Singer-songwriter Jesse Lenat will perform at POWERHOUSE Arena as part of the 4th annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival! Jesse Lenat is a singer, songwriter and actor that lives in Brooklyn, New York. Jesse grew up in rural Pennsylvania the son of a cactus farmer. Since the age of 8 he has been making music with his brother David Lenat.
Musician and artist Queen Esther will perform at POWERHOUSE Arena as part of the 4th annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival! Queen Esther is an American actor, performer, musician, singer and songwriter. A member of blues/free jazz/funk guitarist James Blood Ulmer’s Black Rock Experience and a jazz vocalist, she cultivates a sound that she describes as Black Americana.
Pigeon Pages Literary Reading: Featuring Jenny Xie, Nicole Haroutunian, Elaine Chou, Emily James, & Karisma Price — Hosted by Alisson Wood
Join us for our September reading as we raise money for RAICES, featuring Jenny Xie, Nicole Haroutunian, Elaine Chou, Emily James, & Karisma Price, hosted by Alisson Wood. Fly by & say hi!
Book Launch & Reading: Pretend We Live Here by Genevieve Hudson — Featuring Readings by T Kira Madden, Alisson Wood, & more TBA
POWERHOUSE Arena is thrilled to be launching Pretend We Live Here by international writer Genevieve Hudson, published by Future Tense Books. In this debut collection of stories, Genevieve explores the idea of home and what it means to find one: in the body, in the world, in other people. Her characters are seekers, whose actions are influenced by their slippery identities and by the strange landscapes that surround them. Set in Amsterdam, the Pacific Northwest, and the Deep South, these stories hum with sexual tension, queerness, displacement, longing, humor, and dark nostalgia.
After growing up in a dysfunctional and emotionally abusive home, Tanya Marquardt runs away on her sixteenth birthday. Her departure is an act of rebellion and survival—whatever she is heading toward has to be better than what she is leaving behind. Struggling with her inner demons, Tanya must learn to take care of herself during two chaotic years in the working-class mill town of Port Alberni, followed by the early-nineties underground goth scene in Vancouver, British Columbia. She finds a chosen family in her fellow misfits, and the bond they form is fierce and unflinching. Told with raw honesty and strength, Stray reveals Tanya’s fight to embrace the vulnerable, beguiling parts of herself and heal the wounds of her past as she forges her own path to a new life.