MICHAEL DU PLESSIS
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Doors open at 7:00pm - Reading begins at 7:30pm
The Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, 90027 (east Hollywood/Silver Lake: corner of Hollywood & Hillhurst)
21 and over only.
RSVP (not required) at rhapsodomancyla at gmail dot com (RSVP will add you to the Rhapsodomancy email list)
$5 suggested donation at door, to benefit Les Figues Press after expenses. There will be a cash bar.
Please join us in inaugurating our first ever reading that features and benefits an independent press. The reading will feature four writers from local independent Les Figues Press.
Dodie Bellamy’s books include the buddhist, Academonia, Pink Steam, Cunt-Ups, and The Letters of Mina Harker. Time Out New York named her chapbook Barf Manifesto “Best Book Under 30 Pages” for 2009. She has been awarded a Firecracker Alternative Book Award and a Bay Guardian Goldie Award for Literature. She is a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Open Space blog, and she teaches in various creative writing programs. Her newest collection, Cunt Norton, is forthcoming from Les Figues Press.
Melissa Buzzeo is the author of a forthcoming book from Nightboat in 2014—a seawreck-in-language which investigates impoverished speech and the concept of debris: a waste economy, changing. She is also the author of For Want and Sound (Les Figues, 2013), Face (Bookthug, 2009) and What Began Us (Leon Works, 2007). She teaches creative writing and architecture at Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn.
Michael Du Plessis teaches comparative literature and English at the University of Southern California. His novel The Memoirs of JonBenet By Kathy Acker was recently published by Les Figues Press. He has written about a wide variety of subjects, from Goth culture to the French fin-de-siecle, and has also performed, amongst other venues, at Highways and at the MAK Center/Shindler House.
Matias Viegener is a Los Angeles based writer, artist, and critic who works alone and collaboratively in the fields of writing, video, installation, and performance art. He is a co-founder of Fallen Fruit, a participatory art practice focusing on fruit, urban ecology and public space, which has shown work internationally in museums and galleries. Viegener is the author of 2500 Random Things About Me Too, a book of experimental writing, and has co-edited two books, The n/o/ulipian Analects and Séance in Experimental Writing with Christine Wertheim. He is the editor and co-translator of Georges Batailles’ The Trial of Gilles de Rais.
About Les Figues Press
Les Figues Press is an award-winning, independent, and nonprofit publisher of poetry, prose, visual art, conceptual writing, and translation. Based in Los Angeles, its mission is to create aesthetic conversations between readers, writers, and artists. Les Figues publishes five to seven books a year and favors projects which push the boundaries of genre, form, and general acceptability. It also curates and hosts literary events, including readings, conversations, performances, and art salons.