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Founded by Jason Bryan, Erik Parra and Jessica Laurent in 2007, Fivepoints Arthouse opened with a mission seeking to challenge traditional notions about what the creative space could be. Fivepoints operated as a unique resource for exhibitions of significant, engaging and challenging works of art as well as conceptualizing and creating forward thinking design solutions. Between 2007 and 2012, Fivepoints hosted over 150 art exhibitions, music, literary events and other art performances. Fivepoints Arthouse is currently in hibernation while forthcoming projects are including plans for an artists residency program and a mobile art studio, are being created.

  1. SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012

Not loaded
She says it isn’t loaded as she passes it to you, but it feels heavy, the metal still warm from her hand. You could open the chamber and check, but that would violate some rule of trust between you. You have to believe her, it isn’t loaded. The neighbor kid thought the gun wasn’t loaded when he took it out to show his friend, just that little thing, and the shot was heard for years after, the story whispered from kid to kid through two generations. Your uncle must have thought the shotgun wasn’t loaded when he leaned it against the fence before climbing over, but we’ll never know, his mouth is closed forever.

So it isn’t loaded. So you trust her, and put your finger on the trigger. Join Portuguese Artists Colony on January 22 to see what happens next.

Featuring guest readers:
Seth Harwood grew up in Cambridge and the Boston area and graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2002. His latest novel, Young Junius, is now available from Tyrus Books. It is billed as “The Wire meets Cambridge, MA in 1987” and was picked by George Pelecanos as one of his best books of 2010. Seth lives in San Francisco where he teaches English and creative writing at Stanford and the City College of San Francisco.

Brittany Perham is the author of The Curiosities (Parlor Press 2012). Her recent work may be found in Southern Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Lo-Ball, Linebreak, and elsewhere. She is a Jones Lecturer in poetry at Stanford University, where she held the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from 2009-2011. She is a member of the word/music project Nonstop Beautiful Ladies and she lives in San Francisco.

Steven Paul Lansky will return with a long-distance reading of his winning piece from December’s live writing, inspired by the prompt, “She saw Jesus.”

Live music from “Oakland’s sweet little secret,” Ira Marlowe.

Live writing:
Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. The live writing gets more exciting with every show. Place your bets!

Live writers TBD

Sunday, January 22
Fivepoints Arthouse
72 Tehama
One block south of Howard at 2nd Street
San Francisco
Show at 5:00 pm SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012

Not loaded
She says it isn’t loaded as she passes it to you, but it feels heavy, the metal still warm from her hand. You could open the chamber and check, but that would violate some rule of trust between you. You have to believe her, it isn’t loaded. The neighbor kid thought the gun wasn’t loaded when he took it out to show his friend, just that little thing, and the shot was heard for years after, the story whispered from kid to kid through two generations. Your uncle must have thought the shotgun wasn’t loaded when he leaned it against the fence before climbing over, but we’ll never know, his mouth is closed forever.

So it isn’t loaded. So you trust her, and put your finger on the trigger. Join Portuguese Artists Colony on January 22 to see what happens next.

Featuring guest readers:
Seth Harwood grew up in Cambridge and the Boston area and graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2002. His latest novel, Young Junius, is now available from Tyrus Books. It is billed as “The Wire meets Cambridge, MA in 1987” and was picked by George Pelecanos as one of his best books of 2010. Seth lives in San Francisco where he teaches English and creative writing at Stanford and the City College of San Francisco.

Brittany Perham is the author of The Curiosities (Parlor Press 2012). Her recent work may be found in Southern Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Lo-Ball, Linebreak, and elsewhere. She is a Jones Lecturer in poetry at Stanford University, where she held the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from 2009-2011. She is a member of the word/music project Nonstop Beautiful Ladies and she lives in San Francisco.

Steven Paul Lansky will return with a long-distance reading of his winning piece from December’s live writing, inspired by the prompt, “She saw Jesus.”

Live music from “Oakland’s sweet little secret,” Ira Marlowe.

Live writing:
Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. The live writing gets more exciting with every show. Place your bets!

Live writers TBD

Sunday, January 22
Fivepoints Arthouse
72 Tehama
One block south of Howard at 2nd Street
San Francisco
Show at 5:00 pm
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    SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012

    Not loaded
    She says it isn’t loaded as she passes it to you, but it feels heavy, the metal still warm from her hand. You could open the chamber and check, but that would violate some rule of trust between you. You have to believe her, it isn’t loaded. The neighbor kid thought the gun wasn’t loaded when he took it out to show his friend, just that little thing, and the shot was heard for years after, the story whispered from kid to kid through two generations. Your uncle must have thought the shotgun wasn’t loaded when he leaned it against the fence before climbing over, but we’ll never know, his mouth is closed forever.

    So it isn’t loaded. So you trust her, and put your finger on the trigger. Join Portuguese Artists Colony on January 22 to see what happens next.

    Featuring guest readers:
    Seth Harwood grew up in Cambridge and the Boston area and graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2002. His latest novel, Young Junius, is now available from Tyrus Books. It is billed as “The Wire meets Cambridge, MA in 1987” and was picked by George Pelecanos as one of his best books of 2010. Seth lives in San Francisco where he teaches English and creative writing at Stanford and the City College of San Francisco.

    Brittany Perham is the author of The Curiosities (Parlor Press 2012). Her recent work may be found in Southern Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Lo-Ball, Linebreak, and elsewhere. She is a Jones Lecturer in poetry at Stanford University, where she held the Wallace Stegner Fellowship from 2009-2011. She is a member of the word/music project Nonstop Beautiful Ladies and she lives in San Francisco.

    Steven Paul Lansky will return with a long-distance reading of his winning piece from December’s live writing, inspired by the prompt, “She saw Jesus.”

    Live music from “Oakland’s sweet little secret,” Ira Marlowe.

    Live writing:
    Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. The live writing gets more exciting with every show. Place your bets!

    Live writers TBD

    Sunday, January 22
    Fivepoints Arthouse
    72 Tehama
    One block south of Howard at 2nd Street
    San Francisco
    Show at 5:00 pm

  2. Judgment Day is upon us… it’s time for the San Francisco Launch Party for Jesús Ángel García’s badbadbad, a transmedia novel about sex, God, rock ‘n’ roll & the social web. 
The project is an innovative literary-audio-visual experience that combines a traditional print book, a soundtrack of original songs derived from the narrative & a documentary film based on the novel’s themes of fear, hypocrisy, sexual morality, intimacy in e-culture & self-destruction v. redemption.

Party Plan:
- Live nude words (clarification: the words will be naked, not the readers), live music, screening of film clips from badbadbad.
- Special guests include literary artists Tony DuShane (Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk), Lauren Becker (Corium Magazine editor); musicians Odessa Chen (Ballad of Paper Ships) & Peter Rudy (Mud Shack); legendary burlesque dancers (TBA).
- Contests & prizes & an opportunity for audience members to participate in ensemble readings of scenes from badbadbad.
- Limited-edition copies of the novel (plus CDs, DVDs & T-shirts) will be available.
- Donations at the door will help fund the badbadbad summer tour, which is expected to hit 24 cities around the country. For a donation of $10 or more, attendees get to choose one of the following badbadbad thank-you gifts (yes, we’re a PBS affiliate): a limited-edition book, a CD soundtrack or a DVD documentary film. 
- There will be treats.

Advance Blurbage:
* “badbadbad is a strange, off-trail romp through a Deep South inhabited by Born Again preachers and twisted badbadbad girls. The ghosts of Elmer Gantry and Chester Himes haunt this hip-hop vision of the new South.” - Jonathan Woods, author of Bad Juju
* “Jesús Ángel García has given us a story that not only mimics but answers our manic, semi-virtual lives and the question of how to redeem ourselves: a rollicking, sexy, razor-witted romp with heart.” - Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart
* “badbadbad is a blasphemous literary adventure. Jesús Ángel García is more than a powerful new voice of our generation; his cult is bent on taking over heaven and earth.” - Tony DuShane, author of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk
* “Jesús Ángel García successfully merges the pulpy feel of those old-fashioned gas station novels with something as dark and surreal as a David Lynch film.” - Michael Seidlinger, author of The Day We Delay
* “If Philip Roth and Flannery O’Connor had a disinherited love child who worked simultaneously for Jimmy Swaggart and The Advocate, he might grow up to write a novel like Jesús Ángel García’s badbadbad.” - Kyle Minor, author of In the Devil’s Territory
* “An exhilarating and frightening book, badbadbad is about the laying of hands—to heal, to arouse, to end—a weird, funny, fucked-up love letter of love and violence from a Son to a son. Jesús Ángel García’s protagonist was made in the likeness of God, and God is an animal.” 
- Lindsay Hunter, author of Daddy’s

Pre-publication Interest:
* The tour itinerary currently includes San Francisco, L.A., San Diego, New York (3 shows!), Chicago (4 shows!), Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, Cambridge, Boston, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville, Raleigh, Portland, and Seattle.
* Reviews are expected in prominent literary journals and media outlets, including The Rumpus, Bookslut, Puerto del Sol, Electric Literature, New York Magazine, SFWeekly, Shelf Unbound, decomP magazinE, Red Fez, Emerging Writers’ Network, and elsewhere.
* Jesús Ángel García will be a Featured Author at The Nervous Breakdown in July.

Bio:
A writer, musician & filmmaker based in San Francisco, Jesús Ángel García has published fiction in Monkeybicycle, 3:AM Magazine, HTML Giant and other literary venues. His non-fiction has appeared in The Faster Times, Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Electric Literature’s The Outlet, where he will be contributing a tour blog this summer. badbadbad is his first novel.

Synopsis:
When his wife inexplicably flees from home with their infant son, Jesús Ángel García struggles to redefine himself by being of service on both sides of the Southern cultural divide. By day, he works as the humble, God-fearing webmaster for First Church of the Church Before Church. At night, he plays the part of sexual messiah on fallenangels, an online social network for extreme desires. Blinded by righteousness, obsession and identity confusion, Jesús refuses to change his path even as it leads to the greatest of sins.

More information may be found at http://badbadbad.net/ Judgment Day is upon us… it’s time for the San Francisco Launch Party for Jesús Ángel García’s badbadbad, a transmedia novel about sex, God, rock ‘n’ roll & the social web. 
The project is an innovative literary-audio-visual experience that combines a traditional print book, a soundtrack of original songs derived from the narrative & a documentary film based on the novel’s themes of fear, hypocrisy, sexual morality, intimacy in e-culture & self-destruction v. redemption.

Party Plan:
- Live nude words (clarification: the words will be naked, not the readers), live music, screening of film clips from badbadbad.
- Special guests include literary artists Tony DuShane (Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk), Lauren Becker (Corium Magazine editor); musicians Odessa Chen (Ballad of Paper Ships) & Peter Rudy (Mud Shack); legendary burlesque dancers (TBA).
- Contests & prizes & an opportunity for audience members to participate in ensemble readings of scenes from badbadbad.
- Limited-edition copies of the novel (plus CDs, DVDs & T-shirts) will be available.
- Donations at the door will help fund the badbadbad summer tour, which is expected to hit 24 cities around the country. For a donation of $10 or more, attendees get to choose one of the following badbadbad thank-you gifts (yes, we’re a PBS affiliate): a limited-edition book, a CD soundtrack or a DVD documentary film. 
- There will be treats.

Advance Blurbage:
* “badbadbad is a strange, off-trail romp through a Deep South inhabited by Born Again preachers and twisted badbadbad girls. The ghosts of Elmer Gantry and Chester Himes haunt this hip-hop vision of the new South.” - Jonathan Woods, author of Bad Juju
* “Jesús Ángel García has given us a story that not only mimics but answers our manic, semi-virtual lives and the question of how to redeem ourselves: a rollicking, sexy, razor-witted romp with heart.” - Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart
* “badbadbad is a blasphemous literary adventure. Jesús Ángel García is more than a powerful new voice of our generation; his cult is bent on taking over heaven and earth.” - Tony DuShane, author of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk
* “Jesús Ángel García successfully merges the pulpy feel of those old-fashioned gas station novels with something as dark and surreal as a David Lynch film.” - Michael Seidlinger, author of The Day We Delay
* “If Philip Roth and Flannery O’Connor had a disinherited love child who worked simultaneously for Jimmy Swaggart and The Advocate, he might grow up to write a novel like Jesús Ángel García’s badbadbad.” - Kyle Minor, author of In the Devil’s Territory
* “An exhilarating and frightening book, badbadbad is about the laying of hands—to heal, to arouse, to end—a weird, funny, fucked-up love letter of love and violence from a Son to a son. Jesús Ángel García’s protagonist was made in the likeness of God, and God is an animal.” 
- Lindsay Hunter, author of Daddy’s

Pre-publication Interest:
* The tour itinerary currently includes San Francisco, L.A., San Diego, New York (3 shows!), Chicago (4 shows!), Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, Cambridge, Boston, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville, Raleigh, Portland, and Seattle.
* Reviews are expected in prominent literary journals and media outlets, including The Rumpus, Bookslut, Puerto del Sol, Electric Literature, New York Magazine, SFWeekly, Shelf Unbound, decomP magazinE, Red Fez, Emerging Writers’ Network, and elsewhere.
* Jesús Ángel García will be a Featured Author at The Nervous Breakdown in July.

Bio:
A writer, musician & filmmaker based in San Francisco, Jesús Ángel García has published fiction in Monkeybicycle, 3:AM Magazine, HTML Giant and other literary venues. His non-fiction has appeared in The Faster Times, Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Electric Literature’s The Outlet, where he will be contributing a tour blog this summer. badbadbad is his first novel.

Synopsis:
When his wife inexplicably flees from home with their infant son, Jesús Ángel García struggles to redefine himself by being of service on both sides of the Southern cultural divide. By day, he works as the humble, God-fearing webmaster for First Church of the Church Before Church. At night, he plays the part of sexual messiah on fallenangels, an online social network for extreme desires. Blinded by righteousness, obsession and identity confusion, Jesús refuses to change his path even as it leads to the greatest of sins.

More information may be found at http://badbadbad.net/
    High Resolution

    Judgment Day is upon us… it’s time for the San Francisco Launch Party for Jesús Ángel García’s badbadbad, a transmedia novel about sex, God, rock ‘n’ roll & the social web.
    The project is an innovative literary-audio-visual experience that combines a traditional print book, a soundtrack of original songs derived from the narrative & a documentary film based on the novel’s themes of fear, hypocrisy, sexual morality, intimacy in e-culture & self-destruction v. redemption.

    Party Plan:
    - Live nude words (clarification: the words will be naked, not the readers), live music, screening of film clips from badbadbad.
    - Special guests include literary artists Tony DuShane (Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk), Lauren Becker (Corium Magazine editor); musicians Odessa Chen (Ballad of Paper Ships) & Peter Rudy (Mud Shack); legendary burlesque dancers (TBA).
    - Contests & prizes & an opportunity for audience members to participate in ensemble readings of scenes from badbadbad.
    - Limited-edition copies of the novel (plus CDs, DVDs & T-shirts) will be available.
    - Donations at the door will help fund the badbadbad summer tour, which is expected to hit 24 cities around the country. For a donation of $10 or more, attendees get to choose one of the following badbadbad thank-you gifts (yes, we’re a PBS affiliate): a limited-edition book, a CD soundtrack or a DVD documentary film.
    - There will be treats.

    Advance Blurbage:
    * “badbadbad is a strange, off-trail romp through a Deep South inhabited by Born Again preachers and twisted badbadbad girls. The ghosts of Elmer Gantry and Chester Himes haunt this hip-hop vision of the new South.” - Jonathan Woods, author of Bad Juju
    * “Jesús Ángel García has given us a story that not only mimics but answers our manic, semi-virtual lives and the question of how to redeem ourselves: a rollicking, sexy, razor-witted romp with heart.” - Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart
    * “badbadbad is a blasphemous literary adventure. Jesús Ángel García is more than a powerful new voice of our generation; his cult is bent on taking over heaven and earth.” - Tony DuShane, author of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk
    * “Jesús Ángel García successfully merges the pulpy feel of those old-fashioned gas station novels with something as dark and surreal as a David Lynch film.” - Michael Seidlinger, author of The Day We Delay
    * “If Philip Roth and Flannery O’Connor had a disinherited love child who worked simultaneously for Jimmy Swaggart and The Advocate, he might grow up to write a novel like Jesús Ángel García’s badbadbad.” - Kyle Minor, author of In the Devil’s Territory
    * “An exhilarating and frightening book, badbadbad is about the laying of hands—to heal, to arouse, to end—a weird, funny, fucked-up love letter of love and violence from a Son to a son. Jesús Ángel García’s protagonist was made in the likeness of God, and God is an animal.”
    - Lindsay Hunter, author of Daddy’s

    Pre-publication Interest:
    * The tour itinerary currently includes San Francisco, L.A., San Diego, New York (3 shows!), Chicago (4 shows!), Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, Cambridge, Boston, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville, Raleigh, Portland, and Seattle.
    * Reviews are expected in prominent literary journals and media outlets, including The Rumpus, Bookslut, Puerto del Sol, Electric Literature, New York Magazine, SFWeekly, Shelf Unbound, decomP magazinE, Red Fez, Emerging Writers’ Network, and elsewhere.
    * Jesús Ángel García will be a Featured Author at The Nervous Breakdown in July.

    Bio:
    A writer, musician & filmmaker based in San Francisco, Jesús Ángel García has published fiction in Monkeybicycle, 3:AM Magazine, HTML Giant and other literary venues. His non-fiction has appeared in The Faster Times, Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Electric Literature’s The Outlet, where he will be contributing a tour blog this summer. badbadbad is his first novel.

    Synopsis:
    When his wife inexplicably flees from home with their infant son, Jesús Ángel García struggles to redefine himself by being of service on both sides of the Southern cultural divide. By day, he works as the humble, God-fearing webmaster for First Church of the Church Before Church. At night, he plays the part of sexual messiah on fallenangels, an online social network for extreme desires. Blinded by righteousness, obsession and identity confusion, Jesús refuses to change his path even as it leads to the greatest of sins.

    More information may be found at http://badbadbad.net/

  3. Celebrate heartbreak and hook-ups with San Francisco’s finest blend of talent - from songs of sorrow and woe to hilarious dramatic readings of awful OK Cupid messages, this night will entertain and enthrall even the most bitter and broken-hearted of the Bay. The evening includes music, readings and art…love, woe and sex.
Pocket Full of Rye - D Haven - Kevin MacCarthy and Mark Joseph - Slow Motion Cowboys - Andrea Stray - Anna Pulley - Isaac Fitzgerald - Caitlin Myer - Benjamin Wachs - Lauren Eggert-Crowe - Andi Pearl - Celina Hodge - Jacqi Ko

MUSIC
The ecstatic ruminations of D Haven, hailing from Tennessee, will put you either out on the dance floor or deep into thought. New to the Bay Area, this Southern gentlemen exudes energy through his fingertips and slaps poetry onto his guitar strings.

Pocket Full of Rye is an acoustic trio comprised of cello, guitar and girl. PFoR has played for SF BART goers, NoisePop Street Food Festivalers and Dolores Park sun-bathers. They’ve been described as baroque-rock, 50s-ish, and front-porch blues-ey. They also like to cover the Misfits. Find them at pocketfullofrye.net.

Mark Joseph (The Human Condition, My Revolver and Pirate Cat Radio) and Kevin McCarthy are a duo involved in multiple Bay Area music projects and are all-around pretty awesome. Knee-slapping, tear-jerking and other hyphenated emotional reactions ensue when these two take the stage.

WORDS
Lauren Eggert-Crowe lives in Santa Cruz, writes poetry and wears cute hats. She never barks up the wrong tree, but sometimes the wrong tree falls on her.

Isaac Fitzgerald is the managing editor at TheRumpus.net, an online magazine dedicated to culture, just not the poppy kind. He is an excellent story-teller and likes his nachos with the salt of tears sprinkled on top.

Caitlin Myer’s short stories have been published in charming, short-lived literary magazines, online journals and the occasional anthology. Her first novel, Hoodoo, flirts with publishers, but fears commitment. She is the Founder of Portuguese Artists Colony, a collection of disreputable characters who write and stage monthly readings at Fivepoints Arthouse in San Francisco. She is not Portuguese.

Anna Pulley hails from the rough-and-tumble deserts of southern Arizona, where one doesn’t have to bother with such trivialities as “coats” or “daylight savings time,” Anna Pulley is a professional tweeter/blogger for Mother Jones and a freelance writer living in San Francisco. Find her at annapulley.com and on Twitter @annapulley.

Benjamin Wachs is a writer’s writer, a SF Weekly political columnist and a leader of sing-alongs. He will soon have his own theme song and can be found online at www.thewachsgallery.com.

SIGHTS
by artists Celina Hodge, Jacqi Ko and Andi Pearl Celebrate heartbreak and hook-ups with San Francisco’s finest blend of talent - from songs of sorrow and woe to hilarious dramatic readings of awful OK Cupid messages, this night will entertain and enthrall even the most bitter and broken-hearted of the Bay. The evening includes music, readings and art…love, woe and sex.
Pocket Full of Rye - D Haven - Kevin MacCarthy and Mark Joseph - Slow Motion Cowboys - Andrea Stray - Anna Pulley - Isaac Fitzgerald - Caitlin Myer - Benjamin Wachs - Lauren Eggert-Crowe - Andi Pearl - Celina Hodge - Jacqi Ko

MUSIC
The ecstatic ruminations of D Haven, hailing from Tennessee, will put you either out on the dance floor or deep into thought. New to the Bay Area, this Southern gentlemen exudes energy through his fingertips and slaps poetry onto his guitar strings.

Pocket Full of Rye is an acoustic trio comprised of cello, guitar and girl. PFoR has played for SF BART goers, NoisePop Street Food Festivalers and Dolores Park sun-bathers. They’ve been described as baroque-rock, 50s-ish, and front-porch blues-ey. They also like to cover the Misfits. Find them at pocketfullofrye.net.

Mark Joseph (The Human Condition, My Revolver and Pirate Cat Radio) and Kevin McCarthy are a duo involved in multiple Bay Area music projects and are all-around pretty awesome. Knee-slapping, tear-jerking and other hyphenated emotional reactions ensue when these two take the stage.

WORDS
Lauren Eggert-Crowe lives in Santa Cruz, writes poetry and wears cute hats. She never barks up the wrong tree, but sometimes the wrong tree falls on her.

Isaac Fitzgerald is the managing editor at TheRumpus.net, an online magazine dedicated to culture, just not the poppy kind. He is an excellent story-teller and likes his nachos with the salt of tears sprinkled on top.

Caitlin Myer’s short stories have been published in charming, short-lived literary magazines, online journals and the occasional anthology. Her first novel, Hoodoo, flirts with publishers, but fears commitment. She is the Founder of Portuguese Artists Colony, a collection of disreputable characters who write and stage monthly readings at Fivepoints Arthouse in San Francisco. She is not Portuguese.

Anna Pulley hails from the rough-and-tumble deserts of southern Arizona, where one doesn’t have to bother with such trivialities as “coats” or “daylight savings time,” Anna Pulley is a professional tweeter/blogger for Mother Jones and a freelance writer living in San Francisco. Find her at annapulley.com and on Twitter @annapulley.

Benjamin Wachs is a writer’s writer, a SF Weekly political columnist and a leader of sing-alongs. He will soon have his own theme song and can be found online at www.thewachsgallery.com.

SIGHTS
by artists Celina Hodge, Jacqi Ko and Andi Pearl
    High Resolution

    Celebrate heartbreak and hook-ups with San Francisco’s finest blend of talent - from songs of sorrow and woe to hilarious dramatic readings of awful OK Cupid messages, this night will entertain and enthrall even the most bitter and broken-hearted of the Bay. The evening includes music, readings and art…love, woe and sex.
    Pocket Full of Rye - D Haven - Kevin MacCarthy and Mark Joseph - Slow Motion Cowboys - Andrea Stray - Anna Pulley - Isaac Fitzgerald - Caitlin Myer - Benjamin Wachs - Lauren Eggert-Crowe - Andi Pearl - Celina Hodge - Jacqi Ko

    MUSIC
    The ecstatic ruminations of D Haven, hailing from Tennessee, will put you either out on the dance floor or deep into thought. New to the Bay Area, this Southern gentlemen exudes energy through his fingertips and slaps poetry onto his guitar strings.

    Pocket Full of Rye is an acoustic trio comprised of cello, guitar and girl. PFoR has played for SF BART goers, NoisePop Street Food Festivalers and Dolores Park sun-bathers. They’ve been described as baroque-rock, 50s-ish, and front-porch blues-ey. They also like to cover the Misfits. Find them at pocketfullofrye.net.

    Mark Joseph (The Human Condition, My Revolver and Pirate Cat Radio) and Kevin McCarthy are a duo involved in multiple Bay Area music projects and are all-around pretty awesome. Knee-slapping, tear-jerking and other hyphenated emotional reactions ensue when these two take the stage.

    WORDS
    Lauren Eggert-Crowe lives in Santa Cruz, writes poetry and wears cute hats. She never barks up the wrong tree, but sometimes the wrong tree falls on her.

    Isaac Fitzgerald is the managing editor at TheRumpus.net, an online magazine dedicated to culture, just not the poppy kind. He is an excellent story-teller and likes his nachos with the salt of tears sprinkled on top.

    Caitlin Myer’s short stories have been published in charming, short-lived literary magazines, online journals and the occasional anthology. Her first novel, Hoodoo, flirts with publishers, but fears commitment. She is the Founder of Portuguese Artists Colony, a collection of disreputable characters who write and stage monthly readings at Fivepoints Arthouse in San Francisco. She is not Portuguese.

    Anna Pulley hails from the rough-and-tumble deserts of southern Arizona, where one doesn’t have to bother with such trivialities as “coats” or “daylight savings time,” Anna Pulley is a professional tweeter/blogger for Mother Jones and a freelance writer living in San Francisco. Find her at annapulley.com and on Twitter @annapulley.

    Benjamin Wachs is a writer’s writer, a SF Weekly political columnist and a leader of sing-alongs. He will soon have his own theme song and can be found online at www.thewachsgallery.com.

    SIGHTS
    by artists Celina Hodge, Jacqi Ko and Andi Pearl

  4. isaac fitzgerald
“tales of the tale”
March 10, 2011 isaac fitzgerald
“tales of the tale”
March 10, 2011
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    isaac fitzgerald
    “tales of the tale”
    March 10, 2011

  5. You’re only pretending, and one of these days, you’ll be found out. You wear lipstick and carry a purse. You go to work in an office and your life insurance payout might cover a modest funeral. Your kid asks Why and you make something up, hoping his science class tomorrow doesn’t expose you for what you are. The truth is, it’s all a sham, you never made it past six years old and you’re dressing up in Mom’s clothes, pretending you have all the answers.

In your grownup office, you keep a window open to #JustinBieber, your hand jumping to close it when a co-worker drops in, and at night you wish you could clutch your stuffed panda with the chewed ear close to your chest, and whisper all your fears and dreams into his polyfill heart.

Portuguese Artists Colony understands the peculiar genius of your inner child, and is polishing up wonders just for her.

Featuring guest readers:
Tim Bauer is a playwright. He’s been a three-time finalist for the Heideman Award, a PlayGround fellow, a Lark Playwright’s Week finalist, a STAGE International finalist, and is the San Francisco Bay Area regional rep of the Dramatists Guild. He has rollicked the PAC lectern before, and we’re thrilled to have him back.

Scott Landers’ debut novel, Coswell’s Guide to Tambralinga, was described by David Kipen on NBC’s Today as “funny, sad, and just really perverse,” and by the San Francisco Chronicle as painting a “diabolically conceived dreamscape, part utopia, part hell.” According to U.S. News and World Report, the novel ” shows a sharp eye for the details, expectations, disappointments and encounters that shape international travel” and Publisher’s Weekly compared it to Alex Garland’s The Beach “only more grown-up and better written.” No doubt critical acclaim accounted for initial sales of well over 30 copies. His short fiction has appeared in West Branch, Other Voices, Cimarron Review, Beloit Fiction Journal and other literary journals. A graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, he currently works as a technical writer and instructional designer. He lives and pays taxes in Sonoma County.

Matt Stewart’s debut novel, The French Revolution, has been called “wildly imaginative,” “brilliant,” and “an excellent achievement,” and was named a Best Book of 2010 by the San Francisco Chronicole. He’s mildly infamous for releasing the novel on Twitter first. His stories have been published in Instant City, The Millions, McSweeney’s, Opium Magazine, and more, and he blogs for The Huffington Post and The Nervous Breakdown. 
More importantly, Matt trounced the opposition in January’s bloody live writing event, and will be reading his finished piece, inspired by the prompt: My mom is driving me to prison. What more could you ask?

Musical guests: Fox and Woman, singing in Portuguese for the first time ever in public!

Live writing
Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. We have some heavy hitters this month - it will be a clash to remember!
Four writers compete, and one will emerge victorious. 
Tanya Egan Gibson (author of How to Buy a Love of Reading)
Rajshree Chauhan (co-founder of Quiet Lightning)
Jeremy Hatch (writer for The Rumpus)
Daniel Heath (playwright and Colonist)
Plus! Readings from Colonists Leslie Ingham, Cary Tennis, and Benjamin Wachs

Join us Sunday, February 27 
Doors open at 4:30 pm
Show at 5:00 pm

    You’re only pretending, and one of these days, you’ll be found out. You wear lipstick and carry a purse. You go to work in an office and your life insurance payout might cover a modest funeral. Your kid asks Why and you make something up, hoping his science class tomorrow doesn’t expose you for what you are. The truth is, it’s all a sham, you never made it past six years old and you’re dressing up in Mom’s clothes, pretending you have all the answers.

    In your grownup office, you keep a window open to #JustinBieber, your hand jumping to close it when a co-worker drops in, and at night you wish you could clutch your stuffed panda with the chewed ear close to your chest, and whisper all your fears and dreams into his polyfill heart.

    Portuguese Artists Colony understands the peculiar genius of your inner child, and is polishing up wonders just for her.

    Featuring guest readers:
    Tim Bauer is a playwright. He’s been a three-time finalist for the Heideman Award, a PlayGround fellow, a Lark Playwright’s Week finalist, a STAGE International finalist, and is the San Francisco Bay Area regional rep of the Dramatists Guild. He has rollicked the PAC lectern before, and we’re thrilled to have him back.

    Scott Landers’ debut novel, Coswell’s Guide to Tambralinga, was described by David Kipen on NBC’s Today as “funny, sad, and just really perverse,” and by the San Francisco Chronicle as painting a “diabolically conceived dreamscape, part utopia, part hell.” According to U.S. News and World Report, the novel ” shows a sharp eye for the details, expectations, disappointments and encounters that shape international travel” and Publisher’s Weekly compared it to Alex Garland’s The Beach “only more grown-up and better written.” No doubt critical acclaim accounted for initial sales of well over 30 copies. His short fiction has appeared in West Branch, Other Voices, Cimarron Review, Beloit Fiction Journal and other literary journals. A graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, he currently works as a technical writer and instructional designer. He lives and pays taxes in Sonoma County.

    Matt Stewart’s debut novel, The French Revolution, has been called “wildly imaginative,” “brilliant,” and “an excellent achievement,” and was named a Best Book of 2010 by the San Francisco Chronicole. He’s mildly infamous for releasing the novel on Twitter first. His stories have been published in Instant City, The Millions, McSweeney’s, Opium Magazine, and more, and he blogs for The Huffington Post and The Nervous Breakdown.
    More importantly, Matt trounced the opposition in January’s bloody live writing event, and will be reading his finished piece, inspired by the prompt: My mom is driving me to prison. What more could you ask?

    Musical guests: Fox and Woman, singing in Portuguese for the first time ever in public!

    Live writing
    Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance. We have some heavy hitters this month - it will be a clash to remember!
    Four writers compete, and one will emerge victorious.
    Tanya Egan Gibson (author of How to Buy a Love of Reading)
    Rajshree Chauhan (co-founder of Quiet Lightning)
    Jeremy Hatch (writer for The Rumpus)
    Daniel Heath (playwright and Colonist)
    Plus! Readings from Colonists Leslie Ingham, Cary Tennis, and Benjamin Wachs

    Join us Sunday, February 27 
    Doors open at 4:30 pm
    Show at 5:00 pm

  6. You go to the restroom in the back of the cafe, pushing in the little thumb lock on the handle, feeling it click. You’re on the toilet, all the coffee you’ve been drinking during your meeting doing its work, and the handle moves, the door is opening, and now you see large letters over the bolt that say USE THIS LOCK and you’re lunging for the door and someone is coming in, your pants around your knees, you’re standing naked and it’s worse than you thought, the person covering his/her face and turning away is your co-worker, the person you have to pass on your way to your desk every day, every day you re-live this moment, you are forever the person with your pants around your knees, you are a full, pulsing embodiment of humiliation.

Let Portuguese Artists Colony take the edge off, or sharpen that edge until it shines with fever and glory. Your blush glows and is beautiful to see.

Featuring guest readers:
Alia Volz is a San Francisco daughter, perpetually abandoning this city and circling back. She favors southern latitudes, and one irrational socialist isle in particular. Her writings and translations have recently popped up on Nerve.com and numerous literary journals, such as ZYZZYVA and Instant City. She has been teased with a Pushcart Prize nomination, among other close-calls. Stalk her at aliavolz.com

Alia is Producer and Host of the Literary Death Match in San Francisco–a raucous and delightful competitive reading series. She spit blood twice last year.

Andrew Dugas’s fiction and poetry have most recently appeared in
Instant City, Flatmancrooked, SoMa Literary Review, and elsewhere. A
regular reader at local literary events, he’s currently shopping
around SLEEPWALKING IN PARADISE - A San Francisco Novel about Old
Money, the New Economy, and the Second Coming.
Andrew’s piece written during November’s live writing was chosen to be developed for this month’s show. Don’t miss the result!

Live music from Rachel Fanning (ex Sleepy Sun)
Live writing is back!
Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance.

Four writers compete, and one will emerge victorious. 
Matt Stewart (author of The French Revolution)
Julia Penrose
Colonists (TBA)

Specialty cocktails starting at 4:30 pm
Don’t miss it!

    You go to the restroom in the back of the cafe, pushing in the little thumb lock on the handle, feeling it click. You’re on the toilet, all the coffee you’ve been drinking during your meeting doing its work, and the handle moves, the door is opening, and now you see large letters over the bolt that say USE THIS LOCK and you’re lunging for the door and someone is coming in, your pants around your knees, you’re standing naked and it’s worse than you thought, the person covering his/her face and turning away is your co-worker, the person you have to pass on your way to your desk every day, every day you re-live this moment, you are forever the person with your pants around your knees, you are a full, pulsing embodiment of humiliation.

    Let Portuguese Artists Colony take the edge off, or sharpen that edge until it shines with fever and glory. Your blush glows and is beautiful to see.

    Featuring guest readers:
    Alia Volz is a San Francisco daughter, perpetually abandoning this city and circling back. She favors southern latitudes, and one irrational socialist isle in particular. Her writings and translations have recently popped up on Nerve.com and numerous literary journals, such as ZYZZYVA and Instant City. She has been teased with a Pushcart Prize nomination, among other close-calls. Stalk her at aliavolz.com

    Alia is Producer and Host of the Literary Death Match in San Francisco–a raucous and delightful competitive reading series. She spit blood twice last year.

    Andrew Dugas’s fiction and poetry have most recently appeared in
    Instant City, Flatmancrooked, SoMa Literary Review, and elsewhere. A
    regular reader at local literary events, he’s currently shopping
    around SLEEPWALKING IN PARADISE - A San Francisco Novel about Old
    Money, the New Economy, and the Second Coming.
    Andrew’s piece written during November’s live writing was chosen to be developed for this month’s show. Don’t miss the result!

    Live music from Rachel Fanning (ex Sleepy Sun)
    Live writing is back!
    Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he/she wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance.

    Four writers compete, and one will emerge victorious.
    Matt Stewart (author of The French Revolution)
    Julia Penrose
    Colonists (TBA)

    Specialty cocktails starting at 4:30 pm
    Don’t miss it!

  7. Walk through downtown San Francisco on Christmas day, and you can begin to believe you are the last person on earth. Everyone else has fled to the family bosom, retreating to childhood rituals, faces aglow from twinkling Christmas tree lights, sledding down pristine, snow-covered hills.

But not you. You’re a holiday orphan, left alone in the big city.

Or, not quite alone. Portuguese Artists Colony will turn on the light, just for you. On December 26, we are your family, minus the years of disappointment, the festering resentments. Join us to hear twisted tales, drink something to warm you, and sing anything but Christmas carols.

You may belong nowhere else, but you will always belong with us.

Featured guest reader JOSHUA MOHR is the author of the novels “Termite Parade,” which was an Editors’ Choice on The New York Times Best Seller List, and “Some Things that Meant the World to Me,” one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009 and a SF Chronicle best-seller. He has an MFA from the University of San Francisco and has published numerous short stories and essays in publications such as The New York Times Book Review, 7×7, the Bay Guardian, ZYZZYVA, The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, among many others. He lives in San Francisco and teaches fiction writing. Please visit him at joshuamohr.net.

Suggested donation is waived for those wearing pajamas.

    Walk through downtown San Francisco on Christmas day, and you can begin to believe you are the last person on earth. Everyone else has fled to the family bosom, retreating to childhood rituals, faces aglow from twinkling Christmas tree lights, sledding down pristine, snow-covered hills.

    But not you. You’re a holiday orphan, left alone in the big city.

    Or, not quite alone. Portuguese Artists Colony will turn on the light, just for you. On December 26, we are your family, minus the years of disappointment, the festering resentments. Join us to hear twisted tales, drink something to warm you, and sing anything but Christmas carols.

    You may belong nowhere else, but you will always belong with us.

    Featured guest reader JOSHUA MOHR is the author of the novels “Termite Parade,” which was an Editors’ Choice on The New York Times Best Seller List, and “Some Things that Meant the World to Me,” one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009 and a SF Chronicle best-seller. He has an MFA from the University of San Francisco and has published numerous short stories and essays in publications such as The New York Times Book Review, 7×7, the Bay Guardian, ZYZZYVA, The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, among many others. He lives in San Francisco and teaches fiction writing. Please visit him at joshuamohr.net.

    Suggested donation is waived for those wearing pajamas.

  8. We’re haunted by you. You’ve invaded our dreams, you drag behind us like the chains of our sins. You sit beside us at dinner and ruin our appetite. You overturn the dishes and leave clumps of earth in the sheets.

And we want more.

Featuring guest readers:
Tamim Ansary is a writer, lecturer, editor, and teacher based in San Francisco. Ansary directs the San Francisco Writer’s Workshop, teaches sporadically through the Osher Institute, and writes fiction and nonfiction about Afghanistan, Islam-and-the-West, democracy, education, history, current events, social issues, his cat, and other topics as they come up.

Clint Talbert is adept at doing things he never intends to do. He’s completed four novels, three of which were intended to be short stories. He spends most daylight hours at Mozilla doing programming, which is a profession he never intended to pursue. If he could stop intending to publish one of these novels, he’s sure he could land a deal.

Live music from Dawn Oberg.

Live writing is back!
Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance.

Four writers compete, and one will emerge victorious. 
W. Ross Ayers
Andrew O. Dugas
Daniel Heath
Cary Tennis

Plus, readings from Colonists:
Leslie Ingham
Caitlin Myer (reading her story developed from September’s live writing)
Benjamin Wachs

Join us Sunday, November 28
Fivepoints Arthouse
72 Tehama
One block south of Howard at 2nd Street
San Francisco
Specialty cocktails starting at 4:30 pm
Show at 5:00 pm We’re haunted by you. You’ve invaded our dreams, you drag behind us like the chains of our sins. You sit beside us at dinner and ruin our appetite. You overturn the dishes and leave clumps of earth in the sheets.

And we want more.

Featuring guest readers:
Tamim Ansary is a writer, lecturer, editor, and teacher based in San Francisco. Ansary directs the San Francisco Writer’s Workshop, teaches sporadically through the Osher Institute, and writes fiction and nonfiction about Afghanistan, Islam-and-the-West, democracy, education, history, current events, social issues, his cat, and other topics as they come up.

Clint Talbert is adept at doing things he never intends to do. He’s completed four novels, three of which were intended to be short stories. He spends most daylight hours at Mozilla doing programming, which is a profession he never intended to pursue. If he could stop intending to publish one of these novels, he’s sure he could land a deal.

Live music from Dawn Oberg.

Live writing is back!
Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance.

Four writers compete, and one will emerge victorious. 
W. Ross Ayers
Andrew O. Dugas
Daniel Heath
Cary Tennis

Plus, readings from Colonists:
Leslie Ingham
Caitlin Myer (reading her story developed from September’s live writing)
Benjamin Wachs

Join us Sunday, November 28
Fivepoints Arthouse
72 Tehama
One block south of Howard at 2nd Street
San Francisco
Specialty cocktails starting at 4:30 pm
Show at 5:00 pm
    High Resolution

    We’re haunted by you. You’ve invaded our dreams, you drag behind us like the chains of our sins. You sit beside us at dinner and ruin our appetite. You overturn the dishes and leave clumps of earth in the sheets.

    And we want more.

    Featuring guest readers:
    Tamim Ansary is a writer, lecturer, editor, and teacher based in San Francisco. Ansary directs the San Francisco Writer’s Workshop, teaches sporadically through the Osher Institute, and writes fiction and nonfiction about Afghanistan, Islam-and-the-West, democracy, education, history, current events, social issues, his cat, and other topics as they come up.

    Clint Talbert is adept at doing things he never intends to do. He’s completed four novels, three of which were intended to be short stories. He spends most daylight hours at Mozilla doing programming, which is a profession he never intended to pursue. If he could stop intending to publish one of these novels, he’s sure he could land a deal.

    Live music from Dawn Oberg.

    Live writing is back!
    Vote on a prompt as you enter the show, and four writers will write on the winning topic while you watch them sweat, swear, and get inspired. Each writer will read what he wrote, and you get to vote on which piece you’d like to see developed into a finished story/poem/rant to be read at the next PAC performance.

    Four writers compete, and one will emerge victorious.
    W. Ross Ayers
    Andrew O. Dugas
    Daniel Heath
    Cary Tennis

    Plus, readings from Colonists:
    Leslie Ingham
    Caitlin Myer (reading her story developed from September’s live writing)
    Benjamin Wachs

    Join us Sunday, November 28
    Fivepoints Arthouse
    72 Tehama
    One block south of Howard at 2nd Street
    San Francisco
    Specialty cocktails starting at 4:30 pm
    Show at 5:00 pm

  9. omphaloskepsis

Peg Alford Pursell’s fiction received the (S.C.) State Fiction Award and was a short-list finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award. Stories have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Staccato Fiction, Emprise Review, Precipitate Journal, The Fabulist, Pure Francis, Burrow Press, and The Big Ugly Review. She teaches at the College of Marin and Book Passage, and in private workshops, and curates the Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series in Sausalito. For more information see her website http://northbaywriters.wordpress.com.

Special guest: 
Peg Alford Pursell

Plus Live music!

With work from Colonists: 
Leslie Ingham 
Daniel Heath 
Cary Tennis 
Caitlin Myer 
Benjamin Wachs

Receive your blessing on Sunday, September 26th, at 5:00 pm at Fivepoints Arthouse.

Doors open at 4:30. Come early to get a seat, have a drink, settle into your Sunday afternoon.

    omphaloskepsis

    Peg Alford Pursell’s fiction received the (S.C.) State Fiction Award and was a short-list finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award. Stories have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Staccato Fiction, Emprise Review, Precipitate Journal, The Fabulist, Pure Francis, Burrow Press, and The Big Ugly Review. She teaches at the College of Marin and Book Passage, and in private workshops, and curates the Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series in Sausalito. For more information see her website http://northbaywriters.wordpress.com.

    Special guest:
    Peg Alford Pursell

    Plus Live music!

    With work from Colonists:
    Leslie Ingham
    Daniel Heath
    Cary Tennis
    Caitlin Myer
    Benjamin Wachs

    Receive your blessing on Sunday, September 26th, at 5:00 pm at Fivepoints Arthouse.

    Doors open at 4:30. Come early to get a seat, have a drink, settle into your Sunday afternoon.

  10. Xtreme! Unction
An ordinary-sized healing just won’t do, not for you. Your sickness goes way too deep. Your pathology is mountain biking down a snow-covered peak in the Rockies; your sin is bungee jumping off a bridge in New York; your depravity is shredding a broken asphalt path in a park for senior citizens.

You are in need of Xtreme! Unction, and Portuguese Artists Colony has a jumbo vat of consecrated oil with your name on it.

Special guest readers: 
Robin Ekiss is the author of The Mansion of Happiness, winner of the 2010 Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize and a finalist for both the 2010 Northern California and California Book Awards.She lives in San Francisco with her husband, also a poet, their son, and their cats, Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein.

Tim Bauer is a Bay Area playwright, and his plays have been produced and developed around the country. He has received full-length play commissions from Magic Theatre and PlayGround, and he has been a two-time finalist for the Humana Festival’s Heideman Award, a finalist for the Lark Playwright’s Festival, a semifinalist for PlayLabs, a semifinalist for the Nicholl Fellowship, and a winner of three PlayGround Emerging Playwright Awards.

Live music from Scott Sier.

Plus, work from Colonists: 
Leslie Ingham 
Daniel Heath 
Cary Tennis 
Caitlin Myer 
Benjamin Wachs

Receive your blessing on Sunday, August 22nd, at 5:00 pm at Fivepoints Arthouse.

Doors open at 4:30. Come early to get a seat, have a drink, settle into your Sunday afternoon.

72 Tehama 
San Francisco

    Xtreme! Unction
    An ordinary-sized healing just won’t do, not for you. Your sickness goes way too deep. Your pathology is mountain biking down a snow-covered peak in the Rockies; your sin is bungee jumping off a bridge in New York; your depravity is shredding a broken asphalt path in a park for senior citizens.

    You are in need of Xtreme! Unction, and Portuguese Artists Colony has a jumbo vat of consecrated oil with your name on it.

    Special guest readers:
    Robin Ekiss is the author of The Mansion of Happiness, winner of the 2010 Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize and a finalist for both the 2010 Northern California and California Book Awards.She lives in San Francisco with her husband, also a poet, their son, and their cats, Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein.

    Tim Bauer is a Bay Area playwright, and his plays have been produced and developed around the country. He has received full-length play commissions from Magic Theatre and PlayGround, and he has been a two-time finalist for the Humana Festival’s Heideman Award, a finalist for the Lark Playwright’s Festival, a semifinalist for PlayLabs, a semifinalist for the Nicholl Fellowship, and a winner of three PlayGround Emerging Playwright Awards.

    Live music from Scott Sier.

    Plus, work from Colonists:
    Leslie Ingham
    Daniel Heath
    Cary Tennis
    Caitlin Myer
    Benjamin Wachs

    Receive your blessing on Sunday, August 22nd, at 5:00 pm at Fivepoints Arthouse.

    Doors open at 4:30. Come early to get a seat, have a drink, settle into your Sunday afternoon.

    72 Tehama
    San Francisco

  11. Portuguese Artists Colony PRESENTS
“SIN”

Featuring work by:
Leslie Ingham
Caitlin Myer
Daniel Heath 
Benjamin Wachs
and more!
Live music from: 
Pocket Full of Rye 
$5 suggested donation 5-7 pm
This Month’s Performers Include: 
Benjamin Wachs is a journalist who’s given up writing about San Francisco politics and now covers Truth and Beauty. His work has appeared in Playboy.com, NPR, the Sci-Fi Channel’s “Seeing Ear Theatre,” and other venues. He is the winner of the Stephen R. Donaldson prize for fiction, and knows damn well you’ve never heard of it.

Leslie Ingham is classically trained.
Caitlin Myer tripped over Richard Brautigan’s ashes, and would like to apologize. She has published several short stories and a play about Simone de Beauvoir. Her first novel, Hoodoo, is looking for a publisher.
Daniel Heath writes plays. His short plays have been performed across the country, his long plays have been performed in San Francisco and Los Angeles, he has won awards and commissions from Playground, and he has a small dog that is afraid of the sound of his printer. He is currently working on a rock musical adaptation of a Restoration comedy of manners set on the Jersey Shore in the 1980’s.
Portuguese Artists Colony are writers in residence at Fivepoints Arthouse. Every week we meet to make things out of words and every month we invite the public to see what we made. We got it all shiny for you. Do you have something shiny for us? Send your words to submissions@portugueseartistscolony.com.
Need structure? See our guidelines. The Colonists are Caitlin Myer, Leslie Ingham, Cary Tennis, Benjamin Wachs, Alice Wu, Damion Searls and Daniel Heath.

    Portuguese Artists Colony PRESENTS

    “SIN”

    Featuring work by:

    Leslie Ingham
    Caitlin Myer
    Daniel Heath
    Benjamin Wachs
    and more!

    Live music from:
    Pocket Full of Rye

    $5 suggested donation 5-7 pm

    This Month’s Performers Include:
    Benjamin Wachs is a journalist who’s given up writing about San Francisco politics and now covers Truth and Beauty. His work has appeared in Playboy.com, NPR, the Sci-Fi Channel’s “Seeing Ear Theatre,” and other venues. He is the winner of the Stephen R. Donaldson prize for fiction, and knows damn well you’ve never heard of it.

    Leslie Ingham is classically trained.

    Caitlin Myer tripped over Richard Brautigan’s ashes, and would like to apologize. She has published several short stories and a play about Simone de Beauvoir. Her first novel, Hoodoo, is looking for a publisher.

    Daniel Heath writes plays. His short plays have been performed across the country, his long plays have been performed in San Francisco and Los Angeles, he has won awards and commissions from Playground, and he has a small dog that is afraid of the sound of his printer. He is currently working on a rock musical adaptation of a Restoration comedy of manners set on the Jersey Shore in the 1980’s.

    Portuguese Artists Colony are writers in residence at Fivepoints Arthouse. Every week we meet to make things out of words and every month we invite the public to see what we made. We got it all shiny for you. Do you have something shiny for us? Send your words to submissions@portugueseartistscolony.com.

    Need structure? See our guidelines. The Colonists are Caitlin Myer, Leslie Ingham, Cary Tennis, Benjamin Wachs, Alice Wu, Damion Searls and Daniel Heath.

  12. Portuguese Artists Colony PRESENTS “THE LATE SPRING OF DISCONTENT”

Featuring fiction by:

Leslie Ingham
Caitlin Myer
Daniel Heath 
Benjamin Wachs
Joel Landfield
Tim Bauer

Live music from: 
BACKYARD TARZANS 

$5 suggested donation 5-7 pm

This Month’s Performers: 
Benjamin Wachs is a journalist who’s given up writing about San Francisco politics and now covers Truth and Beauty. His work has appeared in Playboy.com, NPR, the Sci-Fi Channel’s “Seeing Ear Theatre,” and other venues. He is the winner of the Stephen R. Donaldson prize for fiction, and knows damn well you’ve never heard of it.

Leslie Ingham is classically trained.

Caitlin Myer tripped over Richard Brautigan’s ashes, and would like to apologize. She has published several short stories and a play about Simone de Beauvoir. Her first novel, Hoodoo, is looking for a publisher.

Daniel Heath writes plays. His short plays have been performed across the country, his long plays have been performed in San Francisco and Los Angeles, he has won awards and commissions from Playground, and he has a small dog that is afraid of the sound of his printer. He is currently working on a rock musical adaptation of a Restoration comedy of manners set on the Jersey Shore in the 1980’s.

Portuguese Artists Colony are writers in residence at Fivepoints Arthouse. Every week we meet to make things out of words and every month we invite the public to see what we made. We got it all shiny for you. Do you have something shiny for us? Send your words tosubmissions@portugueseartistscolony.com.

Need structure? See our guidelines. The Colonists are Caitlin Myer, Leslie Ingham, Cary Tennis, Benjamin Wachs, Alice Wu, Damion Searls and Daniel Heath.

    Portuguese Artists Colony PRESENTS “THE LATE SPRING OF DISCONTENT”

    Featuring fiction by:

    Leslie Ingham
    Caitlin Myer
    Daniel Heath
    Benjamin Wachs
    Joel Landfield
    Tim Bauer

    Live music from:
    BACKYARD TARZANS

    $5 suggested donation 5-7 pm

    This Month’s Performers:
    Benjamin Wachs is a journalist who’s given up writing about San Francisco politics and now covers Truth and Beauty. His work has appeared in Playboy.com, NPR, the Sci-Fi Channel’s “Seeing Ear Theatre,” and other venues. He is the winner of the Stephen R. Donaldson prize for fiction, and knows damn well you’ve never heard of it.

    Leslie Ingham is classically trained.

    Caitlin Myer tripped over Richard Brautigan’s ashes, and would like to apologize. She has published several short stories and a play about Simone de Beauvoir. Her first novel, Hoodoo, is looking for a publisher.

    Daniel Heath writes plays. His short plays have been performed across the country, his long plays have been performed in San Francisco and Los Angeles, he has won awards and commissions from Playground, and he has a small dog that is afraid of the sound of his printer. He is currently working on a rock musical adaptation of a Restoration comedy of manners set on the Jersey Shore in the 1980’s.

    Portuguese Artists Colony are writers in residence at Fivepoints Arthouse. Every week we meet to make things out of words and every month we invite the public to see what we made. We got it all shiny for you. Do you have something shiny for us? Send your words tosubmissions@portugueseartistscolony.com.

    Need structure? See our guidelines. The Colonists are Caitlin Myer, Leslie Ingham, Cary Tennis, Benjamin Wachs, Alice Wu, Damion Searls and Daniel Heath.


  13. High Resolution
  14. Portuguese Artists Colony raises the Standard.

Do you measure up? Do any of us?

On Sunday, May 23 at 5 pm, follow us to Fivepoints Arthouse, and through the jungle of our invention. We will guide you through crises of conscience, broken hearts and broken rules. We have musical hooks to lift you off your feet and metrics to keep you on your toes.

Just keep your eye on the standard. You won’t get lost…much.

Featuring special guest Shanthi Sekaran, author of The Prayer Room (MacAdam/Cage).

Fiction, plays and more from Colonists Daniel Heath, Leslie Ingham, Caitlin Myer. Cary Tennis and Benjamin Wachs.

Live music from Martin Finke, in his farewell North American performance before returning to Ireland.

Immediately after the performance, rub elbows from 7-9 pm with the literati at Litquake Epicenter, Litquake’s first-ever lit schmooze, co-hosted by Portuguese Artists Colony. If you’re already there for the show, you don’t have to do a thing – the party will come to you!

$5 suggested donation

5-7 pm Litquake Epicenter 7-9 pm Free

PORTUGUESE ARTISTS COLONY are writers in residence at Fivepoints Arthouse. Every week we meet to make things out of words and every month we invite the public to see what we made. We got it all shiny for you. Do you have something shiny for us? Send your words to submissions@portugueseartistscolony.com. Need structure? See our guidelines. The Colonists are Caitlin Myer, Leslie Ingham, Cary Tennis, Benjamin Wachs, Alice Wu, Damion Searls and Daniel Heath

    Portuguese Artists Colony raises the Standard.

    Do you measure up? Do any of us?

    On Sunday, May 23 at 5 pm, follow us to Fivepoints Arthouse, and through the jungle of our invention. We will guide you through crises of conscience, broken hearts and broken rules. We have musical hooks to lift you off your feet and metrics to keep you on your toes.

    Just keep your eye on the standard. You won’t get lost…much.

    Featuring special guest Shanthi Sekaran, author of The Prayer Room (MacAdam/Cage).

    Fiction, plays and more from Colonists Daniel Heath, Leslie Ingham, Caitlin Myer. Cary Tennis and Benjamin Wachs.

    Live music from Martin Finke, in his farewell North American performance before returning to Ireland.

    Immediately after the performance, rub elbows from 7-9 pm with the literati at Litquake Epicenter, Litquake’s first-ever lit schmooze, co-hosted by Portuguese Artists Colony. If you’re already there for the show, you don’t have to do a thing – the party will come to you!

    $5 suggested donation

    5-7 pm Litquake Epicenter 7-9 pm Free

    PORTUGUESE ARTISTS COLONY are writers in residence at Fivepoints Arthouse. Every week we meet to make things out of words and every month we invite the public to see what we made. We got it all shiny for you. Do you have something shiny for us? Send your words to submissions@portugueseartistscolony.com. Need structure? See our guidelines. The Colonists are Caitlin Myer, Leslie Ingham, Cary Tennis, Benjamin Wachs, Alice Wu, Damion Searls and Daniel Heath

  15. Who do you think you are, anyway?

Portuguese Artists Colony is here to tell you you’re wrong.

You’re not the good little boy the teacher calls on first. You’re not the saintly wife or the self-sacrificing mother. You’re not the class wit. You’re not America’s sweetheart. You’re confused. But you’re not alone.

Find the answers you’re looking for when Portuguese Artists Colony presents: Identity Crisis. On Sunday, April 25, your true face will be revealed.

Come as you are to Fivepoints Arthouse at 5 p.m. for an evening of words and music that are like looking in the mirror.

Featuring fiction by: 
Leslie Ingham
Caitlin Myer 
Damion Searls 
Benjamin Wachs

Live music from: 
Pocket Full of Rye 
Damion Searls will be reading “Bubblebath Teapot,” written for the Significant Objects project.

$5 suggested donation 5-7 pm

This Month’s Performers: 
Benjamin Wachs is a journalist who’s given up writing about San Francisco politics and now covers Truth and Beauty. His work has appeared in Playboy.com, NPR, the Sci-Fi Channel’s “Seeing Ear Theatre,” and other venues. He is the winner of the Stephen R. Donaldson prize for fiction, and knows damn well you’ve never heard of it.

Leslie Ingham is classically trained.

Caitlin Myer tripped over Richard Brautigan’s ashes, and would like to apologize. She has published several short stories and a play about Simone de Beauvoir. Her first novel, Hoodoo, is looking for a publisher.

Damion Searls is the author of What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going (stories) and an editor and translator, most recently of Thoreau’s Journal: 1837-1861 and Rilke’s The Inner Sky: Poems, Notes, Dreams. His own writing has been published in The Paris Review, Vice, The Believer, McSweeney’s, and n+1.

A collaboration built on love, metal and Cabernet Sauvignon, Pocket Full of Rye is a cello, a guitar and a girl who want to hold your hand and sing you songs until you fall asleep. Influences include the blues, the Misfits and everything your iPod plays on shuffle.

Portuguese Artists Colony are writers in residence at Fivepoints Arthouse. Every week we meet to make things out of words and every month we invite the public to see what we made. We got it all shiny for you. Do you have something shiny for us? Send your words to submissions@portugueseartistscolony.com.

Need structure? See our guidelines. The Colonists are Caitlin Myer, Leslie Ingham, Cary Tennis, Benjamin Wachs, Alice Wu,Damion Searls and Daniel Heath.

    Who do you think you are, anyway?

    Portuguese Artists Colony is here to tell you you’re wrong.

    You’re not the good little boy the teacher calls on first. You’re not the saintly wife or the self-sacrificing mother. You’re not the class wit. You’re not America’s sweetheart. You’re confused. But you’re not alone.

    Find the answers you’re looking for when Portuguese Artists Colony presents: Identity Crisis. On Sunday, April 25, your true face will be revealed.

    Come as you are to Fivepoints Arthouse at 5 p.m. for an evening of words and music that are like looking in the mirror.

    Featuring fiction by:
    Leslie Ingham
    Caitlin Myer
    Damion Searls
    Benjamin Wachs

    Live music from:
    Pocket Full of Rye
    Damion Searls will be reading “Bubblebath Teapot,” written for the Significant Objects project.

    $5 suggested donation 5-7 pm

    This Month’s Performers:
    Benjamin Wachs is a journalist who’s given up writing about San Francisco politics and now covers Truth and Beauty. His work has appeared in Playboy.com, NPR, the Sci-Fi Channel’s “Seeing Ear Theatre,” and other venues. He is the winner of the Stephen R. Donaldson prize for fiction, and knows damn well you’ve never heard of it.

    Leslie Ingham is classically trained.

    Caitlin Myer tripped over Richard Brautigan’s ashes, and would like to apologize. She has published several short stories and a play about Simone de Beauvoir. Her first novel, Hoodoo, is looking for a publisher.

    Damion Searls is the author of What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going (stories) and an editor and translator, most recently of Thoreau’s Journal: 1837-1861 and Rilke’s The Inner Sky: Poems, Notes, Dreams. His own writing has been published in The Paris Review, Vice, The Believer, McSweeney’s, and n+1.

    A collaboration built on love, metal and Cabernet Sauvignon, Pocket Full of Rye is a cello, a guitar and a girl who want to hold your hand and sing you songs until you fall asleep. Influences include the blues, the Misfits and everything your iPod plays on shuffle.

    Portuguese Artists Colony are writers in residence at Fivepoints Arthouse. Every week we meet to make things out of words and every month we invite the public to see what we made. We got it all shiny for you. Do you have something shiny for us? Send your words to submissions@portugueseartistscolony.com.

    Need structure? See our guidelines. The Colonists are Caitlin Myer, Leslie Ingham, Cary Tennis, Benjamin Wachs, Alice Wu,Damion Searls and Daniel Heath.