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Book Launch: DISASTERAMA! Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977-1997 by Alvin Orloff

Oct 23 | Wed |

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ALVIN ORLOFF, author, Disasterama!







plus special guests

Three Rooms Press is thrilled to present the NYC launch of DISASTERAMA! Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977-1997, a stunning new memoir detailing high camp in the plague years by critically acclaimed author Alvin Orloff.

The event will feature a reading and discussion by Orloff (Gutterboys), along with special readings and performances by renowned performer Gio Black Peter, Voice of the Village Voice Michael Musto, writer and performance artist Beth Lisick (Everyone Into the Pool), groundbreaking punk musician Jennifer Blowdryer, and vaudeville-steampunk pop power trio The Babes NYC. Additional special guests to be announced.

DISASTERAMA! has received extraordinary advance critical praise, including:

“This book in your hands is one you could say I’ve waited for, and I’m not alone.” —from the introduction by Alexander Chee, author, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

“Alvin Orloff’s memoir of San Francisco queers facing the mounting AIDS crisis and freaking, caring, denying, performing, and carrying on is a witty remembrance that avoids cheap sentiment or easy responses.” —Michael Musto, columnist, author, Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back

“No one is cooler than Alvin Orloff, and Disasterama! proves it.” —Andrea Lawlor, author, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

“Heartbreaking and hilarious, sexed-up and political, Disasterama is a deeply personal coming-of-age story. – Michelle Tea, author Against Memoir and Modern Tarot

Venue: (Le) Poisson Rouge

158 Bleecker St. Map