What: Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck *SOLD OUT*
When: Tuesday, April 17, 7PM (house opens at 6:30PM)
Where: 934 Brannan St. (Between 8th & 9th)
How Much: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 with a potluck dish, cash bar.
What Else: This month’s theme is is “Leap of Faith”
*SOLD OUT TONIGHT* Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck is a monthly dinner party where writers and foodies come together to eat, write, and share. This month writer, performer and curator of the Porchlight Storytelling Series Beth Lisick presents new work on the evening’s theme “Leap of Faith,” inspired by the departure of Feast of Words co-founder and co-host Irina Zadov.
Beginning in May, Zadov teams up with her husband Abraham Epton to embark on national and international travel as part of their global storytelling project,Open Feast. Driving from San Francisco to New York and then crossing the Atlantic to Zadov’s native Belarus, the duo will visit kitchens, schools, galleries, and dachas to find the food and stories that make every place unique. More information about the project is available at openfeast.org.
Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck will continue at SOMArts in May and take a summer hiatus before returning in September 2012. At April’s “Leap of Faith,” Lisick will share a story from her in-progress novel, about a directionless bartender who leaves the city after two decades to search for a meaningful life in the suburbs where she grew up.
Potluck contributors from the audience and San Francisco based chef, saxophonist and composer John Ingle provide the evening’s culinary delights. As always, guests will take part in a writing exercise and can share the work they’ve created for a chance to win literary and culinary prizes.
ABOUT BETH LISICK
Lisick is a writer and performer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her books include the New York Times bestselling comic memoir “Everybody Into the Pool” and the gonzo self-help manifesto “Helping Me Help Myself.” Lisick has toured the U.S. and Europe as a solo spoken word performer, front person for the band the Beth Lisick Ordeal, and member of the groundbreaking queer roadshow Sister Spit.
Her other projects include comedic performance for the stage and screen with Tara Jepsen, curating the monthly Porchlight Storytelling Series with Arline Klatte, and teaching creative writing to young adults. She played the female lead in Frazer Bradshaw’s award-winning feature film “Everything Strange and New” and recently received a grant from the Creative Work Foundation to write a book about the developmentally disabled artists at Creativity Explored. “Yokohama Threeway,” a book on Sister Spit press (a new imprint of City Lights) is due out in 2013.
ABOUT JOHN INGLE
Ingle is a San Francisco based chef, saxophonist and composer. He was an artist in residence and chef at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Ingle has worked at Babylon Café and Maxwell’s (Memphis), In Between (Taipei) and underground restaurant The Flavortrust. He is currently the Chef de Cuisine at Bistro Aix in San Francisco.
His obsession with local, sustainable, and above all delicious ingredients forms the basis of his in-the-moment cooking style. Ingle is also a founding member of the sfSound, a group that has been presenting innovative and challenging concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999.
ABOUT THE SOMARTS STUDIO SERIES
The SOMArts (South of Market Arts, Resources, Technology, and Services) Studio Series is an informal assemblage of arts classes and events designed to encourage the production of contemporary work by artists of all ages and skill levels in San Francisco.
Pictured: Beth Lisick, John Ingle, photo of Ingle by Dill Pixels