Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Writ Large Press HQ, 722 S. Los Angeles St. #312, Los Angeles, CA 90014
IMPORTANT: you will need to text a phone number that will be given out on the Facebook event page the day of the event to be allowed entrance.
$5 suggested donation. There will be a cash bar (wine/beer).
The first Rhapsodomancy of 2015 features short readings and conversation with Siel Juand Jen Hofer.
Siel Ju: "Connection / disconnection: themes / ideas / plots within our writing and as the relationship between the author and reader. As writers we're often having to tread this line between the need for self-expression for the sake of self-expression and the need to connect / reach others with our work. And perhaps this is true of our other relationships too -- this tension between wanting to do our own thing regardless of what others think, and wanting to connect with and be accepted by others -- which often comes up in writing."
SIEL JU is the author of two poetry chapbooks: Might Club from Horse Less Press and Feelings Are Chemicals in Transit from Dancing Girl Press. Her poems and stories have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, ZYZZYVA, LIT, and other places. More of her work can be found at sielju.com.
JEN HOFER is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and language experimentation collaborative Antena and the SoCal language justice advocacy collective Antena Los Ángeles. She has published poems, translations, and essays with numerous small presses, including Action Books, Atelos, belladonna, Counterpath Press, Kenning Editions, Insert Press, Les Figues Press, Litmus Press, LRL Textile Editions, New Lights press, Palm Press, Subpress, Ugly Duckling Presse, and in various DIY/DIT incarnations. Her most recent translations are letters she and Dolores Dorantes wrote collaboratively, for Harriet: The Blog.