Writing w/o Walls
An SF Bay Area Reading Series
Categories: Readings


Pleased to announce our readers for “INTERVENTION”!:

MIQUILA ALEJANDRE was sitting cross-legged on the library carpet of Leimbach Elementary when she got the devastating news that her favorite author had passed. Her six-year old brain reasoned that since he was dead, generations to come would not have the pleasure of reading his books. Struck by the gravity of this alternate reality, Miquila decided that she would become an author herself, for the future first-graders of the world who would not have Dr. Seuss as a muse. Her specific writing aspirations have changed since she was six, but her dream of reaching people through writing has not. She has just finished her first novel and is working on her second. Miquila holds a MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts, a teaching credential through Alliant International University and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.

CHRIS CAROSI  is from Pittsburgh. His poems have appeared most recently in Spring Gun and are forthcoming in Shampoo. His first chapbook, bright veil, was published by New Fraktur Press in 2011. He lives and works in San Francisco.

TIM KAHL [http://www.timkahl.com/] is the author of Possessing Yourself (CW Books 2009) and The Century of Travel (CW Books, 2012). His work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Notre Dame Review, The Journal, Parthenon West Review, and many other journals in the U.S. He appears as Victor Schnickelfritz at the poetry and poetics blog The Great American Pinup (http://greatamericanpinup.wordpress.com/) and the poetry video blog Linebreak Studios [http://linebreakstudios.blogspot.com/]. He is also editor of Bald Trickster Press and Clade Song [http://www.cladesong.com/]. He is the vice president and events coordinator of The Sacramento Poetry Center.

SB STOKES‘ first book of poetry, A History of Broken Love Things, is out now from Punk Hostage Press. You can order it here: https://www.createspace.com/4592178 He has produced the blog MASS COMMUNICATIONS since 2004 and can also be found on YouTube and Tumblr. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and is a founder, event producer and art director for Oakland’s free, annual literary event, Beast Crawl, which happens Saturday, July 12, 2014.

GAIA PATIENCE VEENIS is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, where she has also earned the MA in English, taught English composition, served as Assistant Fiction Editor for Fourteen Hills, and generally stuck around too long. A native of Northern California, Gaia also lived a past life in San Diego, where she studied journalism and English lit at SDSU before getting sidetracked by a 9-5 marketing job. We can credit the economic downturn for saving her from that cruel fate. She’s currently working on a novel and a collection of travel memoir stories, among other things, and her work has been published in The Bicycle Review, Airplane Reading, Toad, and The VelRo Reader 2.

An Alaskan transplant, SANDRA WASSILIE lives in Oakland and co-curates the Bay Area Generation Reading Series. She has received an MFA from San Francisco State University where she served as managing editor, then poetry editor at Fourteen Hills. She is a recipient of the Ann Fields Poetry Award, the Celestine Poetry Award, and a Vermont Studio Center Residency. Recent work appears in Between the Lines, California Quarterly, Cirque, sPARKLE & bLINK, Transfer, and Writing Without Walls.

This reading will take place Thursday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7:00) at Cafe du Soleil 200 Fillmore St. San Francisco

Six readers. One theme. Books available for purchase. Free contributor copy.

Yes we are multifarious word manglers, deconstructors and put-her-back-together-ers, hedonists, lovers, inventors, and geniuses -in print. In speak, we are awkward thumb and hair twisters, mismatched and clumsy, full of quiet tensions, hushed obsessions-fascinations-addictions-and- squelched-desires-to take each other to the handicapped bathroom and get it on. And so, we figured what better way to quickly and efficiently disintegrate these boundaries than to combine booze and music and get a reckless abandon of limbs, smiles, and louder-than-necessary schmoozing.

image courtesy of emdot


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