Monday, July 12, 2010
Red Arrow Gallery, Joshua Tree: Desert Poetry & Prose, Saturday July 24, 7:00 pm
In case you can't read the tiny print: it's at the Red Arrow Gallery, in downtown Joshua Tree, 61597 Twentynine Palms Hwy (Hwy 62). For more information, visit Red Arrow Gallery at www.theredarrowgallery.com, email email@example.com or call 760-366-3700. The reading is free to the public, and will feature free wine, cheese and crackers, for attendees. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The reading starts at 7:00 pm, and I am honored to be reading with critically-acclaimed writer Deanne Stillman author of Mustang: the Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West - A Los Angeles Times Best Book, 2008 and winner of the California Book Award Silver Medal for nonfiction. Deanne is also author of the outstanding, award-winning book Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murder, Marines, and the Mojave, , which Hunter Thompson called "A strange and brilliant story by an important American writer."
I will be reading my prose and poetry from the anthology I've edited, No Place for a Puritan: the literature of California's deserts (Heyday Books, 2009) and also new desert writing I have been generating. Copies of the anthology, along with Phantom Seed: a literary magazine of California desert poetry & prose, a magazine I co-edit, and copies of my two poetry chapbooks, Dry Waterfall and Wild Wash Road, (both on Petroglyph Books) will also be available for sale.
A BIG thank you to gallery owner & writer Cheryl Montelle for organizing and hosting this in her super-cool high desert gallery!! Thanks, Cheryl, for all you do, for so many desert-related artists and writers, and the desert communities!