SPD Open House Dec 4

SPD Invites YOU to
the Small Press Distribution Year-End
Open House

20-40% discount on books! Free Readings! Free Snacks!



(40% discount on selected books with red covers!)

SPD, 1341 7TH St @ Gilman in Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

Sunday, December 4th, 2011
1pm to 4pm

Shop the warehouse of more than 10,000 titles and enjoy discounts of 20-40%! The day features a huge RED SALE of discounted new and classic titles with red covers and DELICIOUS RED FOOD all at the world's only non-profit distributor of independently published literary books: Small Press Distribution. As if that wasn't enough, the 2pm program features readings by an all-star poetry line-up:

Pamela Lu is the author of the books AMBIENT PARKING LOT (Kenning Editions, 2011) and PAMELA: A NOVEL (Atelos, 1999), as well as the chapbook The Private Listener (Corollary Press, 2006). Her writing also appears in the anthologies BAY POETICS and BITING THE ERROR, and has been published in periodicals such as 1913, Antennae, Call, CHAIN, Chicago Review, Fascicle, Harper's, Mirage, Poetics Journal, and TINFISH. She grew up in Southern California, and now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Marvin K. White is the author of OUR NAME BE WITNESS, STATUS, and Lambda Literary Award finalists LAST RIGHTS and NOTHIN' UGLY FLY-is a poet, performer, playwright, visual artist and community arts organizer. White is a Cave Canem fellow, sits on the board of Fire & Ink, a national black LGBT writers organization, and is co-founder of B/GLAM (Black Gay Letters and Arts Movement).

Donna de la Perrière
is the author of SAINT ERASURE (2010) and TRUE CRIME (2009), both from Talisman House. The recipient of a 2009 Fund for Poetry award, she teaches in the MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs at California College of the Arts and San Francisco State University and curates the Bay Area Poetry Marathon reading series.

Jai Arun Ravine is a mixed race Thai American writer, dancer, video and performance artist. They are the author of แล้ว and then entwine, Is This January and The Spiderboi Files. They received an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University. A recipient of fellowships from ComPeung, Djerassi and Kundiman, their short experimental film on Thai trans-masculinities, Tom/Trans/Thai recently exhibited at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thailand. Find Jai online HERE

Judith Goldman is the author of VOCODER (Roof Books, 2001), DEATHSTAR/RICO-CHET (O Books, 2006), "the dispossessions" (atticus/finch, 2009), and L.B.; OR, CATENARIES (Krupskaya, 2011). She co-edited the annual journal WAR AND PEACE with Leslie Scalapino from 2005-2009 and currently edits a feature on contemporary innovative poetry for the e-journal Postmodern Culture. From 2007-20011, she was a Harper Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, teaching in the arts humanities core and in creative writing. In fall 2011, she is the Holloway Lecturer in the Practice of Poetry at University of California, Berkeley.


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