speaking of opportunities


you have two of them to hear me read this week.


Meg Withers The Communion of Saints (TinFish)

Thursday, June 26 7:00


10% of sales of The Communion of Saints will be donated to:
Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
see below for details


Withers’ new book of prose poems takes us on a harrowing trek through denial, descent, and resurrection in the Honolulu gay community in the wake of the AIDS epidemic. Of her new book, author and professor Truong Tran writes “There are rare times when poetics and politics collide to create a lasting mark. Like Ginsberg’s Howl, [A Communion] documents time and place, only this time informed by the anguish of loss in the wake of the AIDS epidemic.”

Withers will be joined by a host of local writers, including Toni Mirosevich, Truong Tran, Francisco Alarcon, Amick Boone, Aurora Brackett, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Rick D’Elia, Dustin Heron, Ali Lanzetta, Laure Moore, Barbara Jane Reyes, Deema Shehabi, Zaid Shlah, Craig Perez, Ali Lawrence.


For a complete listing of events visit us online at moderntimesbookstore.com



Modern Times Bookstore

888 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Ph: 415-282-9246


and saturday:

Back Room Live ! This Saturday Night ! June 28th 2008 ! Sara Mumolo ! Jenny Drai ! Gillian Hamel ! Craig Santos ! Mc Nally’s Irish Pub 7pm
Craig Santos Perez is a co-founder of Achiote Press and author of several chapbooks, most recently: preterrain (Corollary Press, 2008). His first book, from unincorporated territory, is forthcoming this year from Tinfish Press. His poetry, essays, reviews, and translations have appeared in New American Writing, Pleiades, The Denver Quarterly, Jacket, Sentence, and Rain Taxi, among others.

Jenny Drai was raised by wolves. This is also where she learned to write. Humanity has been slightly more disappointing but has published her in 580 Split, Five Fingers Review, Sorry For Snake, Spinning Jenny, and the Tiny as well as the Back Room Live anthology
and other journals. After a long break she is blogging again at I Was A Feral Child: That’s Why I Act This Way (http://jennydrai.blogspot.com) where, if you so choose, you can read all about the decomposing dead cat on her front lawn. And other
things. Thank you.

Gillian Hamel has been a participant of several failed literary exploits, both real and imaginary. Her work has since appeared in the fully operational Sorry IV Snake magazine, thanks to two particularly lovely and thorougly existent people. As a recent graduate of Berkeley’s English department, she has yet to become gainfully employed and spends most of her time reading xkcd, drinking at home, and practicing linguistic terminology on her boyfriend.

The space and context of Sara Mumolo’s poetry is forged from the blood and tears of full-grown men.


So that’s,
Sat.June 28th at 7pm
McNally’s Irish Pub
5352 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-9463
Minutes from the Rockridge BART Station
and on the 51 bus line

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One thought on “speaking of opportunities

  1. thank you for this, and also the information that modern times is wheelchair accessible otherwise i cannot go, this has been really great and it is ever so generous of you to post that small detail that is important to so many of us!

    Cheers & thanks again,

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