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June 21 - July 12, 2011
@ 12 cities across North America (details below)

Publication Studio NAFTA Tour 2011

In collaboration with One Pot and Third Place Press, we're hosting parties and sit-down dinners in twelve cities across North America, where twelve local chefs will each reinvent carne en su jugo, “meat in its own juice,” a Mexican staple, accompanied by tequila, agua frescas, wines, and conversation with Publication Studio co-founder, Matthew Stadler. Each dinner will include a special launch edition of Stadler's new novel, Chloe Jarren’s La Cucaracha, made expressly by Publication Studio and Third Place Press for that day and gathering.

The author will be posting a daily "tour diary" online that you can follow here.

6/21 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Publication Studio Berkeley (with guest author Robert Gluck in conversation with Matthew Stadler, SF Hub Building, menu and food by Leif Hedendal, 7 pm)

6/22 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA (a non-dinner event: free public conversation with Matthew Stadler and Lawrence Rinder at Kadist Art Foundation, 3295 20th Street, at Folsom, 7 pm)

6/23 – DALLAS, TX — Cafe San Miguel, 907 North Henderson Ave (7pm) (books - SOLD OUT - dinner please inquire in advance at

6/24 – MEXICO CITY — Under the Volcano Books, Cerrada Chiapas 40-C, Colonia Roma Norte (with pulque, 7 pm)

6/25 – GUANAJUATO, MEXICO — La Dama de las Camelias, Sopeña 32 (frente al Museo Iconogråfico, 6 pm)

6/27 – LOS ANGELES, CA — Publication Studio Los Angeles, 2240 Hillhurst Ave, 90027 (with guest author Dodie Bellamy in a ruined Los Feliz mansion, menu and food by Colleen French, 7 pm)

6/28 – VANCOUVER, BC — Publication Studio Vancouver (at Dunlevy Snackbar, menu and food by Theo Lloyd-Kohls, music by Nick Krgovich)

6/29 – TORONTO, ON — The 918 Bathurst Arts Centre (the Book Bakery "Fund-Fair" designed by Derek McCormack, with copious food, drink, books, and "a kissing booth.")

7/1 – NORTH ADAMS, MA — Publication Studio MRCC (Mass MoCA, menu and food by Sam Gould)

7/2 – NEW YORK CITY, NY — SOLD OUT — Six-course sit-down dinner at one big table, al fresco on the rooftop one-acre farm by the East River at The Brooklyn Grange (menu and food by Benjamin Walmer of HDC, food sourced from the Brooklyn Grange Farm). Menu: Brooklyn Grange greens w/ chive blossom vinaigrette; Vegetable empanadas w/ mole + queso cotija; Ceviche w/ grilled shrimp; whole roast suckling pig set whole at table center; Huitlacoche tamales; chipotle/coffee braised lamb w/ currants and mint/citrus salsa. Tres leches w/ fresh raspberries. Cocktails by Brian Quinn: Honeysuckle (Tequila Reposado, Lime, Honey); Michelada (Mexican beer, with Lime, Worchester, Cholula sauce); Paloma (Tequila Blanco, Grapefruit, Lime, Agave, Soda); Cuba Libre (151 Rum, Lime, Simple, Mexican Coke). Live music by Carlos Cuestas. Reading/walking tour available only to first 15, departs at 3pm, cocktails begin at 6 pm. Tout compris.

7/6 – SEATTLE, WA — SOLD OUT — The Sorrento Hotel (with guest musician and interlocutor, John Roderick, menu and food by Michael Hebb, 7 pm)

7/7 – SEATTLE, WA — (Public talk, no dinner, "What Good Are Bookstores?" as part of "Shelf Life," at the Henry Art Gallery, 7 pm)

Later this summer - PORTLAND, OR — Publication Studio Portland (storefront)

Advance purchase required for all sit-down dinners, ebook included free in any advance purchases. tout compris (food, drink, service, books, etc., everything included).

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