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Thursday, March 17th, 7pm-9pm | FREE | Howl Festival at 6 East First Street between Bowery and 2nd Ave
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Acker Award

The ACKER Awards were created by Alan Kaufman in San Francisco and Clayton Patterson in New York. Join Patterson and friends as they pay tribute to members of the avant-garde arts community who have made outstanding contributions in their discipline in defiance of convention, and to those who have served their fellow writers and artists in outstanding ways. The Acker Awards are named after novelist Kathy Acker, who in her life and work exemplified the risk-taking and uncompromising dedication that identifies the true avant-garde artist. Read more about the ACKER Award on   see Acker Community


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Lifetime Achievement - Arturo Vega
Art Criticism - Anthony Haden-Guest
Cartoon Illustrator/Punk Historian - John Holmstrom
Community Gardens and Art Shows - Carolyn Ratcliffe
Community Medical Doctor - Dr. David Ores, M.D.
Community Newspaper Event Organizer - Alice Torbush, Chris Flash, Leonard Abrams
Cultural Facilitator - Brian “Hattie” Butterick
Filmmaking - Sara Driver
Folklore - Steve Zeitlin
Music - Chris Rael, Samoa Moriki
Photography - Robert Butcher, David Godlis, Marcia Resnick, Kate Simon, Q. Sakamaki, Stanley Stellar
Performance - Penny Arcade
Poetry - Eliot Katz
Tattoo History - Michael McCabe
Tattoo Art - Nick Bubash, Mike Bakaty
Writer - Puma Perl
Visionaries & Creative Inspirers - Dick Zigun, Rev. Richard Tyler, Shiv Mirabito, Zia Ziprin
Video - Pat Ivers, Emily Armstrong
Visual Art - Antony Zito, Curt Hoppe, Ethan Minsker, James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook

POSTHOMOUS AWARDS: Michael Cesar + Vali Myers + Snuky Tate + Dean Johnson + Lincoln Christopher Caplan + Carlucci Bencivenga + Hank Penza + Valerie Caris Blitz + John Evans + Frenchy + Jack Smith + Patrick Geoffrois + Hilly Kristal + Chloe Dzubilo + William “Bill” Rice + Gregory Corso + Allen Ginsberg + Fred Rothbell Mista + Gerard Little + Florynce “Flo” Kennedy + Bittman “Bimbo” Rivas + Raymond “Raybeez” Barbieri + Taylor Mead + Spider Webb + Dee Dee Ramone + Joey Ramone + Wendy Wild + Rockets Redglare + Grady Alexis + Linda Twigg + Marty Matz + Martin Wong + Denis Charles + José Rivera + Tuli Kupferberg + Yuri Kapralov + Jorge Brandon + Baba Raúl Cañizares 09 + Ethyl Eichelberger + Holly Woodlawn + Emile de Antonio + Quentin Crisp