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Remembering Leee Black Childers

In Art, Books on April 7, 2014 at 12:55 pm

 

-Leee Black Childers

From Andy Warhol’s The Factory and Max’s Kansas City to The Chelsea Hotel and The Anarchy Tour, Leee has been eye-witness to the musicians and artists that defined a generation and made a major impact on the generation that would follow.  

He said ‘I loved all of those self-destructive people because you can’t change them.  So you have to make the decision to except them for who they are.’

We remember the life and legacy of Leee Black Childers, who passed away over the weekend.   He was a bright light that captured other bright lights brilliantly and it’s through his wit and genuine love for his friends that we know just a little bit more about those Warholian creations; Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn and Candy Darling.   He championed them – and championed others like Iggy, Bowie, Johnny Thunders, Wayne/Jayne County, Debbie, Patti – and through his photography we’ve come to understand what a magic time that was NYC/London in the 1970s.    It was a time when drag-queens ruled lower Manhattan and a little bar called CBBG’s let newcomers like Blondie own the stage.   It’s an era gone now and with the passing of Leee, we’ve lost another beautiful superstar.

Rest easy, dearest Leee …

 video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36pt0quEueY

 

How to Behave in Public

In Books, Events on March 4, 2014 at 2:57 pm

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HOW TO BEHAVE IN PUBLIC

A half-day workshop for published and soon-to-be-published authors with Jo Unwin

You’ve written the best book you could possibly write.
Now you want people to buy it.

 Whether you’re talking about your book at the pub to a friend, or you’re trying to entice an agent, you need to know how to talk about it effectively.
Whether you’re reading aloud at a literary event, or you’re asked to promote it on the radio, you need to know how make your book sound not just good, but irresistible.

The day will cover essential topics – all aimed towards making you the best ‘public person’ possible.   Including:

1 • THE PITCH:  What is a pitch?  How can you distil your hard-wrought 80,000 words into just a few words that will MAKE PEOPLE WANT TO BUY THE BOOK.

2 • BEING INTERVIEWED:  Your book’s published and you’ve been invited to talk about it on the radio or at a festival – how can you make best use of the few minutes you have to really sell your book.

3 • READING ALOUD:  How to make people sit up and take notice.  Conquer your fear of public speaking.  How to engage the audience.
Don’t waste an opportunity to get people to WANT TO BUY THE BOOK.

All these topics and more will be covered on the day. Sign-up now, space limited to 20.

SUNDAY:  MAY 11th
THE SOCIETY CLUB, 12 INGESTRE PLACE, W1F 0JF

2pm – 6pm

£95 per person
Coffee/Tea/Soft Drinks/Wine will be provided along with light snacks

 

Jo Unwin is a Literary Agent with twenty five years experience in theatre and television, as both a writer and an actress.  This year she set up Jo Unwin Literary Agency, and her real love is discovering new talent. In this workshop she’ll help you maximize your chances of being both discovered and memorable.

TO SIGN-UP FOR THIS LIFE-CHANGING CLASS, PLEASE EMAIL carrie@thesocietyclub.com

Guerilla Night

In Art, Books, Events on January 31, 2014 at 8:21 pm

A Carnival Of The Flesh

Guerilla Night

New Book Launched – Guest Readings – introduction to New Guerilla philosophy – cocktails & camaraderie 

Come along and unmask, let that ‘prepared’ face go. We don’t ask money on the door, only that you go home with a BOOK. Prices range from £1.50 - £squillions

When: Tuesday 11th February from 19:00

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