Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Artifact : 6.09 : Beavers : Evans : Jordan : Tremblay-McGaw

Artifact presents . . .



Saturday, June 9th, 2007
7:30PM, reading begins at 8PM

2921B Folsom St. @25th St. SF 94110
$5 donation goes to Digital Artifact Magazine



David Beavers was born in Santa Rosa, and lives and works in San Francisco. He never considered himself a "city person" until he moved there, and has developed a growing obsession to write about sprawling, mythical cities and the bored, lonely, or interesting people who inhabit them. He lives in the Sunset District, which is a much more fascinating place than you might think it is.

Renee Evans was born and raised in Southern Virginia and currently resides in the Bay Area. She received her MFA in fiction from Bard College in 2006 and is the author of the prose chapbook, How it Burned, and the comic book series The Secret Life. Renee spends her spare time making books, checking the mail, cutting up instructional manuals and medical textbooks, and her indentured time as a line cook in San Francisco.

Judith Jordan can be reached at velcro.buttons@gmail.com. Pocket Myths published her short story "Skylla" in their Odyssey anthology last year; snippets of her poetry are up at the Lodestar Quarterly and SomArts Review; a critical essay appeared in The Abolitionist; she was a resident artist at the Jon Sims Center for Performing Arts (2005); and Prestel is planning to publish one of her interviews in the Learning to Love You More collection this fall.

Robin Tremblay-McGaw’s work has appeared in Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative, HOW2, marks, Poetry Flash, Five Fingers Review, Mirage, and elsewhere. Currently she is at work on her dissertation which examines Bay Area Oppositional Writing. With Kathy Lou Schultz and Jim Brashear she edits Lipstick Eleven.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

New Yipes : 5.27 : Sailers : Clark : Alvarez

7 pm Sunday May 27
at 21 GRAND
416 25th St
@ B'way

CYNTHIA SAILERS is the author of Rose Lungs (atticus/finch 2003) and
Lake Systems (Tougher Disguises, 2004). Recent poetry has appeared in
Bay Poetics, Vanitas, Small Town and The Recluse. She co-curated the New
Brutalism Reading series and New Yipes from 2004-2006. She is currently working
on a doctorate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and beginning a dissertation on
narcissism and perversion in pathological groups.

JEFF CLARK was born in southern California in 1971. He attended UC Davis
for football, immediately quit, played baseball for a few months, and not long
after became involved in writing and the Davis music community. He was one
half of Buick (www.quemadura.net/p71alt.html ) and also drummed on Slowest Eye,
the last studio album of the Popealopes. Went to Iowa for poetry, then moved to
San Francisco, where he lived from 1995 to 2000. From 2000 to early 2004 he lived
in Oakland, and now lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with his partner, the poet Christine
Hume, and their daughter, Juna Hume Clark. After eleven years with Oakland design
studio Wilsted & Taylor, Clark does book design as Quemadura (www.quemadura.net).
His own books are The Little Door Slides Back (Sun and Moon, 1997; reprint FSG, 2004),
Music and Suicide (FSG, 2004), and 2A (Quemadura, 2006), a book written in
collaboration with Geoffrey G. O'Brien.

ALFONSO ALVAREZ has collaborated with a number of musicians and filmmakers
to create multi-projector shows with live musical accompaniment. His films have
screened in many high-end warehouses, bars, galleries and film festivals locally
and around the world. He recently co-produced a 6 projector, live music show for
the Illuminated Corridor show on the Great Wall of Oakland at West Grand and

Friday, May 04, 2007

Artifact : 5.12 : Banerjee : Kaipa : Wilson

Artifact presents . . .

Neelanjana BANERJEE

Saturday, May 12, 2007
7:30PM, reading begins at 8PM

2921B Folsom St. @25th St. SF 94110

$5 donation goes to Digital Artifact online magazine - coming in June!



Neelanjana Banerjee's writing has been published in the Asian Pacific American Writers' Journal, Kitchen Sink, Nimrod, Ellipsis, Suspect Thoughts and others. She is putting the finishing touches on her MFA thesis for San Francisco State University, a collection of short fiction entitled "Misbehaving." She also works as an editor and journalist for non-profit media organization New America Media and Hyphen magazine.

Summi Kaipa has authored several chapbooks, including "The Epics" (Leroy Press), "One: I Beg You Be Still" (Belladonna), and most recently "The Language Parable" (Corollary Press). For eight years, she was the editor of Interlope, a magazine publishing innovative writing by Asian Americans, and in 2002, she received a Potrero Nuevo Fund Prize to write and produce her first play. Once a resident of SF's bustling Mission District, Kaipa now resides in a quiet neighborhood in North Berkeley, where she studies for a doctorate in psychology, cooks delicious meals, and makes slow progress on her first full-length manuscript. Occasionally, she emerges from her shell to charm friends and admirers with a benshi or a reading.

Born in NYC and educated at UCBerkeley, Emily Wilson is a visual artist and writer. Chlorine, a photographic/prose collaboration with Amanda Davidson, may be found online at marjoriewoodgallery.com. Emily has shown her paintings at Southern Exposure and The Lab, as well as Portland's Pulliam-Deffenbaugh Gallery; the Mark Wolfe Gallery in San Francisco has scheduled a show of her work in October. Emily is currently working on Failure: A Novel.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

SPD's Bee-In! May 14th

Join us for a celebrity spelling bee to support SPD!

Tickets are selling out fast! Don't miss your chance to attend this exciting event with even more spellers added to the roster!

THE BEE-IN, A Spelling Bee to Benefit Small Press Distribution will be an old fashioned spelling bee but with alcohol and more fun! The proceeds will help support the work of SPD, the nation's only remaining non-profit distributor of literary small press books.

Drinks, Nibbles & Spelling!

Monday, May 14th - Crown Point Gallery, 20 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco

Doors Open @ 6:30 (Bee starts at 7:30 and lasts for about an hour)

Cocktails courtesy of Craft Distillers, pouring Hangar One Vodka

MC: NPR commentator Laura Sydell (All Things Considered)

Judge: San Francisco Chronicle Book Editor Oscar Villalon

Spellers (With More to Come!):

  • Cookbook guru Mollie Katzen (The Enchanted Broccoli Forest )
  • "Sexpert" Susie Bright (Best American Erotica )
  • Author and Stanford professor Tobias Wolff (Old School )
  • Ex-stripper Stephen Elliott (Happy Baby )
  • Jack Spicer biographer and former New York state Spelling Bee champion Kevin Killian (Little Men )
  • Political commentator George Lakoff (Don't Think of an Elephant! )
  • Former San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez
  • Writers with Drinks diva Charlie Anders (Choir Boy )
  • Author and teacher Melanie Abrams (Playing forthcoming from Grove/Atlantic)
  • New York Times bestselling novelist Beth Lisick (Everybody Into the Pool )
  • "Riot grrrl" Michelle Tea (Rose of No Man's Land ).
  • Best-selling fiction writer Daniel Mason (The Piano Tuner )
  • Award-winning author Nona Caspers (Heavier than Air )
  • Novelist Marc Lecard (Vinnie's Head )
  • Novelist, poet, teacher and literary magazine editor Maxine Chernoff (Among the Names )
  • Poet and former SPD Board Member Forest Hamer (Rift )
  • Cultural leader Penny Cooper
  • (NEW!!) Journalist, subculture skipper, and novelist Kemble Scott (SoMa)

General Admission Tickets: $50

Patron Tickets: $250


For Directions to Crown Point Gallery, please click here.

Parking: at 5th & Mission garage or at lot on 3rd between Howard & Folsom