC.

This month, we present the newest chapter of Vol. 1: “Lions and Lambs.”

Our old pal Franz Nicolay is the accordion player and man-about-town best known for his work with The Hold Steady and World/Inferno Friendship Society. He recently released his first solo album, Major General.

Lux Alptraum is a writer and sex educator currently serving as editor for Fleshbot, the web’s foremost blog about sex and porn. Her writing has appeared in Time Out New York, Best Sex Writing 2008, and GOOD Magazine.

Making her second appearance on the Vol. 1 stage, Cristy C. Road is the writer and illustrator of Bad Habits: A Love Story (Soft Skull Press)

Brett Berk is a fiction writer, writing professor, parenting guru, youth market researcher, and automotive journalist. He publishes widely across these interest areas.

Anna DeForest is a fiction writer who works in a bakery.

And to add to everything, we have music!

Making their first appearance on stage, the mysterious Peter Pinguid Society have played various salons and informal dinner parties near and around their home base of Crown Heights. Reports surface that these ramshackle showcases have made women cry, and gotten anonymous audience members laid.

Tim Adams has a day job playing with the blue-eyed soulsters The Teenage Prayers. At Vol. 1, he is playing without the band.

This month will be hosted by our pal Dreidel Hustler of Heeb Magazine.


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