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Get Lit – Featured Readers & Open Mic

July 13 @ 7:00 pm

Come join us July 13 for a fun night of literary storytelling with featured readers Brian Boldt, Frances Lefkowitz and Lorelle Saxena (and YOU on the open mic)!


* Brian Boldt edited and published the environmental and political poetry journal Green Fuse. His first collection of poetrywas One Never Knows, Do One? from Running Wolf Press. His recent chapbook is Staying In and Other Poems. He has taught writing classes on both coasts and lives with his wife Sarah in Santa Rosa.

* Frances Lefkowitz is the author of the memoir, To Have Not, about growing up poor in 1970s San Francisco, and currently at work on a memoir about fear, risk, and surfing. Her fiction and nonfiction appear in dozens of literary and commercial magazines, and awards include a CalHumanities Community Stories Grant, and Notable Mentions twice for both the Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays. She is Founder/Director and Chief Bottle Washer for the Community Memoir Project, which brings free memoir-writing workshops to public libraries. She is about to be priced out of Petaluma, so catch her while you can.

* Lorelle Saxena loves boots, bicycling, and beet greens. The weekends she loves best are spent working in the garden and the kitchen with her husband Adam, their little son Kamal, and their dog Belly. Lorelle was voted “Best Acupuncturist in Sonoma County” five years in a row in the North Bay Bohemian’s annual Reader Poll. Her work focuses on empowering patients to overcome health challenges through self-reflection, acupuncture, and subtle lifestyle shifts. Her training includes rotations at the San Diego Memorial Hospice, the UCSD Owen Clinic for HIV and AIDS patient care, and a free clinic for low-income senior citizens. Lorelle’s practice is grounded in empathy, a keen interest in all things human, and an intention to raise the standard for healthcare everywhere. Her writing revolves around the shared human experience and finding the beautiful and extraordinary in everyday life. Her proudest accomplishment is being a nice person most of the time.


Get Lit is a quarterly literary event hosted by Dani Burlison and Kara Vernor at Aqus Café in Petaluma. All ages are welcome but DISCLAIMER: our readers may share adult content and we don’t provide ear muffs.


*Join hosts Dani Burlison and Kara Vernor the 2nd Thursday of January, April, July and October for the Get Lit reading series at Aqus Café in Petaluma!

Each event features three guest readers with a short open mic immediately following. Authors will have books and other materials available to purchase. Aqus will have fantastic wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and food for sale, as well.

Get Lit is a free event!



July 13
7:00 pm
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Aqus Cafe


Aqus Cafe Foundry Wharf
189 H Street
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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