Saturday, November 8, 2003, from 3-8 p.m.
Nine Lives SPTs 9th Annual Literary Soiree & Auction
$10 admission for a full day of
SURVIVING, THRIVING and JIVING at NINE LIVES
Its our ninth annual soiree event and what better trope to employ
in the copy than the nine lives of the cat? Were an organization
that lives like a cat, on kindness, dexterity and dumb luck, but we reward
you with so much affection!
Food * Music * Cash Bar--featuring the Meow Mix cocktail! * Celebrity
Appearances * Raffle for Fabulous Prizes * Poets Theater * Presentation
of SPTs 2nd annual Book Awards, the best books of poetry published
all of last year . . . and our 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award goes to
OUR BIG ANNUAL AUCTION OF LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS, MEMENTOS, AUTOGRAPHS,
SIGNED BROADSIDES, LETTERS, PHOTOS, ARTWORK AND EPHEMERA
Youll claw your way to the front. Highlights of this year's CAT-alogue
Michael Cunningham, alarm clock, yes, alarm clock signed by the author
of "The Hours" for our auction
Gertrude Stein "How to Write," Allen Ginsbergs copy annotated
1963 San Francisco Poetry Festival broadsides MINT (Helen Adam, Blaser,
Duncan, Lew Welch, Ferlinghetti, LaVigne, Jess, and many more) thanks
to Donald Allens generosity
Early US modernists Lola Ridge, Waldo Frank, Marianne Moore, the whole
Cary Nelson crowd!
Robert Creeley, unpublished poem
Barbara Walters ALS to Ann Landers
Rare double display manuscripts by Karl Shapiro and David Shapiro
Manuscript material, signed books et cetera, graphic works byAnne
Rice, Anne Carson, Ted Berrigan, Josephine Miles, Barbara Guest, Terry
Eagleton, Andre Maurois, William Plomer, Jamaica Kincaid, Ian McEwan,
Jamie ONeill, William Meredith, Isabel Allende, Christopher Fry,
Leslie Scalapino, Philip Whalen, Rosmarie Waldrop, too many in fact to
mention! Come and gawk, come and bid, its all for a good cause.
WORLD PREMIERE OF "THE SMITH FAMILY,"
A NEW PLAY BY CRAIG GOODMAN AND KEVIN KILLIAN
A tornados heading toward Fort Smith, Arkansas, where the Smith
family is hosting their annual reunion. Barometers falling, pressures
mounting, Jack Smith is up on the roof filming "Flaming Creatures,"
Wayne Smith torn between his devotion to his wife Liz Smith and her sister,
former Angel Jaclyn Smith. Patti Smith conducts a secret Romeo and Juliet
affair with one of the Jones family (Tommy Lee), while Anna Nicole Smith
struggles with demons of her own. Kiki Smith has made a 500-ton vagina
for the Venice Biennale, while Will Smith ponders his floundering career.
Meanwhile an interlopers moving on in, and the ghost of tall, elegant
Alexis Smith prowls the plantation with her spectral dog. Susan Smith
looks at her two kids in the back seat and then looks at the lake and
thenAs Morrissey (from the Smiths) croons in the background, Heaven
knows were miserable now. When youve got a big family, whos
to blame for all the problems of the world? With Taylor Brady, Gerald
Corbin, Margaret Crane, Kota Ezawa, Clifford Hengst, Scott Hewicker, Tanya
Hollis, Karla Milosevich, Yedda Morrison, Rex Ray, Laurie Reid, Jocelyn
Saidenberg and Wayne Smith (as himself).
Soiree opens 3:00 p.m.
Auction Preview 3:30--5:30 p.m.
Presentation of Book Awards 5:00 p.m.
Auction 5:30 p.m.
Raffle drawing 7:00 p.m.
Play 7:00 p.m.
Continuous food, drink, entertainment and stupid pet tricks, its
the 9 Lives of the Cat at Small Press Traffic!
California College of Arts and Crafts
1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco (just off the intersection of 16th &