Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Woolf at the Berkeley Rep: 02-23 thru 02-27

Apologies to ye Artifacters that this isn't exactly poetry, but it is the almost-poetry of Ms. Woolf, as performed by the Berkeley Repertory Theater.

The Berkeley Rep is kindly extending a special 20% discount to see their world premier adaptation of Virginia Woolf's TO THE LIGHTHOUSE this weekend. The offer was originally for Small Press Distribution supporters, but they encouraged SPD to pass it along.

For details, go to http://www.berkeleyrep.org/smallpress

Dates are Friday Feb 23rd, Sat Feb 24, Sun Feb 25, and Tuesday Feb 27th.

About the show:
For the past two years, Obie Award-winning director Les Waters has shown Bay Area audiences the best and worst of family dynamics in the luminous Eurydice, dark and disturbing Finn in the Underworld; breathtaking The Glass Menagerie; and edgy, enthralling The Pillowman. Now he reflects on yet another family with To the Lighthouse, a bold world-premiere adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s landmark novel. Just as Virginia Woolf’s innovative style exploded the boundaries of prose, this production explores and explodes the boundaries of theatre -- with brilliant new music by composer Paul Dresher (whose venues include the Carnegie Hall, San Francisco Symphony and Project Artaud) to further illuminate the lives of the Ramsay house and its inhabitants.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

ARTIFACT: 2:17:07: Scalapino: Morgenstern: Roy

ARTIFACT presents...

A launch party for TANTALUM: a magazine that redefines the fictive

Leslie Scalapino
Chana Morgenstern
Camille Roy

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007
7:30PM, reading begins promptly at 8PM
$3 donation goes to the readers & drinks!
2921B Folsom St. @ 25th St. SF 94110


Camille Roy is a writer and performer of fiction, poetry, and plays. She edited Biting The Error: Writers Explore Narrative with Mary Burger, Robert Gluck, and Gail Scott (CoachHouse 2005). Earlier books include CHEAP SPEECH, a play, from Leroy, and CRAQUER, a fictional autobiography from 2nd Story Books , as well as SWARM (two novellas, Black Star Series), among others. In 1998 she was the recipient of a Lannan Writers At Work Residency at Just Buffalo Literary Center. She is a founding editor of the online journal Narrativity (http://www.sfsu.edu/~poetry/narrativity). She teaches fiction at San Francisco State University.

Leslie Scalapino’s new book of poetry, Day Ocean State of Stars’ Night, is a collection of the last eight years. She is the author of thirty books of poetry, inter-genre fiction-poetry-criticism and plays, including recently Zither & Autobiography (Wesleyan University Press), The Tango (Granary Press), Orchid Jetsam (Tuumba), Dahlia’s Iris—Secret Autobiography and Fiction (FC2 Publishers), and a reprint of Defoe by Green Integer. Scalapino’s Selected Poems, 1974-2006/It’s go in horizontal is forthcoming from University of California Press at Berkeley in spring 2008. Her CDs include ‘Can’t’ is ‘Night’ and Other Poems and way.

Chana Morgenstern was born and raised in Jerusalem and now resides in San Francisco . She is currently at work on Home, a multimedia interview project she conducted with Israelis and Palestinians. For two years she served as resident writer and teacher of San Francisco School of the Arts Creative Writing Department. She has her MFA in fiction from Bard College and is working on an upcoming novel. Her plays and monologues have been performed at the New College Theater and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum. She is the author of the chapbook Touching New Jersey (Little Red Press) and the recipient of Miriam Ylvisaker Fellowship in Fiction. Recent works of hers can be read in Red Letters Journal, On our Backs Magazine,
El Pobre Mouse, Shifter Magazine, Marjorie Wood Gallery
and Tantalum.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

New Yipes : 2.18 Vanitas #2 Reading

Sunday, Feb 18
at 21 GRAND
416 25th St, corner B'way
6 blocks north of 19th St BART
in Oakland
7 pm

A FREE EVENT in celebration of VANITAS magazine (ed. Vincent Katz)
Featuring 3 films by RUDY BURCKHARDT in Glorious Sixteen Millimeter
And readings by

Bill Berkson
Mary Burger
Kate Colby
Norma Cole
Del Ray Cross
Brent Cunningham
Susan Gevirtz
Robert Gl├╝ck
Duncan McNaughton
Laura Moriarty
Kit Robinson
Stephanie Young

as they leap from the pages of http://www.vanitasmagazine.com/

and into the annals of http://newyipes.blogspot.com

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Clayton Eshleman reads at Mills 2/15 @ 5:30PM

Mills College
Contemporary Writers Series:
Clayton Eshleman

The Chana Bloch Reading of Writers in Translation presents Clayton Eshleman
reading from his translation of Cesar Vallejo.

Date: February 15, 2007
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Free to all

Location: Mills Hall Living Room

5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland CA 94613