2.21.2006

Smell Last Sunday Series reading
Jennifer Calkins, Stephanie Rioux, Elizabeth Treadwell, Christine Wertheim Sunday February 26 at 6:30pm

directions? visit www.thesmell.org

Jennifer Calkins is an evolutionary biologist living in Seattle with her husband, two children, three cats and four birds. She received her MFA from Antioch University, Los Angeles in 1999 and her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine in 2000.

Stephanie Rioux graduated from California Institute of the Arts with an MFA in Writing in Spring 2005. Her writings have appeared in the literary journal nocturnes (re)view, are forthcoming in the journal Trepan, and are self-published on the internet at willowbutton. Stephanie teaches English and writing to middle school kids in Diamond Bar, California, ghostwrites e-books for infoproductguy.com, and co-curates L.A. Lit with Mathew Timmons. Her main interests currently dwell in poetry, entomology, and embroidery.

Elizabeth Treadwell is the author of Populace (Avec 1999), Eleanor
Ramsey: the Queen of Cups (SFSU 1997), LILYFOIL + 3 (O Books 2004), Chantry (Chax Press 2004), as well as several chapbooks, including two small volumes of her long poem, Eve Doe. Treadwell has been the director of Small Press Traffic in San Francisco, and has edited Outlet magazine.

Christine Wertheim is a trained critical thinker with a doctorate in philosophy and literature, and a background in studio arts. Wertheim has lectured internationally and published articles on the arts, architecture and language, and is currently writing a book entitled Do it Again!: The Art of Excess, on the ethical function of visual art in contemporary society. Her main research interest lies in art and theory that deals with the limits of sense, from the sublime to the ridiculous. She also has a book forthcoming from Les Figues.

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