Monday, May 17, 2010

Silver Lake Jubilee

Les Figues Press Showcase
Silver Lake Jubilee
Literary Village Community Stage
Myra Ave between Fountain Ave & Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, May 22nd @ 2 PM
Danielle Adair
Amina Cain
Teresa Carmody

Sunday, May 23rd @ 2 PM
Allison Carter
Vanessa Place
Mathew Timmons

Danielle Adair is an artist and writer born in northern Michigan and currently based in Los Angeles. Select writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Thirty Under Thirty (Starcherone Books), Poetry Sz, Casebok (ValeVeil), and Afterall Online, and she has screened her video-performance work in gallery, conference, and festival contexts. Adair is the author of From JBAD: Lessons Learned (Les Figues Press, 2009), based on her time as a ‘media embed’ with US Forces stationed in Afghanistan. This book is part of her ongoing series of projects First Assignment. For more information: and

Amina Cain is the author of I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press), a collection of stories, and an upcoming chapbook, Tramps Everywhere (Blanc Press/PARROT Series). Her work has appeared in publications such as 3rd bed, Action Yes, Denver Quarterly, Dewclaw, emohippus, La Petite Zine, onedit, Sidebrow, and Wreckage of Reason: Xxperimental Prose by Women Writers; is forthcoming in the Encyclopedia Project, MoonLit, and Sous Rature; and has been translated into Polish on MINIMALBOOKS.

Teresa Carmody is the author of Requiem (Les Figues Press, 2005), and two chapbooks: Eye Hole Adore (PS Books, 2008), and Your Spiritual Suit of Armor by Katherine Anne (Woodland Editions, 2009). She lives in Los Angeles and is co-director of Les Figues Press.

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, forthcoming from Blanc Press. Her work has otherwise been published in Conjunctions, Joyland, P-Queue, 5_Trope, Fence, 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. Allison Carter has taught writing at California Institute of the Arts as well as for various nonprofit literacy programs. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she co-edits, with Joe Potts, the Particle Series. For more information about Allison Carter and her theory of husbandry, please see her website:

Vanessa Place is a writer, a lawyer, and co-director of Les Figues Press. She is author of Dies: A Sentence (2006), La Medusa (2008), and Notes on Conceptualisms, co-authored with Robert Fitterman (2009), and the nonfiction book, The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and Law (2010). A work of conceptual poetry using her legal writing will be published in France by éditions è®e, as Exposé des Faits, and as a trilogy in English by Blanc Press: Statement of Facts, Statement of the Case, and Argument. Place is also a regular contributor to X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly.

Mathew Timmons is a writer, curator and critic in Los Angeles. His works include CREDIT (Blanc Press) and LIP SERVICE, a chapbook published by Slack Buddha Press. Forthcoming works include: The New Poetics (Les Figues Press), and his micro-book collaboration with Marcus Civin, a particular vocabulary (P S Books). He also is the editor of Insert Press and co-curator of Late Night Snack (w/ Harold Abramowitz).

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