Kettle of Fish News
Happy Summer Everyone! We have several events happening in the near future that I am very excited to relay to you - all surrounding the written word.
On Tuesday June 14th starting at 7pm, Brian Hassett, renowned Beat scholar and author, will be holding court in our back room. He is in town to witness the auctioning off of Neal Cassady's letter to Jack Kerouac that the latter described as "The greatest piece of writing I ever saw". The letter was lost for 66 years and is considered a "foundational document of the Beat era and the inspiration for Kerouac's literary revolutions, beginning with On the Road". Brian will be discussing the letter, the Beats in general, and his second book, "Hitchhiker's Guide to Jack Kerouac", published last year and featuring a cover shot of Brian in front of the MacDougal Street Kettle. If the Beats are your thing or if you are interested in learning more about them, you will not find a more enthusiastic and knowledgable source than Brian.
We are also happy to be hosting the book launch of "The Bowery Boys: Adventures In Old New York" by Greg Young and Tom Meyers, Ulysses Press on Thursday June 30th from 6-8pm. The book is "...a time traveling journey into a past that lives simultaneously beside the modern city". "The Bowery Boys: Adventures In Old New York will be your treasure map to an alternative metropolis, showing you a different side to the places you know probably too well and destinations you never thought would be so interesting". Sounds like good fun to me. If you want to get a feel for the lads, they have an award winning podcast you can check out, boweryboyhistory.com/bowery-boys-podcast. Details have yet to be worked out but Sixpoint Brewery will be a part of the evening.
Last but not least, the KBC (Kettle Book Club) will be meeting on Tuesday July 12th to discuss "Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel" by David Rakoff. Click here for more details.
As usual, All are welcome. It's A Party!
p.s. Almost forgot, this Wednesday (the 8th) is our 17th Anniversary on Christopher Street and the Kettle's 66th overall. A huge thank you from the entire Staff for making this a reality! The Party continues...