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Judith Kerman and Lorraine Schein to read – Mt. Tremper, NY – Saturday June 4th, 2016

The Futurist’s Mistress – Lorraine Schein

On Saturday June 4th Mayapple Press publisher Judith Kerman and Mayapple Press author Lorraine Schein will participate in the Catskill Interpretive Center’s Book Fair. They are scheduled to read at 2pm and they will be selling and signing books all day.

Judith Kerman will read from her new book “Aleph, broken: poems from my diaspora“. This book is an evocative and powerful collection of poems, where personal history collides
with ancestral memories, a sense of elegiac longing is tempered by language of exquisite beauty. Judy will also be on hand to sell her other books and translations.

Lorraine Schein, author of “The Futurist’s Mistress,” will read from her recent works and will also be on hand to sign her books.

The Book Fair is a regular event at the CIC. Two speakers’ tents will feature the work of over 20 presenters. Participating authors include Carol and

…….    Read more about Judith Kerman and Lorraine Schein to read – Mt. Tremper, NY – Saturday June 4th, 2016

A busy weekend for Mayapple Press authors…


This weekend is one of the busiest for the press in a long time. Mayapple Press authors will participate in several events over Friday, Saturday and Sunday….

Mayapple Press at The NYC Poetry Festival – Governors Island – Saturday July 25th, 2015

Mayapple Press Authors and Books for 2015 NYC Poetry Festival

Mayapple Press is please to present four of our authors on The White Horse Stage of The New York City Poetry Festival. We are on at 12 noon on Saturday July 25th. The Festival is an all ages event and takes place on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th in the NYC urban oasis, Governors Island. Ferries to the island from Manhattan and Brooklyn are FREE!

Each author will read from works new and old, know and unknown. We’ll also be on hand to sell books.

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Mayapple Press author Lorraine Schein to read – New York – Thursday December 4th, 2014

The Futurist’s Mistress – Lorraine Schein

* P r o s e P r o s *
hosted by Elinor Nauen & Martha King Our 8th season!

Thursday, December 4, 2014, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. (starts on time!)

Ron Kolm & Lorraine Schein

at the

SideWalk Café, 94 Avenue A at 6th Street, NYC (Map)

Telephone: 212-473-7373
Subway: F to Second Avenue (exit at First Avenue)

Lorraine Schein’s science fiction, fantasy stories, and humor have appeared in Gargoyle, Space & Time, and Mad Scientist Journal, the anthologies Wreckage of Reason, Alice Redux, and in the forthcoming Gigantic Worlds and Aphrodite Terra. The Futurist’s Mistress, her poetry book, is available from mayapplepress.com.

You can tell she’s one. She comes from another planet. Where eyes are clairvoyances, mouths are vortexes of voices. Where it is always night. Where one whirls, not walks; implodes, not talks.
She got here by illegally crossing the borders between hypnogogic sleep and subliminal waking

…….    Read more about Mayapple Press author Lorraine Schein to read – New York – Thursday December 4th, 2014

The Futurist’s Mistress – Lorraine Schein

The Futurist's Mistress - Lorraine Schein

The Futurist’s Mistress – Lorraine Schein

Paper, perfect bound, 44 pp
$13.00 plus s&h
2006, ISBN 0-932412-39-4

Enid Dame says, “Playful, anarchic, often hilariously funny glimpses of the world we know from a skewed, sophisticated angle.”

2006 Pushcart Prize nominee


The Queen of Velcro
by Lorraine Schein

The Queen of Velcro is fuzzy and black on one side, and has sharp plastic teeth on the other. Her lovers are kept in a state of suspense, never knowing which side of her to please. But the truth is, she can only achieve satisfaction by pressing each opposing side of herself against the other till they adhere, then attaining release as she pulls herself apart in a long, ripping sigh.


Lorraine Schein

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