Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 13: Camille Roy, Jen Hofer & Harold Abramowitz

Camille Roy is a writer and performer of fiction, poetry, and plays. Sherwood Forest, a book of poems, is out from Futurepoem in Spring 2011. Her earlier books include Cheap Speech, a play, from Leroy, and Craquer, a fictional autobiography from 2nd Story Books , as well as Swarm (two novellas, Black Star Series), among others. She co-edited Biting The Error: Writers Explore Narrative with Mary Burger, Robert Glück, and Gail Scott (CoachHouse 2005, re-issued 2010). Earlier books include The Rosy Medallions (from Kelsey St Press) and Cold Heaven (plays, from Leslie Scalapino's O Books). Roy has taught creative writing in multiple genres and forms at several institutions, including San Francisco State University, California State University SummerArts, and Naropa.

Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, and urban cyclist. Her most recent books are the homemade chapbook Lead & Tether (Dusie Kollektiv, 2011); Ivory Black, a translation of Negro marfil by Myriam Moscona (Les Figues Press, 2011); a series of anti-war-manifesto poems titled one (Palm Press, 2009); sexoPUROsexoVELOZ and Septiembre, a translation from Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes (Counterpath Press and Kenning Editions, 2008); The Route, a collaboration with Patrick Durgin (Atelos, 2008); and lip wolf, a translation of lobo de labio by Laura Solórzano (Action Books, 2007). She teaches at CalArts, Goddard College, and Otis College, and works nationally and locally as a social justice interpreter.

Harold Abramowitz is a writer and editor from Los Angeles. His recent publications include Not Blessed (Les Figues Press), House on a Hill, Part 3 (Slash Pine Press), and House on a Hill, Part 1 (Insert Press, Parrot Series #2). Harold co-edits the short-form literary press eohippus labs (www.eohippuslabs.com). He also writes and edits as part of the collaborative projects SAM OR SAMANTHA YAMS and UNFO.

Friday May 13, 2011

The PRB @ The Public School
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA

Doors open at 7:00pm
Reading starts at 7:30pm

$5 donation requested