Mommy, Mommy! Returns!
Saturday August 7
7:30pm – 10:30pm
Pieter (Performance Art Space Dance)
420 West Avenue 33
With Teresa Carmody, Jack Halberstam, Stephen van Dyck, and Laura Vena.
Teresa Carmody is the author of Requiem (Les Figues Press, 2005), and two chapbooks: Eye Hole Adore (PS Books, 2008), and Your Spiritual Suit of Armor by Katherine Anne (Woodland Editions, 2009). Other work has appeared in various publications, including Bombay Gin, Fold Appropriate Text, Luvina, American Book Review, emohippus greeting cards 1-3 and more. She was one of the organizers of the original Ladyfest in Olympia, Washington, and co-organizer (with Matias Viegener and Christine Wertheim) of Feminaissance. She is cofounder and co-director (with Vanessa Place) of Les Figues Press, hailed by critic Terry Castle as “an elegant vessel for experimental writing of an extraordinarily assured and ingenious sort.”
When Jack Halberstam is not watching animated films for children or playing scrabble, he writes books on gothic horror, female masculinity, failure and bats. Halberstam teaches at USC, gives guest lectures in a variety of venues and contexts and plans on ways to live outside of the USA. Halberstam’s favorite films are Finding Nemo, Dide, Where’s My Car? and, this week, Fantastic Mr. Fox; favorite books of the moment include Wolf
Hall by Hilary Mantle and the Millennium Series by Stieg Larsson. Halberstam wants to write a popular book on heterosexual pathos.
Stephen van Dyck is an artist-writer-musician, curator of several Los Angeles cross-sectional road concerts, platonic bather, and Home Depot’s unrequited artist in residence.
Laura Vena is a writer and translator whose work has appeared in In Posse Review, Chronometry, and [out of nothing]. Laura holds an MFA in Creative Writing / Critical Studies from CalARts and she is the Production Editor of Black Clock literary journal. Laura is Co-Founder of STROPHE, an interdisciplinary arts organization that creates liaisons between artists and disciplines through fostering conversations and collaborations. Her current book project, x/she: stardraped, is a multilingual graphic epic poem that explores collisions of culture and identity.
Affiliated with Les Figues Press, hosted and curated by Janice Lee and Anna Joy Springer http://mommymommyreadingseries.blogspot.com/