Join us for the third event of the 2015-16 season.
Doors open at 7:30, reading begins at 8pm.
$5 suggested donation at door, no one turned away for lack of funds.
PETER BULLEN was born, and is therefore said to have lived. Forty nine years into this experiment, he took to writing fiction as an alternative to conversation for which he had lost the reins, the motivation, and the ability. Due to the unforeseen kindness of strangers his work has appeared in sparkle & blink, eleven eleven, and the L.A. Review of Books. He has a smattering of other literary credits but gets jealous and depressed when hearing writers introduced with a long list of them, and will therefore spare you his one or two more.
TERRA BRIGANDO’s first novel, Rooms for Ghosts, was released from Wordcraft of Oregon this past August. Her work has appeared in Bloom, Word Riot, The Cortland Review, 580 Split and others. She teaches and writes in Oakland. More of her work can be found by visiting www.terrabrigando.com.
NANCY DAVIS KHO lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two teenage daughters. A passionate reader and writer from the time she had the dexterity to turn the pages of Little Golden Books herself, Nancy began publishing essays in 2005 and leveraged that experience into a freelance journalism and editorial career. Her feature writing and profiles have appeared in publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, EContent Magazine, Information Today,and her essays and humor writing appear in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, The Toast, The Rumpus, and her own blog,Midlife Mixtape. In 2013 Nancy was accepted as one of the inaugural attendees at LitCamp, the Bay Area’s only juried writing conference. She does frequent readings at events like San Francisco’s literary festival Litquake, The Basement Series, and appeared in the 2013 San Francisco cast of Listen To Your Mother.
EMILY KIERNAN is the author of a novel, Great Divide (Unsolicited Press, 2014), and many short fictions. She is a prose editor at Noemi Press, a fiction editor at Rivet: The Journal of Writing that Risks, and the curator of the Backyard Reading Series in Berkeley, California. More information can be found at emilykiernan.com.
FRANCOIS LUONG is originally from Strasbourg, France, lives in San Francisco, where he writes, translates, and draws, among other things. With Geneva Chao, he has translated Encrusted on the Living by Nicolas Tardy (LX Press, 2016). He has also translated the works of François Turcot, Hector Ruiz, Esther Tellermann and other francophone poets. His work has otherwise appeared or is forthcoming in New American Writing, Verse, Lit, Entropy, Typo and elsewhere.
JON SINDELL wrote the flash–fiction collection The Roadkill Collection (Big Table Publishing, 2014) and the long–story collection Family Happiness (2016). He curates the San Francisco–based reading series Rolling Writers and is a full time personal humanities tutor. He used to practice law.
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ELLISA SUN has been singing since the age of 9 and playing guitar since the age of 15. Ellisa continued singing as she grew older and, after moving to San Francisco, she began to explore songwriting for sketch comedy. Her sister Nicole acted as the catalyst for Ellisa’s songwriting and performing skills by putting her on the stage at a sketch comedy show with Pianofight Productions, a theater group based in San Francisco. In June 2012, Ellisa had her first experience with raw songwriting and wrote the song “In So Many Words”. Ellisa aims to incorporate Jazz, Soul, and R&B into her music, drawing parallels to Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill. Her influences also include female singer-songwriters Feist and Regina Spektor, as well as Trip-hop artists Zero 7 and Bjork.