Saturday October 9th at 7:30
a reading/performance for the Art of the Book 3 exhibit
at the Artists Union Gallery
330 S. California Street - Ventura

reader/performers include:
Glenna Luschei, Friday, Beverly Messenger, Gigi Bennett,
Phil Taggart, Gauvin, Doris Vernon, Cathryn Andresen, Peg Quinn,
Joyce Lombard

Host: Marsha de la O

The Art of the Book 3 exhibit features contemporary, traditional
and unusual book art. The exhibit includes three dimensional
artwork that uses any book format (from tablets to codex) or a
book as the base for the artwork. The exhibit is “book as art”
and includes two-dimensional artwork that has text as an integral
part of its’ composition.

Curator, Ines Monguio
Juror, Joe Cardella

admission is $5
This a fundraiser for the Artists Union Gallery


PHOTOGRAPHS BY Ann Mitchell Head of Art and Photography Department, Long Beach City College "Family Stories:
An Exhibition exploring Family, Memory and Identity"
Curated by Neil France
Location: 218 N PROMENADE Long Beach
Dates: October 6- November 5, 2010
Opening Reception October 9, 2010 7-10pm
Photographer Ann Mitchell explores family in this body of work trough the understanding of personal and cultural memories and their relationship to identity.

SPOKE UP A CSULB Student Mixed Media Exhibition at Belong Projects Curated by Stephanie Libanati
Location: 216 North Promenade Long Beach Phantom Galleries Long Beach
Dates: October 6- November 12, 2010
Opening Reception October 9, 2010 7-10pm
CSULB student mixed media exhibition to launch their 2010 fall program: Belong Project’s SPOKE UP, a mixed media exhibition discussing alternative modes of local transportation.

Martha De Perez Projects, "United", Trailblazing Women Artists
Recent works by, Consuelo Campos, Margaret Garcia &, Dolores Guerrero, Curated by Martha De Perez & EL Azur, Location: 350 E 3rd Street
Opening Reception, Sat Oct 9th 2010, 6-10 pm

Lucha Libre Arte Celebrating la Cultura"
A celebration of Lucha Libre culture through fine art, a group exhibition focusing on Mexican wrestling culture. rtists:, OCHO, CHUYMOSCA, CHATISMO, Ray Aliviado, CHEE-BO, EFREN LUNA, Ray Vasquez, Cora Ramirez-Vasquez, YEYO, DELUXSOUL, Gerardo Chow, Herman Herrera, Steven Guerra, Jessica Miranda, and MORE!!! We’ll be presenting legendary luchadores via Lucha Libre art and culture with iconic images such as Blue Demon, EL Santo, El Hijo Del Santo, - Blue Demon Jr.- Medico Asesino Jr - Pirata Morgan – La Autenica Parka, L.A. Park – Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Whose influence had reached many Latin American cultures and Lucha Libre is currently making its way into the hybrid of American culture.
Opening during the Sat Oct 9th LB Art walk 5pm-10pm
Location: 344 E 3rd Street Long Beach

MATERIALITY An Exhibition Curated By Todd Ciborowski
Backspace Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of MATERIALITY, a group exhibition curated by Todd Ciborowski of new work by artists Jenn Reifsneider, Jordan Christian, Julia Haft-Candell, and Michael Walsh.
Materiality and its many definitions relating to things that emphasize their physicality or pertaining to matter or body; formed or consisting of matter; corporeal, has been addressed more and more recently in the art world.
Location: Backspace Gallery 218 N Promenade.
Dates: October 6- November 12, 2010

Famonn & Cod Projects FORMAL ART A joint effort.
Eamonn Fox and Todd Ciborowski will exhibit works that primarily deal with and foreground compositional elements. Todd Ciborowski will be presenting cast silicone rubber objects as well as works that revisit sculptural issues dealing with display and complicating the eventual domestic settings most artworks find themselves in. Eamonn Fox will be constructing a Haystack out of found and cast hangers dealing with issues of value and craft while formally referencing the popular series of paintings by Monet.
Location: 346 East 3rd St. Long Beach, Ca 90802
Opening Reception, Sat Oct 9th 2010, 6-10 pm

Long Beach City College
PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM curated by Neil France
More info
Sacramento Poetry Center

Christopher Mlalazi and Ron Slate
Monday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 PM
Crossroads for the Arts
1719 25th Street
Host: Emmanuel Sigauke

Christopher Mlalazi is a Zimbabwean writer who has been published in 11 short story anthologies, including the 2006 Caine Prize Anthology (Obituary Tango), the 2006 Edinburgh Review, and the 2007 PEN SOUTH Africa anthology. He was on the HSBC PEN international short story shortlist as well as the 2004 Sable Lit/Arvon short story competition.He has written plays for Zimbabwean performing arts groups that include Amakhosi Theatre; Umkhathi Theatre; Sadalala Amajekete Theatre and the Khayalethu Performing Arts Project. His poems and short stories have been published in newspapers, magazine and websites that include Crossing Borders Magazine, Poetry International Web, The Sunday News and The Zimbabwean newspaper. He is the author of Dancing with Life: Tales from the Township (aMa Books, 2008) and Many Rivers (Lion Gate Books, 2009). He is currently in California after receiving a Feuchtwanger fellowship.

"Christopher Mlalazi is the rising voice of the ghetto, with all its violence, sharp anger, bitter protestations and tangible promise of a better tomorrow." - Raisedon Baya, Writer and Columnist

Ron Slate was born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1950. He earned his Masters degree in creative writing from Stanford University in 1973 and did his doctoral work in American literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He started a poetry magazine, The Chowder Review, in 1973 which was published through 1988. In 1978, he left academia and was hired as a corporate speechwriter, beginning his business career in communications and marketing. From 1994-2001 he was vice president of global communications for EMC Corporation. More recently he was chief operating officer of a biotech/life sciences start-up and co-founded a social network for family caregivers. He lives in Milton, Massachusetts. He is the author of two books The Incentive of the Maggot (Houghton Mifflin, 2005) and The Great Wave (Houghton, 2009). He also edits On the Seawall, a first-rate blog [http://www.ronslate.com/] dedicated to reviewing contemporary literature.

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Coming Events at SPC and Elsewhere:

October 18 [Rebecca] Poetry Reading in memory of Pearl Stein Selinsky. Featured readers include: JoAnn Anglin, Nancy Wallace, Jeanine Stevens, Ann Privateer, Mary ellen burns, Lisa Bert, Carol Louise Moon, Maggie Frost, Joe & Susan Finkelman, Jennifer Pickering, Melen Lunn, Allegra Silberstein, and Tom Goff.
October 21 [Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins] Brown Bag Poetry at the Central Library, 828 I Street, 12 noon
October 21: Confluence at Natsoulas Gallery in Davis
October 29: Stories on Stage: Angie Chau and Alex Dezen
October 25 [Tim] Graham Foust and Matthew Zapruder and Michael Earl Craig

November 1 [Bob]: SPC Book Contest Winner
November 5: WORD at The Guild {6 to 11 PM}
November 8 [Emmanuel]:
November 10: Mary Zeppa and Victoria Dalkey {Sacramento Room}
November 11: Homecoming at The Crocker
November 15 [Rebecca]:
November 18 [Mary Zeppa and Lawrence Dinkins] Brown Bag Poetry at the Central Library, 828 I Street, 12 noon
November 18: Rancho New Voices Book Release
November 22 [Tim]: Jason Koo and Megan Harlan
November 26: Stories on Stage: Mary Volmer and Vanessa Hua
November 29 [Frank]:


Guess the source and circa of these:

1. theme within the ken of most readers
2. attention-getting title repeated within the work
3. "genderless": no gender to the speaker / can be narrated or ____ by man or woman or any combination
4. "heart" / emotion
5. Original in idea, words, sound/form
6. Nature not in the abstract but in the tangible, quotidian.
7. Open vowels / euphony
8. Simple/clear/concise
9. businesslike/professional/sincere approach to piece as WORK