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Appearances for The Pope of Brooklyn

Bay Area Book Festival, Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Sunday, June 4
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Perfect Satire: T. Geronimo Johnson and Joseph Di Prisco on Skewering Identity Politics, Class, Race and More
Joseph Di Prisco, T. Geronimo Johnson, John McMurtrie

T. Geronimo Johnson has been compared to Tom Wolfe, Mark Twain, Toni Morrison, H.L. Mencken, Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, Norman Mailer and Ralph Ellison. His award-winning novel ‘Braggsville’ has been called “the funniest sendup of identity politics, the academy and white racial anxiety to hit the scene in years” (New York Times) and a “searing, shocking look at racial issues and campus activism” (Men’s Journal). “Braggsville” involves UC Berkeley students and a re-enactment of a Civil War play in the South; need we say more? Get a peek into Johnson’s new novel underway about the convergence of Afro-futurism, global AI, corporate religion, tech inequity and more. He recently won the Simpson Family Literary Prize and is joined by Joseph Di Prisco, chairman of the Prize, himself the author of numerous books, including the recent memoirs ‘Subway to California’ and ‘The Pope of Brooklyn.’ Moderated by the San Francisco Chronicle’s books editor, John McMurtrie.

https://www.baybookfest.org/2017-schedule/


DIESEL, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave, Oakland
Sunday, July 9
3PM

POETRY FLASH WITH DON BOGEN AND JOSEPH DI PRISCO
Poetry Flash readings are wheelchair accessible; ASL interpreters may be requested one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org. Visit Poetryflash.org for more events and reviews!

Don Bogen’s most recent book of poems is An Algebra. D. A. Powell says, “Don Bogen is a wise and playful poet who manages the personal and the political with equal aplomb. He takes hold of poetry, the shape-shifting god, and in his hands it twists, morphs, relinquishes. Bogen reinvigorates the art by defining its limits, then pushing bravely past.” His previous collections include The Known World and Luster. He is also a translator, notably of Europa: Selected Poems by Julio Martinez Mesanca, a key Spanish poet of the generation that came to prominence after the death of Franco. He is Poetry Editor for The Cincinnati Review.

Joseph Di Prisco’s new book of poems is Sight Lines from the Cheap Seats. Dean Young writes that “addressing unquenchable longing and the shadows of death and failure, the lyric engines of [his] poems propel us with vital combustion…a large, funny, and indefatigable spirit.” He is a novelist and a memoirist, the most recent being The Pope of Brooklyn, sequel to the celebrated Subway to California. Di Prisco is also Chair of the Simpson Family Literary Project, a partnership between the Lafayette Library/Learning Center Foundation and the UC Berkeley English Department.


 

Thursday, March 30,7:00 PM PST(available afterward on the Library channel)
DiPrisco/”Pope of Brooklyn” interview by Kim Dower at the Lafayette Library

 

Thursday, 30 March, 6:00 PM Launch Party catered by Postino, hosted by me; 7:00 PM Spoken Words
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549

This gorgeous facility is a short stroll from the Lafayette BART station; plentiful parking if you drive.

As part of the Center's Distinguished Speaker Series, I will be in conversation with Kim Dower, Poet Laureate of West Hollywood. To reserve your place:

https://lafayettelib.givezooks.com/events/dss-joe-di-prisco-the-pope-of-brooklyn

Monday, 27 March, KQED Forum, 10-11 AM;
interviewed by Michael Krasny
Author Joe Di Prisco Reflects on His Father’s History as Gambler and FBI Informant
https://ww2.kqed.org/forum/2017/03/24/author-joe-di-prisco-reflects-on-his-fathers-history-as-gambler-and-fbi-informant/

Thursday, 16 March, 7:00 PM
Great Good Place for Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611

I will be in conversation with excellent poet and novelist and English professor Alex Green at my go-to Montclair indie bookstore. Wine and refreshments and signed books.

http://www.ggpbooks.com/event/joseph-di-prisco-pope-brooklyn


Appearances for The Alzhammer

Book Circle Online. The incandescent James Lott interviews me about The Alzhammer. James does an absolutely inspiring and inspired job of illuminating the novel in conversation with me.

Interview on LA Talk Radio, Answers for the Family; a discussion of The Alzhammer and dementia with the engaging team of Allen Cardozo and Dr. Matt Polachek.
http://latalkradio.com/sites/default/files/audio/Answers-060616.mp3

Cogitate Podcast, Issue 3, Cogswell College, organized by the brilliant Soma Mei Sheng Frazier. My part about the Pope of Brooklyn begins about 20 minutes in, but the rest of the program is eminently worth listening to.
https://soundcloud.com/user-130149284/cogitate-the-last-gun-june-1

Huffington Post: I am a contributor to Huffpost and this piece is "The Pope of Brooklyn," who was my dad.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-pope-of-brooklyn_us_57548b7de4b0da3a3aea79d9

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 4PM
Toadstool Books, Peterborough, New Hampshire; I am in conversation about The Alzhammer with my longtime friend (and onetime college roommate) David Robins: Peterborough, NH at 12 Depot Sq. 603-924-3543 email books@ptoad.com

Monday, June 6, 2016– 11 am PST
ANSWERS FOR THE FAMILY
LA TALK RADIO. Interview with Allen Cardoza

http://answersforthefamily.com/the-alzhammer-or-keep-your-friends-close-and-i-forget-the-other-thing-joe-di-prisco/

www.latalkradio.com

Tuesday, 15 March, 7:00 PM
Great Good Place for Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611

I will be in conversation with excellent poet and English professor Alex Green at my go-to Montclair indie bookstore. Wine and refreshments and signed books.  

http://www.ggpbooks.com/event/joe-di-prisco-alzhammer-or-keep-your-friends-close-and-i-forget-other-thing-conversation-alex

Thursday, 31 March, 7:00 PM
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549

This gorgeous facility is a short stroll from the Lafayette BART station; plentiful parking if you drive.

As part of the Center's Distnguished Speaker Series, I will be reading from and discussing The Alzhammer.Alongside me, there will be two terrific participants on the panel: Anne Rosenthal, PhD, MFT, CMC: dementia specialist, certified professional care manager; Joe Loya: one-time bank robber, actor, author of The Man Who Outgrew His Cell.

$10 admission: to support the Learning Center's extensive educational initiatives;
$20 admission: this gets you also a signed book.

Wine and small plates catered by popular local restaurant Postino; Steph Curry says that's his go-to Italian place, and who's going to argue with the MVP?

710 WOR AM Radio, New York City.
I am interviewed by Rob Taub on Stribling's New York about The Alzhammer.

Here is the very lively Panel Discussion of The Alzhammer with Anne Rosenthal, Regan McMahon, Ruth Thornburg, and me on YouTube.

The World of Dementia - Author Joe Di Prisco - The America Meditating Radio Show. I am interviewed by the charismatic Sister Jenna.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/americameditating/2016/04/14/the-world-of-dementia--author-joe-di-prisco--the-america-meditating-radio-show