Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mommy Mommy #4: Night of the Living Mommies!

Mommy, Mommy! I don't like fishing.
Shut up and stop squirming.

Please join us for Mommy, Mommy! (#4)

Christine Wertheim!
Janice Lee!
Claire Phillips!

Saturday, May 9, 2009
$5 - $20 sliding scale
Doors 7:30pm
Reading starts at 8:00pm
compactspace 105 East 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Christine Wertheim is a former painter with a PhD in literature and semiotics from Middlesex University, (UK). She teaches at the California Institute for the Arts for whom she co-organizes an annual conference: Séance (2004), Noulipo (2005), Impunities (2006), Feminaissance (2007), Untitled (2008). With Matias Viegener she has co-edited two anthologies of contemporary experimental writing: Séance, Make Now Press, 2006, and The noulipian Analects, Les Figues Press, 2007. A third, Feminaissance is forthcoming in Fall 2009. The book of her own poetics +|'me'S-pace is published by Les Figues Press, 2007. Christine also co-directs The Institute For Figuring, which organizes presentations and exhibitions on the intersections of art and science.

Janice Lee is interested in metaphors of consciousness, theoretical neuroscience, and models of hybridity. She has presented papers in Mexico, Canada, New Mexico, and if she can find someone to fund her, in Hong Kong this summer. Her work can be found in Big Toe Review, Zafusy, antennae, and Black Warrior Review. Her first book is KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, Dec 2009), a multidisciplinary exploration of the stakes of consciousness. Holding an MFA from CalArts, she lives in Los Angeles where she is a co-curator of the reading series Mommy, Mommy!, co-editor of [out of nothing], Associate Editor of Les Figues Press, and co-founder of the interdisciplinary arts collective Strophe.

Claire Phillips studied poetry at San Francisco State University, where she received an Academy of American Poets, First Prize. After receiving an M.A. in creative writing at N.Y.U., she promoted her first novella, Black Market Babies, as a featured author at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. She has also read at the Nuyorican, City Lights in San Francisco, and Skylight Books and Machine Project in Los Angeles. Her short fiction has been anthologized in Juncture (Soft Skull), and can be heard on the KQED podcast reading series, The Writer’s Block. Her latest project is co-editing an arts publication, Look At Me, to be published by the Netherlands Architecture Institute and distributed by DAP, Spring 2010. Presently she teaches writing at CalArts, SCI-Arc and UC Irvine.

Photo credit: Monica Nouwens