Hidden Faces: Reading and Winter Masquerade

Foundlings Press and Peach Mag have teamed up to present a holiday masquerade and reading at MiMO on Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, NY.

  • Saturday, December 29, 7pm @ MiMO (1251 Hertel Ave)

  • Comedy, poetry, music, and art from local and visiting guests

  • Photo station featuring MiMO’s mid-century modern furniture and decor

  • Afterparty @ Mès Que (1420 Hertel Ave)

  • Cocktail attire; masks encouraged

  • Free and open to the public

For more information, and to RSVP, click here.

The night will include headline performances from three visiting poets — Sennah Yee (Toronto), Chet Weise (Nashville), and Ally Young (Montclair) — as well as readings by local writers Carly Weiser and Eden Lowinger, and comedy from Pat Kewley and D. Arthur. The space will also feature a presentation of original work from featured artist Julian Montague.

Dressed in their winter best, guests can wander and enjoy MiMO’s mid-century modern furniture and decor, grooving to a midwinter mixtape curated by Peach Mag’s Bre Kiblin, and pose for pictures at the Masquerade’s photo station. Beer and wine will be provided, and donations gratefully accepted. After the masquerade, guests are invited to join the organizers and performers for an afterparty at Mès Que, just a few blocks east on Hertel, and taste a cocktail made exclusively for the masquerade.

Visiting Poets

Sennah Yee — author of the poetry/non-fiction collection HOW DO I LOOK? (Metatron Press, 2017) and arts editor at Shameless -- writes poetry, writes about films, and writes poetry about films.

Chet Weise — writer, touring musician, and editor of Third Man Books -- has published poetry and fiction in journals and anthologies such as Copper Nickel, Birmingham Poetry Review, Poems & Plays, the Rough Trade 40th Anniversary Journal, and Foundlings Press’ Constant Stranger: After Frank Stanford.

Ally Young — author of The West and Other Mistakes (Dancing Girl Press), MFA candidate at Syracuse University, and editor in chief at Salt Hill Journal -- has published in The Bennington Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Metatron, Bone Bouquet, and elsewhere.

Local Poets

Carly Weiser's poems have been published in Maudlin House, Lady Literary Magazine, Vending Machine Press, and Mixtape Methodology.

Eden Lowinger is a 17-year-old writer and jellyfish enthusiast at the Just Buffalo Writing Center.


D. Arthur is a Buffalo-based comedian and fiction/humor writer, whose work can be found in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Belladonna Comedy, Electric Literature & more.

Pat Kewley, author of Notable Failures In Buffalo History, Day of the Dicks, and How to Explore the North Pole, has also published humor and nonfiction in Slate, Salon, Paste, McSweeney's, and Cage Match.


Julian Montague is an artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and photographer, whose work has been exhibited widely in North America and Europe; featured in several books; and received attention from Art in America, Frieze, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Toronto Star, the BBC World Service, and many online outlets.