Dancing with Dogs! Raising Cain!

Thursday, April 29th, 2010, 8 – 12 pm
Nook & Cranny Backyard Box
194 S. 2nd Street, Brooklyn, New York
Optional $10 – pamphlet & open bar / 1 free bar ticket per dog

Tired of leaving the old pooch at home when you go out? Here’s your chance to bring ’em along for the fun.

On April 29th, the Nook & Cranny Backyard Box (194 S. 2nd Street in Williamsburg) will be hosting a release event for Lydia Conklin’s new comic, The Living Cain, the first in Killing the Buddha’s pamphlet series “What Is Missing?” It tells the story of how Conklin went from dorm-room heartbreak to a habit of fostering homeless dogs. Between 8 and 11 pm, DJ Primavera Rossman will be making the noise. An optional $10 at the door will score guests a copy of The Living Cain and a ticket to partake in the open bar. Others can bring their own refreshments and opt to buy a pamphlet separately.

Dogs are welcome to attend. Bring a dog and get a free ticket to the open bar.

In case of inclement weather, the party will relocate to Lucky Dog at 303 Bedford Ave.

Lydia Conklin is a cartoonist and writer who lives in New York City with a parade of mean and scruffy dog-orphans. Her work is forthcoming or has already appeared in New Letters, Narrative Magazine, The Minnesota Review, The Saint Ann’s Review, Hobart and other places. She is a 2009 recipient of the Astraea Foundation Grant. Her website is LydiaConklin.com.

Nook & Cranny is a large and feral backyard in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It organizes and supports collaborative creative, curatorial, and social projects, with a particular fondness for ones with feminist intents. These include performances, screenings, spectacles, workshops, micro-residencies, parties, salons and anything that blends between. N&C is a site for friends: new, old, and networked.

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