Saturday, October 15, 2011

Damage and Book Launch!

On Saturday, October 15, Portuguese Artists Colony will bring damage to Litquake's infamous Lit Crawl.

We are thrilled to be part of Litquake for the second year running, and our gratitude hurts. We say thank you with scars and breakage; it's not a party without torn dresses and mascara-streaked faces.

Featuring guest readers:
Sally Ashton is a poet and Editor-in-Chief of the DMQReview. She teaches creative writing and is the current Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County, blogging at  

Louise Nayer, San Francisco author and educator, has written poetry, non-fiction and recently, Burned: A Memoir, about a tragic Cape Cod accident and family resilience.

Plus! Readings from colonists Daniel Heath, Leslie Ingham, Caitlin Myer, and Cary Tennis.

Saturday, October 15
8:30 - 9:30 pm
1270 Valencia St.
San Francisco


And that's not all.

Portuguese Artists Colony is absolutely beside itself to announce the birth of its small press, Portuguese Artists Colony Books, with the launch of its very first book:

fictional stories in real places 
by Ian Tuttle

Will the cocktails break your heart?
Will the ice cream make you call your mother?
Reviews are plentiful. Menus can be found online. But there is more to dining than what arrives on the plate.
Somewhere between making eye contact with the server and figuring out the tip
       we fall in love
                make plans to escape
                       dream of other worlds.

brings you exquisite moments from fictional lives, inspired by the real places in which they are set.

Join us for a good old fashioned book launch party with music and more!

Friday, October 21
8:00 pm
Fivepoints Arthouse
72 Tehama
One block south of Howard at 2nd Street
San Francisco