Monday, June 12, 2017

Enfermario at LAXART: book launch y lectura bilingüe

Este anatémicamente hermoso martes 13, a partir de las 18:30 en LAXART estaremos leyendo y conversando sobre la traducción y publicación de Enfermario en la editorial Les Figues Press. Estaremos ahí YoLandi, la furiosa-fabulosa ventrílocua Jennifer Donovan y la autora Janet Sarbanes. 

LAXART | Tuesday June 13
7000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA.

Doors open: 6.30PM 
Reading & Conversation: 7.00 – 8.00 pm

LAXART is proud to host Les Figues Press for the launch of Enfermario by Gabriela Torres Olivares, translated by Jennifer Donovan. Olivares was born in Monterrey, México. She is the author of three collections of short stories: Enfermario (2010), which Reforma named as one of the Best Books of 2010; Incompletario (2007); and Están Muertos (2004). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals, including Vice, Pic-Nic, Playboy, and Luvina. She received a 2015-16 grant from the National Fund for Culture and Arts to complete a novel.

Jennifer Donovan is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Tijuana-San Diego border. Her work addresses the ontology of boundaries and liminal spaces through presence/absence phenomena. She works between literary (writing and translation) and visual practices to grapple with power relationships embedded in bodies, language, and geography: borders that each of us constantly negotiates.

Janet Sarbanes is the author of the recently released and highly acclaimed short story collection The Protester Has Been Released (C & R Press, 2017). Her previous collection, Army of One (Otis Books | Seismicity Editions, 2008) was hailed by BOMB as a "stingingly funny fiction debut." Recent short fiction appears in Black Clock, P- Queue, Entropy and North Dakota Quarterly. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at CalArts.

I hope to see you there, a'í los watchamos pues!