Success & Failure at The Odd Fellows Hall with Stewart Home
Thursday, February 28, 2013, Doors 7:00 P.M., Event commences 7:30 P.M., The Odd Fellows Hall, 26 7th Street, (between Market St & Stevenson St), San Francisco, CA 94103

City Lights in conjunction with Penny-Ante Editions and Janey Smith's 851 Reading Series present

an evening with Stewart Home

with further verbal assaults by Jarrett Kobek and John Tottenham

Penny-Ante Editions celebrates the release of three new titles in the recently inaugurated Success & Failure Series;

Mandy, Charlie & Mary-Jane: A Novel

by Stewart Home

If You Won't Read, Then Why Should I Write?

by Jarett Kobek


Antiepithalamia & Other Poems of Regret and Resentment

by John Tottenham

This event will be held at The Odd Fellows Hall of San Francisco, 26 7th Street, (between Market St & Stevenson St), San Francisco, CA 94103. Admission is free. Seating is available only on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations will be held. Doors open at 7 pm, event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Stewart Home is an English artist, filmmaker, writer, pamphleteer, art historian, activist, and internationally-acclaimed author. Home's writings include Pure Mania (Polygon 1989), Defiant Pose (Peter Owen, 1991), Slow Death (Serpent's Tail, 1996), 69 Things To Do With A Dead Princess (Canongate, 2002), Tainted Love (Virgin Books, 2005), and "Memphis Underground" (Snowbooks, 2007).

Jarett Kobek is a writer living in California. His last book - ATTA (published by Semiotext(e)) - a psychedelic biography of 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta, was called "highly absorbing" by the Times Literary Supplement and longlisted for Novel of the Year by 3:AM Magazine. He is currently at work on a novel about the Dissolution of the Welsh Monasteries under Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell. For an interview with Jarett visit: The Believer.

John Tottenham is a British-born writer and artist living in Los Angeles. After graduating from London's worst art school in the mid-'80s, Tottenham moved to the United States, where he has resided ever since, mostly toiling upon the lower slopes of journalism. After many years of resistance, he finally sold out to the lucrative, fast-paced world of poetry. He is the author of The Inertia Variations, an epic poetic cycle on the subjects of work avoidance, failure, and indolence. The collection was hailed as "terrific" in the Guardian, "quiescent genius" by Mojo Magazine and "comedy gold" by 3:AM Magazine. His series of Victorian Choking Paintings and ink works have been shown at Las Cienegas Projects and the Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Los Angeles.

Penny-Ante Editions is a purveyor of finely produced transgressive literature. The press is located in Los Angeles. Visit:

Janey Smith's 851 Reading Series regularly offers writers a venue to present new work. By far, one of the most exciting reading series in San Francisco.