Sunday, August 28, 2011


You wonder if it's a sign of age, that sense of powerlessness, sitting on the edge of the bed, your hands dangling between your knees. You used to believe you could take anyone on, fast and vicious, they wouldn't know what hit them. Not like everything came down to a fistfight, we aren't savages, but it showed when you did your PowerPoint presentation for the board, when you strutted down the street in your new heels.

You were a mean and ruthless god.

But now, your shoulder hurts when you lift your arm to point, and you know in your bones that when it came to a barfight, your teeth would be the ones decorating the floor.

On Sunday, August 28, Portuguese Artists Colony will guide you to the hidden power in your obsolescence.

Featuring guest readers Jonathan Hirsch and Olga Zilberbourg

nic alea returns with nic's winning piece from last month's live writing - Portuguese Artists Colony's first ever tie, won in a sudden death round!

Live music with Brooke D.

Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you'd like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. The live writing is always a treat and a surprise. Place your bets!

Tim Bauer
Hunter Gatewood
Matthew Siegel
Alia Volz

Sunday, August 28
Fivepoints Arthouse
72 Tehama
One block south of Howard at 2nd Street
San Francisco
Doors open at 4:30 pm
Show at 5:00 pm