Orange Island Arts Foundation is thrilled to be the official host of Sunday Salon South Florida! The next reading, featuring novelists Kathy Flann and Louis K. Lowy, is on March 13th and will start promptly at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at the Undergrounds Coffeehaus in Ft. Lauderdale. Doors of the café open at 4pm.
For more information, contact Sergio Mora at [email protected] or visit our website www.OrangeIslandArtsFoundation.org
Fierce literary forces are heading our way! February brings compelling new books by four bold and brilliant authors/poets to the Salon stage. Join us! You’ll want to get caught in this beautiful storm. At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.
WORD Books will be our bookseller at this evening’s event.
Matthew Cheney’s debut collection, Blood: Stories, …
We’re thrilled to welcome the newest arrival to the family: Sunday Salon South Florida! That’s right, the sister series is coming to Ft. Lauderdale and Miami to be exact! (Yes, we love books, beaches, and sun!)
Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins (Akashic Books, 2009), Days of Awe (Random House, 2001) and two other books of fiction. Her poetry chapbook, This Is What Happened in Our Other Life (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2007), was both a critical favorite and a best-seller. She edited, and translated into English, Havana Noir (Akashic Books, 2007), a collection of crime stories by Cuban writers on and off the island. Her translation into Spanish of Junot Diaz’ The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead, 2009)/La Breve y Maravillos Vida de Oscar Wao (Vintage/Mondadori) was a finalist for Spain’s Esther Benitez Translation Prize from the national …
By René Georg Vasicek Ask the Dust is a dangerous book. Arturo Bandini, the narrator, is a terrorist of the mind. He explodes reality and makes you believe in the urgency of now: “Los Angeles, give me some of you! Los Angeles come to me the way I came to you, my feet over your streets, you pretty town I loved you so much, you sad flower in the sand, you pretty town.”
I didn’t think literature was possible in Los Angeles, and then I read Ask the Dust (1939) by John Fante. At the time I thought I was finished with American novels, too busy devouring the Europeans: Knut Hamsun, Robert Musil, Bohumil Hrabal, Thomas Bernhard, W.G. Sebald. Then one day I was killing time at the New York Public …
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