January 30, 2006

David Abel, Maryrose Larkin, and Craig Ryan

The Bold-Sky Cafe Reading Series features

David Abel, Maryrose Larkin, and Craig Ryan.

Monday, January 30
7:30 p.m.

Bold-Sky Cafe
3943 N. Mississippi Avenue (at Shaver)
Portland, OR

David Abel is a poet, performer, editor, and bookseller. His publications include a chapbook of poems, several artist's books and objects created in collaboration with book artist Katherine Kuehn and the Salient Seedling Press; and most recently poems in the journals Spectaculum, envelope, and foArm. He is currently appearing as Mephisto in the defunkt theatre production of Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (Thursdays through Saturdays, through Feb. 18, at the Back Door Theater on Hawthorne; www.defunktheatre.com).

Maryrose Larkin has recently had poems in Bird Dog and Gut Cult, and has poems forthcoming in Fascicle. She is a member of the Spare Room Poetry Collective, and a former founder of the now defunct FLASH + CARD, a postcard press. A chapbook, Inverse, will be available from nine muses books in 2006.

Craig Ryan is the author of two nonfiction books: The Pre-Astronauts and Magnificent Failure. He worked for many years in the computer industry, served as a consultant on television and radio documentaries, and is a long-time contibutor to the Oregonian Sunday book section. He currently teaches writing at Portland State University and in the public schools under the auspices of Community of Writers.

Bold-Sky Cafe is a uniquely creative restaurant and bar that combines food, drink, music, art and community. The monthly Bold-Sky Reading Series is an expression of our commitment to pair creative heroics with soul-satisfying food.