19 November 2010

Things to do this weekend...

TONIGHT, FRIDAY 11/19: The Encyclopedia Project as SPT

I've been a bit of a deadbeat board member, as I've just signed on with Small Press Traffic and I've yet to announce an SPT event on this blog! That changes now, though, as I'm super excited about this event. I can't say, however, that I totally understand what the Encyclopedia project is, but I'm totally enchanted by pretty much anything Miranda Mellis works on and this features all kinds of super interesting readers including Chris Nagler, Brian Teare, Jocelyn Saidenberg, fellow SPT board member Gloria Frym, etc.etc. And it's always fun to listen to Samantha Giles as she magically unfolds her introduction as if she'd just thought to put one together with the grace and ease of, say, a chatty Frank O'hara. Not to be missed....


Mary Burger, Tammy Rae Carland, Tyler Carter, Jaime Cortez, Amanda Davidson, Gloria Frym, Bob Glück, Sailor Holladay, Christian Nagler, Kirthi Nath, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Sara Seinberg, Chuleenan Svetvilas, Bronwyn Tate, Brian Teare, Amy Trachtenberg, Sarah Fran Wisby, and possibly more!

Music from the Alameda Ensemble!
Get your copy of Vol 2 F-K, hot off the press!
November 19, 2010
event begins at 7:30pm
entrance $8-15/members free
Timken Hall, California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street, San Francisco, 94107

TONIGHT, FRIDAY 11/19: Larry Eigner Celebration at Holloway

(August 7, 1927 – February 3, 1996)
Friday, November 19 at 6:30PM
315 Wheeler Hall, the Maude Fife Room

This event celebrates the publication in four folio volumes of the
Collected Poems of Larry Eigner.

Robert Grenier, poet and co-editor of The Collected Poems of Larry Eigner
Lyn Hejinian, poet and professor, Department of English, UC Berkeley
Richard Eigner, brother of Larry Eigner
Rebecca Gaydos, grad student and scholar of the poetry of Larry Eigner
Kit Robinson, poet and long friend of Larry Eigner
Michael Davidson, poet and professor, UC San Diego
George Hart, scholar of the poetry of Larry Eigner
Albert Gelpi, professor of English, emeritus, Stanford University
Hillary Gravendyk, assistant professor, Pomona College
Jack and Adelle Foley, poets
Norma Cole, poet
Stephen Ratcliffe, poet and professor, Department of English, Mills College
Robert Hass, former Poet Laureate of the United States, professor, UC

SATURDAY, 11/20: Is there anything Saturday?

There must be something Saturday?! Am I forgetting something?

SUNDAY AFTERNOON, 11/21: Nonsite Collective || Jeff DerksenJeff Derkson: After Euphoria--Art and Organization in the Neoliberal Crisis
The Nonsite Collective invites you to participate in a discussion with Jeff Derksen on Sunday, November 21, 2010. We will meet at 2pm at:

Nicole Hollis Interiors
935 Natoma Street, San Francisco
(between Mission and Howard, and between 10th and 11th, accessible from Van Ness and Civic Center MUNI/BART stations)

Our discussion will emerge from Jeff's recent research and documentation of activist cultural work around issues of financialization and culture, contradiction and conflict around neoliberal metropolitan planning and development, and the place of affect-production in culture-worker collectives. We hope to use this occasion to develop prompts for ongoing inquiries and actions by the Nonsite Collective and other collective formations in the Bay Area, including a series of concerns that might help to animate our upcoming group collaboration with SF Camerawork.

SUNDAY NIGHT, 11/21: Tisa Bryant & Jeff Derksen at the New Reading Series

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Reading at 7 p.m.
at 21 Grand, 416 25th St, Oakland
Admission is 5 dollars

Tisa Bryant is the author of Unexplained Presence (Leon Works, 2007), a collection of hybrid essays on black presences in film, literature, and visual art. She is co-editor of the cross-referenced journal of narrative possibility, The Encyclopedia Project, and co-editor, with Ernest Hardy, of War Diaries, an anthology on black gay men’s desire and survival, published by AIDS Project Los Angeles in 2010. She is also author of a chapbook, Tzimmes. Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in the journals 1913 and Animal Shelter. Bryant is currently working on a novel, The Curator. She teaches fiction, hybrid forms, and ethnic innovative literature at the California Institute of the Arts.

Jeff Derksen's poetry books include Down Time, Dwell, and Transnational Muscle Cars, as well as the book of essays Annihilated Time: poetry and other politics (all from Talonbooks). His poetry has been anthologized in The Canadian Long Poem Anthology, The Gertrude Stein Anthology of Innovative North American Poetry, Writing Class, Half in the Sun: an anthology of Mennonite Writing, and in the Portuguese anthology of Canadian poetry, Pullllllllllll. His collection of essays on art and urbanism in the long neoliberal moment, After Euphoria (JRP Ringier), is forthcoming. Derksen is on the boards of the Kootenay School of Writing and Artspeak Gallery (Vancouver), and he works at Simon Fraser University.

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