Flashlitmob Tonight in NYC

If anyone in the New York metro area is looking for an excuse to show off their new winter gear, an outdoor guerilla reading might be just the thing. Mischief + Mayhem Books—the upstart publishing collective hatched by Lisa Dierbeck, Joshua Furst, DW Gibson, Dale Peck, and Choire Sicha—will be living up to its name tonight at the Union Square Barnes & Noble. Instructions call for participants to show up at the store between 6:15 and 6:25, wearing a red flower somewhere on their person, and ask about the reading, noting:

Don’t be rude, though: this action is about Barnes and Noble’s corporate policies and isn’t meant to ruin the evening for their staff, who are no doubt slammed during the holiday shopping season with people buying Nooks and board games and, well, anything but books.

Then at 6:25 sharp, all mischief- and mayhem-makers will repair outside the store to hear Dierbeck read from her new novel, The Autobiography of Jenny X. The book is not only getting some great reviews, including Pagan Kennedy’s compelling “Baader Meinhof meets Marvel Comics,” but it’s the first title out from OR Books, M+M’s publishing arm. So go! Support the good guys, be part of history, dress warmly, and report back.

While we’re talking local, I’m going to throw in my request for a vote from anywhere for Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s application for a Pepsi Refresh Grant to create on-site art galleries at three public schools in New York City. Speaking of good guys, Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic is close to our hearts here at Like Fire and they do wonderful work. If you’re so inclined, please give them a click, or you can text 104825 to 73774 and cast your vote by phone. This concludes our public service announcement.


1 Comment to Flashlitmob Tonight in NYC

  1. December 7, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much to all of you who put a vote in for Rush Education Programs!

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