Small Press Traffic's Eighth Annual Literary Soiree and Auction
Sunday November 10, 2002 from 2-7 p.m.
$10 admission for a full day of SKATING ON THIN ICE at FIGURE EIGHT
Not for nothing is the Bay Area, home of Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano.celebrated
for its lavish ice spectacles. We won't be doing any skating at this year's
soiree, but we'll be having a ball!
Food * Music * Cash Bar--featuring the Triple Axel cocktail! * Celebrity
Appearances * Raffle for Fabulous Prizes * Presentation of SPT's annual
Book Awards, the best books of poetry published all of last year . . .
and our 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Carl Rakosi (presentation,
we don't expect Mr. Rakosi to attend). * Poets Theater Event
CCAC SF Campus, 1111 - 8th Street, at Irwin (click
Soiree opens 2:00 p.m.
Auction Preview 2:30--4:30 p.m.
Presentation of Book Awards 4:00 p.m.
Auction 4:30 p.m.
Raffle drawing 6:00 p.m.
Play 6:00 p.m.
Continuous food, drink, entertainment and ersatz Olympic glamour
OUR NOTORIOUS ANNUAL AUCTION OF LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, MEMENTOS, AUTOGRAPHS,
SIGNED BROADSIDES, LETTERS, PHOTOS, ARTWORK AND EPHEMERA
It's never been bigger, brighter or more exciting. Highlights of this
year's auction include:
JT Leroy, corrected typescript & galley proofs by the wunderkind author
of SARAH and THE HEART IS DECEITFUL AMONG ALL THINGS, a writers never
before represented at any auction
Jacques Derrida, souvenirs from 2002 visit to San francisco
1963 San Francisco Poetry Festival broadsides MINT (Ginsberg, Blaser,
Duncan, Lew Welch, Ferlinghetti, LaVigne, Jess, and many more) thanks
to Donald Allen's generosity
Shaun Cassidy, pop idol turned TV scenarist bigwig, signed pilot script
Marianne Moore, TLS to Mademoiselle magazine
Patti Smith, new photo, old poem, everything signed, just stunning
Jack Spicer, rare "GOLEM" book courtesy of Granary Books
Manuscript material, signed books et cetera, graphic works by-Edward Albee,
Margaret Atwood, Bjork, Anne Carson, Helen Deutsch (rare 45), Christopher
Fry, Jorie Graham, Gunter Grass, Thomas Harris, Fran Herndon, Robinson
Jeffers, Jamaica Kincaid, David Larsen, Erin Moure, Eileen Myles, Laura
(Riding) Jackson, Muriel Rukeyser, James Schuyler, WD Snodgrass, May Sinclair,
Edith Sitwell, Muriel Spark, Tom Stoppard, Philip Whalen and literally
too many more to mention! Come and gawk, come and bid, it's all for a
good cause. Negotiate at "Figure Eight"!
WORLD PREMIERE OF "FLAMINGO ROAD," A NEW PLAY BY KEVIN KILLIAN
Post-slapstick, post-career, post Ricky Ricardo, an elderly Lucille Ball
presides over her fabulous Miami estate, "Flamingo Road," where
she has moved since it's only ninety miles from Cuba. Her father, Austrian
surrealist Hugo Ball, has secret plans to legalize his union with Lucy's
longtime companion, Ethel Mertz. Struggling with the meaning of life,
Lucy decides to make a bold entry into the Guinness Book of World Records
as the woman who did the most to end the Cold War. She'll stop at nothing,
even fraud, so she finds herself interrogated by the Guinness secret police.
Meanwhile her two grown children, Lucy Jr and Antonio Banderas, face romantic
dilemmas of their own. It's a play about what it means to be an adult.
To be human. And to be discovered hiding baby Elian Gonzalez in one's
capacious, oversized closet. With Norma Cole, Kota Ezawa, Clifford Hengst,
Scott Hewicker, Mac McGinnes, Karla Milosevich, Rex Ray, Laurie Reid,
Jocelyn Saidenberg and Wayne Smith.