Indie Press Cartel Featuring Les Figues

8 PM
DTLAB @ Traxx Restaurant in Union Station
800 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA

Downtown Literary Alchemy Laboratory (DTLAB), a project of Writ Large Press, aims to experiment in the literary arts, the business of publishing, and the process of building community with 90 events in 90 days. On August 19, Les Figues is their featured press! Join us for readings by Christine Wertheim, Mathew Timmons, and Michael du Plessis.

Admission is free!

Learn more on the Writ Large event page here.

RSVP on the Facebook Event page here.

About the Performers:

Christine Wertheim is a poet, critic, performer, and curator with a doctorate in literature and semiotics from Middlesex University. She is the author of +|‘me’S-pace (Les Figues Press), a book of poetics, and a chapbook from Triage, and she is the editor of Feminaissance (Les Figues Press). Recent critical work on art, literature and aesthetics has been published in X-traCabinet, and The Quick and the Dead at The Walker Art Centre. Recent poetry appears in Drunken Boat,Tarpaulin Sky, and Veer. With Matias Viegener, she has edited the anthologies Séance and The n/o/ulipian AnalectsUntitled is forthcoming. She has lectured and performed internationally, most recently at Soundeye poetry festival in Ireland, and she co-directs the Institute For Figuring, which curates exhibitions and seminars on the intersection of art, science and mathematics. Research and teaching interests include verbo-visual poetry, feminist art history, aesthetic theory and ‘pataphysics.

Mathew Timmons’ books include Joyful Noise for three or more voices (Jaded Ibis 2012), The New Poetics (Les Figues 2010), Sound Noise (Little Red Leaves, 2010), CREDIT (Blanc Press 2009), Lip Service (Slack Buddha 2008), and The Archanoids (a CD & booklet of solo and collaborative sound poetries 2010). Forthcoming projects include Where is it Written? (Imipolex Press), and After Darío (Phoneme Books). His visual and performance work has been shown at Weekend Gallery, Human Resources Gallery, Shoshana Wayne, Public Fiction, François Ghebaly Gallery, (323) Projects, LACE, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, California College of the Arts, Outpost for Contemporary Art, ArtSpeak Vancouver, LACMA, UCLA Hammer Museum and as part of ArtLA. An active editor and curator, Mathew works as the General Director of General Projects, editor & publisher of Insert Blanc Press, managing editor of Joyland Los Angeles, Co-Host of LA-Lit 2005-2009, and has curated events, readings and ephemeral art shows for Hi-Lite, Beyond Baroque, Betalevel, Outpost for Contemporary Art, workspace, The Silver Lake Jubilee and REDCAT. His writing may be found in various journals including MammutArea SneaksTryOrEmohippus,LuvinaAufgabe and The Encyclopedia Project; and his critical writing may be found in ArtilleryArtSlantArtweekThe MagazineThe Poetry Project NewsletterMolossusL.A. RecordArt21 and X-TRA.

Michael du Plessis teaches Comparative Literature and English at the University of Southern California, where he is also completing a masters degree in Professional Writing. His novel, The Memoirs of JonBenet by Kathy Acker, was published by Les Figues Press. He has written about a wide variety of subjects, from Goth culture to the French fin-de-siècle and has also performed, amongst other venues, at Highways and at the MAK Center/Schindler House.

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