Gertrude Stein's The Making of Americans

Saturday, June 4, 2011

11:30 a.m.

Additional Info

Co-organized with Samantha Giles and Small Press Traffic.

Twenty-six Bay Area poets perform an all-day marathon reading of selections from Gertrude Stein’s epic novel, The Making of Americans. Composed during the years of the legendary Paris salons held by Stein and her siblings, this “history of a family’s progress” represents the beginning of Stein’s distinctive modernist style.

Time Readers

11:30 a.m.

11:45 a.m.


12:15 p.m.

12:30 p.m.

12:45 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

1:45 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

2:15 p.m.

2:30 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

3:15 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

3:45 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

4:15 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

4:45 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

5:15 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

5:45 p.m.

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