Your Salonniere @ the Emerald Tablet SF

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For fans of ekphrasis, SF Emerald Tablet’s “Under the Influence” reading series might just be up your alley, and your salonniere will be reading there, thanks to Dr. Raina León, on  19 February 7:30pm (80 Fresno Street, SF). Mark your calendars, please spread the word and come and enjoy the works of  artists Thaisa FrankPatrick NewsonAbbie Amadio, and Joe Stillwater.  

Check out the skinny on the reading series here:

The Emerald Tablet is proud to host the third round of its first homegrown performance series, co-created with and hosted by Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp.

Under the Influence • art by Winston SmithFour artists perform work by some of their major influences, followed by original work created for the show that channels that influence. Artists have 15 minutes to perform and will help select the following month’s performers, so that each show is inspired by the one before. In addition, each month an influence will be announced, and we will accept submissions of original work in response; one will be selected to be performed in the next show.


More to come…

Italo Calvino, “Invisible Cities” (Harcourt 1972)

…because the traveler ‘s past changes according to the route he has followed: not the immediate past, that is, to which each day that goes by adds a day, but the more remote past. Arriving at each new city, the traveler funds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places (28-29).