We hope you can join us for a reading by Omar Pimienta and John Pluecker in the Summer Salon Series at the San Diego Museum of Art, Friday, July 20 at 8pm. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with college ID, and open to the public.
In conjunction with Agitprop, the Agitprop Reading Series is collaborating with the San Diego Museum of Art for the third year in a row to present the Summer Salon Series. Every Friday evening, from June 1 through August 31, the San Diego Museum of art will be hosting artists, lecturers, poets and performers to investigate the topics of historical fictions and the dissemination of information.
Omar Pimienta is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who lives and works in the San Diego / Tijuana border region. He received his MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego in 2010 and his B.A in Latin American Studies from San Diego State University in 2006. He has published three books of poetry, including:Primera Persona Ella (Ediciones de La Esquina, 2004 and Littera Libros, 2009) and La Libertad: Ciudad de Paso (CECUT, 2006 and Aullido Libros, 2008). His most recent book, Escribo desde Aquí, won the Emilio Prado 10th International Publication prize from the Centro Cultural Generación del 27 Malaga Spain, 2009. His work as a visual artist has been shown at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; Oceanside Museum of art; Centro Cultural Tijuana; Centro Cultural de España in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Cineteca UNAM, Mexico City, among other venues.
John Pluecker is is a writer, interpreter, educator and translator. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production and has appeared in journals and magazines in the U.S. and Mexico, including the Rio Grande Review, Picnic, Third Text, Animal Shelter, HTMLGiant and Literal. He has published more than five books in translation from the Spanish, including essays by a leading Mexican feminist, short stories from Ciudad Juárez and a police detective novel. There are two chapbooks of his work, Routes into Texas (DIY, 2010) and Undone (Dusie Kollektiv, 2011). A third chapbook, Killing Current, will be published by Mouthfeel Press in 2012.
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We hope you can join us this THURSDAY, MARCH 11 at 7:30 PM for special
event in the Agitprop Reading & Performance Series featuring UCSD MFA
students Zahava Ellis, Ryan Luz, Nikolai Beope, Lester O’Connor, K.
Lorraine Graham, Kaitlin Solimine, John Pluecker, & Courtney Kilian.
ZAHAVA ELLIS has an interdisciplinary background in printmaking,
dance, and cultural anthropology. Before coming to UCSD, she worked at
the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and in the archives of
RYAN LUZ is a poet, photographer and musician who also works in film.
He currently lives in San Diego with his ocean, the Pacific.
NIKOLAI BEOPE writes energetic, sometimes surreal, rhythmic
narratives. He is a research assistant for the New Writing Series.
LESTER O’CONNOR writes in several genres and makes video work and
street propaganda. He was co-editor of the Pacific Review and reviewed
films for a defunct alt-weekly.
K. LORRAINE GRAHAM makes poems, stories, choreography, and visual
pieces. She is the author of Terminal Humming (Edge Books, 2009).
KAITLIN SOLIMINE is a writer, musician, and Sinologist. In 2006, she
received a Fulbright creative grant to conduct research in China for
her first novel, The Soap Tree.
JOHN PLUECKER is a writer, interpreter and literary translator. Three
books he translated from the Spanish have been published and three
more are forthcoming, including a novel from Tampico, a collection of
essays from Tijuana and a collection of short stories from El
COURTNEY KILIAN is a native southern Californian. She has interned
for 1913 a journal of forms, worked with Native American tribal
communities following the southern California fires with NRCS (Natural
Resource Conservation Services, USDA), and lived in Lugano,
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AGITPROP READING & PERFORMANCE SERIES
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 7:30 PM
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