Mommy, Mommy! (#5) in affiliation with Les Figues Press presents:
DADDY, DADDY! – Where Have All The Daddies Gone?
Saturday, July 11, 2009
$5 - $20 sliding scale
Reading starts at 8:00pm
compactspace 105 East 6th St., Los Angeles
(right next to Pussy & Pooch)
HAROLD ABRAMOWITZ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SILAS HOWARD!
BRIAN KIM STEFANS! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BRIDGET IRISH!For July’s Mommy, Mommy! the Mommies take a backseat and let the Daddies drive the bus. Outrageous performance, film, digital poetry, storytelling, and fiction send you into the strong strong arms of your own inner pops, AND, could it be any more perfect that Daddy, Daddy! is happening on FREE SLURPEE DAY at 7/11? Bring your empty Slurpee cup for prize drawing.
Mommy, Mommy! is a literary art event where feminists and their friends enjoy stimulating word-centered performances. The writing is beautiful, intelligent, and strange, and so are the performers. Mommy Mommy! features writers and other artists whose work, like the great fantastical and fabricated mommy, scolds, abandons, soothes, and triggers. Mommy, Mommy! fills the hole in your soul with the milk of the shamefully sexy unknown.
Harold Abramowitz is a writer, teacher, and editor. His first book, Dear Dearly Departed, was published by Palm Press in 2008. Harold has two books forthcoming in 2009: Sin is to Celebration, a collaboration with Amanda Ackerman, from House Press, and Not Blessed from Les Figues Press. He is also the author of a chapbook, Three Column Table (Insert Press, 2007), a mirco-book, Sunday, or A Summer’s Day (PS Books, 2008), and an e-book, Technique of Bandaging and Splinting (Little Red Leaves, 2009). He has contributed to various literary publications, co-edits the short-form literary press eohippus labs (www.eohippuslabs.com
Silas Howard is a filmmaker, musician (Tribe 8) and tall-tale teller whose work has screened at Sundance, SXSW and Disneyland. Howard's writing is also featured in the anthologies, Without a Net: Growing Up Working Class and Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction, as well as the feminist/queer artists' journal, LTTR: Positively Nasty. Howard received his MFA in directing at UCLA and was nominated for a Rockefeller award in 2004 and 2008.
Brian Kim Stefans’ recent books include Kluge: A Meditation, and other works (Roof, 2007), What is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers (Factory School, 2006), and Before Starting Over: Essays and Interviews (Salt Publishing, 2007). His digital works such as ³The Dreamlife of Letters² and ³Star Wars, One Letter at a Time² have been shown in gallery settings worldwide; many of these can be found at his website, www.arras.net. He is an Assistant Professor of English at UCLA, specializing in poetry and electronic writing.
Bridget Irish, born on St Patrick’s Day, is an interdisciplinary artist and occasional film/video curator. In addition to making her own shorts, Ms. Irish also works with photography, installation, music, performance, and combinations thereof. Bridget uses her body as a medium in tandem with pop-culture referents, parody and game-rule strategies while stimulating relationships between artist, props, and audience. Irish performs and exhibits nationally, solo and collaboratively – in 2001, she toured with Dr. Frockrocket's Vivifying (Re-Animatronic) Menagerie and Medicine Show, and performed with the Sex Workers Art Show National Tour in 2006 and 2007. For more tidbits & details, please visit www.bridgetirish.com / www.filmanddestroy.org.