Feb 09 2010
Teleportal Is Today!

As promised, it’s the second installment of Teleportal, Monofonus’ new monthly reading series in partnership with the Hotel San Jose and Domy Books. Designed for people who love reading but hate readings, Teleportal is a relaxed evening of multimedia literary delights. Every Teleportal features a live reading, a virtual reading, and video transmissions from some of the nation’s most exciting small presses and literary journals. This month’s Teleportal includes a live reading by prolific poet Nick Courtright, a virtual reading by noir novelist Richard Lange, and excerpts from 60 Writers/60 Places.

Poetry from Nick Courtright’s Levis Prize-finalist manuscript, Likely Fates, is forthcoming or has recently appeared in such esteemed journals as The Southern Review, Boston Review, The Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, and Beloit Poetry Journal, among numerous others. His new chapbook, Elegy for the Builder’s Wife, will be debuting this month with Blue Hour Press. Courtright teaches at Southwestern and St. Edward’s and is also a music writer for the Austinist.

Richard Lange’s short-story collection Dead Boys and L.A. noir novel This Wicked World have won him praise from publications as highly regarded and far-flung as The L.A. Times, The New York Times, and France’s Le Figaro. Novelist T.C. Boyle has said, “Richard Lange’s stories combine the truth-telling and immediacy of Raymond Carver with the casual hip of Denis Johnson.”

60 Writers/60 Places is a film by Michael Kimball and Luca Dipierro (whose animation for Electric Literature screened at last month’s Teleportal). Inspired by tableaux vivants, the film features short readings in unorthodox venues, such as a laundromat, the subway, and a botanical garden. The film’s mix of established and emerging authors includes Gary Lutz, Sam Lipsyte, Deb Olin Unferth, Blake Butler, and Justin Taylor, among others.

Teleportal 2
March 2, 8pm
Hotel San Jose
1316 South Congress Ave

will have a pop-up shop at this and every Teleportal.