Rue de Fleurus began in 2013 by Eckleburg so we could hang out with the authors, artists and musicians we love. Come join us. You might fall in love, too.
The Rue de Fleurus Salon began in 2012, New York City, at Brazenhead Bookstore, owned by the always hospitable, Michael Seidenberg. Brazenhead is our favorite NY book haunt and has been featured in The New Inquiry, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review and The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. Since 2012, Rue has been held at many more iconic venues: Club Passim in Cambridge, KGB in NYC, The Foundry Gallery in DC and The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
AWP 2013. Boston. Hmm. Monster conference set on sleep-deprived surreality hashed on kick ass party reading, Steve Almond, Derrick Brown, Amber Tamblyn, Sun Parade and hallucinatory academia anxiety and did you see so and so yet? And holy shit, supposed to be there and here, a stop by the Hobart table and Barrelhouse table and Gargoyle table and Sewanee table and Dzanc table and McSweeney’s table and Redivider table and Rumpus table and PANK table and Tin House table… And run to catch Michael Martone at the end of the corridor then run to catch lunch with so and so then back to the book floor and is it time for a nap? No, no, time to go back to the Hobart table for a clutch of books and a whiskey shot, fuck, I forgot my bag at the other end of the world or the mall or whatever the hell subterranean place this is but the shot is warm and good, and right, we need to eat. Let’s get food now before the next round and hello, hi, how are ya, wanna grab a bite, a beer, a couple of gatorades? Caffeine? Caffeine? Yes, caffeine is good. Or maybe crash and sleep till next week. No, no, Delillo is reading. No, no, time for LDM. Meet you across the street at McGreevy’s…
AMBER TAMBLYN was born and raised in Venice, California and is a 3rd generation Californian. She has been a writer and actress since the age of 9. She has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. In 2007 she won the Locarno Film Festival award for Best Actress for her work in the film “Stephanie Daley”, in which she starred opposite actress Tilda Swinton. She most recently appeared in FOX’s television show “HOUSE” and in Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed film, “127 Hours” opposite James Franco. She will next appear in Horton Foote’s “Main Street” opposite Colin Firth. Amber is most recognized for her work as Joan on the CBS television program “Joan of Arcadia.” Her poetry collection, Bang Ditto, is available now.
DERRICK C. BROWN is one of America’s most beloved and well travelled performing page poets. He is a former paratrooper for the 82nd airborne and is the president of one of what Forbes and Filter Magazine call “…one of the best independent presses in the country”, Write Bloody Publishing. He is the author of four books of poetry. The New York Times calls his work, “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words.”
RAE BRYANT is the author of The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals (Patasola Press). Her work appears in or is soon forthcoming in The Paris Review online, McSweeney’s, StoryQuarterly, BLIP Magazine, Gargoyle Magazine, and Redivider, among other journals.
THE SUN PARADE, at its core, is built on the musical partnership between frontmen, Chris Jennings & Jefferson Lewis. The two often play as a full band with Jacob Rosazza on bass and Colin Jalbert on drums, but sometimes grace stages as an acoustic duo. Chris Jennings has been described as “what Elliott Smith would have sounded like with the right medication.” The Sun Parade has released a full length LP “Yossis” which has received a considerable amount of amazing reviews and radio play with the single “Need You By My Side.” The Sun Parade plan to be touring constantly throughout the fall of 2012 and beyond.