Friday, February 13, 2009

Kathleen Rooney and Elisa Gabbert reading at CSUSM Thursday, March 19

Please join us on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. for the next reading in the Community and World Literary Series at California State University, San Marcos, featuring Kathleen Rooney and Elisa Gabbert.

The reading will be held on the Cal State San Marcos campus in the Grand Salon (Room 113) of the M. Gordon Clarke Field House. The event is free and open to the public, but there is a fee for on-campus parking.

Kathleen Rooney and Elisa Gabbert are co-authors of the collaborative books Something Really Wonderful (dancing girl press, 2007), and That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths Books, 2008). Their collaborations can also be found in Boston Review, Caketrain, jubilat, and No Tell Motel.

Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and the author of Reading with Oprah: The Book Club That Changed America (University of Arkansas Press, 2005) and the memoir Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object (Arkansas, 2009), as well as the poetry collection Oneiromance (an epithalamion) (Switchback Books, 2008). Recent poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Ninth Letter, LIT, Court Green, Notre Dame Review, Gettysburg Review and Sycamore Review.

Elisa Gabbert was born in Texas and currently lives in the Boston area, where she works as an editor and SEO specialist. She holds degrees in linguistics and cognitive science from Rice University and an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. She is the poetry editor of Absent. Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Diagram, Eleven Eleven, LIT, Meridian, Pleiades, Raleigh Quarterly, Redivider, Typo, Washington Square and elsewhere. A chapbook, Thanks for Sending the Engine, is available from Kitchen Press, and a second, My Fear of X, is forthcoming from Kitchen Press in 2009.

Event Information:

Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m.
Grand Salon (rm. 113) of the M. Gordon Clarke Field House
California State University, San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
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