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Bill Berkson & Elizabeth Block @ Bird and Beckett


Sunday, March 2nd – 2 pm
Writers Bill Berkson & Elizabeth Block
read new poetry

BBgoldieshotBill Berkson is a poet, art critic & corresponding editor for Art in America, who for many years taught literature & art history at the SF Art Institute. Director of Letters and Science at the Art Institute from 1993 to 1998, he taught art history, critical writing & poetry & directed the public lectures program there from 1984 to 2007. He is the author of many books of poetry & prose including Portrait & Dream: New & Selected Poems, published by Coffee House Press in 2009.  Bill will read from his latest poetry collection, Snippets(Omerta, 2014).

Elizabeth blockElizabeth Block is the author of the novel A Gesture Through Time, written under fiscal sponsorship of Intersection for the Arts, in San Francisco.  She is the recipient of a Doris Roberts/ William Goyen fiction fellowship from the Christopher Isherwood foundation and many other awards and residencies. Also a filmmaker, her films have traveled extensively throughout the United States and elsewhere. She has published her work in many genres and media. Elizabeth will read from her new poetry collection, Celluloid Salutations (Blazevox, 2014).


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Craig Dworkin & Elizabeth Block reading  at the Spare Room

Craig Dworkin & Elizabeth Block reading at the Spare Room


Craig Dworkin & Elizabeth Block

Sunday, November 17
7:30 pm
420 NW 9th
Craig Dworkin is the author, most recently, of Remotes (Little Red Leaves), 
No Medium (MIT Press), The Crystal Text (Compline), Motes (Roof Books), 
and The Perverse Library (Information As Material).  He teaches literary history 
and theory at the University of Utah and serves as Senior Editor to Eclipse.

Elizabeth Block is the author of the award-winning novel, a Gesture Through Time (Spuyten Duyvil). Her writing has appeared in print, audio, on stage, in public art, on public radio, in gallery exhibition, and in film.  Also a filmmaker, her 16mm films are distributed by Canyon Cinema in San Francisco.  Her new poetry book, Celluloid Salutations(BlazeVOX), will be published in early 2014 in print and on Kindle.

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