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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
October 6 -28

Exhibition - Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

readings & workshops
October 20

Poetry Reading: Soham Patel and Lauren Russell 

readings & workshops
October 23

OFF-SITE: Creative Writers in Nonprofit Careers: Panel Discussion, Reading, and Reception

readings & workshops
October 25

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets + Open Mic

readings & workshops
October 28

Poetry Reading: Kathleen A. Dale, Louisa Loveridge Gallas, Judith Harway, and Bill Murtaugh

readings & workshops
November 3 -3

Writing is Freedom (a high wire adventure) with elena minor

readings & workshops
November 3

Poetry Reading: elena minor & Paul Martínez Pompa

special events
November 17

We Exist to Prove the Living Artist: 38th Anniversary Gala

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Archived exhibitions
May 1 May 1 - September 1
7:00pm, Give What You Can

ca 1986
Sandra Fisher, artist
Howgill Fells, above Sedbergh,
Cumbria, England.

Booker Ervin, tenor saxophonist (left)
with Kenneth Patchen, poet and artist (right).
Hudson Street, Lower Manhattan, NYC.

ca 1967
Lorine Niedecker, poet
Milwaukee, WI.

ca 1955
Robert Duncan, poet
San Francisco, CA.


"There is no edition. I don't know who makes editions of photographs? Commercial photographers, maybe? I just walked downstairs to the gallery where I have about a hundred photographs on the walls. Many photographers do not like signing on the photographic surface. (From now on I will sign on the back in pencil.) Not a photograph in my collection (Frederick Sommer, Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Clarence John Laughlin, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Paul Strand, Art Sinsabaugh, etc.) indicates an edition. If a million people want a color print of Lorine Niedecker, they should be allowed to have it at modest cost. In US 1999 we will be lucky to find 50 takers. Lorine Niedecker—who is she? Is she that bimbo on FOX tv every Thursday night?" 

- Jonathan Williams, from introduction to his photo archive on the Jargon Society website