Guerrilla Lit Reading Series

Because the pen is mightier than the Kalashnikov (we hope)

Wednesday, May 29th

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The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series is pleased to announce that our reading scheduled for Wednesday, May 29th will feature Don Bajema (with musician Pete Sinjin), Darryl Shelly, and Matt Domino.

The reading will occur at Jimmy’s No. 43 at 7:30 PM. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Don Bajema is a novelist, screenwriter, actor and performer. He is the author of two highly acclaimed collections of short stories, Boy In The Air and Reach, originally published by Henry Rollins’ 2.13.61. City Lights has just re-released these stories in one book, Winged Shoes and a Shield. As an actor, Bajema first appeared on stage in the west coast premiere of Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class. With a lead role in the 1983 film Signal Seven, Bajema began a long-time collaboration with groundbreaking independent film director Rob Nilsson. He had a lead role in Nilsson’s 1988 Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize winner Heat and Sunlight and he wrote and starred in the 1996 film Chalk which Nilsson directed. He has appeared in more than a dozen feature films, most recently Carl Franklin’s 2002 film High Crimes. A favorite on the spoken word circuit, Bajema has toured extensively in the US, Canada and Europe, performing at hundreds of clubs, theaters and universities. He has shared the spoken word stage with the likes of Henry Rollins, and Jim Carroll. He is a former world-class track and field athlete who competed in the 1972 US Olympic trials and played football for legendary coach Don Coryell at San Diego State University. He currently lives with his family in New York City.

Brooklyn based Pete Sinjin graces the American roots music scene with a true spirit for the mythology of Americana. A Pennsylvania born 4th cousin to baseball great Lou Gehrig whose (albeit myth making and regularly drunk) grandma Guthrie claimed blood ties to Woody, Pete regularly hitchhiked to NYC to visit the still breathing ghosts of the West Village at age 15 and migrated to San Francisco as a band roadie before he had a chance of graduating high school. He’s played with bands and as a solo artist from the West Coast to the East, alongside artists such as Chris Roldan (Whiskeytown), Jonathon Segel (Camper Van Beethoven) and his current bassist Mike Davis (Nora Jones). In 2010, Pete Sinjin released his Better Angels Radio LP on Pirate Vinyl. For more info, visit

Darryl Shelly is a commercial photographer and partner at Greenlight Creative, a Los Angeles based award-winning creative advertising agency that specializes in entertainment design for film studios and TV networks. His work has appeared in publications like Time Magazine, Teen Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone with distinguished clients such as SONY, NBC Universal, Lionsgate, MGM, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Bros. Winner of the Filmmakers Magazine Screenwriting Award for Excellence, he is also a working screenwriter who has penned stories for projects with James Wood, Christie Alley, and Jonathan Crane. Based on his own life experiences, his debut novel, The Hobbyist, is a sexual coming of age tale, set in New York City. Darryl resides in Los Angeles with his wife and pussycat. For more info, visit

Matt Domino is an NBA fan first and foremost. He runs a blog called Puddles of Myself and his fiction has appeared in Slice and The Montreal Review. His non-fiction and culture writing have appeared online at The Paris ReviewThe Nervous BreakdownSLAM OnlineThe Splitsider and Coolhunting. He is a contributing writer for The Manual and is the Assistant Indie editor at Kirkus Reviews. When he’s not writing, he’s drinking beer and playing or watching basketball with Gary Shandling.


Jimmy’s No. 43
43 East 7th Street (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
Take the 6 train to Astor Place or the R/N train to 8th Street/NYU or the F train to 2nd Avenue

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