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 Levitskys 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. Howes
compelling critical writings have appeared in How2 & Moving
Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women (Talisman House,
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 Areas stellar
literary history and present. Join us as we unveil Technologies of
Measure, our new anthology of womens 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, &
Small Press Traffic also joins in sponsoring the other half of this event,
a womens 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.
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
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 &