You took the turn, pretending certainty, and when asphalt turned to cobblestone and the street curved upward through a stairstepped neighborhood, you looked at your wife with your Isn't This An Adventure face, and her smile was overbright. The houses were tall and narrow, walls of shifting color, and tiny European cars parked on both sides of the road now. You're creeping forward, just half-revolutions of the wheels until you stop. No way to pass without scraping cars on both sides, and a men in heavy mustaches gather, arms crossed over paunches, watching, you can't back up, not with that steep curve and it's a miracle you got this far, you feel the chill of sweat under the arms of your shirt and you want to start swearing, fuckstick assfiddle needledick, but your wife puts a hand on your arm and you try to take in a breath.
Let Portuguese Artists Colony guide you home Sunday, July 22nd. Featuring guest readers:
Craig Clevenger was born in Dallas, Texas. He is the author two novels, The
Contortionist’s Handbook and Dermaphoria. He currently lives in San
Francisco and is at work on his third novel.
Lauren Eggert-Crowe has written for Salon, The Rumpus and L.A. Review of Books. She is the author of two forthcoming poetry chapbooks: The Exhibit and In The Songbird Laboratory.
She's also the managing editor of Ask A Socialist. (If you'd like to
ask a socialist out, follow Lauren on Twitter @LaurEggertCrowe.)
The ever enchanting Ethel Rohan, victorious in May's live writing contest, returns with her finished piece!
Sweet live tunes from musical guest Jascha Hoffman.
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. It's a thrill - place your bets now!
Sunday, July 22
562 Sutter Street
In the Salon, just behind the Library Bar
Show at 5:00 pm