Les Figues Press brings you three writers/artists whose work challenges traditional notions of the literary and the made. Doug Nufer wr ote his latest book at the horse track\, by way of the horse track. Inspire d by Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa\, Nufer created character homonyms who bet on the horses for an entire racing season using a betting method in a novel by James Kelman. Actual money was used and actual results determined the narrative structure of Nufer’s hot-off-the-press book\, By Kelman O ut of Pessoa. Stephanie Taylor uses a poet’s logic to create narrativ e installations: in Chop Shop\, a song by Woody Guthrie turns into a story abou t carjacking\, complete with rhyming evidence. Matias Viegener over-respond ed to a facebook request to please share “25 Random Things About Me.” Viege ner wrote one hundred replies\, which became his forthcoming book\, 250 0 Random Things About Me Too. Three methods of making writing that are more than the usual stories by the usual suspects. Get tomorrow’s literatu re today—published right here in Southern California by the independent Les Figues Press. The event is free\, so bring your friends!



Doug Nufer uses formal constraints to write fiction \, poetry\, and pieces for performance. He’s the author of the poetry col lection We Were Werewolves (Make Now\, 2008)\, and six novels\, in cluding Never Again (Black Square\, 2004)\, Negativeland (Autonomedia\, 2004)\, and the will-be-just-released By Kelman Out of P essoa (Les Figues). His work has appeared in Chain\, Fence\, The Brooklyn Rail\, and He lives in Seattle.

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Stephanie Taylor has exhibited and performed her work internationally and is represented by Gallery Christian Nagel\, Berlin-Antw erp and Marc Jancou Contemporary\, New York. Her books include The Stephani e Taylor Songbook\, Ood Press\, Rio\, 2010 and Chop Shop. Taylor received her M .F.A. from Art Center College of Design\, Pasadena\, California in 2000. Up coming events include a performance of The Stephanie Taylor Songbook\, at t he Mak Center for Art and Architecture\, West Hollywood\, as part of SASSAS ’s series Sound at the Schindler House\, in addition to LACMA: Offsite at C harles White\, and Home\; Revisited\, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF). Her exhibitions have been reviewed in Frieze\, Artext\, ARTUS\, Texte zur Kunst\, Flash Art\, Artforum\, Modern Painters\, and X- tra.


Matias Viegener is a writer\, artist and critic who teaches at CalArts. He is one of three members of the art colle ctive Fallen Fruit\, which has exhibited internationally in Mexico\, Colomb ia\, Denmark\, Austria (Ars Electronica)\, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art\, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco)\, and ARCO 2010 in Madrid. Solo work or performances have been seen at The Whitney Museum\, The Kitchen and The Drawing Center in NY\, New Langton Arts in SF\, LACE\, Machine Project\, the LA Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)\, and the La Jo lla Museum of Contemporary Art. He writes regularly on art for ArtUS and X-tra\, has recently been published in Cabinet\, Journ al of Aesthetics &\; Protest\, Radical History Review\, and Bla ck Clock\, and is the co-editor\, with Christine Wertheim\, of Séa nce in Experimental Writing and The Noulipian Analects. Hi s book of experimental fiction—_2500 Random Things About Me Too_—is forthco ming from Les Figues Press.

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