Sunday, September 25, 2011


There would be no story without us. No passions aroused, no chant for victory, no angry red welt to show Mom as evidence.

On Sunday, September 25, Portuguese Artists Colony will be the reason superheroes exist, dressed in cape and boots solely to undo our careful planning.

We'll move on anyway, nobody can stop us, we're the pretty blonde who sleeps her way onto the Dean's List, the bully who buries your lunch box, the one who watches - smiling - while you eat the cyanide-and-ground-glass pie we baked fresh, just for you.

Featuring guest readers:  

Will Boast’s story collection, Power Ballads, won the 2011 Iowa Short Fiction Award. He’s had work in Best New American Voices 2009, Narrative, Glimmer Train, The Southern Review, The American Scholar, and Salon. A former Stegner Fellow, he’ll be travelling to the UK this fall as a Charles Pick Fellow at the University of East Anglia. When in San Francisco, he moonlights as a performing musician.

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals by the age of 25. He has also written for AlterNet, The Bold Italic, McSweeney's, and Mother Jones. He is the managing editor of The Rumpus.

Tim Bauer returns to read his winning piece from last month's amazing live writing, inspired by the prompt: "She had his head."

Live music from our friends Pocket Full of Rye.

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!

Nora Boxer (2010 Keene Prize for Literature)
Cynthia Cady (Pints & Prose)  
Janine Kovac (Writing Mamas)
M. da Silveira Serpa (Presence/Presença)

Sunday, August 25
Fivepoints Arthouse 
72 Tehama
One block south of Howard at 2nd Street
San Francisco
Show at 5:00 pm