Sunday, Feb. 17, 2:00 PM — Daniel Coshnear, author of Occupy and Other Love Stories, and Genine Lentine, author of Poses: An Essay Drawn from the Model will be reading at Bird & Beckett Books and Records in San Francisco.
Join us in celebrating the press, writers and artists that have created these books.
For the past 10 years, Genine Lentinehas attended drawing groups and written from the model. “When I was drawing one day, I was just, like, ‘I’m thinking about way too much stuff to even be in this room,’ so I started to write, but almost more just survival, you know, to clear my mind,” she says.
She says she found the limitations of the process – timed poses, the immediacy of the model, writing in pencil on a large sheet of paper – to be engaging, “to slow down thought enough for writing to keep up.”
The groups have given Lentine something rare for writers: “With other people drawing,” she says, “it felt kind of grounding, a sense of we’re all doing this thing together.”
She will celebrate the publication of a full collection of these writings, titled “Poses: An Essay Drawn From the Model,” on Friday. The book contains drawings by Richard Diebenkorn and a foreword by Mark Doty, who writes: ” ‘Poses’ is something we haven’t seen.” In addition to readings by Lentine, Frances Richard and Alix Lambert, who will also screen some film, there will be a drawing session with Chester Arnold and Co. (materials provided), and an oracular reading by Farnoosh Fathi.
Presented by Green Arcade Books, and in conjunction with the series Mattress Talks: Interviews With Artists & Poets on Discomfort, the event will be on the second-floor loft of the McRoskey Mattress Co. (7 p.m. 1687 Market St., S.F. Free-$5. bit.ly/Qm3DxI)
Kelly”s Cove Press is pleased to publish Occupy and Other Love Stories by Guerneville, California writer Daniel Coshnear, and Poses by San Francisco Zen Center poet-in-residence Genine Lentine. Both works feature artwork by online casino celebrated California artists: Squeak Carnwath”s in Occupy and Richard Diebenkorn”s in Poses. Available this fall, more details about availability and related events are coming soon.
Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th, Ambrose Bierce returns to the stage with new material and new direction by Michael French. The full version of Bart Schneider’s The Remarkable Return of Ambrose Bierce runs 90 minutes. Tickets are $20.00.
The next week will be a big one for Kelly’s Cove Press. Join us for one or more of our events.
On Tuesday, the 29th, I’ll appear on the 10 am (PCT) hour of Forum (KQED FM) with Michael Krasny to talk about Ambrose Bierce with S. T. Joshi, editor of Library of America’s definitive Bierce. Kelly’s Cove Press’s two Bierce volumes, The Best of the Devil’s Dictionary and Civil War Stories will also be part of the mix.
Wednesday, November 30, at 7pm, I’ll host a reading and celebration of Kenneth Patchen’s jameshallison casino work at City Lights Bookstore. Readers will include poets Bill Berkson, Lorna Dee Cervantes, David Highsmith, Genine Lentine, David Meltzer, and Jonathan Clark, editor of our volume Kenneth Patchen: A Centennial Selection.
On Thursday, December 1st,at 8pm, my one-man show, The Miraculous Return of Ambrose Bierce, with veteran San Francisco actor Felix Justice as Bierce, opens for three consecutive nights at the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, 2041 Larkin Street (near Broadway) in San Francisco. One of the miracles of this production is that this will be Ambrose Bierce’s first appearance inside a church in more than 150 years.
A fourth performance of The Miraculous Return of Ambrose Bierce, will take place on Sunday, December 4, at 2pm, at Bird & Beckett, the great Glen Park bookstore at 653 Chenery St. in SF.