May 10 2010
June 1=Teleportal 5!

If you haven’t yet had a chance to check out Teleportal Readings, Austin’s most multimedia reading series, here’s your last opportunity before we take a summer sabbatical! (Don’t worry, we’ll be spending the time programming an awesome fall series.)

On Tuesday, June 1, head to the Hotel San Jose’s courtyard for a live reading by fiction writer Elizabeth Crane (You Must Be This Happy to Enter), a teleportal reading by journalist and Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein (Nothing Happened, and Then It Did), and an interactive performance by philosopher and Believer interviewer Tamler Sommers (A Very Bad Wizard). We’ll also be featuring videos from innovative DVD journal Rattapallax and a special musical guest. Domy Books will be selling a selection of timely titles, and we’ll have a fresh stock of Teleportal t-shirts and totebags for sale.

Elizabeth Crane is the author of two collections of short stories from Little, Brown, When the Messenger Is Hot and All This Heavenly Glory. Her most recent collection, You Must Be This Happy to Enter, was published by Punk Planet Books. The New York Times Book Review has said, “Crane has a distinctive and eccentric voice that is consistent and riveting.”

Jake Silverstein is the editor of Texas Monthly and a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine. His first book, Nothing Happened and Then It Did, a Chronicle in Fact and Fiction, was published by W. W. Norton in April. Annie Dillard called his book a “masterful literary debut,” while The New Republic dubbed it “one of the weirdest books I have ever read… a greatly entertaining and extremely funny book.”

Tamler Sommers is a professor of philosophy at the University of Houston and an interviewer for The Believer. Ian McEwan called his collection of interviews, A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain, “an intellectual feast, completely engrossing.”

Teleportal 5
feat. Elizabeth Crane, Jake Silverstein,
Tamler Sommers, and Rattapallax
Tuesday, June 1, 8pm
Hotel San Jose
1316 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX