You are invited to Friday Night Readings at David & Dianeís apartment 695 35th Ave. #204 San Francisco 415.221.4272 enjoy your favorite writers in a cozy environment with refreshments and friends... bring some beer, wine, or a snack coming up: 7.30pm Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 a reading by Pireeni Sundaralingam and Chuck Stebelton Born in Sri Lanka and educated at Oxford, Pireeni Sundaralingam currently lives in San Francisco. Her poetry examines the many-facted aspects of exile -- and of the ways in which community may be found within the situation of exile. The poems in her forthcoming first collection (Margin Lands) move from fragmented personal memories of censorship and genocide in Sri Lanka to universal images of immigration and repatriation in the West. Pireeni's awards include the Potrero Nuevo Fund Prize (for the album Bridge across the Blue), a Zellerbach grant (together with the Dhaia Tribe collective) and the Rosenthal Fellowship (awarded by PEN USA). Chuck Stebelton's first book of poetry, Circulation Flowers, is forthcoming this winter from Tougher Disguises. His work has appeared in Antennae, Conundrum, LVNG, Mungo vs. Ranger, and Pom2. Chuck organizes the Myopic Poetry Series, a weekly series of readings and occasional poets' talks, at Myopic Books in Chicago. Directions: Public trans: From downtown San Francisco, take the 38 Geary or the 31 Balboa, and get off at 35th Ave. Driving from the East Bay: 580 West to 9th St./Civic Center exit; north on 9th to Hayes; follow signs to go west on Fell; turn right on Stanyan, left on Fulton, right on 35th (Balboa is two blocks north). My building is the big one on the northwest corner of 35th at Balboa. Ring the buzzer for apartment 204. NOTE: the phone will be turned off after 8pm, so donít be late!!!
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