Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Reading: Installation


Les Figues Press authors read in response to Installations, an exhibition featuring work by Edith Abeyta and Meeson Pae Yang. Featuring: Danielle Adair, Sissy Boyd, Amina Cain, and Allison Carter.

Saturday | January 7, 2012
2-4 p.m.

Palos Verdes Art Center
550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 261
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90275

About the writers:

DANIELLE ADAIR, born in northern Michigan and based in Los Angeles, California, earned a BA with Honors from The University of Chicago, and an MFA in Visual Arts and in Writing from California Institute of the Arts. She is the recipient of the 2010 California Community Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship and the Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing and Creative Arts (Chicago). Adair’s video works have shown internationally – Manila, Cologne, Paris, Belfast – and she has performed extensively within Southern California at such venues as The Velaslavasay Panorama Theater, MOCA, Machine Project, Beyond Baroque, and most recently on Ear Meal. Adair is the author of
by From JBAD: Lessons Learned based on her time as embedded media with US Forces in Afghanistan, and other writing of hers has recently appeared in 30<30: Anthology of Innovative Fiction (Starcherone Press) and Imaginary Syllabi (Palm Press).

SISSY BOYD studied with Martha Graham and danced with many diverse and avant-garde companies in NYC. In L.A. she studied poetry with Holly Prado, and playwrighting with John Steppling. Her last play formed the text for a short film, “Liddy” by Guy Zimmerman. Padua Press will include “Liddy” in their forthcoming anthology, Fever Dreams. In 2006, Les Figues Press published her book “in the plain turn of the body make a sentence: 2 plays by Sissy Boyd.” In the last several years she has danced in a myriad of Ken Roht’s Orphean Circus theater creations. She is a member of The Evidence Room. She is featured in the photography book “Fearless Women.” Her short plays have appeared in Pharmacy and Sharon’s Farm.

AMINA CAIN is the author of the short story collection I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009) and an upcoming chapbook called Tramps Everywhere (Insert Press/PARROT Series). Recent work has appeared in Dear Navigator, summer stock, Dewclaw, The Encyclopedia Project (F-K), and as a chaplet through Belladonna*. Several of her stories have been translated into Polish on MINIMALBOOKS, and a French translation of “Black Wings” is just out in Jet d’encre. Her next book is forthcoming from Dorothy, a publishing project, in fall 2013.

ALLISON CARTER is the author of a book, A Fixed, Formal Arrangement (Les Figues Press), and two chapbooks: Shadows Are Weather (Horse Less Press) and All Bodies Are The Same and They Have The Same Reactions (Insert Press). Her narrative project Sum Total was just released from Eohippus Labs: n°5. Her work has otherwise been published in Conjunctions, Joyland, P-Queue, 5_Trope, Fence, 3rd Bed, and other journals. Her poem ‘Razor Sharp Penny Candy’ was included in the Best of Fence: First Nine Years anthology. Her long poem, The Nests, is available from H_NGM_N. She studied at Brown University and at California Institute of the Arts.