Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Thanks to Jason Skipper for reading at the Artsmith Literary Salon last night from his novel, Hustle, about three generations of southern men hustling for money, women, and art, and, ultimately, redemption. Definitely worth a read. Not convinced? Read what Charles Baxter has to say about this compelling debut novel:

What do the generations owe each other? Everything and nothing, Jason Skipper’s beautifully plain-spoken novel tells us, as it invites us to watch its young protagonist learning his hardscrabble survival skills from a few amazingly unreliable mentors. Some human truths need to be presented without embellishment, and the central truth of Hustle is that we’re all on the edge of a cliff. This is a fine story, honestly told.

—Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love

Monday, February 6, 2012

Shark Reef call for submissions

The online Journal, SHARK REEF, is now accepting submissions for poetry, prose, and artwork for their upcoming summer issue. Check out their guidelines and winter issue at sharkreef.org.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Jan Madill Exhibit

Artsmith Artist Residency Fellow, Jan Madill's exhibit at Warner Pacific College in Portland is already creating a buzz after her artist talk with a surprise performance by Robert Kikuchi Yngojo from Eth-Noh-Tec Kinetic Story Theater of San Francisco. Madill's artwork is inspired, in part, by her career as a Medical Internist as well as a childlike fascination with science. The show opens Friday, February 3, 6:00-9:00 pm. For more information go to Warner Pacific College.