Monday, September 21, 2009

and: Join us on Saturday for Dialogues with Anne Tardos!

Come back for more with Anne Tardos in this one day only experience:

Saturday September 26th
Classroom 101, CCA San Francisco
$25 admission/$20 members and students
sliding scale entrance available- please email
Class limited to 20.

In this workshop the participants will compose new texts, using voice, pen & paper (or electronic device). We will address monolingual, multilingual, and neolingual aspects of literary composition. Using certain techniques, we will illuminate the creative process by voicing our works as we compose them. If there is time, we will perform and discuss the works we have just created.

This Friday! Anne Tardos and Amina Cain on the Inverted I

Join us for these dynamic writers as they consider the Inverted I and narritivity.

Friday September 25th
Timken Hall, CCA SF
1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA
event begins at 7:30pm

Anne Tardos, a 2009 Fellow in Poetry form the New York Foundation for the Arts, is a poet, performer, visual artist, and composer. She is the author of several books of poetry and the multimedia performance work and radio play Among Men. A selection of her readings and performances (many with Jackson Mac Low) can be heard on the University of Pennsylvania’s web site : PennSound and on UbuWeb Sound. Her book of new poetry, I Am You, has appeared from Salt Publishing in 2008, and she is the editor of Thing of Beauty, by Jackson Mac Low, University of California Press, 2008. See also author page on EPC and

Amina Cain is the author of I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009), a collection of stories that revolve quietly around human relationality, landscape, and emptiness. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as 3rd bed, Action Yes, Denver Quarterly, Dewclaw, Encyclopedia vol. 2, La Petite Zine, and Sidebrow and has been translated into Polish on MINIMALBOOKS. She is also a curator, most recently for When Does It or You Begin? (Memory as Innovation), a month long festival of writing, performance, and video that took place at Links Hall in Chicago last January. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Thank you Brandon and David! That was great!

In case you missed these fantastic performances, you can get thoughts and reading reports by Robin Tremblay-McGaw here and by Stephen Vincent here.

Thanks Robin and Stephen!

Frank Sherlock and CAConrad on Voicebox

If you missed their reading, go listen here.

Thank you Andrew Kenower for providing this awesome public service!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

David Larsen and Brandon Brown! This weekend!

Don't miss this stupendous weekend of awesomeness:

David Larsen and Brandon Brown read and perform works in conversation with Translation:
September 18, 2009: Event begins at 7:30pm
Timken Hall at CCA San Francisco
1111 8th Street, San Francisco
$8-15 admission
members free!
Then: join us for a Dialogues event with David Larsen where he presents his talk: Translation as Conceptual Writing Practice
September 19, 2009: Event begins at 1pm
Classroom 101 at CCA San Francisco
1111 8th Street, San Francisco
$10 admission/$5 for members

David Larsen returns for his first Bay Area reading since leaving San Francisco last summer. For a time, he was a co-curator of the New Yipes poetry and video series at Oakland's 21 Grand. He now lives in New Haven, where he is writing a book on historical semiotics. His translation of al-Husayn ibn Ahmad ibn Khalawayh's treatise on the Names of the Lion appeared this year from Atticus/Finch (Seattle). Find discussion about this new work here.

Brandon Brown is a poet. In 2008, TAXT press published Camels! In 2009, Mitzvah Chaps will publish Wondrous Things I Have Seen. He co-curated the Performance Writing series at New Langton Arts, The (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand gallery, and publishes small press books under the imprint OMG!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thanks Frank & Conrad!

Thanks for a wonderful first weekend to kick off the 09-10 SPT season - from the fab reading Friday night to Saturday's workshop (co-hosted by the Nonsite Collective).
(keep an eye out on the Nonsite website for follow-up texts and other media that come out of the workshop)