(La versión en español sigue abajo.)
I am happy to announce the soon-to-open Antena temporary bookstore, reading room and lit experimentation lab, to be located at Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas. As part of Round 36 of installations, the space will open on Saturday, March 31 from 4-7pm. After that it will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 12pm-5pm. The books in the space will be from small presses across the Americas, particularly the U.S. and Mexico: evidence of textual innovation and a vibrant multilingual dialogue in experimental writing and literary community-making. Many will be for sale; others will be available for reading and browsing in the space. John Pluecker will be present in the space over the course of the exhibition: a durational performance, an investigation into building multilingual literary spaces, promoting and selling innovative books and a detonating public projects. Within the space, chairs will be available for sitting, books and chapbooks and small magazines will be available for reading, and typewriters available for writing. All visitors are welcome, and are invited to write through and beyond the various texts available in the space, writing with and toward the authors and through the location of this row house in Third Ward, Houston. In addition, Antena has organized a series of bilingual activities open to the public, including a Read/Write Club and bilingual spaces for conversation among Third Ward residents, Houston-area folks, and visitors from elsewhere.
Schedule for Read/Write Club: Weekly on Wednesdays from 6-9pm
(It's encouraged to try to read the book prior to the Club meeting; however, if you can't, still come! We will read together in the space and listen to the author read—either recorded, in person or through Skype. Then we will write together.)
April 25 - A Toast in the House of Friends by Akilah Oliver, Coffee House Press
May 2 - American Copia by Javier Huerta, Arte Público Press
May 9 - I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women by Caroline Bergvall, Laynie Browne, Teresa Carmody, and Vanessa Place, Eds., Les Figues Press
May 16 - The Black Automaton by Douglas Kearney, Fence Books
May 23 - Poems of the Black Object by Ronaldo V. Wilson, Futurepoem
May 30 - SABORAMI by Cecilia Vicuña, Chainlinks
June 6 - The Event Factory de Renee Gladman, dorothy, a publishing project
June 13 - one by Jen Hofer, Palm Press
June 20 - sexoPUROsexoVELOZ and Septiembre: A Bilingual Edition of Books 2 and 3 of Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes, translated by Jen Hofer, Kenning Editions / Counterpath Press
Hope to see you there!