THE ENCLAVE XXII: THE FESTIVAL OF CRACKED CODES (an afternoon of Punk
FEATURING: MICHAEL MUHAMMAD KNIGHT, CRISTY C. ROAD & ANDREW ZORNOZA
Saturday, May 30th @ 3 PM
152 Ludlow Street
New York City
MICHAEL MUHAMMAD KNIGHT’s work has been censored, boycotted,
confiscated, and threatened with legal action. He is the author of The
Taqwacores, Blue-Eyed Devil, The Five Percenters, and Impossible Man,
and his novel Osama Van Halen is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press
this spring. He is a frequent speaker at colleges and academic
conferences. The feature film adaptation of The Taqwacores is
currently in post-production, and a documentary about the taqwacore
movement his novel created is also nearing completion. His travelogue
Journey to the End of Islam is forthcoming from Soft Skull in December
2009. He lives in New York state.
CRISTY C. ROAD is a writer and illustrator who’s obsessed with human
imperfection and deconstructing the norms which have sheltered her
world. Aside from illustrating for countless record covers, book
covers, radical organizations, and magazine articles; Road published
an independent zine, Greenzine for ten years, and has released three
books - “Indestructible”, a graphic memoir about being a teenage
Latina, queer punk in High School; and Distance Makes the Heart Grow
Sick”, a postcard collection. She recently released “BAD HABITS”, an
Illustrated love story about a faltering human heart's telepathic
connections to the destruction of New York City. She currently
hibernates in Brooklyn, NY.
ANDREW ZORNOZA is a writer and visual artist born in Houston, Texas.
He is the author of the photo-prose novel, "Where I Stay," (Tarpaulin
Sky Press, 2009). His fiction and essays have appeared in magazines
such as, Sleepingfish, Confrontation, Porcupine Literary Arts, CapGun,
H.O.W and Matter Magazine, among others. He can be found teaching
writing at The New School University and fiction at Gotham Writer's
"Language constitutes a set of codes and social agreements. Speaking
nonsense does not per se break down the codes; speaking precisely that
which the code forbids breaks the code." - ????
Know where this quote comes from? Stop by Cake Shop on the 30th and
find out. You're invited in.
The Enclave is a writers’ collective based out of New York City that
aims to present innovative writing to the public. We host monthly
readings at Cake Shop in the Lower East Side. Our next reading will be
held Saturday June 27th @ 4pm and will feature Paul Ford, Doree
Shafrir and Marty Beckerman. For more information on this reading and
other upcoming Enclave events go to: myspace.com/enclavianmatter.
The spring issue of Gastronomica is out! Andrew's "Restaurant Round-Up" graces the final pages as the fiction selection for this edition. RR is the story of a food critic wandering a post-apocalyptic New York trying to keep the city gastronomically relevant while making peace with the past. It's an ode to a world to short-lived for the likes of Dom DiFara, the Second Avenue Deli, Delmonico's, Taqueria CanCun, and Spumoni Gardens. . . .