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September 08, 2005

Performance Writing #5



New Langton Arts' award-winning Performance Writing series continues this fall with performances by literary artists Laura Elrick and Suzanne Stein. Laura Elrick’s work explores novelty in language, and the relationships between spoken language and written texts. Her Langton performance consists of multiple voices reading her text Fantasies in Permeable Structures (2004), tackling contemporary ideas of nation, race, rationalism, and resistance. Suzanne Stein discusses and demonstrates poetry’s religious and psychological implications in an exploration of the relationships between the self and the group.

The Performance Writing series brings multi-disciplinary literary artists to Langton to present works that explore language in the context of live performance. The series, curated by Jocelyn Saidenberg and Brandon Brown, earned a 2005 “Best of the Bay” award in the San Francisco Bay Guardian for “Best New Reading Series to Catapult Language Off the Page.”

Thursday September 29, 8 pm
New Langton Arts
1246 Folsom Street (between 8th and 9th streets)
San Francisco, CA 94103-3817
415 626 5416

Artist Biographies

Laura Elrick’s book Fantasies in Permeable Structures is forthcoming this fall from The Factory School Press, as part of the “Heretical Texts” series. She is also the author of sKincerity (Krupskaya, 2003) and is one of the featured writers on Women in the Avant Garde, an audio CD produced by Narrow House Recordings (2004). Recent poetry and essays have appeared in the Poetry Project Newsletter, The Brooklyn Rail, Tripwire, Crayon, and War and Peace. Elrick lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Suzanne Stein’s works have appeared in the publications Mirage #4/Period[ical], Commonweal, Small Town, The Bay Area Poetry Anthology, and at the venues Refusalon Gallery, the San Francisco Exploratorium, the Berkeley Art Center, Outpost for Contemporary Art, and elsewhere. She is the former co-director and film curator of four walls gallery, San Francisco. Stein lives in San Francisco.

Posted by jo at September 8, 2005 12:22 PM