The Document: An investigation in the remains
with readings and discussions byThalia Field and Allison Cobb with a special guest Erin Morrill
at Macky Hall, CCA Oakland
entrance $8-15/ members FREE
Thalia Field has a new collection of interlinked stories: BIRD LOVERS, BACKYARD (New Directions) and a new book-length essay, A PRANK OF GEORGES (co-authored with Abigail Lang and published with Essay Press.) Her other New Directions titles include POINT AND LINE and INCARNATE:STORY MATERIAL, and she published her adaptation of Berg’s Lulu, ULULU (CLOWN SHRAPNEL), with Coffee House Press in 2007. Thalia teaches in the Literary Arts department of Brown University.
Allison Cobb is the author of Born2 (Chax Press, 2004) about her hometown of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Green-Wood (Factory School, 2010) about a famous nineteenth-century cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Her work combines history, personal narrative, and poetry to address issues of landscape, politics, and ecology. She was a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow and received a 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission. She worked for many years for the Environmental Defense Fund in New York City. She now works for an energy conservation nonprofit in Portland, Oregon.
Erin Morrill was born in Tennessee. She currently lives in San Francisco where she received her MFA in writing at California College of Arts. She has worked with Wolverine Farm Publishing and Kelsey Street Press. She currently co-produces chapbooks for Trafficker Press with Andrew Kenower.