The (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand presents

Camille Roy & Clint Burnham

Sunday, November 15th

6:30pm | 5 USD

416 25th St, Oakland

Camille Roy is a writer and performer of plays, poetry, and fiction. Her two most recent books are CHEAP SPEECH, a play, from Leroy, and CRAQUER, from 2nd Story Books (both 2002). Her book SWARM (two novellas) was published by San Francisco’s Black Star Series with funding from the San Francisco Arts Commission. Earlier books include THE ROSY MEDALLIONS (poetry and prose, from Kelsey St Press) and COLD HEAVEN (plays, from O Books). In 1998 she was the recipient of a Lannan Writers At Work Residency at Just Buffalo Literary Center. She is a founding editor of the online journal Narrativity, and an editor of the anthology 'Biting the Error: Writers On Experimental Narrative', drawn from this site, which is forthcoming from Coach House in fall 2004. Her books and selections of her work are available online at http://www.camilleroy.com. She has taught fiction and playwriting at San Francisco State University and at the University of San Francisco, and has conducted a private workshop for six years.

Clint Burnham was born in Comox, British Columbia in 1962. In 1965 he moved with his family to Marville, France, and then, when Charles deGaulle removed France from NATO, in 1967 he moved to Lahr, West Germany. He then moved to Chicoutimi, and then Bagotville, in Quebec, in 1968. In 1970 he moved to Edmonton, Alberta, and two years later, after watching the Canada-USSR hockey series in a motel, to Goose Bay, Labrador. In 1975 he moved back to Alberta, to Cold Lake, then, as now, a Norad test site for cruise missiles. In 1978 he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, and then, two years later, to Victoria, British Columbia, first to attend Royal Roads Military College and then, when he was discharged, to the University of Victoria, where he received a B.A. and an M.A., the latter for a thesis on the postmodern poetics of bpNichol and Robert Kroetsch. Clint then moved to Toronto to attend York University, where he wrote a dissertation on Fredric Jameson and, concurrently, a monograph on Steve McCaffery. Since 1995 he has lived in Vancouver. Other books include Be Labour Reading (poetry, ECW, 1997), Airborne Photo (fiction, Anvil, 1999), Buddyland (poetry, Coach House, 2000), Smoke Show (novel, Arsenal Pulp, 2005), Rental Van (poetry, Anvil, 2007), and The Benjamin Sonnets (poetry, BookThug, 2009). His art writing has been published in many gallery catalogues in Canada and Europe and in print and online venues including fillip, Boo, Canadian Art, artforum.com, and Camera Austria. He teaches in the department of English at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia.