Monday, March 30, 2009

FRIDAY APRIL 10TH: Donna de la Perriere and Claire Chaffe

Please come join us for this fantastic night!

Donna de la Perrière is the author of True Crime (Talisman House, 2009). Her poems have appeared in Agni, American Letters and Commentary, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Five Fingers Review, First Intensity, The New England Review and Bread Loaf Quarterly, New American Writing, Parthenon West Review, Talisman, Volt, Xantippe, and other journals, as well as in Faux Press’s 2006 Bay Poetics anthology. She teaches in the MFA creative writing programs at California College of the Arts and San Francisco State University, co-curates the Bay Area Poetry Marathon reading series, and lives near downtown Oakland with poet Joseph Lease and cat Little Sister.

Claire Chafee’s plays include: Whisper from The Book of Etiquette, Why We Have a Body, Even Among These Rocks, 5 Women on a Hill in Spain and Darwin’s Finches. Her plays have been produced by The Magic Theatre, The Women’s Project Off-Broadway and received productions in L.A., Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis and Seattle. She has received the Dramalogue Award, Critic’s Circle Award, New York Newsday’s Oppenheimer Award and a Princess Grace Special Projects Grant. Her plays have been published by Dramatist Publishing, Smith and Krauss, Penguin and Alexandra Street Press, a database of 20th Century Women’s Drama. She is a graduate of The Drama Studio, London and holds an MFA from Brown University. Claire has given readings from her own work at A Different Light in NY, Dixon Place and Chaptre Arts in Cardiff, Wales.

Friday, April 10, 2009
California College of the Arts- Timken Hall
1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA

$5-10 sliding scale/students and members FREE!

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