Just a reminder that tonight's SPT event is in OAKLAND (booya!), so don't drive to the city. Macky Hall is comfortable and intimate and welcoming, so be excited. While there isn't a special broadside for this event, we'll have copies of the broadsides for Sueyuen Juliette Lee and Laura Elrick for only FIVE BUCKS (!!) so get 'em while their still available!! And of course the line-up is piping hot, too, so you'll want to be there. Here's the rub:
The Document: an investigation in the remains
with Thalia Field, Allison Cobb and special guest Erin Morrill
Friday March 11, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Macky Hall, CCA OAKLAND
5212 Broadway at College
Thalia Field has a new collection of interlinked stories: BIRD LOVERS, BACKYARD (New Directions) and a new book-length essay, A PRANK OF GEORGES (co-authored with Abigail Lang and published with Essay Press.) Her other New Directions titles include POINT AND LINE and INCARNATE:STORY MATERIAL, and she published her adaptation of Berg's Lulu, ULULU (CLOWN SHRAPNEL), with Coffee House Press in 2007. Thalia teaches in the Literary Arts department of Brown University.
Allison Cobb is the author of Born2 (Chax Press, 2004) about her hometown of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Green-Wood (Factory School, 2010) about a famous nineteenth-century cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Her work combines history, personal narrative, and poetry to address issues of landscape, politics, and ecology. She was a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow and received a 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission. She worked for many years for the Environmental Defense Fund in New York City. She now works for an energy conservation nonprofit in Portland, Oregon.
Erin Morrill was born in Tennessee. She currently lives in San Francisco where she received her MFA in writing at California College of Arts. She has worked with Wolverine Farm Publishing and Kelsey Street Press. She currently co-produces chapbooks for Trafficker Press with Andrew Kenower.