Friday, September 28, 2007

The Enclave announces its line up for October: Dale Peck and a surprise guest!

This just in: On Saturday October 27 The Enclave will host another reading at Kenny's featuring Dale Peck and a surprise guest. Be sure to mark it on your calendars now, as it is not an event to be missed. See Mr. Peck's bio below:

Born on Long Island, a graduate of Drew University, author of the novels Martin and John and The Law of Enclosures, he also co-wrote the screenplay for the latter. His latest novel is Now It's Time to Say Goodbye. His short fiction has appeared in Artforum, Bookforum, BOMB, London Review of Books, The New Republic, New York Times, and the Village Voice. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


"When I think of this city where I was born and raised, this Manhattan that Whitman sang of, a blind, white rage licks my guts. New York! The white prisons, the sidewalks swarming with maggots, the breadlines, the opium joints that are built like palaces, the kikes that are there, the lepers, the thugs, and above all, the ennui, the monotony of faces, streets, legs, houses, skyscrapers, meals, posters, jobs, crimes, loves. A whole city erected over a hollow pit of nothingness. Meaningless. Absolutely meaningless. And Forty-second Street! The top of the world, they call it. Where's the bottom then?"

Know where this quote comes from? Come to Kenny's on the 29th and find out. It's a rare opportunity to hear some of the east coast's newest writers on the cutting edge. Come. Be a part of the enclave.

Saturday, September 29th 3:30-6:30 PM
Kenny's Castaways, 157 Bleecker Street, 212-979-9762

JARED HOHL is from Donnellson, Iowa. His fiction has appeared in the anthology The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder's MouthPress) and is forthcoming in The Agriculture Reader and in Dutch translation in the Belgian literary magazine Deus Ex Machina.

STEVEN KARL received his MFA from the New School and lives in Brooklyn. He has poems, reviews, and articles in
or forthcoming from Sawbuck, Knock, Real Poetik, Teachers & Writers Magazine, Lit online and

SCOTT GEIGER's fiction has appeared in LCRW, Conjunctions, and the 2007 Pushcart Prize anthology. Otherwise, he's a member of Architecture Research Office.

JAMES FREED's writing has appeared in The New York Times. Originally he is from Philadelphia, but now he lives in Queens where he teaches writing at LaGuardia Community College. He is a founding member of The Enclave.

Free and open to the public (though donations are encouraged)
Coordinated by The Enclave Writers Association
For more information contact The Enclave:


Hey everyone,

So the Enclave is ready to kick off our fall season next week. Our reading is the opening weekend as Kenny's 2 week 40th anniversary extravaganza. Keep checking for more details. There are already some great bands booked Friday and Saturday and also more coming up the following weekend. So consider altering your plans and moving into Kenny's for a few nights of rocknroll/intellectual discourse. We'll certainly all be there.

Also The Enclave is currently looking for readers to fill a number of slots we have open for the fall. My apologies to those who have emailed us queries, whom we haven't gotten back to. Just been really busy recently. If you are interested in reading come on by the 29th and introduce yourself. Bring an excerpt of your work too. Or if you absolutely can't make it you can email us a sample as well.

Anyway, check us out on the 29th. We're really psyched to be off the road and back on track. Hope to see you all at this much anticipated kick -off festivity.


The Enclave Writers Association