At 5 p.m. tonight Triple Canopy kicks off its third annual marathon reading of Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family’s Progress, the barnburner of a modernist masterpiece that was published in 1925. The action runs through sometime on Sunday evening, probably around 10 p.m., at its Greenpoint headquarters at 155 Freeman Street.
Lots of great readers on this one, folks, including Martha Rosler (8 p.m. tonight), Amy Sillman (10:50 p.m. tonight), B. Wurtz & Ann Bobco (Saturday at 5:15 p.m.) and Lynne Tillman (2:30 p.m. on Sunday). (I’ll be reading at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow morning.) There are walk-in hours scheduled too, complete with coffee and donuts, if you find yourself in a reading mood. Have a look at the complete schedule here.
Blonde Art Books will be selling readers’ publications, and there will be “snacks from The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook reimagined by artists and writers.” (Uh oh.) Plus a musical intermission courtesy of Bill Orcutt at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday night.
There’s a live stream too, if you’re not able to make it over this weekend. If you’re the hashtag type, you can scope out #MakingUSA on Twitter.
And remember, the redoubtable Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop is located just a few blocks down Manhattan Avenue. It’s open until 8 p.m. tonight, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.