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March 2002 -- Spring Flowers at Small Press Traffic

Friday, March 1, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.
Fanny Howe & Rachel Levitsky

Tonight we present two writers at ease in poetry, prose, & everywhere in between. Join us as they continue to map the range of possibility. Rachel Levitsky’s magnificent meanderings can be traced through the chapbooks 2[1x1] Portraits (Baksun, 1997), The Adventures of Yaya & Grace (Potes & Poets, 1999), Cartographies of Error (Leroy, 1999), & Dearly, (a+bend, 2000). A Brooklynite, she coordinates the Bluestocking reading series in NYC & publishes Belladonna books. Fanny Howe's most recent novel is Indivisible (Semiotexte/MIT Press, 2002), & her Selected Poems appeared in 2000, from the University of California Press. Her numerous other books include The Quietist (O Books) & the stern, gorgeous novel Nod (Sun & Moon) for which she won the American Book Award. Howe’s compelling critical writings have appeared in How2 & Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women (Talisman House, 1998).

Friday, March 8, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.
Series X: Book Party & Celebration of Bay Area Women Writers

cosponsored with the FWord Festival, Kelsey St. Press & Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
In colloboration with the FWord Festival, Kelsey Street Press, & the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Small Press Traffic presents an evening celebrating the contributions of women to the Bay Area’s stellar literary history and present. Join us as we unveil Technologies of Measure, our new anthology of women’s writing and hear some of the contributors read, including Etel Adnan, Stefani Barber, Dodie Bellamy, Mary Burger, Catalina Cariaga, Sarah Anne Cox, Kathleen Fraser (work read by Nikki Thompson), Rachel Loden, Sianne Ngai, Rena Rosenwasser, & Eileen Tabios.
Small Press Traffic also joins in sponsoring the other half of this event, a women’s publishing panel at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, on Thursday, March 7 -- participants including Mary Burger of Second Story Books, Simone Fattal of the Post-Apollo Press, Yedda Morrison of Tripwire, Rena Rosenwasser of Kelsey St. Press, & giovanni singleton of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts. Woman-owned and -run presses from all over the Bay Area will have books on display & for sale.
Small Press Traffic's new Series X investigates the uses of anarchy and tradition in literature.

Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 2 p.m.
Crosstown Traffic
Wendy Kramer

Our interdisciplinary series continues with performance and visual poet Wendy Kramer, from New York. Hosted by Taylor Brady.
Wendy Kramer makes collage poems out of words and pictures to be performed, seen, touched, and heard. She will present two dance-related poems, "Cast-Away" and "Sentiment." Her work can be found on the Web. She works as a librarian in New York.


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)