Sunday, March 13, 2016

Landers, Sand and Masigat 3/26 @ Roll Up Photo Studio + Gallery

The Switch is proud to host a reading by Susan Landers of Brooklyn, who has a new book just out from Roof, along with our own Kaia Sand, and music from Portland's Kelly Anne Masigat!

When: Saturday, March 26, doors 7 pm, event at 7:30 sharp. $5 

Where: Roll-Up Photo Studio + Gallery, 1715 SE Spokane St., Portland

Susan Landers' latest book, FRANKLINSTEIN, tells the story of one Philadelphia neighborhood wrestling with the legacies of colonialism, racism, and capitalism. She is also the author of 248 MGS., A PANIC PICNIC and COVERS. Her chapbooks include 15: A Poetic Engagement with the Chicago Manual of Style and What I Was Tweeting While You Were On Facebook. She was the founding editor of the journal Pom2 and has an MFA from George Mason University. She lives in Brooklyn. You can follow her on Twitter @suelanders. 

Kaia Sand writes investigative poetry that is often experiential and material. She is the author of three poetry collections—Interval (Edge Books), Remember to Wave (Tinfish Press), and A Tale of Magicians Who Puffed Money that Lost Its Puff  (forthcomingTinfish Press), which includes a magic show she created about the global financial crisis. Sand co-authored Landsapes of Dissent: Guerrilla Poetry and Public Space; and created poetry sign projects as well as a series of poetry walks.  She served in a residency with artist Garrick Imatani at the City of Portland Archives and Records Center, commissioned by the Regional Arts & Culture Council, where they explored surveillance police filed on political activists. Sand built a poetic series, “She Had Her Own Reason for Participating,” sledgehammering copper cards. This past autumn, she served in a Despina Artist residency at Largo das Artes, Rio de Janeiro. This winter, she had a solo exhibition at the Cascade Gallery, Portland Community College. More info:

Kelly Anne Masigat's music is country-tinged, coal fired, quiet and intense. A multi-instrumentalist, with roots all along the West Coast, Kelly writes songs that are meditative, elegant and often romantic. Her first full length record will be released this year.
Photo by Elisabeth Wilson.