Friday, March 26, 2010

April Castalia

Everything is coming up Castalia! April may have been dubbed the cruelest month, but we're here to curtail some of that old angst with fabulous readings from current MFA writers: Elizabeth Cooperman, Evan Klavon and Ben Wirth, UW alum: Sonya Chung, and UW professor: Shawn Wong.

We'll continue to have books for sale by current and former featured readers—so bring some cash! As always the Hugo House Cafe offers a bevy of beverages to keep you well hydrated throughout the evening.

Don't let this one pass you by!

When: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 8pm

Where: Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue

The reading is FREE and open to the public.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

March Castalia

At this month's Castalia, second-year poet Katharine Ogle led us through a museum displaying the real life of childhood and the death of rats, among other exhibits; second-year prose writer Sarah Shotwell took us to China for plum rain season and to the streets of San Luis Obispo for a quick bake in the sun; second-year poet William Fox Camponovo invented the silent S and showed us a view of Miami from Buenos Aires; we stopped into Bolivia for dinner with UW alum Peter Mountford, reading from his forthcoming novel; and UW professor David Shields, with his new book Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, brought us home again for an inspection of fact, fiction, and our own nervous desire to know which is which. Enjoy the trip.