[10.8.06] [Utahna Faith]
OVER HERE: SOME LIT EVENTS IN U.S. CITIES THIS WEEK
17 Poets! Reading Series, release party for the "Cuban Issue" of New Laurel Review (edited by Lee Meitzen Grue). Featured readings by Andy Young, James Nolan, Dave Brinks, Megan Burns, and more. Thursday, 10 August, 8pm, The Gold Mine Saloon, 701 Dauphine Street, French Quarter, New Orleans. Free.
Gatsby Magazine presents The Daisy Standard. This installment of The Gatsby Reading Series features writers Erica Erdman, Rachel Kann, Tess Lotta, and Douglas Richardson. Saturday, 12 August, 6pm. (Open mic sign up 5:30pm.) Dutton's Beverly Hills, 447 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, 310-281-0997.
2006 National Poetry Slam Championship. Readings, workshops, parties, competition bouts, and finals; through 12 August, various locations in Austin, Texas.
Fresh Off the Chopping Block. New Fiction by Elizabeth Block, Lucy Corin, and Lidia Yuknavitch; "...performances that explore mutant forms of fiction in a live context...ideas and tales of the fractured, the deformed, the dangled, the obsessive...the gasped, the voyeuristic, and the linguistically traveled...". Thursday, 17 August, 7-9pm, The Lab gallery, 2948 16th Street, San Francisco, 415-864-8855. $5-$15 sliding scale.
KGB Bar presents Professor Arturo (New Orleans poet, pictured left), Matt Cav, Kidd Lambert, and Anca L. Szilagyi. Thursday, 17 August, 7pm-9pm, KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, NYC. Free.