We continue to celebrate our tenth year with another amazing list of readers joining us in the Bernal Yoga Studio the first Saturday in December.
$5 suggested donation. No one turned away due to lack of funds. Light refreshments to follow reading. Doors at 7:30, reading at 8. You won’t want to miss it!
ANHVU BUCHANAN is the author of The Disordered (sunnyoutside press 2013) and Backhanded Compliments & Other Ways to Say I Love You (Works on Paper Press 2013). He is the recipient of the 2010 James D. Phelan Award and also received an Individual Artists Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission. His poems have also appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, Cream City Review, Harpur Palate, The Journal, kill author, The Minnesota Review, Parthenon West Review, word for/ word, Vinyl Poetry, and ZYZZYVA. He received an MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University and blogs for the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network. He currently is a Teaching Artist for WritersCorps.
HEATHER JUNE GIBBONS was born in Utah and grew up on an island in Washington State. She earned an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2007, where she held a Callen Graduate Scholarship. She has been the recipient of a Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, a Pavel Strut Poetry Fellowship from the Prague Summer Program, an Agha Shahid Ali Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center, and a university prize from the Academy of American Poets. She is the author of the chapbook Flyover (Q Ave Press, 2012), and her poems appear in journals such as Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Forklift, Ohio, The Southeast Review, The Cincinnati Review, Indiana Review, Blackbird, New Ohio Review, and Drunken Boat. She has taught at the University of Iowa and Purdue University, and is currently a lecturer in creative writing at San Francisco State University.
SCOTT HUTCHINS is a former Truman Capote fellow in the Wallace Stegner Program at Stanford University. His work has appeared inStoryQuarterly, Five Chapters, The Owls, The Rumpus, The New York Times, San Francisco Magazine and Esquire, and was recently set to music. He is the recipient of two major Hopwood awards and the Andrea Beauchamp prize in short fiction. In 2006 and 2010, he was an artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. His novel A Working Theory of Love is forthcoming from The Penguin Press.
JESSE LOESBERG‘s poems have appeared in The Café Review, The Santa Barbara Review, The Clockhouse Review and on the web site of Poets Against War. His articles and essays have been published in The Casco Bay Weekly, Maine in Print and in the San Francisco Chronicle. He is a regular contributor to the Perspectives series on KQED-FM in San Francisco, and his short fiction has appeared in Whistling Shade and Connotation Press. His first novel, The Accumulator, is looking for a home. Jesse lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is also a knitting designer, a website designer, and a father of two little twins.
NINA SCHUYLER’s first novel, The Painting, (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004), was a finalist for the Northern California Book Awards. It was also selected by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Best Books of 2004, and dubbed a “fearless debut” by MSNBC and a “great debut” by the Rocky Mountain News. It’s been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, and Serbian. Her short story, “The Bob Society,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems, short stories and essays have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Santa Clara Review, Fugue, The Meadowland Review, The Battered Suitcase, and other literary journals. She reviews fiction for The Rumpus and The Children’s Book Review. She’s fiction editor at Able Muse. She attended Stanford University for her undergraduate degree, earned a law degree at Hastings College of the Law and an MFA in fiction with an emphasis on poetry at San Francisco State University. She currently teaches creative writing at the University of San Francisco. Her second novel, The Translator, was published by Pegasus Books on July 1, 2013.
Born in Lahore, MOAZZAM SHEIKH is a San Francisco-based short story writer. His books include The Idol Lover and Other Stories of Pakistan (2008), Café Le Whore and Other Stories (2013), and he is the translator of Intizar Husain Stories. He edited A Letter from India: Contemporary Short Stories from Pakistan. David Lincoln described him as “…the Pakistani immigrant Woody Allen of our times, wringing guilt and manhood torments out of his multicultural background.” He is a lecturer at City College of San Francisco and a librarian at San Francisco Public Library.
SUSANNA SOLOMON is the author of Point Reyes Sheriff’s Calls, a new collection of short stories published by HD Media Press. She has been a featured reader at Pints ‘N Prose, Lip Service West, Why There Are Words, and Quiet Lightning. A resident of Marin County for many decades, during the day she is an electrical engineer.
MONICA WESOLOWSKA is the author of the memoir Holding Silvan: A Brief Life. With an introduction by Erica Jong, Holding Silvan explores the love and ethics behind choosing to forgo medical intervention for a newborn son. Her fiction has appeared in many literary journals including The Carolina Quarterly, Quarter After Eight and Literary Mama as well as in anthologies such as Best New American Voices. A graduate of Reed College and a recipient of a fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, she has been an instructor at UC Berkeley Extension and elsewhere for over a decade.