Les Figues @ Rhapsodomancy


August 11, 2013
Doors open at 7:00pm – Reading begins at 7:30pm

The Good Luck Bar
1514 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, 90027

Come join us for a special Les Figues benefit reading at Rhapsodomancy, a reading series hosted by Wendy C. Ortiz at the Good Luck Bar! Featured readers include: Dodie Bellamy, Melissa Buzzeo, Michael du Plessis and Matias Viegener.

21 and over only.
RSVP (not required) at [email protected] (RSVP will add you to the Rhapsodomancy email list)
$5 suggested donation at door. There will be a cash bar.


About the Performers:

Dodie Bellamy’s books include the buddhist, Academonia, Pink Steam, Cunt-Ups, and The Letters of Mina Harker. Time Out New York named her chapbook Barf Manifesto “Best Book Under 30 Pages” for 2009.  She has been awarded a Firecracker Alternative Book Award and a Bay Guardian Goldie Award for Literature. She is a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Open Space blog, and she teaches in various creative writing programs. Her newest collection, Cunt Norton, is forthcoming from Les Figues Press.

Melissa Buzzeo is the author of  a forthcoming book from Nightboat in 2014—a seawreck-in-language which investigates impoverished speech and the concept of debris: a waste economy, changing. She is also the author of For Want and Sound  (Les Figues, 2013), Face (Bookthug, 2009) and What Began Us (Leon Works, 2007). She teaches creative writing and architecture at Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn.

Michael Du Plessis teaches comparative literature and English at the University of Southern California. His novel The Memoirs of JonBenet By Kathy Acker was recently published by Les Figues Press. He has written about a wide variety of subjects, from Goth culture to the French fin-de-siecle, and has also performed, amongst other venues, at Highways and at the MAK Center/Shindler House.

Matias Viegener is a Los Angeles based writer, artist, and critic who works alone and collaboratively in the fields of writing, video, installation, and performance art. He is a co-founder of Fallen Fruit, a participatory art practice focusing on fruit, urban ecology and public space, which has shown work internationally in museums and galleries. Viegener is the author of 2500 Random Things About Me Too, a book of experimental writing, and has co-edited two books, The n/o/ulipian Analects and Séance in Experimental Writing with Christine Wertheim. He is the editor and co-translator of Georges Batailles’ The Trial of Gilles de Rais.

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.

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