12 November 2010

Things to do this weekend!

TONIGHT: ARP & Paul Clipson at the BAM
The BAM's L@TE programming has been consistently satisfying, and this event promises to be no exception. Alexis Georgopoulos from compelling local band The Alps will perform with filmmaker Paul Clipson under his electronic moniker ARP. Promises to be much like the clip below, and it's cheap! AND it's in the East Bay!

SATURDAY: Michael Cross & Erica Lewis @ The Condensery
Doors at 7:30, reading at 8:00. Bring some booze and listen to my sad poems. Also, there is often piano music during intermission. The Speakeasy is located at 604 56th Street in Oakland, CA, at the intersection of 56th and Shattuck. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Bike parking on the porch, car parking on the street.

erica lewis is a former curator of the Canessa Gallery Reading Series in North Beach. During her tenure there, she reinvigorated the series with out-of-the-box events involving performance art and musical/poetic explorations. Her poetic work is an ongoing examination about how we relate to one another, how we see ourselves as individuals and collective beings, and how we view the world inside and outside of the comfortable box that we put it in. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in New American Writing, Parthenon West Review, P-Queue, Ur Vox, Word For/Word, With+Stand, Cricket Online Review, Shampoo, Little Red Leaves, alice blue, Critiphoria, BOOG CITY, and Try!, among others.

Michael Cross is the author of In Felt Treeling (Chax, 2008) and Haecceities (Cuneiform Press, 2010) and editor of Atticus/Finch chapbooks and On: Contemporary Practice (w/ Thom Donovan). Other projects include Involuntary Vision: after Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (Avenue B, 2003), Building is a process / Light is an element: Essays and Excursions for Myung Mi Kim (Queue Books, 2008), and a forthcoming edition of the George Oppen Memorial Lectures at San Francisco State. He lives in Oakland where he studies 21st century poetry.

Condensery is co-curated by Zack Tuck and Jackqueline Frost.

SUNDAY: Dodie Bellamy's Book Launch w/ Cynthia Sailers & Neil LeDoux
It feels like ages since I've seen Cynthia read, and I always love what Dodie's up to (I'm a big fan of the recent UDP chapbook Barf Manifesto, and, well of course, also Academonia).

When: Sunday, November 14 · 6:30pm - Whenever
Where: Summer BF Press HQ / 1231 Fulton St. Apt 2 / San Francisco, CA
What: Hooray!

Dodie Bellamy's 'Whistle While You Dixie' will be officially released this Sunday. Lindsey, Miette and Steve, and all of the Summer BF interns are so excited that we have decided that we have to throw a party.

But sometimes a party isn't enough. So we decided to go the extra mile. Don't we always?
Dodie will be there to read. So will Cynthia Sailers. Neil LeDoux, who did the wonderful cover art for 'Whistle While You Dixie', will have his art on the walls. The interns are being forced to buy 4 cases of 4 Loco, chips and salsa. So, join us and bring friends!

*Dodie Bellamy is the author of the chapbook, Barf Manifesto, from Ugly Duckling Presse. Other books include Academonia, Pink Steam, and The Letters of Mina Harker. Her book Cunt-Ups won the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for poetry. In January, 2006, she curated an installation of Kathy Acker's clothing for White Columns, New York's oldest alternative art space. She lives in San Francisco with writer Kevin Killian and three cats.

*Neil LeDoux was born in 1976 in Louisiana. He is currently a BFA candidate at the California College of the Arts. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the California College of the Arts, in San Francisco and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and recently at Silverman Gallery and Right Window Gallery in San Francisco.

*Cynthia Sailers is a poet and therapist in private practice in San Francisco. She is currently writing a dissertation on perversion and group psychology (with a film analysis of Lars von Trier’s Dogville). She is also the author of the book, Lake Systems.

Directions: 1231 Fulton St. Apt 2 is located on Fulton St. between Divisadero and Scott St. Parking is tough in this neighborhood but not impossible. You can also get to us by bike (duh) or bus (#5, 21, 31, 38, 22, 24). If you need driving, biking or public transit directions, let us know. You can email us at summerbfpress@gmail.com.

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