Saturday, April 18
The (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand and Small Press Traffic present
Tan Lin & Chet Wiener
(refreshments provided; BYOB encouraged)
416 25th St. (at Broadway), Oakland
TAN LIN is the author of Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe, BlipSoak01, Ambience is a Novel with a Logo, and Heath (Plagiarism/Outsource). 7 Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. His work has appeared in numerous journals including Conjunctions, The Boston Review, Artforum, Cabinet, Hambone, the New York Times Book Review, New American Writing, Tripwire, The Voice Literary Supplement, Artforum, the World, Art in America, and Purple. His video, theatrical and LCD work have been shown at the Marianne Boesky Gallery, the Yale Art Museum, the Sophienholm Museum (Copenhagen), the Ontological Hysterical Theatre, and at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Soundcheck Series.
Lin is the recipient of a Getty Distinguished Scholar Grant for 2004-2005 and a Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writing Grant. He has taught at the University of Virginia and Cal Arts, and currently teaches creative writing at New Jersey City University. He is completing a book on the writings of Andy Warhol.
He has just completed a sampled novel, entitled Our Feelings Were Made by Hand.
CHET WIENER writes poetry in English and French. He is the author of a book of poems in French, Devant l’abondance (P.O.L 2003) and the chapbook WalkDontWalk (Potes and Poets 1999). He has translated Félix Guattari, Pierre Alferi, among others, into English, co-edited, with Stacy Doris, the collection of translations: Christophe Tarkos; Ma Langue est Poétique (Roof Books, 2000), and his poems, translations and essays on translation have appeared in publications in the United States and France. He is a specialist in 16th-century French literature and philosophy, translates for the French Ministries of Culture and European and Foreign Affairs and writes medical filing documents for review by the FDA and other regulatory agencies internationally. He lives in San Francisco.