Los Angeles, CA, August 17, 2010 -- On the eve of the Major League playoffs, Black Clock 12  takes you out to the ball game, where obsessions abound inside and outside the white lines. For its twelfth issue, Black Clock, which is published semi-annually by California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), offers a multifaceted reflection of sports. Celebrating its publication, six contributors will read from their work on Sunday, September 19, 2010. This free event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Skylight Books  at 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Additional information is available at http://www.skylightbooks.com 
Readers include Monica Carter, Paul Cullum, Samantha Dunn, Tod Goldberg, Richard Rayner, and Nina Revoyr.
In Black Clock 12's stories, essays and poems, the demarcation between winning and losing, humor and sadness is blurred; in sports, whether participating, watching or rejecting, you discover who you are and who you're not. As the writers in Black Clock know, the game may be played under bright lights but it's in the crevices of darkness where the true game is found, because sports lie beyond the pleasure principle.
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Singular, idiosyncratic and a little mysterious, Black Clock is one of America's leading literary journals. Since its inception in 2004, the publication has featured work (by Don DeLillo, Richard Powers, Joanna Scott, Jonathan Lethem, Rick Moody, Lynne Tillman, Samuel R.
Delany, Joseph McElroy, Aimee Bender, Brian Evenson, Geoff Nicholson, Shelley Jackson, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, David Foster Wallace, William T. Vollmann and many others) that has gone on to be anthologized in best-of-the-year collections, nominated for O. Henry and Pushcart Prizes, and win National Book Awards. Black Clock is also regarded as among the country's most beautifully designed magazines. Edited by Steve Erickson, it's published semi-annually by the California Institute of the Arts in association with the MFA Writing Program.
For more information see www.blackclock.org .
CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.