"Eleven Eleven" volume 15 launch

Presented by the MFA Program in Writing
October 9, 2013 7:30 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

Come celebrate Eleven Eleven's 15th issue with our editors and four featured readers:

Andrew Joron
Debra Busman
Maisha Z. Johnson
John Panzer

About Eleven Eleven

Eleven Eleven is a biannual journal of literature and art produced by the MFA Program in Writing and other members of the California College of the Arts community.

The aim of the publication is to provide a forum for risk and experimentation and to serve as an exchange between writers and artists.

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Light refreshments and copies of Eleven Eleven issue 15 will be available!

About the Readers

Andrew Joron is the author of Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems (City Lights, 2010). Joron’s previous poetry collections include The Removes (Hard Press, 1999), Fathom (Black Square Editions, 2003), and The Sound Mirror (Flood Editions, 2008).

The Cry at Zero, a selection of his prose poems and critical essays, was published by Counterpath Press in 2007. From the German, he has translated The Literary Essays of Marxist-Utopian philosopher Ernst Bloch (Stanford University Press, 1998) and The Perpetual Motion Machine by the proto-Dada fantasist Paul Scheerbart (Wakefield Press, 2011).

Joron lives in Berkeley, California, where he theorizes using the theremin.

Debra Busman is codirector of the Creative Writing and Social Action Program at CSU Monterey Bay. Coeditor of Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing, her work has been published in The LA Review; Social Justice: New Pedagogies for Social Change; and Women’s Studies Quarterly 26: Working Class Lives and Cultures.

“The Book of Bad Men” is from her upcoming novel, like a woman, due to be published February 2014.

Maisha Z. Johnson has an MFA in poetry from Pacific University and a BA in creative writing from SFSU. She explores the relationship between writing and social change on her blog, Inkblot, and leads arts and healing workshops with LGBTQ survivors of violence at Community United Against Violence (CUAV).

John Panzer is a former racecar driver, fundraising professional, initiated disciple, homeless addict, and suffers the responsibility for losing the man he loved. Currently, John is an undergrad at UC Berkeley and serves on the City of Berkeley's Homeless Commission.

His pieces of short memoir have been selected by many San Francisco journals and reading series. John was awarded the Samuel C. Irving prize for American Wit and Humor for his piece "The Beautiful Hurt."