Nov 5, 2011 2
Oct 31, 2011 0
One of the best Bay Area series? Lunch Poems. 8 times a year and this Thursday is one of them: Clayton Eshleman will read from his translations of Aimé Césaire [read this | view last year's series]. Say you’re able to hit that up and you notice the rest of your day has been pretty terrific, actually, and want to see what somebody else has to say. Options: Read the rest of this entry »
Aug 5, 2011 3
If you weren’t at Quiet Lightning‘s recent show at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, and you haven’t seen the photos yet, do that now. Whether you were there or not, it seems (according to their website) that Quiet Lightning is happy to hear any suggestions for the second installment of The Greenhouse Effect — not only QL’s first series but the first-ever, of any kind, at the first conservatory in the United States of America. What will they think of next, you ask? What will you think of next?
It is true: QL is not yet organized to the point of having committees and, well, in short: an infrastructure beyond the recently formed board of directors. But as new readers participate in this literary nonprofit each month, and the monthly shows — of which there have now been 20 — increasingly represent a more vast and unpredictable swathe of the Bay Area (and beyond!) community, it is increasingly obvious that anything might happen. Read the rest of this entry »
May 20, 2011 2
Recently Sean Labrador y Manzano, a 2007 graduate of the Mills College MFA program in Creative Writing and McSweeney’s columnist (Conversations At The Wartime Cafe), organized a reading at the Bollyhood bar in the Mission with readers from about half a dozen MFA programs in the Bay Area. Pointing out that at any given time there are approximately 500 MFA creative writing students actively enrolled in Bay Area writing programs, Mr. Labrador y Manzano organized the event because he feels this pool of talent is too often isolated in tiny workshops, never knowing each other or leaving their campuses to participate in the larger writing community. I attended, and it was quite an evening. I left with a lot to think about. Read the rest of this entry »