Sunday, January 13, 2013

Everything new

It's your first date, she's wearing a dress and you shaved just before going out the door. She finds your jokes funny, and you aren't thinking about the moment when she won't anymore, when she'll give you that weary face instead of tonight's full-out laugh. You order a bottle of wine, and you don't know that soon you'll notice the hairs that sprout from her enchanting mole, you wouldn't believe it if your future self came back in time to tell you that the pitch her voice gets when she asks, again, if you've taken out the garbage will make you want to cover her face with your hands.

Join Portuguese Artists Colony in that tender moment of freshness, let's live here forever.

Kim Addonizio’s verse novel, Jimmy & Rita, was reissued by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Her other recent books are Lucifer at the Starlite and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within, both from W.W. Norton. She teaches poetry workshops in Oakland, CA and online at

Glen David Gold is the author of the novels Sunnyside and Carter Beats the Devil. He has written essays, memoir and fiction for the New York Times Sunday Magazine, McSweeney's, Playboy and Tin House, and comic books for DC and Dark Horse. His episode of Hey Arnold is streaming on Netflix.

Katie Wheeler-Dubin and Joe Loya tied to win in December's live writing. In a brilliant move, they have collaborated on a finished piece!

The first ever public performance from the band Nonstop Beautiful Ladies, featuring Peter Kline and Kim Addonizio.

PLUS! Readings from our newest Colonist, Roxane Beth Johnson and Founding Colonist Daniel Heath.

Live writing:
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.

This month it's an epic showdown, featuring all writers from The San Francisco Writers' Grotto!

Elizabeth Bernstein
Zahra Noorbakhsh
Glen David Gold
Shanthi Sekaran

Sunday, January 27
Hotel Rex
562 Sutter Street
In the Salon, just behind the Library Bar
San Francisco
Show at 5:00 pm
Sliding scale $5-10