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6967Kenji Liu and Cathlin Goulding @ Mixtape: 8 Writers on the Songs that Stayed

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  • Lisa Leong
    Oct 26, 2009
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      “To me, making a tape is like writing a letter,” explains Nick Hornby in his novel High Fidelity. “There's a lot of erasing and rethinking and starting again. A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do.” 

      Taking a cue from Hornby's writings about music, eight San Francisco Bay Area writers are gathering to read new work inspired by songs and musical artists. The writers will be relating tales of early obsessions with the boy-band New Kids on the Block, examining the particular flavor and psychology of mix-tapes, lending insight to Brian Eno, Quasi, and the Talking Heads, playing "meta-songs," and exploring the mysterious place where songs that have been forgotten now reside.

      Please join us at Oakland Leaf, located in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood, for an evening of writing about song. The writers are:

      Sadie Contini 
      Curt Douglas
      Alisa Dodge
      Cathlin Goulding
      Kenji Liu
      G Reyes
      Ava Tong
      Vickie Vertiz

      November 7, 7:00pm-9:00pm.
      1434 34th Ave. @ International Blvd.
      Oakland, CA

      http://www.echoesmagazine.org/mix_tape_home for more information about the location, writers, and writings.

      Kenji Liu


      Author of YOU LEFT WITHOUT YOUR SHOES, a poetry chapbook

      "[Kenji's] multi-layered poems, tender and resilient, fly towards the possible.”
      — Ching-In Chen, author of The Heart’s Traffic