4.23.2006

Smell Last Sunday Reading Series

Come to the next readin of the year at THE SMELL
Sunday, April 30, 2006

Reading will begin at 6:30 pm.

5 dollars at the door to support visiting writers.

247 S. Main Street,
Between 2nd and 3rd streets in Downtown, Los Angeles
Enter in the alley, more or less behind Jalisco's

Readers will be:

Mary Burger
Dolores Dorantes
Vanessa Place


Mary Burger is the author of Sonny (Leon Works, 2005) and the co-editor of Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative, a collection of critical essays on experimental fiction (Coach House Books, 2004). She edits Second Story Books, featuring works by innovative narrative writers. An Apparent Event: A Second Story Books Anthology has just been published.

Dolores Dorantes was born in Córdoba, Veracruz in 1973. Her most recent books include SexoPUROsexoVELOZ (Cuadernos del filodecaballo, 2002), Para
Bernardo: un eco (MUB editoraz, 2000) and Poemas para niños (Ediciones El Tucán de Virginia, 1999). She is a founding editor of Editorial Frugal, which counts among its activities publication of the monthly broadside series Hoja Frugal, printed in editions of 4000 and distributed free throughout Mexico. Translations of her poems into English have been published in the anthology Sin puertas visibles ( ed.and trans. Jen Hofer, University of Pittsburgh and Ediciones Sin Nombre, 2003), in the Seeing Eye chapbook PUREsexSWIFTsex (also translated by Jen Hofer), and in the journals Aufgabe and kenning.

Vanessa Place is a writer and lawyer. She is the author of Dies: A Sentence, a 50,000-word, one-sentence novel; other work has appeared in Northwest Review, Northridge Review, Film Comment, Contemporary Literary Criticism, 4th Street: A Poetry Bimonthly, LA Weekly Literary Supplement, Five Fingers Review, and n/Oulipo. Place represents indigent sex offenders and sexually violent predators on appeal, her nonfiction book about sex crimes and the morality of guilt is to be published by Other Press. She is a co-founder of Les Figues Press, publisher of the TrenchArt series of experimental literature.

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