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Patasola's Parlor is an all-welcoming NYC performance event and publishing project punctuated by poetry, burlesque, music & art!
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*Photography credit for photo of Lisa Marie Basile, courtesy Lawrence Schwartzwald. If interested in a photo from our slideshow, let us know and we will direct you to the photographer. 

Patasola's Parlor is a monthly, all-inclusive NYC literary event punctuated by burlesque, dance, music and other art forms, inspired by the bohemian parlors of bygone eras. 

The Parlor is founded and presented by poet/performers Lisa Marie Basile and Emily Linstrom (Miss Em).  Each event is themed (we've done Bastille Day, Summer of Love, Midsummer, Nautical) and costume play is totally encouraged!

The event is produced by Patasola Press, a small, NYC-based press specializing in innovative poetry and prose with a special focus on female writers. Visit www.patasolapress.org for more details. 

The Parlor strives to include everyone: talented artists, performers, musicians and poets. We make it a point to bring the performance to you—at our events there is little separation between the audience and the performer. It's immersive, sexy and fun. 

We need your help! Your donation will help fund performer payments (we have always strived to pay performers fairly and with respect to their hard work and craft), production costs & our new project, an exquisite corpse chapbook, which invites words from performers, fans of the Parlor, producers, donors and the collective public. AND! Special guest editor JOSEPH QUINTELA will contribute to the chapbook, mashing the bits that YOU send in. All donors are encouraged to submit: patasolasparlor@gmail.com

So far, we've brought the poets JENNIFER TAMAYO, LENEA GRACE, KIELY SWEATT, LILY LADEWIG, IAN BROWN, DAVID GIBBS, NATHALIA PEROZO, DANIELLE LANZET, MEGHANN PLUNKETT, MONICA McCLURE, MARY LOU BUSCHILISA MARIE BASILE andmore to the Parlor. 

We've also brought you performances by DOTTIE DYNAMO, IRIS EXPLOSiON, LUCILLE TI AMORE, LEWD ALFRED DOUGLAR, JEMINI BLONDE, BOOTS LAMAE, CASSANDRA ROSEBEETLE, MATT LOGAN & MISS EM. 

Every dollar helps! Help us create a fair-paying, fun, sexy event and publication series that welcomes all talented artists, and most of all, merges the literary with the performative! 

With love,
Lisa Marie Basile & Emily Linstrom

Lisa Marie Basile is the author of the chapbook Andalucia (Brothel Books.) Her chapbooks, A Decent Voodoo (Cervena Barva) and Triste (Dancing Girl Press) are both forthcoming in 2013. She is a graduate of the MFA program at The New School and her work can be read in PANK, kill author, Moon Milk Review, elimae & Pear Noir! among other publications. She contributes to thethepoetry and is an assistant editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal. She is the publisher of Patasola Press.

Emily Linstrom is a NYC based writer, photographer and performance artist (a.k.a. Miss Em) Her work has been featured in Cirque du Soleil, Art Directors Club, Brooklyn Circus Co, CNQ Photography LLC publications, New York Fashion Week and prominent burlesque & sideshow productions. 

Risks and challenges

Setbacks and risks are what every creative production faces, and because we live in a highly competitive city, it's a leap of faith to invest in an artistic endeavor! However, every dime goes into making sure our performers are paid, production costs are lower and our chapbook is published, and what's better than that?

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    All donors will have the opportunity to take part in The Parlor's exquisite corpse project. You will contribute lines, a poem or words, all of which will be assembled into a collective chapbook written by viewers, producers, donors and performers.

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    All donors will have the opportunity to take part in Patasola's exquisite corpse. You will contribute lines, a poem or words, all of which will be assembled into a collective chapbook written by viewers, producers, donors and performers.

    You will also receive a special, note-scribbled and loved copy of Andalucia, written by host Lisa Marie Basile. http://www.amazon.com/Andalucia-Lisa-Marie-Basile/dp/0983421714

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    All donors will have the opportunity to take part in Patasola's exquisite corpse. You will contribute lines, a poem or words, all of which will be assembled into a collective chapbook written by viewers, producers, donors and performers.

    You will also receive a special, note-scribbled and loved copy of Andalucia, written by host Lisa Marie Basile. http://www.amazon.com/Andalucia-Lisa-Marie-Basile/dp/0983421714

    You can also receive a Patasola Press title from Rae Bryant, Joseph Quintela, Kiely Sweatt, J.A. Tyler or from upcoming titles (Kristina Marie Darling, Mary Lou Busch)

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    The first (five) $100.00 backers will win a special piece of artwork, created by Fyodor Pavlov (http://fyodorpavlov.tumblr.com/).

    You'll also receive a night out with the producers— Lisa Marie Basile + Emily Linstrom. Plus, the opportunity to guest produce a Parlor — your suggestions regarding performers will be heard!

    All donors will have the opportunity to take part in Patasola's exquisite corpse. You will contribute lines, a poem or words, all of which will be assembled into a collective chapbook written by viewers, producers, donors and performers.

    You will also receive a special, note-scribbled and loved copy of Andalucia, written by host Lisa Marie Basile. http://www.amazon.com/Andalucia-Lisa-Marie-Basile/dp/0983421714 You can also receive a Patasola Press title from Rae Bryant, Joseph Quintela, Kiely Sweatt, J.A. Tyler or from upcoming titles (Kristina Marie Darling, Mary Lou Busch)

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