The SPD Bee: May 6th, 2013
Crown Point Gallery, San Francisco
Tickets are now available for the seventh annual SPD BEE, A Spelling Bee to
Benefit Small Press Distribution. Don't miss your chance to attend
this exciting event, coming up on May 6th!
DRINKS, AUCTION, DELECTABLES & SPELLING
THE SPD BEE is an old-fashioned spelling bee but with alcohol, tasty nibbles, and more fun! Thank you to Crown Point Gallery for providing the beautiful setting for this event. Proceeds support the work of SPD, the nation's only remaining non-profit distributor of literary small press books.
Food and Treats kindly provided by ThirstyBear and SusieCakes.
6:30: Drinks, Delectables & Auction
7:30: Spelling Bee
Emcee: Cyrus "Cy" Musiker is a news anchor and reporter and hosts The Do List at KQEDNews. He loves Bay Area theater and jazz. He's a naturally good speller, but folded under pressure at last year's SPD Bee. And he strives to serve the people.
Judge: Geoffrey Nunberg, NPR commentator, professor at UC Berkeley, and board member of the American Heritage Dictionary
Bee is Tonight! There is still room...please come & buy at the door!
No one will be turned away!
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SPELLERS (More to come!)
|| Sam Barry
||Jacqueline E. Luckett
Lizzy Acker's work has been published in Nano Fiction, Fanzine, Joyland, Eleven Eleven and elsewhere. She has read with Bang Out, RADAR, Quiet Lightning and others. Her first book, Monster Party, was released in December of 2010 by Small Desk Press. She was born in Oregon but now lives in San Francisco where she co-edits KQED Pop and writes status updates for KQED.
Kazim Ali is an American poet, novelist, essayist and professor. His most recent books are Sky Ward, The Disappearance of Seth and Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities.
Sam Barry is the author of How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons and a contributing editor at Zyzzyva. He is also a musician who plays in and around San Francisco in the band Los Train Wreck and tours with the all-author rock band the Rock Bottom Remainders. He has also been a regular performer on the national radio show West Coast Live.
J.L. Bautista's first book, Fiestas, is drawn primarily from the recollections and experiences of family and friends before, during, and after the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. It was the winner of the 2005 George Garrett Prize in Fiction. The author's second book, a novel entitled The Road, and Nothing More, was published in the fall of 2012 and is an SPD bestseller.
Isaac Fitzgerald is managing editor of The Rumpus, a contributor to The Bold Italic, and co-founder of the Tumblr site, Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them. With Wendy MacNaughton, he is the co-author of the illustrated book Pen and Ink, forthcoming from Bloomsbury. Born and raised in Boston, Isaac currently resides in San Francisco.
Paul Hoover is a professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University, co-editor of the journal New American Writing, and author of nine books of poetry and one novel. He is also the editor of Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, which has been recently expanded, re-edited, and re-released.
Suzanne Kleid is a fiction writer, book critic, copyeditor and bookseller. Her work has appeared in Other, Bitch magazine, the Believer, and We Still Like. She co-edited the anthology Created In Darkness By Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category, released by Alfred A. Knopf in 2004.
Daniel Levin Becker is an writer, translator and musical critic. In 2009 he was elected member of the French literary workshop Oulipo, making him the second American member of this group (the first is Harry Mathews). Levin Becker is currently the reviews editor for the magazine The Believer.
Kate Levinson, a psychologist who practices in Oakland, came out with her popular Emotional Currency: A Woman's Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money in 2011. She and her husband own Point Reyes Books in Pt. Reyes Station, CA.
Jacqueline E. Luckett's Finish Party, which she founded along with seven other women writers-of-color, was featured in O Magazine in 2007. Her first novel, Searching for Tina Turner, came out in 2010 from Grand Central Publishing. Her second novel, Passing Love, also from Grand Central, came out in 2012.
Kaya Oakes‘ Radical Reinvention: An Unlikely Return to the Catholic Church came out from Counterpoint in 2012. Her book, Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture, was published by Henry Holt in June 2009. In 2008, her collection of poetry, Telegraph, received the Transcontinental Poetry Prize from Pavement Saw Press. She teaches writing at UC Berkeley and live in Oakland.
Laura Sydell is the Arts & Technology Correspondent for NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.
SILENT AUCTION (More to come!)
Thanks to all our generous sponsors for donating to our silent auction!
FOOD & TREATS PROVIDED BY
Crown Point Gallery
20 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
(click here for directions)