Wednesday, March 15, 2006

ARTIFACT: 3 . 18 . 06 : Roy : Zurawski : Killian

New Narrative & Innovative Prose
Readings & Talks by:

Camille ROY
Magdalena ZURAWSKI

saturday . march 18th . 7:30pm (reading to start promptly at 8pm )
2921 folsom street apt. b(at 25th street / bottom buzzer)

BYOB & donations happily accepted.


Camille Roy is a writer and performer of plays, poetry, and fiction. Her two most recent books are Cheap Speech, a play, from Leroy, and Craquer, from 2nd Story Books (both 2002). Her book Swarm (two novellas) was published by San Francisco's Black Star Series with funding from the San Francisco Arts Commission. She is a founding editor of the online journal Narrativity.

Magdalena Zurawski was born in Newark, NJ in 1972 to Polish immigrants. Her work has been published in American Poet: The Journal of the Academy of American Poets, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Rattapallax, Talisman, and other magazines. She lives in San Francisco and recently finished writing her first novel, The Bruise. She hopes someone will publish it soon.

Kevin Killian, born 1952, is a US poet, novelist, critic and playwright. He has written a book of poetry, Argento Series (2001), two novels, Shy (1989) and Arctic Summer (1997), a book of memoirs, Bedrooms Have Windows (1989), and a book of stories, Little Men (1996) that won the PEN Oakland award for fiction. A second collection I Cry Like a Baby was published by Painted Leaf Books in 2001. With Lew Ellingham, Killian has written many essays and articles on the life and work of the American poet Jack Spicer [1925-65] and co-edited Spicer's posthumous books The Train of Thought and The Tower of Babel (both 1994). Their biography of Spicer, Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance was published by Wesleyan University Press in 1998. He and Peter Gizzi are currently (2005) editing Spicer's complete poems. Killian's work has been widely anthologized and has appeared in, among others, Best American Poetry 1988 (ed. John Ashbery), Men on Men (ed. Geo. Stambolian), Discontents (ed. Dennis Cooper), Best Gay American Fiction 1996 and 1997 (ed. Brian Bouldrey), and Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry (ed. Timothy Liu). For the San Francisco Poets Theater Killian has written thirty plays, including Stone Marmalade (1996, with Leslie Scalapino) and Often (2001, with Barbara Guest). He is the film columnist for the new online journal Fanzine. His next book--in fact, his next two books--will be all about Kylie Minogue.

****Thank you to John Jenkins for allowing me to use his painting inertia/friction for this flyer. Check out his site at

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