Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday August 31st: Kaia Sand, Margaret Malone, and Musicial guest Karen Wood Hepner

Come visit, listen, drink, and prosper at If Not For Kidnap this month! We have three local artists: one poet, one fiction writer, and one musician. These are three sweet, beautiful, talented, and dark-haired women, and you're going to want to see them.

Margaret Malone’s writing has appeared in The Missouri Review, Swink, The Wordstock Ten Anthology, latimes.com and elsewhere, and in January she was awarded an Oregon Literary Fellowship in Fiction from Literary Arts. She is currently at work on a memoir co-written with her husband, and a collection of stories.

Kaia Sand's book, Remember to Wave, was just released by Tinfish Press. This collection investigates political geography in Portland, Oregon, which takes the form of a poetry walk. She is also the author of a poetry collection, interval (Edge Books 2004), and co-author with Jules Boykoff of Landscapes of Dissent: Guerrilla Poetry and Public Space (Palm Press 2008). Sand has created several chapbooks through the Dusie Kollektiv, which also published her wee book, lotto. Her poems comprise the text of two books in Jim Dine's Hot Dreams series (Steidl Editions 2008). Supported by a Regional Arts and Culture Council project grant, she is currently working on Shell Games, a multi-media poetry project investigating foreclosures and the uneven distribution of shelter.

Karen Wood Hepner plays music. And sometimes she writes the music she plays. Sometimes she ropes her kids into these antics. It's a nice break from the headiness of poetry. She has an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College and you may remember her reading poems at the inaugural INFK.

It'll be an evening of sirens. Doors open at 7:30. Please drop by if you have the chance. Don't forget to bring a dollar or two to donate for the drinks and talent!