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February 14: The Personal Media Mixer in NYC

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009


The Valentine’s Day Personal Media Mixer &
Confessional Culture Variety Show

With performances and activities by PostSecret, Found Magazine, Mortified, Six-Word Memoirs, Cassette from my Ex, and music by Michael Hearst of One Ring Zero.

Saturday, February 14th 2009
Doors at 8, Show at 8:30, Party til 11
Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street, NYC

Screw roses and candlelight. Nothing says intimacy like sharing secrets, mixtapes, love letters, life stories, your old diary, and a couple of PBRs with total strangers.

We’re in the midst of a cultural revolution—one that takes the minutia of everyday life and elevates it to an art form. From reality television and bestselling memoirs to creative projects celebrating shopping lists and post-it notes, voyeurism and exhibitionism are having a golden age.

This Valentine’s Day, five of the most popular personal media projects offer an unprecedented collaboration. Each will present a song, story, or video, and the creators will answer questions about this growing phenomenon. Michael Hearst of One Ring Zero will perform an original love song based on a six-word memoir of his choice. Audience members will have the opportunity to share a six-word memoir, secret, or other story. A party follows the official event program.

Tickets are $15 at www.housingworksbookstore.org and include a copy of Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak or a Mortified, Found, or PostSecret book, while supplies last. VIP tickets are $50 and include three featured books and two drinks. Wine and beer will be for sale.

All proceeds benefit Housing Works.

buy tickets now!

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6 responses

  1. Jeanette Cheezum says:

    This sounds so delightful. I wish I could get away from VA and attend. Best Wishes to all. I am honored to be another one of our books.

  2. Winnie Shrader says:

    Blah, I never get to do anything fun.

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