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Hot Cuban Night

in

Downtown Davis

Love baseball? Wondering if you’ll ever get to Cuba, under new presidential bans?

If the answer to either question is yes, plan a stay-cation in downtown Davis, Wednesday, June 28, from 6-8 pm at Logos Books. Author Dick Cluster and photographer David Kalb are co-featured in “A Hot Cuban Night” at the bookstore at 513 Second Street.

Cluster will read from his recent book, “Kill the Ampaya!”, a compilation of 18 short stories and one one-act play, that showcases the best in Latin American baseball literature.  The Oakland-based author first began going to Cuba in 1969, and realized that sports literature in Latin American is mostly confined to the short story structure.  He translated the stories in his book, filled with humor and poignancy.

Davis resident Kalk just made his first trip to Cuba earlier this year, and the result is his  “The People of Cuba” exhibit, which has been on display at Logos since May.  This exhibit is not just classic cars and colorful tourist attractions.  Kalb seeks out the corners of Cuba and captures people in their everyday lives.

Both artists will speak about their experiences beginning at 6:15.  Books and photographs are available to purchase.  Cold refreshments, the Cuban All-Stars playing in the background…it’s the closest some of us may come to Havana.  It’s definitely more uplifting than the Giants and A’s season to date.  Come join us for an evening of art and literature.


Spend $10 or more at Logos Books between June 1 and August 1, and qualify to win “King Ranch Kitchen,” an original 16 x 20″ framed photo by David Kalb, currently a part of his “People of Cuba” exhibit at the store. You can enter as many times as you qualify! The raffle winner will be drawn on August 3.


Crowd favorite Xylocopa will be making music magic on Friday, June 9, from 6-8 pm, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout.


Writing for and About Young Adults
A conversation between authors
Amber J. Keyser and Elana K. Arnold

Thursday May 11th at 6 pm
Space is limited and the event is free.
Budding young authors are very welcome!

What are young girls made of? It might surprise you.  Elana K. Arnold has crafted a raw, compelling, and unflinching tale of the darkest crevices of femaleness.  She takes young women by the hand and walks them through a history fraught with blood and martyrdom, strength and redemption. Arnold confronts the hard truths of womanhood with deft compassion and skillful realism.

What happens when the body becomes a battlefield?  Amber J. Keyser explores the worlds of biology and ballet to confront the ways girls are watched, judged, used, and discarded – and the selves they discover when they fight back.

Elana K. Arnold, author of WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF, and Amber J. Keyser, author of POINTE, CLAW, share their latest novels and discuss the opportunities and challenges of writing for and about young girls.

For more information email: davislogos@gmail.com


2nd Friday Art About  May 12, 2017
“The People of Cuba” by David Kalb
Reception 6 – 8 pm

While on a recent 16-day in-depth Island journey, Davis was inspired by the Cuban people.  This collection of 30 photographs from around the Republic, captures the lives of those in Santiago, Camaguey, Trinidad, Santa Clara and Havana.

This is David’s third street photography exhibit.  His photos will be on display from May 12th to August 3rd.  To David, the beauty and excitement of street photography is knowing that with each camera click, you have the potential of capturing the unexpected.

David has enjoyed photography since an early age and, along with his wife Nancy, resides in Davis with their dog and two cats.