Here Comes Everybody
A reading with writers
Matthew Clark Davison & Stephen Elliott
with musical guest Pocket Shelley
Friday March 7th
Adobe Books 3166 16th St,
San Francisco, CA 94103
I'm excited about this one because the LitQuake version of this reading (see pics here: End of the Year Approaching) was really fun and I've never read with Stephen Elliot. I sometimes teach one of stories. It's called "Long Distance." It appeared in Vol. 7 No. 2 of Fourteen Hills and in new standards the first decade of fiction at 14 Hills anthology, both available at Small Press Distribution. I recently heard Stephen read at The Sex Workers Art Show, which was a great night of storytelling entertainment. Also, my character Janis from my NIP (novel-in-progress) is surprisingly moved by a song by Pocket Shelly and says so in the book. The song is Half Moon Bay. Check it out with the links below. Hope to see you there.
Stephen Elliott is a former stripper and the author of six books including Happy Baby, a finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lion Award as well as a best book of 2004 in Salon.com, Newsday, Chicago New City, the Journal News, and the Village Voice. In addition to writing fiction he frequently writes on politics. In 2004 he wrote Looking Forward To It, about the quest for the Democratic Presidential nomination. His most recent book is an almost all true sexual memoir called My Girlfriend Comes To The City And Beats Me Up. Elliott's writing has been featured in Esquire, The New York Times, GQ, Best American Non-Required Reading 2005 and 2007, Best American Erotica, and Best Sex Writing 2006. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and is a member of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto. He is also the founder of The Progressive Reading Series which helps authors raise money and participate on behalf of progressive candidates across the country. www.stephenelliott.com
Pocket Shelley is an ongoing project of songwriter Michael C. Mullen. His latest CD, "Small Illuminations in a Darkening Sky" (2006) was produced by Tim Mooney of American Music Club. Among his current projects, Michael has been creating and recording musical adaptions of works by his favorite poets (Ashbery, O'Hara, Pound, etc.), which he hopes to release as "Pocket Shelley's Golden Treasury of Well-Thumbed Poems." His next CD, "Glockenspiel and Other Love Songs, Part I: Glockenspiel" has been completed and will be released in 2008, with "Part II: Ukulele" due in 2009. With novelist Adam Klein, Michael has written songs for the bands Glasstown, Roman Evening and The Size Queens, who were recently chosen to provide music for the "pedagogical concept album" Our Literal Speed (http://www.ourliteralspeed.com), a series of art criticism conferences being held in Karlsruhe (Germany), Chicago and Los Angeles, sponsored by the University of Chicago and the Getty Research Institute. http://cdbaby.com/cd/pocketshelley and http://www.myspace.com/pocketshelley.