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December 2001 -- Warm Wishes from Small Press Traffic

Saturday, December 1, 2001
Series X: On Translation
4 pm: Panel Discussion
8 pm: Reading

The opener of our new Series X, investigating the enactment of radicality and tradition in varying situations and for varying purposes. Open Borders, Series X: On Translation will include an afternoon panel moderated by our own Norma Cole with translators Pierre Joris, Jen Hofer, Walter Lew, and Diane Weipert, as well as an evening reading of poetry they've translated from North Africa, Korea, Mexico and Cuba.


Sunday, December 2, 2001 at 2 p.m.
Crosstown Traffic -- Tanya Hollis & Amanda Hughen

Visual artists Tanya Hollis and Amanda Hughen will present and discuss their work and processes. Tanya Hollis attended New College of the University of South Florida, receiving a BA in Religion with a thesis on women's roles in slave religion in the South, and then SUNY-Buffalo for her Masters in Library Science. She now resides in San Francisco, and is currently the Acting Director at the California Historical Society's North Baker Research Library. Hollis will be talking about her job as an archivist and its implications in her work as a visual artist; she is also a sculptor, using mainly found objects, and is involved in the Bay Area poetry scene. Amanda Hughen is a visual artist who looks at utilitarian forms in the built environment, and explores the nuance that emerges from the repetition of forms within a system. Hughen has shown throughout the Bay Area, at such venues as the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, The Luggage Store, a.o.v., Refusalon, the San Francisco Art Institute, and Southern Exposure. She has been an artist in residence at the DeYoung Museum Artists Studio, and an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Hosted by Yedda Morrison.


Friday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Chax Press Reading & Celebration

Authors Beverly Dahlen, Myung Mi Kim, and others read at an event celebrating the beautiful and groundbreaking work of Tucson’s Chax Press, publishers of gorgeous, intelligent books, both perfectbound and artist’s. Chax Press Director Charles Alexander will join us and Chax books will be available. Please mark your calendars now for this lovely event!


Friday, December 14, 2001 at 7:30 p.m.
Lauren Gudath & David Larsen

Born in Tampa, Florida in the late middle of the twentieth century, poet Lauren Gudath now lives and works in San Francisco. She is currently working on a series of poems exploring infatuations, as well as a novel. Her two most recent chapbooks are The Television Documentary (Second Story, 1999) and This Kind of Interpretation Brings Luck (Lucinda, 2000), for which her coreader David Larsen provided imagery; Read a Poem About California is forthcoming from Melodeon Poetry Systems. Oakland resident David Larsen is a performer, artist, scholar, and poet -- a mover, shaker and maker the Bay Area is lucky to call its own. His poetry has appeared in Cello Entry, Mirage #4/Period(ical), Explosive, and other magazines, as well as the chapbooks To The Fremont Station, Sepia #1-7, and Swath. He presented "Scarcely Otherwise: Kevin Killian’s Pulp Mimesis" at the Queer/Popular/Culture conference in Santa Cruz last March. With Beth Murray he edited the much-missed San Jose Manual of Style. His artworks have graced many small press books and journals, and new cartoon work is due out in Chain.


All events are $5-10, sliding scale, and begin at 7:30, unless otherwise noted. Our events are free to SPT members, and CCAC faculty, staff, and students.
Unless otherwise noted, our events are presented in
Timken Lecture Hall
California College of Arts and Crafts
1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco (just off the intersection of 16th & Wisconsin)