Friday, January 24, 2020

Claudia La Rocco, Tina Hyland and Jennifer K Dick read in San Diego on Jan 24th 2020

Please join us
FRIDAY January 24th at 8 pm 
for the next event in the 
Non-Standard Lit Reading Series 
at Gym Standard in North Park, 
newly renamed the Swish Gallery 
(2903 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92104), 
featuring an exciting line-up of three superb genre-crossing writer-performers: 
Jennifer K. Dick, Tina Hyland, and Claudia La Rocco!

Please feel free to share this information with your contacts, enjoy the reading and the art on display in the newly-reopened space, and to also to join us for drinks after the reading at Tiger! Tiger! down the street from Gym Standard/Swish Gallery.
TINA HYLAND has an MFA in Writing from UCSD and is currently a PhD Candidate in Literature. Her creative work has been published in the Best American Experimental Writing, the Best of A Capella Zoo, Forensic Love: Birds In Shorts City, and other anthologies and journals. She is a co-curator of the NOW reading series, and lives with a cat and a bird who love each other very much.

CLAUDIA LA ROCCO's work explores hybridity and improvisation, often involving interdisciplinary performances and projects. She is the author of The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited), selected poetry, performance texts, images, and criticism. Her novel petit cadeau was published in print, performance, and digital editions by The Chocolate Factory, followed by the micro-sequel Interstitial, commissioned by Michelle Ellsworth’s Man Pant Publishing imprint. Her prose poem I am trying to do the assignment was published by [2nd floor projects] as a limited-edition chapbook on the occasion of the group show Seven Places of the Mind. She edited I Don’t Poem: An Anthology of Painters (Off the Park Press) and Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets, the catalogue for Danspace Projectʼs PLATFORM 2015, for which she was guest artist curator. Her collaborators include the visual artist Anne Walsh, the dancer-choreographers Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener, and the photographer and classics scholar Alexandra Pappas. With musician/composer Phillip Greenlief she is animals & giraffes, an ongoing experiment in improvisation that performs with artists from different disciplines, was ensemble in residence at the Center for New Music in San Francisco, and has released the albums July (with various musicians; Edgetone Records) and Landlocked Beach (with Wobbly; Creative Sources). La Rocco is Editorial Director of SFMOMA’s Open Space platform.
JENNIFER K. DICK, originally from Iowa, has lived in France for the past 20+ years. She is the author of six chapbooks and three full-length poetry books, most recently Lilith: A Novel in Fragments (Corrupt Press, September 2019). Her fourth book That Which I Touch Has No Name is forthcoming from Eyewear Press, London in October 2020. Jennifer has a PhD in Comparative Lit from Université de Paris III, and is a translator, critic and events organizer involved in collaborative projects, including writing for and with dancer Olivier Gabrys. She teaches American Lit and Civ at the Université de Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France and curates a monthly bilingual reading series for American and French authors called Ivy Writers Paris. She also co-directs the Ecrire l’Art residency for French authors with Director Sandrine Wymann at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse Centre d’Art Contemporain. In Sept 2019, they put out a large-format book collecting texts from the residency’s first 21 authors from the past 10 years, Dossier des ouvrages exécutés, available from les presses du reel in France.