[Local events] FWD:Tue 5/21, Holland, Zumas, Jaffe at Ristretto

David Abel david at thetextgarage.com
Fri May 10 12:13:41 PDT 2013


The Ristretto Reading Series Presents a night of fiction with:

*Noy Holland
Leni Zumas
Sara Jaffe
*
*Tuesday, May 21
*7:30 PM

*Ristretto Roasters*
3808 N. Williams

/Bookslut/ describes *Noy Holland*'s most recent story collection /Swim 
for the Little One First/ (FC2) as "a showcase for the technical 
possibilities of language." This language, at once minimal and 
immeasurably potent, serves to crystalize moments of human despair and 
of joy in or in spite of despair. Holland's previous collections of 
short fiction and novellas include /What Begins with Bird/ (FC2) and 
/The Spectacle of the Body /(Knopf). She has taught for many years in 
the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts 
Amherst.

*Leni Zumas* is the author of the novel /The Listeners /(Tin House), as 
well as the story collection /Farewell Navigator /(Open City). Kevin 
Sampsell calls /The Listeners/ "a darkly funny and disturbing rager" 
rife with "killer sentences." Zumas currently teaches in the MFA Program 
in Creative Writing at Portland State University.

*Sara Jaffe*'s short fiction has appeared in journals including /NOON, 
Paul Revere's Horse, matchbook/, and Publication Studio's /Weekday/. She 
is an editor of and contributor to /The Art of Touring/, an anthology of 
writing and visual art by touring musicians, released in 2009 by 
Portland's Yeti Publications (inspired by her role as guitarist for 
post-punk band Erase Errata). She is also a co-founding editor of New 
Herring Press, a purveyor of prose chapbooks.


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