CREDIT Launch! & Conceptual Lit Reading! in Los Angeles!
Outpost for Contemporary Art
presented by General Projects, Blanc Press and Insert Press
Saturday December 19, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
1268 N. Ave 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042 (323) 982-9461
Do you sometimes wonder: "What the heck is Conceptual Writing!?" Some amazing new fad sweeping the nation? Some bland thing a bunch of dudes thought up in a bar as a joke? The new genre of infomercials after the tragic death of Ron Popeil? All this and so much more?!!
After a string of conferences, events, publications, etc--Conceptual Poetry and its Others conference at University of Arizona Poetry Center, May 29-31, 2008; Flarf vs. Conceptual Writing! at The Whitney, April 17, 2009; Conceptual Writing! & Its Environs, The Uferhallen, Berlin, May 1, 2009; a portfolio of Flarf and Conceptual Writing! in Poetry Magazine, July/August, 2009--Conceptual Writing! has arrived in LA, only to find that it's already there!? Los Angeles!? Conceptual Writing!
Discover Conceptual Writing! and so much more as you encounter the Conceptual Writing! of Harold Abramowitz, Joseph Mosconi, Bruna Mori, Vanessa Place, Ara Shirinyan, Brian Kim Stefans, Mathew Timmons and Christine Wertheim at the Conceptual Lit Reading! & CREDIT Launch! in Los Angeles! at Outpost for Contemporary Art in Highland Park on Saturday December 19, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. presented by General Projects, Blanc Press and Insert Press.
Come celebrate the release of Mathew Timmons' CREDIT, an 800 page, large format, full color, hardbound book published by Blanc Press and retailing for $199.99 which the author himself lacks the cash or credit to purchase. Come also to celebrate Conceptual Writing! in Los Angeles! with the wonderful Conceptual Writing! of Harold Abramowitz, Joseph Mosconi, Bruna Mori, Vanessa Place, Ara Shirinyan, Brian Kim Stefans, Mathew Timmons and Christine Wertheim at the CREDIT Launch! & Conceptual Lit Reading! in Los Angeles! at Outpost for Contemporary Art in Highland Park on Saturday December 19, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. presented by General Projects, Blanc Press and Insert Press.
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Information About the Artists:
Harold Abramowitz's books and chapbooks include Not Blessed (forthcoming Les Figues Press), Sin is to Celebration (co-author, House Press), Dear Dearly Departed (Palm Press), Sunday, or A Summer’s Day (PS Books), and Three Column Table (Insert Press). Harold co-edits the short-form literary press eohippus labs.
See: eohippus labs - Three Column Table - Sunday, Or A Summer's Day - Dear Dearly Departed - Late Night Snack
Joseph Mosconi co-edits the art & poetry journal Area Sneaks and co-directs the Poetic Research Bureau. He has been mispronouncing words for approximately 30 years.
See: Area Sneaks - Triple Canopy - fillip - Poetic Research Bureau -
Bruna Mori's books are Dérive (Meritage Press), Tergiversation (Ahadada Books), and Poetry for Corporations, forthcoming from Insert Press. She recently relocated from downtown L.A. to the Village of La Jolla, where she will be teaching "What Happens When Nothing Happens" at UCSD; she also writes copy for design firms and is Lucien's mom.
See: Dérive - Tergiversation - Drunken Boat - LA-Lit
Vanessa Place is a writer, a lawyer, and co-director of Les Figues Press. She is author of Dies: A Sentence (Les Figues Press, 2006), La Medusa (Fiction Collective 2, 2008), and Notes on Conceptualisms, co-authored with Robert Fitterman (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009). Her nonfiction book, The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and Law is forthcoming from Other Press in 2010. Information As Material will be publishing her trilogy: Statement of Facts, Statement of the Case, and Argument. Statement of Facts will also be published in France by éditions è®e, as Exposé des Faits.
See: Ugly Duckling Presse - Les Figues - Fiction Collective 2
Ara Shirinyan is the author of four books, most recently Your Country Is Great (Afghanistan–Guyana), from Futurepoem Books, and editor of Make Now Press. He codirects the Poetic Research Bureau and lives in Los Angeles.
See: Palm Press - Insert Press - Futurepoem Books - Poetic Research Bureau
Brian Kim Stefans is a poet and digital artist who moved to Los Angeles last year to take a job at UCLA. His work can be found at www.arras.net. His most recent books of poetry are What Is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers and Kluge, both of which can be bought at Small Press Distribution (www.spdbooks.org).
See: PennSound - The Dreamlife of Letters - Fashionable Noise - Salt Publishing
Mathew Timmons has published prose, poetry and criticism in various places including: P-Queue, Flim Forum, The Physical Poets, Or, eohippus labs, Area Sneaks, Artweek, Artillery, The Magazine, X-TRA and The Encyclopedia Project. A chapbook, Lip Service (Slack Buddha), and an 800 page full color, large-format, hardbound book, CREDIT (Blanc Press), was recently published. His first full-length book, The New Poetics (Les Figues Press) and his micro-book collaboration with Marcus Civin, a particular vocabulary (P S Books) are forthcoming.
See: Blanc Press - General Projects - Insert Press - LA-Lit - Late Night Snack
Christine Wertheim is the author of +|'me’S-pace (Les Figues Press) and the editor of Feminniasance (Les Figues Press, 2010). Recent critical work and poetry appears in X-tra, Cabinet, The Quick and the Dead, Drunken Boat, Tarpaulin Sky and Veer. With Matias Viegener she co-edited the anthologies Seancé and The nOulipian Analects.
See: Christine's site - +|'me'S-pace - Feminaissance - The /n/oulipian Analects