Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tisa Bryant and Amina Cain reading at CSU San Marcos, Thursday, Oct 27, 7 p.m.

Please join us on Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. for the next reading in the Community and World Literary Series at California State University, San Marcos, featuring Tisa Bryant and Amina Cain.

The reading will be held on the Cal State San Marcos campus in Commons 206. The event is free and open to the public, but there is a fee for on-campus parking.

Tisa Bryant's writing currently indulges her fascination with the phenomena of seeing and being seen: perception, reception and projection, as well as that of genre construction, specifically in relation to the gothic and the slave narrative.  She is the author of Unexplained Presence (Leon Works, 2007), a collection of hybrid essays on myth-making and black presences in film, literature and visual art; co-editor/founder (with Miranda Mellis and Kate Schatz) of the cross-referenced journal of narrative and storytelling possibility, The Encyclopedia Project, which published Encyclopedia Vol. 2 F-K, in 2010, and co-editor (with Ernest Hardy) of War Diaries, an anthology on black gay men's desire and survival that was nominated for a  LAMBDA Literary Award. A novel, The Curator, is forthcoming. She teaches fiction/prose, hybrid forms and innovative ethnic literature at the California Institute of the Arts.

Amina Cain is the author of the short story collection I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009), and an upcoming chapbook called Tramps Everywhere (Insert Press/PARROT Series). A recording of her story "Attached to a Self" was included in the group show A Diamond in the Mud at Literaturhaus Basel in Switzerland in 2008, and in 2010 her work was featured at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) as part of NOT CONTENT, a series of text projects curated by Les Figues. Several of her stories have been translated into Polish on MINIMALBOOKS, and a French translation of "Black Wings" is just out in Jet d'encre. She lives in Los Angeles.

Event Information:

Thursday, October 27, 7 p.m.
Commons 206
California State University, San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
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