The Center for the Art of Translation presents: Horacio Castellanos Moya & Katherine Silver discussing Moya's work, including the recent publication of "The Dream of My Return" ~ Free! ~ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Dream of My Return: Horacio Castellanos Moya and Katherine Silver
The Center for the Art of Translation welcomes Horacio Castellanos Moya and translator Katherine Silver to San Francisco to discuss Castellanos Moya's work, including his latest book, The Dream of My Return. Charles Finch of the New York Times called the book “easily his best to appear in English so far” and says, “it has the intense aliveness of great fiction, the kind that gives human particularity to circumstances for which our sympathy might otherwise remain mostly notional.” Silver translated The Dream of My Return and several other books by the author. The Center's Executive Director Michael Holtmann will moderate the conversation.
• Monday, May 11, 2015
• 7:30 PM
Katherine Silver is an award-winning translator and director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. Her translation of Martín Adán’s The Cardboard House was a runner-up for the PEN Translation Prize in 2013. She has brought into English some of the most important voices in contemporary Spanish-language literature, including the work of César Aira, Martin Adán, Marcos Giralt Torrente, and many others.
Horacio Castellanos Moya is a writer and a journalist from El Salvador. For two decades he worked as the editor of news agencies, magazines, and newspapers in Mexico, Guatemala, and his own country. He has published ten novels, five short story collections, and a book of essays. His novels have been translated into eleven languages; four of them (Senselessness, The She-Devil in the Mirror, Dance with Snakes, and Tyrant Memory) are available in English. He teaches creative writing and media in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa.
May's Writers With Drinks features adult legend Nina Hartley, plus poet/writer Shideh Etaat and The Ghost Network author Catie DiSabato. Plus more guests TBA!
When: Saturday, May 9, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: Nina Hartley, Shideh Etaat and Catie DiSabato!
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the CSC
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco, CA
About the readers/performers:
Nina Hartley is the author of Nina Hartley's Guide to Total Sex and the producer of the Nina Hartley's Guide line of instructional videos. She's won numerous AVN Awards for her performances in adult videos, including Best Non-Sex Performance for Not Bewitched XXX. She won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Legends of Erotica.
COOL AS FUCK! Second Friday Happy Hour w/ DJs Kevin, Brian, Liam, & Raul spinning guitar-based indie pop gems that sparkle and shine, loudly rip and gently roar. 6-10pm, FREE! 6:00 pm
Friday 5/8 6pm!
COOL AS FUCK!!!
Happy Hour at the Make-Out Room
Indie, Shoegaze, Brit & Psych Pop
No Cover, 21+
PLUS: Come to COOL AS FUCK! Happy Hour and get in FREE to Last Nite | 2000's Indie Dance Party!
LAST NITE ~ 2000s Indie Dance Party ~ Post Punk, Dance Punk, Freak Folk, Synth Pop, Nu Rave, Chill-wave & Garage ~ w/ DJs Jamie Jams & Emdee ~ $5 before 11pm ~ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
DJs Jamie Jams and Emdee bring you all the hits from a time when punks suddenly remembered how to dance.
It's like we ate Pitchfork, stole your iPod and then rode off on your track bike.
$10, $5 before 11 pm. Photos by Rob Williamson.
Be our friend!
"Well, folks, the snake has officially reached its tail. The crew behind the '90s-themed Debaser party has gotten together to create "Last Nite," a brand new event that, much like its parent, is dedicated to reviving a specific moment in time. In this case, it's all about that brief period in the early-'00s when garage rock, dance punk, and electroclash all emerged and combined to form the soundtrack to the-then nascent hipster lifestyle. Resident DJs Jamie Jams and EmDee will be on hand to take you back to the days when "deck" was almost an adjective." - Derek Opperman, SF Weekly
"Oh gawd it's here: let the retro-00s (retr00s?) commence! Jamie Jams and Emdee, the fiendish minds behind seminal '90s revival party Debaser, kick it into the Interpol-Shins-Strokes-White Stripes era and take you slightly back to "a time when punks suddenly remembered how to dance" — you could still hear guitars on the radio." - Marke B., SF Bay Guardian
Special First Wednesday Edition!
DJ Tonearm: AMPLIFIED SOUL! 6pm, FREE! 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Amp Sol is switching this month from Tuesday to Wednesday, May 6th. Sorry for any inconvenience, but hey, since we're on the subject of the month of May, this Wednesday's show will feature a tribute to the uprisings of May 1968 and Revolutionaries and Freedom Fighters everywhere. The show starts at 6pm but should start to peak around 7pm when we'll give a listen to a couple of angry tracks by Black Panther Party member Elaine May and the blistering spoken word rant "Have You Ever Had the Blues?" by (pre-Homicide actor) Yaphet Kotto. Nina Simone will figure into the proceedings with "Revolution, Parts 1 and 2"—a scorching answer of sorts to the Lennon/McCartney cut. (Dig it: "The only way that we can stand, in fact / Is when you get your foot off our back.") We'll even check out Marzette Watts' free jazz excursion, "Backdrop for Urban Revolution," Syl Johnson's deeply impassioned, "I'm Talking 'Bout Freedom," plus recorded highlights from a couple Eldridge Cleaver speeches. Alright! Power to the People!
Wednesday, May 6th
6:00 until 9:30 or so
Footsteps of Baldwin Anthology Project ~ FREE! ~ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join writers from across the Bay area on Cinco de Mayo for a special night
of literature in support of the Footsteps of Baldwin Anthology project!
Admission is free, but donations to the project are encouraged. All
donations will go towards the creation of an anthology celebrating the work
of African American expatriate writers in Paris. Learn more about the
project at: <http://igg.me/at/footstepsofbaldwin>
Int'l FREAKOUT a-GO-GO! ~ DJs Special Lord B., Ben Bracken + Bobby Ganush! ~ 60s 70s Soul-Funk-Disco-Pop-Psych from around the world! International tunes that take you there ~ Come hear what's blowing our minds ~ FREE! 10:00 pm