Author and Performer Chris Erickson
Reads at the John Natsoulas Gallery
January 4th at 8PM
The Poetry Night Reading Series is proud to feature the author and performance artist Chris Erickson on Thursday, January 4th at 8 P.M. He will be performing at the John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 1st Street in Davis.
Chris Erickson’s writing has appeared in The American Reader, Gigantic, and The Hobo-Tramp Voice. According to the Chris Erickson book Henrytown, “Henrytown is about village in Illinois. The theme is the difficulty of collaboration.“
Buzzfeed.com says Henrytown “would not be out of place on a Princeton syllabus.” Jonathon Sturgeon of Flavorwire.com says, “after reading Henrytown, I’ve come to appreciate that a younger crop of writers gets rural America.” His new novella Diseaseum has been excerpted in The Capilano Review.
A beloved Davis educator, pop-culture raconteur, and linguistic roustabout, Chris Erickson is the favorite performance artist of many Davisites. About him, Dr. Andy Jones has said, “With his love of music, dance, and unexpected props, Chris Erickson brings more energy and laughs to Poetry Night than any other performer. Bright-eyed, discerning, and committed, Erickson remains a staple of our poetry programming.” Originally from Decatur, Illinois, Erickson came to Davis to complete the graduate creative writing program at UC Davis.
An open mic will follow the readings by the featured author, Chris Erickson. Please bring your poems, short stories, and songs. Performers with instruments always find a spot on the open mic list. Participants will be asked to limit their performances to five minutes or two items, whichever is shorter. The Poetry Night Reading Series is hosted by Dr. Andy Jones, the poet laureate of Davis.
“Writing is an act of reclamation and revolution. It is a dance with power.” Rae Gouirand
Future Poetry Night Featured Performers (all events beginning at 8 P.M.):
January 18th: Angela James and Laura Rosenthal
February 1st: Troy Jollimore and Heather Altfeld
February 15th: Susan Kolodny and Susanne Dyckman
Who: Chris Erickson
What: The Poetry Night Reading Series
When: Thursday, January 4th at 8 PM (followed by an open mic)
Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street in Davis
Media Contact: Andy Jones
The John Natsoulas Gallery 530-756-3938