Book Release w/author James Lough
Painting a live portrait of a legendary hot spot of creativity, This Ain’t No Holiday Inn examines the allure of the infamous Chelsea Hotel
Live Reading With Author & Actors Planned for Jack London Bar
June 5, 2013 (Portland, OR) - Schaffner Press, together with author James Lough, will present a special free reading of This Ain’t No Holiday Inn on Saturday June 29th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Jack London Bar (529 SW 4th Avenue) in downtown Portland. The event will feature readings from a live actor, and a question and answer session and book signing with the author.
This event will be preceded by a special 1-hour free lecture beginning at 4:30 p.m. by James Lough, who teaches at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Lough will speak to hopeful authors on the process of preparing a manuscript for publication, with helpful tips, deadlines - and suggestions for getting out of a creative dry spell.
About The Book.
There really is no other hotel quite like New York's Chelsea Hotel. During its heyday from the 1960s to the 1990s, the Chelsea Hotel was a home and safe haven for Beat poets rubbing shoulders with machine-gun toting gangsters, performance artists partying with con artists, and film directors riding elevators with directors of drug rings. A complete oral history of the famed Chelsea establishment during its grand, final days, This Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Down and Out At the Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995 (Schaffner Press, July 2013) by James Lough peers behind its iconic façade and delves into the mayhem, madness and brilliance that emerged from the hotel in the last decades of the 20th Century.
First-hand accounts from former residents and visitors provide a unique and vibrant, behind-the-scenes look at one of New York City’s most celebrated cultural landmarks, and a window with a view of the latter years of Bohemian New York. Residents like Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, Mark Twain and Thomas Wolfe, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol loved the Chelsea for its libertine atmosphere, where they didn’t have to put on masks or airs. And it didn’t hurt that Bard was rumored to accept paintings and scripts in lieu of rent past due.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Schaffner Press: www.schaffnerpress.com
James Lough: www.jameslough.com
Free Lecture: www.meetup.com/Book-Marketing-Meetup
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About the Author:
James Lough is the former director of the Writing program at Savannah College of Art and Design, where he currently teaches. He is the author of Sites of Insight, which won the Colorado Endowment of Humanities Award. He is also the winner of the Frank Waters Southwestern Writing Award for short fiction. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.
This Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Down and Out At the Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995
By James Lough
Schaffner Press, distributed by IPG
Trade Paper ISBN: 9781936182527
320 pages | 6 x 9 | $16.95 US ($18.95 CAN)
Cost: James Lough at the Jack London Bar 0.00
529 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
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