Atom Rush, spoken word poet, will host “A Happening” at Bethel, Connecticut’s hottest coffee shop, Molten Java, from 7pm until 10pm on Frida, July 12. Rush has been writing and performing poetry for over twenty years, and he is the author of two chapter books of poetry, Obscene: Letters to Moe (1994) and Trench Madness (1999), both published by Sunflower Press. He has been published in several poetry journals including Venture, The Nadaphaliak, and here on The Mercurial.
Rush has been performing his words live with music for the last fifteen years. He has spoken in numerous venues on the East Coast, including New York hot spots such as The Knitting Factory, Izzy Bar, Makor, and Joe’s Pub. He has also at several venues in Connecticut, including the Gasball Festival, Tuxedo Junction, Empress Ballroom, Hat City Ale House, and the Chartier Art Venue. In 1999 Atom Rush began performing with the Film Arts Revolution (FAR), an experimental group that blended music and film.
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Atom Rush became interested in combining different art forms and continues today experimenting with poetry, music, film and art. “A Happening” dates back to the 1960’s where the audience interacts with both the artwork and performers. Featured artist and host Atom Rush will perform his spoken word poetry. The release of his new CD Atom Rush will be available for purchase at the event. Special guests will present interactive performance art, improvisational acts, new media art as well as projections and monitors displaying video art throughout the venue. There will also be an opportunity for guests to sign up for an open mic and share their talents from 7 to 8pm.
Molten Java’s spacious turn-of-the-century Victorian mansion is well known for it’s artsy, eclectic mix of customers making it the ideal venue for Atom Rush’s “Happening.” Come by for an exciting night of performances and indulge in a cup of coffee at Molten Java, voted “Best Coffee Bar” by Connecticut Magazine.
Molten Java is located at 213 Greenwood Avenue in Bethel, Connecticut. For more information, contact Atom Rush at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jill Treadwell at email@example.com.