Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Sam D'Allesandro Tribute @ USF : Wed 11/15 : 7:30PM

From Kevin Killian:

If you're going to be in the Bay Area on Wednesday, November 15, I hope
you can come to a reading at USF (University of San Francisco) at 7:30

We're going to be reading from the stories of Sam D'Allesandro, the San
Francisco-based "New Narrative" writer who died, aged 31, of AIDS in 1988.

Last year Suspect Thoughts Press put out a new edition of D'Allesandro's
stories, called THE WILD CREATURES, and it has been a big success so far,
winning the Stonewall Award from the American Library Association.

USF is commemorating 25 years of "artistic struggle against AIDS" by a
yearlong program of readings, plays, exhibitions, lectures and panels, and
this is part of that. I will be there, and also reading from
D'Allesandro's work will be the poets Bill Luoma and Suzanne Stein, and
the artist Colter Jacobsen. This event is sponsored by the MFA in Writing
Program, and by the Department of Performing Arts. And it's free to the
public (I always wonder what that expression means, and if there's some
other group, not the public, that has to shell out the entrance fee. The
sponsors I guess).

Anyhow you may be thinking, didn't we act up, fight back, fight AIDS years
ago, and that this reading should be solemn and sad, I don't think so! I
expect it will be the reading of the year, so don't miss it.

USF, Lone Mountain Campus (2800 Turk Street), Room 100.

Thanks, hope to see you on the 15th.

Kevin Killian

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