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Friday, March 27 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Les Figues Press Performs

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 Since 2005, Les Figues Press has cultivated innovative writing and generated a unique global discourse in arts and literary communities. Through its practice of publication and curation, Les Figues aims to extend the definition of what constitutes writing, creating a space that generates opportunities for speculations and experiments that affect real change. www.lesfigues.com

Moderators
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Teresa Carmody

Teresa Carmody’s books include Maison Femme (a collaboration with Vanessa Place), Requiem, and three chapbooks: I Can Feel, Eye Hole Adore and Your Spiritual Suit of Armor by Katherine Anne. She is the co-founding director of Les Figues Press and is currently pursuing a PhD in English/Creative Writing at the University of Denver.

Speakers
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Harold Abramowitz

Harold Abramowitz is a writer and editor from Los Angeles. His books include Blind Spot (forthcoming from Les Figues Press), Man’s Wars And Wickedness: A Book of Proposed Remedies & Extreme Formulations for Curing Hostility, Rivalry, & Ill-Will(with Amanda Ackerman, forthcoming from Bon Aire Projects), Not Blessed, and Dear Dearly Departed. Harold co-edits the short-form literary press eohippus labs, and writes and edits as part of... Read More →
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Amanda Ackerman

Amanda Ackerman is the author of the chapbooks The Seasons Cemented (Hex Presse), I Fell in Love with a Monster Truck (Insert Press Parrot #8), and Short Stones (Dancing Girl Press).   She has co-authored Sin is to Celebration (House Press), the Gauss PDF UNFO Burns a Million Dollars, and the forthcoming novel Man’s Wars And Wickedness (Bon... Read More →
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Sissy Boyd

Sissy Boyd studied with Martha Graham and danced with many diverse and avant-garde companies in NYC. In L.A. she studied poetry with Holly Prado, and playwriting with John Steppling. Her play “Green Shoes,” was directed by Wes Walker. Another play formed the text for a short film, “Liddy” by Guy Zimmerman. Padua Press includes “Liddy” in their anthology, Fever Dreams. Les Figues Press published her book in the plain turn of the... Read More →
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Vincent Dachy

Vincent Dachy has written quite a few things, most often on Mondays, and published: Tribulations of a Westerner in the Western World, Les Figues Press, 2006, Scraps from the bottom of my pocket, Artwords Press, 2013, as well as texts and photographs in various places. He acts as the spokesperson of VDcollective (www.vdcollective.com).  He also practices and teaches Lacanian psychoanalysis in London... Read More →
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Sandra Doller

Associate Professor, California State University-San Marcos, founder & editrice de 1913 Press, 1913 Press
Sandra Doller is a maker of books, chapbooks, performances, translations, and collaborations. Her new work, Leave Your Body Behind, is due out from Les Figues Press in May 2015. The founder & editrice of 1913 Press & 1913 a journal of forms, Doller lives in California, at the bottom.
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Lily Hoang

Lily Hoang is the author of four books: Unfinished, The Evolutionary Revolution, Changing (recipient of a PEN Beyond Margins Award), and Parabola (winner of the 2006 Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel Contest. With Blake Butler, she co-edited the anthology 30 Under 30, and she is currently co-editing a two volume anthology, The Force of What’s Possible: Essays of Accessibility and the... Read More →
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Paul Hoover

Paul Hoover is the author of fifteen poetry books, most recently Desolation: Souvenir (Omnidawn, 2012), Sonnet 56 (Les Figues, 2009), Edge and Fold (Apogee Press, 2006), Poems in Spanish (Omnidawn, 2005), and two full-‐‐length volumes in Spanish translated by María Baranda: En el idioma y en la tierra (Conaculta, Mexico City, 2012) and La intención y su materia (Monte Avila, Caracas, 2012). He has won the Frederick Bock Award of Poetry and... Read More →
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Michael du Plessis

Michael du Plessis teaches Comparative Literature at USC and is the author of Songs Dead Soldiers Sing (Transparent Tiger, 2007) and The Memoirs of JonBenet by Kathy Acker (Les Figues, 2012), as well as essays and reviews on topics such as Goth culture, French literature of the fin-‐‐de-‐‐siècle, and the semiotics of betrayal.
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Frances Richard

Frances Richard is the author of Anarch. (Futurepoem, 2013), The Phonemes (Les Figues Press, 2012), and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003), as well as the chapbooks Shaved Code (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008) and Anarch. (Woodland Editions, 2008). The Anarch. Film Project, a collaboration in which filmmakers produce original short films in dialogue with the poems inAnarch., is ongoing... Read More →
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Martin Glaz Serup

Martin Glaz Serup lives in Copenhagen. He has published seven children’s books, several chapbooks, as well as seven collections of poetry, most recently Roman nights (2013, published in Sweden 2014), of which excerpts in English are published in Action Yes and Poetry Wales, and the long poem The Field (2010), which was also published in USA (2011), Sweden (2012) and Finland (2014). In 2013 Serup published his first book-length theoretical... Read More →
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Divya Victor

Asst. Prof., Nanyang Technological University
Divya Victor is the author of Natural Subjects (Trembling Pillow, 2014), UNSUB (Insert Blanc, 2015), Things To Do With Your Mouth (Les Figues, 2014), Swift Taxidermies 1919-1922 (GaussPDF, 2014), Goodbye John! On John Baldessari (GaussPDF, 2012), PUNCH (GaussPDF, 2011) and Partial Derivative of the Unnameable (Troll Thread, 2012); and the chapbooks Hellocasts by Vanessa Place (2011) and SUTURES (2009). She lives in the United States and... Read More →
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Matias Viegener

MFA Writing Program, CalArts
Matias Viegener is a writer, artist and critic who works solo and collaboratively in the fields of writing, visual art, and social practice. His new book, 2500 Random Things About Me Too, is published by Les Figues Press, and he’s the editor of I'm Very Into You, the correspondence of Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark, just out from Semiotext(e). He is the co-editor, with Christine Wertheim, of Séance in... Read More →
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Christine Wertheim

California Institute of the Arts
Christine Wertheim is author of mUtter-bAbel (Countertpath Press) and +|'me'S-pace (Les Figues), editor of the anthology Feminaissance, and with Matias Viegener co-editor of Séance and The n/Oulipean Analects. She organized the conferences, Séance (2004), Noulipo (2005), Impunities (2006), Feminaissance (2007), Untitled (2008), Untitled NY (2009) with Viegener, sponsored by a grant from The Annenberg Foundation. Her poetry... Read More →
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Colin Winnette

Colin Winnette is a writer living in San Francisco. His most recent book is COYOTE, forthcoming from Les Figues Press in the fall of 2014.


Friday March 27, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm
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