This Sunday, December 6th, Hell Phone is hosting an intimate night of literary reading and storytelling about Bushwick organized by Nomadic Press. The event is headlined by Modesto Flako Jimenez, a Bushwick poet and an actor. The line-up for the night includes Dallas Athent and Katarina Hybenova, both of Bushwick Daily family and a Bushwick artist Danielle De Jesus who was featured in the fall issue of Bushwick Notebook. This should be fun!
Dallas, in addition to being a kick-ass contributor to this little publication, is the editor of “Bushwick Nightz”, and her work has been profiled in Brooklyn Magazine, DNAinfo, The L Magazine and more.
Danielle is a photographer and artist raised in Bushwick. Since 2008, she has been documenting the a changing Bushwick, and has had her photography featured at The Living Gallery, as well as articles written about her in The Brooklyn Paper, DNAinfo, and Bushwick Daily.
Bushwick Daily editor-in-chief Katarina Hybenova will also be sharing her stories (we bet she has many). Born and raised in post-communist Czechoslovakia, later Slovakia, Katarina is currently working on a memoir about her life in Bushwick.
Modesto Flako Jimenez is a Dominican-born actor, writer and arts educator raised in Brooklyn. He published a poetry collection addressing gentrification called “Oye, Para Mi Querido Brooklyn (Listen, For My Dear Brooklyn)” and edits poetry for Bushwick Notebook.
Music will be provided by The F Tones, two-piece group whose music draws on genres ranging from Classical, to Jazz, to Gypsy.
Bushwick Stories, Sunday Dec. 11 8 pm – 9.30 pm @ Hell Phone, 247 Varet Street.