BK: Peaches with Elissa Schappell

06/09/2015 - 7:00pm


This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

We are thrilled to present the incomparable Peaches, who will be in conversation with Elissa Schappell about her new book, What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches.

This event is free and open to the public, but reserved seats are only available with pre-purchase of the book. Once reserved seats are sold out, standing room is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Peaches is a musician, singer, performance artist, producer, filmmaker, actor, and writer, who has released four albums, collaborated with countless musicians, created the one-woman show Peaches Christ Superstar, and sung the lead role of L’Orfeo in a production of Monteverdi’s seventeenth-century Italian opera - as well as creating the mythical autobiographical electrorock stage-show-turned-film called Peaches Does Herself. Peaches has just completed her new album RUB, to be released in September.


Elissa Schappell is the author of two books of fiction, Use Me and Blueprints for Building Better Girls. Her fiction, essays and non-fiction have appeared in a number of anthologies and publications including The Paris Review, The New York Times Book Review and BookForum. She is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a founding-editor, now editor-at-large, of Tin House. She teaches in the MFA Creative Writing programs at Columbia and NYU.


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"Peaches has, without doubt, been one of the most important musicians in my life. She is more than a musician, though: she is a true artist and a prolific one at that. For a sixteen- year-old gay person, she offered something that I could not find elsewhere. A voice that said, Fuck shame, fuck the male-dominated perspectives of sex, fuck gender stereotypes, fuck not embracing your desires, and fuck not owning yourself." —Ellen Page (excerpt from the book: What Else Is In The Teaches Of Peaches)

"I don’t think a symphony could have matched what she did. She is an incredible artist. Seeing her do Cut Piece, and later, after attending her own performance art works, I have a clear vision of future women artists led by the creative courage of Peaches. Thank you, Peaches, for adding a long and exciting life to performance art." —Yoko Ono (excerpt from the book: What Else Is In The Teaches Of Peaches)

"this is balls like we haven’t seen since patti smith; she is die antwoord, kim gordon, nwa. she stands tall and she is fearless. that is my definition of a hero, heroine, progressive, icon— locked in, and ready to rumble." —Michael Stipe (excerpt from the book: What Else Is In The Teaches Of Peaches)