Join us for a catered event featuring an art tour and book launch of Percival Everett’s new collection, Trout’s Lie, with readings by Jenny Factor and Piotr Florczyk. Complimentary food and wine will be provided prior to the reading.
29 October, 2015, 7PM at ROSEGALLERY
The event is free and open to the public.
Percival Everett is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and the author of nearly thirty books, including Percival Everett by Virgil Russell, Assumption, Erasure, I am Not Sidney Poitier, and Glyph. He is the recipient of the Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Believer Book Award, the 2006 PEN USA Center Award for Fiction, and the 2015 Guggenheim fellowship for fiction.
Piotr Florczyk is a poet, essayist, and translator. He was born and raised in Kraków, and moved to the United States at the age of sixteen. In addition to his books, he has published poems, translations, essays, and reviews in many journals, including The American Scholar, Boston Review, Harvard Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and World Literature Today. After earning his MFA from San Diego State University in 2006, he taught poetry and literature undergraduate and graduate courses at Antioch University Los Angeles, University of California-Riverside, University of San Diego, and San Diego State University. Piotr and his wife Dena, who met as competitive swimmers, live in Los Angeles, where he studies in the PhD in Literature and Creative Writing Program at University of Southern California.
Jenny Factor is an archaeologist of object and mind; she is also a feminist, a mother, and a dog-lover. Her poem collection, Unraveling at the Name (Copper Canyon Press), won a Hayden Carruth Award and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Factor's poems and reviews have appeared in more than a dozen anthologies, including Poetry 180 and The Best American Erotic Poems (Scribner, 2008). Her work has been supported by an Astraea Grant in poetry. Jenny Factor received her MFA in Literature from Bennington College, and her BA in Anthropology from Harvard College. She serves on the Core Faculty at Antioch University Los Angeles, the only MFA program with a dual focus on literature and the pursuit of social justice.