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making known invitation


Dearest,

We write to invite you to take part in our spring festival of resistant publishing, M A K I N G  K N O W N.

We'll begin with an opening party and publication release on March 25, continue with some hands-on making events, and land in the late spring with a dispersed holdings art book fair. All through, we invite you to dream and to make with us.

To publish: to make known, make public, publicize, announce, report, post, communicate, broadcast, issue, put out, distribute, spread, promulgate, disseminate, circulate, air; disclose, reveal, divulge, leak.

In this spirit, please join us on Saturday, March 25 for an afternoon and evening of food, drink, spirited talk, and fellow-feeling. 

At 5 pm we'll release a new dispersed holdings edition and hold a conversation about the many different forms publication can take - bring your favorite and most inspiring publications for passing around and hands-on discussion. If you want to make some things with us this spring, we especially invite you to come at this earlier hour.

At 7 pm we'll host a classic dispersed holdings party in celebration of our book-in-progress, Reading Room.

We hope to see you & make with you,

d & s

M A K I N G  K N O W N
march 25 opening
5PM publication conversation
7PM party & celebration


d i s p e r s e d  h o l d i n g s 

1 3 4  b o w e r y,  3 S 

n e w  y o r k





f17 general strike post rally gathering


friends! comrades!

 

we invite you to join us at F17, the national general strike on friday, february 17.

 

on this day, we will refrain from working and shopping, and instead will gather to occupy public space; in nyc a rally is planned from 1-5pm in washington square park.

 

following the rally, we will gather at dispersed holdings (134 bowery 3s) for hot soup and conversation.

in love & solidarity,

d & s


F17 GATHERING
february 17 5 pm & onwards
dispersed holdings
134 bowery 3s

more about the F17 general strike:
F17 website
- rally 1-5pm washington square park
a call by francine prose in the guardian


d i s p e r s e d  h o l d i n g s 

1 3 4  b o w e r y,  3 S 

n e w  y o r k



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dec 21 collected reading


Dearest,

Please join us on Wednesday, December 21, for collected reading, the final gathering of our fall ambient reading spectacular.

From noon onwards, 134 Bowery will be open for quiet, collective reading. Bring your own books or browse the library, lounge on our cushions, drink too much coffee, and enjoy the sensation of silent companionship as you read.

At 7pm we will transition into celebration, raising a glass to all of our forty Readers in Residence, and raising voices in acts of collective reading aloud.

A list of all our Readers in Residence can be found here.

Friends and lovers welcome.

R e a d  o n ,

David & Sal


COLLECTED READING
Wednesday December 21
noon-7pm - silent reading
7pm & onwards - celebration with collective reading aloud

d i s p e r s e d  h o l d i n g s 

1 3 4  b o w e r y,  3 S 

n e w  y o r k




dec 3 spectacular reading

Dearest,

On the evening of Saturday, December 3, please join us for SPECTACULAR READING, a making-public of the newly urgent act of reading through performance, screenings, and collective reading aloud. With: D. Graham Burnett & Jeff Dolven, Helen Miller, John Muse, Tim Spelios & David Scher - half way, Emma Wippermann, Audra Wolowiec, and more, as well as readers here and afar who have responded to our call to bring the private event of reading into visibility and audibility.

Friends and lovers welcome.

R e a d  o n ,

David & Sal


SPECTACULAR READING

Saturday December 3

7pm


d i s p e r s e d  h o l d i n g s 

1 3 4  b o w e r y,  3 S 

n e w  y o r k



october 6 opening

As the sun dips low in the sky on Sunday, November 6, please join us for a reading of Sunsets by Charles Perry, with a live musical score by dispersed holdings.  The reading and performance will coincide with the setting of the sun.

Friends and lovers welcome.

Far may you d i s p e r s e , long may you h o l d ,

David & Sal


S U N S E T S

Sunday November 6

4pm - 7pm (performance starts circa 5pm)


d i s p e r s e d  h o l d i n g s 

1 3 4  b o w e r y,  3 S 

n e w  y o r k



Sunsets

"Written in a hybrid form that mixes self-help books, poetry, and the essay, Sunsets is an in-depth exploration of experience that obsessively grapples with the particularity of the sunset. As monolithic as it is monastic, Perry’s writing consistently spins into unknown territory, following the whims of a mind occupied only by the passive act of observation. Whether imagining science or puzzling over the inconceivability of prehistory, the volume provides a tribute to the sublime told at the frequency of reality. The sun takes forever to set if you watch the entire disk pass over the horizon, and Perry’s deadpan voice reflects that endless period;in his hypnotic, relaxed tone, ecstatic and despairing thoughts and images find calm expression that complies with the speed and feeling of a disappearing sun."

Molasses Books Publishing 2014




october 6 opening

On the evening of October 6 we will celebrate the opening of
a m b i e n t  r e a d i n g  s p e c t a c u l a r,
our fall navigation of the experience of reading. Please come raise a glass with us, enjoy our new reading room, mingle with readers-in-residence, and browse the library for something delicious to read aloud.

Friends and lovers welcome.

Far may you d i s p e r s e , long may you h o l d ,

David & Sal



a m b i e n t  r e a d i n g  s p e c t a c u l a r

o p e n i n g

t h u r s d a y  o c t 6

7 - 8 p m  d r i n k s  &  s n a c k s

8 - 9 p m  r e a d i n g  a l o u d

9 p m  &  o n w a r d s ,  p a r t y

d i s p e r s e d  h o l d i n g s

1 3 4  b o w e r y,  3 S

n e w  y o r k





out_table

Join us at the dispersed holdings library table in joyful, unofficial observance of the 2016 New York Art Book Fair. We are celebrating one of our favorite events by releasing our new book, Ever: Notes Towards a Dispersed Holding.

Out Table: Open House

Saturday & Sunday: 9/17 & 9/18

Noon to 9pm

134 Bowery, 3S