November 10, 2010

Les Figues Press:
Amina Cain, Jennifer Calkins, Doug Nufer, Pam Ore, Mathew Timmons, & Christine Wertheim

Sunday, November 14
7:30 pm

The Waypost
3120 N. Williams Ave.

$5 suggested donation

Les Figues Press is an independent, nonprofit literary press located in Los Angeles. Their mission is "to create aesthetic conversation between readers, writers, and artists, especially those interested in innovative/experimental/avant-garde work."

Amina Cain's books include I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues), and an upcoming chapbook Tramps Everywhere (Insert/PARROT Series). This summer her work was featured at LACE  (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) as part of NOT CONTENT, a series of text projects curated by Les Figues. Amina's writing also appears in The Encyclopedia Project (F-K), and Wreckage of Reason: Xxperimental Prose by Women Writers. She lives in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Calkins is an evolutionary biologist and writer in Seattle. Her most recent book is A Story of Witchery, published by Les Figues Press. She can, at times, be found at

Doug Nufer is the author of a poetry collection and numerous novels, including By Kelman Out of Pessoa, forthcoming from Les Figues, which also provides an invaluable public service in tough financial times by revealing how you can be a winner at the races. He lives in Seattle.

Pam Ore lives and works in Olympia, Washington. She has been published in several poetry journals and is currently working on her next manuscript. Her book Grammar of the Cage was published by Les Figues in 2006.

Mathew Timmons work includes The New Poetics (Les Figues), Sound Noise (Little Red Leaves), The Archanoids (a cd of solo and collaborative sound poetries), CREDIT (Blanc Press), and Lip Service (Slack Buddha). Forthcoming projects include two chapbooks: Where is it Written? from Imioplex Press, and After Darío from Molo Press. His visual and performance work has been shown widely. Mathew works as the General Director of General Projects, editor of Insert Press, and Los Angeles editor of Joyland.

Christine Wertheim is the author of  '+'me'S-pace (Les Figues). She edited Feminaissance (Les Figues), and with Matias Viegener coedited Séance in Experimental Writing (Make Now) and /n/oulipian Analects (Les Figues). She writes regularly for  X-tra and Cabinet; works-in-progress include a poetic suite on Mothers and an exercise in style, "How to Conceive a Poem." She is Chair of the MFA Writing Program at Cal Arts.