Reading in Palo Alto Tonight

Tonight I will be reading at the Peninsula Literary Series. I’ll be releasing a new chapbook, called Satellite Memories, there.

Here’s the info:

Peninsula Literary Series Presents

A Reading

on Friday, September 18, 2009, 7:00 p.m.


Gallery House

320 South California Avenue, Palo Alto

@ Birch Street, through Printer’s Inc. Cafe


Catherine Brady and D. A. Powell

With Guest Readers

Terry Adams, Justin Allen, John Nimmo, and Peg Alford Pursell

Donations of $5-10 will be gratefully accepted to help cover expenses for chair rental and refreshments, with additional proceeds going to benefit the gallery.

Authors will have books, chapbooks, and broadsides for sale during the break and after the reading.


We look forward to seeing you there.
Carrie Hechtman and Jean Znidarsic, series co-organizers

About Gallery House

Gallery House was founded in 1958 as part of the Palo Alto Consumers’ Co-op to provide holiday sales of local artists’ works; however, within two years the members established a permanent venue to show their works on the peninsula. Gallery members include painters, sculptors, printers, ceramicists, jewelers, photographers and mixed media artists who exhibit in styles ranging from photo-realism to impressionistic to abstraction, demonstrating the wide diversity and high quality of local artistic work.
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About the Featured Authors

D. A. Powell

D. A. Powell is the author of Chronic, which was published this year by Graywolf Press. In addition, he has published three previous books of poetry, Tea, Lunch, and Cocktails, which was a finalist for the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. He teaches in the English Department at the University of San Francisco and lives in the Bay Area.

Catherine Brady

Catherine Brady is the author of three story collections, including Curled in the Bed of Love, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and The Mechanics of Falling, recently released by the University of Nevada Press. Her stories have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Best American Short Stories. She is also the author of a biography, Elizabeth Blackburn and The Story of Telomeres:  Deciphering the Ends of DNA, and a forthcoming book on the craft of writing fiction. She teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco.

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