Monday, December 11, 2006

12/17 Hooke Press reading @ New Yipes: Killian & Shufran w/films by Smith

Sunday 12/17
at 21 GRAND
416 25th St @ B'way
Oakland, CA
6 blocks north of 19th St BART
7 pm | For lack of $4
none need miss out
on readings by
with a set by AERO-MIC'D
and films by WAYNE SMITH
brought to you by HOOKE PRESS

Kevin Killian is the author of ARCTIC SUMMER, ARGENTO SERIES, LITTLE
works of poetry and prose. 35 of his plays have been presented by San Francisco's
Poets Theater over the past twenty years. With Dodie Bellamy he has edited
130+ issues of MIRAGE #4/PERIOD(ical), and for many years he worked behind
the scenes at Small Press Traffic, the San Francisco literary arts center.
His latest book (from Hooke Press) is SELECTED AMAZON REVIEWS, edited by
Brent Cunningham. In the future: a new book of poetry called ACTION KYLIE and an
edition, with Peter Gizzi, of Jack Spicer's COLLECTED POEMS.
Lauren Shufran lives near here. She is currently working on her MA and MFA at
San Francisco State, and celebrating the release of her book BURROW from
Oakland's Hooke Press. From 2001 to 2003 she collected tolls on the Peace Bridge
between bomb threats. Now she farms chiefly for pleasure rather than income.

HOOKE PRESS was founded in late 2005 by Neil Alger and Brent Cunningham.
It was named for Robert Hooke, a 17th century British scientist and the first Curator
of Experiments at the Royal Society. Inspired by Hooke's experiments and
observations across an astonishing number of disciplines, Hooke Press seeks to
publish small-run books of poetry, criticism, theory, writing and ephemera that share
his ecumenical spirit, though not necessarily his famously sullen temperament.

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Pelton & Roy @ SPT 12/1

Small Press Traffic is pleased to present a reading by

Ted Pelton & Camille Roy

Friday, December 8, 2006 at 7:30 PM

Ted Pelton is the author of three books, most recently the novel Malcolm and Jack (Spuyten Duyvil, 2006), which Cris Mazza says “reminds us of the quagmire that is history. Fact and fiction can't be easily boxed; everything is true even as everything isn't. Don't even bother trying to pinch yourself every so often while reading to see if it’s ‘real.’ Pelton’s book does the pinching for you.” Pelton is the publisher of Starcherone Books and teaches at Medaille College of Buffalo.

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. Girlfriends magazine says “Camille Roy is as brilliant and horny as William S. Burroughs with his consciousness way raised” and Robert Gluck calls hers “gorgeously perverse…starstruck langugage.”

Unless otherwise noted, events are $5-10, sliding scale, free to current SPT members and CCA faculty, staff, and students.

Unless otherwise noted, our events are presented in Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco (just off the intersection of 16th & Wisconsin)

Small Press Traffic
Literary Arts Center at CCA

1111 -- 8th Street San Francisco, CA 94107