Thursday, March 20, 2008

Listen to Christine

Christine Wertheim, author of +|'me'S-pace, now has a blog by the same name. We can't wait to see how she develops this space --- right now, for those who haven't heard Christine read (or, for those who have, what a treat), she's posted a link from her recent performance at the Center for Arts, Eagle Rock.

Listen to Christine

Monday, March 17, 2008

Small Press Month Event

*Celebrating Small Press Month*

In recognition of Small Press Month, join this hearty group from LA’s burgeoning experimental writing and publishing scene. Brief readings by small press authors, followed by Q&A with press editors. Skylight Books 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027, Tel: (323) 660-1175. Sunday, March 30, 2008, 5:00 p.m.

Participating presses and authors include:
Siglio Press featuring Lisa Pearson, editor, and The Nancy Book by Joe Brainard

Semiotext(e) featuring Veronica Gonzalez, author, with Hedi Kholti, editor

Les Figues Press" featuring Sissy Boyd, author, with Teresa Carmody and Vanessa Place, editors

Insert Press featuring Ara Shirinyan, author, with Mathew Timmons, editor

eohippus labs featuring Amanda Ackerman, author/editor, with Harold Abramowitz, editor

Cloverfield Press featuring Carol Treadwell, author, with Laurence Dumortier, editor

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SMALL PRESS MONTH, now in its 12th year, is a nationwide promotion highlighting the valuable work produced by independent publishers. An annual celebration of the independent spirit of small publishers, Small Press Month is an effort to showcase the diverse, unique, and often most significant voices being published today. This year's slogan is "Celebrate Great Writing".


This event is organized by LES FIGUES PRESS — creating aesthetic conversations.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Gertrude's Basket

That's the name of Debra DiBlasi's blog on the avant-garde. Here, she highlights Les Figues as part of her series "Monstrous Women of the Avant-Garde."

Small Press Festival

We're back from the Small Press Festival at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Thanks again to Julie Carr for being such a wonderful host, and to Elizabeth Sheffield and Jeffrey DeShell for inviting us.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008