Thrilled to announce the readers and musician for our next event of the 2014-15 season, the first Saturday in March.
$5 suggested donation. No one turned away due to lack of funds. Light refreshments to follow reading. Doors at 7:30, reading at 8.
Wear your favorite socks. RSVP here.
Channing Allen was born in Decatur, Georgia, and grew up just outside of Atlanta. He moved to San Francisco in 2010, where he presently lives with his twin brother. His first novel, Wells Without Water, is available for purchase online.
Michelle Bigley is a travel writer, photographer, and mother of two boys. She graduated with an MFA from Antioch University and her work has appeared in Moxie, Tea Party, Coloring Book Anthology, Nine Lives Anthology, Student Traveler and Prism Review. She contributes to the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Islands, Away.com, Oyster, Tripvine, Huffington Post, CNN.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Vacations and Travel, Bootprints, Perceptive Travel, Triporati, Examiner, and Kia Ora, the in-flight magazine of Air New Zealand, and has written a number of travel guides on Northern California and Hawaii, available from Countryman Press.
Sharon Coleman is a fifth generation Northern California and has a penchant for learning languages and their entangled word roots. She co-curates the reading series Lyrics & Dirges and co-directs the Berkeley Poetry Festival. Her chapbook Half Circle came out in 2013. She teaches at Berkeley City College. She’s been nominated twice for a Pushcart. Her poetry recently appears in Rivet, Clade Song, Ambush Review, riverbabble, Berkeley Poetry Review, Paterson Literary Review & Tule Review and is forthcoming in Shampoo & Black Tongue Review. She has taught poetry and creative writing at Berkeley City College for over 10 years.
Kate Petersen was born and raised in Arizona and received her MFA from University of Minnesota, and is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford University. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, FiveChapters, New England Review, Iowa Review, ZYZZYVA, Brevity, The Collagist,The Rumpus, Paris Review Daily and elsewhere. She has also written for a number of biosciences, health care and health policy organizations, and her pharmaceutical and health care writing is archived at PostScript and Health Policy Hub. She is at work on a novel, and, as ever, stories.
Xan L. Roberti is the winner of the 2014 New South Poetry Contest and runner up in the Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest 2013. She enjoys the intersection of art and food and the ritual of dinner as love. Her poems are published in numerous magazines. Her memoir “Portable Housing” was nominated for the Walter Sindlinger Award. She is a contributor to LitSeen. She lives in San Francisco on a windy hill.
Candy Shue‘s poems and stories have appeared in The Collagist, Washington Square, Paragraph, Pif Online, Poemeleon, follymag.com, Switchback, The Rambler and other journals. She has an MFA from USF and serves on the board of everyone’s favorite multi-generational reading series, Bay Area Generations.
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Barry Ebner is a printmaker with over 25 solo shows to his credit. He has a MFA in Printmaking from CCA and he teaches intaglio at the Academy of Art University.