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The 15th Annual CHARLES BUKOWSKI Memorial Reading

August 16, 2022, 6 pm8 pm.

Three Rooms Press presents

The 15th Annual 


Memorial Reading

Celebrating his 102nd birthday!


Tuesday, August 16th, 6 pm

at The Bitter End

147 Bleecker Street | NYC | Tickets $10


Poems, Readings & Performance by

Penny Arcade | Jennifer Blowdryer | Puma Perl 

Michael Puzzo | Richard Vetere | George Wallace

Come and celebrate the 15th Annual Charles Bukowski Memorial Reading—on his 102nd birthday—at NYC’s iconic Bitter End on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 6 pm.

The highly anticipated yearly event is hosted by Three Rooms Press co-directors Kat Georges and Peter Carlaftes and features poetry, oral history, rare videos, and live performances. 

Held since 2008, this year’s event will feature Bukowski poems and tales by a unique cast of talented fans including famed performance artist Penny Arcade, musician-storyteller Jennifer Blowdryer, poet Puma Perl, playwright Michael Puzzo, playwright/author Richard Vetere, and poet George Wallace. Admission is $10.

Charles Bukowski was considered the champion of the outsiders, the lost, the lonely, and the outcasts of society. His work is still vividly relevant today. Overall, Bukowski wrote about the human condition, something that can be applied to any time period regardless of changes in technology, politics, or societal conflict. 

Doors open at 5:45pm (for best seating please arrive early). All attendees have a chance to win Bukowski books, CDs, DVDs, and other prizes. Tickets can be found here: https://bitterend.com/#/events?event_id=59380

For more information visit the Bitter End website (www.bitterend.com), or email [email protected]



Long Island City, NY 11101 United States