Wanna Cover It? NYC Lit Crawl and Ruckus NYC


The latest two pitches to come in via The Local’s Virtual Assignment Desk are wonderfully high fallutin. Want to look to the future and attend a conference about integrating art and the Web? Or look to the past by experiencing a reenactment Emily Dickinson’s life? Ruckus NYC is coming on Sept. 29 and before that, on Sept. 15, NYC Lit Crawl once again brings a host of literary-minded events to bars (and laundromats!) across the East Village. See here for the full schedule (including a Philip K. “Dick-a-thon,” a poetry smackdown, literary trivia, and appearances by Molly Ringwold and Irvine Welsh) and see below for details about the time warp with Emily Dickinson.

Ruckus NYC comes to Cooper Union
Ruckus NYC (http://kck.st/PFds5F and http://ruckusnyc.tumblr.com/) is a one-day conference & concert about art & the internet happening on September 29th at Cooper Union. During the day working artists will present their art and their experiences building a career in the new digital economy. At night, there will be a show with over a dozen widely varying performances. Ruckus NYC is designed to help artists connect with audiences, and to build that audience.

Two East Village/Losaida events spotlight Emily Dickinson’s domestic world
Saturday, September 15 – NYC Lit Crawl
8:15 p.m. – 9 p.m.
195 Chrystie Street, NYC
An Emily Dickinson Sense-Surround
Meet the Poet as Gardener, Baker & Musician on her Homestead Farm. What did Emily Dickinson see, smell, taste, touch, and hear in the act of creation? Experience the poet’s everyday world by listening to music she played & poems she wrote — with aroma, touch & tastes from kitchen and garden. Flower, Flour, Flourish.

With writer-baker Aífe Murray , horticulturist Marta McDowell, historical musician David Giovacchini, and the Emily Dickinson Museum director of interpretation Cindy Dickinson.

Tuesday, September 18 – Tenement Talk
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tenement Museum Shop
103 Orchard Street, NYC
Tenement Museum meets Downton Abbey: writing, domesticity, and intimacy
Meet Yankee poet Emily Dickinson and Irish immigrant maid Margaret Maher in the kitchen where together these two women cook and sew and write. In the rarely seen female zones, voices and culture press one upon the other to astonishing effect.

Want to cover either of these events for The Local? Visit our Open Assignments page to volunteer. Remember to filter by “pitch” to see assignments that are in need of reporters.