Kerri Sonnenberg shared news of this event, which doesn’t seem to appear anywhere on the web. Just like those FC2 guys to try to sneak into town like this:
11 November, 7pm
experimental fiction and poetry by
Steve Katz and Yuriy Tarnawsky
Elastic Arts Foundation
2830 N. Milwaukee Ave. (Logan Square)
$5 suggested donation | BYOB
Steve Katz, who was one of the founders of Fiction Collective (now FC2), has taught creative writing at Cornell University, Brooklyn College, Queens College, The University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, The University of Notre Dame, and The University of Colorado in Boulder, from which he retired in 2003. He’s also tended bar, worked construction, waited tables, and mined for mercury. He is known for such classics as CREAMY & DELICIOUS, WIER & POUCE, FLORRY OF WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, SWANNY’S WAYS, SAW, MOVING PARTS, and STOLEN STORIES, plus a screenplay and some books of poetry. His two most recent books are the novel ANTONELLO’S LION (Green Integer, 2004) and the collection KISSSSS? (forthcoming 2007, FC2).
Yuriy Tarnawsky is one of the founding members of the New York Group, a Ukrainian avant-garde group of writers, and co-founder and co-editor of the journal NOVI POEZIYI (New Poetry; 1959-1972). He worked for IBM as an electronic engineer and computer scientist, and received a Ph.D. in theoretical linguistics from New York University in 1982. From 1993-1996, he was professor of Ukrainian Literature and Culture in the Department of Slavic Languages, as well as co-coordinator of Ukrainian Studies at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York. He has written over thirteen books of fiction, poetry, and plays, including THREE BLONDES AND DEATH (1993, FC2) and MENINGITIS (1978, Fiction Collective). His newest book, LIKE BLOOD IN WATER, will be published next spring by FC2.
This is a special event being organized by Adam Jameson. Contact him at email@example.com for more information.