Majesty of Impulse

On Monday, November 4th, from 7-8:30, New York City’s Housing Works Bookstore Cafe* will be hosting “Majesty of Impulse,” an evening of Camden Joy appreciation featuring a panel discussion and then a talk by Tom Adelman, AKA Camden Joy.

Panelists will include:

Ben Bush, contributor to The Believer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Poets & Writers.

Samuel Cohen, Associate Professor of English, University of Missouri, author of After the End of History: American Fiction in the 1990s and co-editor of The Legacy of David Foster Wallace.

Trinie Dalton, author of the short story collections Wide Eyed and Baby Geisha.

David N. Meyer, author of Twenty-Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music and The Bee-Gees: The Biography.

Justin Taylor, author of Everything is the Best Thing Ever and The Gospel of Anarchy.

Adam Wilson, author of Flatscreen and founder of The Faster Times.

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*Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (located at 126 Crosby Street) has established itself as a New York downtown institution; 100% of its profits go to Housing Works, Inc., a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

How much is true? i wonder

This year the President’s Keynote Speaker at the 55th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association will be Camden Joy. He will be delivering an address titled, “How Much is True? I Wonder.” The Keynote Address will take place the evening of Friday, November 8th, in the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. Details to follow.

(Conference details here: http://luc.edu/mmla/annualconvention.html.)

ode to joy

To accompany Camden Joy’s appearance as the 2013 President’s Keynote Speaker for the 55th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association (Milwaukee, WI, November 7-10, Hiton Milwaukee City Center), there will be a roundtable, “Ode to Joy: The Career of Camden Joy.”

Panelists will include:

Samuel Cohen, Associate Professor of English, University of Missouri, author of After the End of Fiction: American Fiction in the 1990s and co-editor of The Legacy of David Foster Wallace.

Trinie Dalton, author of the short story collections Wide Eyed and Baby Geisha.

David N. Meyer, author of Twenty-Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music and The Bee-Gees: The Biography.

Adam Wilson, author of Flatscreen and founder of The Faster Times.

Ben Bush, contributor to The Believer, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Poets & Writers.

More information to follow.

 

Lost Joy

This site is dedicated to serving as a place to announce a few upcoming events focusing on the work of Tom Adelman, AKA Camden Joy.  Adelman, under the pen name Camden Joy, first attained notoriety in the mid-nineties for his New York City postering projects and street manifestos. His work, which blurs the lines between music criticism, memoir, and fiction, has appeared in periodicals such as the Village Voice, the Boston Phoenix, SF Weekly, and McSweeney’s and on This American Life. In 2002, Joy was heralded by Rolling Stone as “one of the great rock writers of our age.” He is the author of five novels—including The Last Rock Star Book or Liz Phair: A Rant—and Lost Joy, a collection of stories, pamphlets, and posters. Recently, Adelman has authored two books on baseball under his own name, and under the name of Camden Joy has been performing a series of songs inspired by the 2005 Presidential Coins Act.