Happy Spring, lovely people!
We are excited for our new chapter of Get Lit, which will now take place on the SECOND THURSDAY of January, April, July and October at AQUS CAFÉ in Petaluma! Aqus is lovely and has delicious eats and drinks and wonderful people.
Please come out and support our featured readers for April: Jeremy Benson, Dave Madden and Amy Elizabeth Robinson (and YOU on the open mic)!
We can’t wait to see you. xo
• Jeremy Benson tells lies, writes stories, and invents objects that already exist. He farms and lives in Napa County. He curates a poetry book club for the Napa Bookmine, and each summer he sends out home-made chapbooks as a member of the chapbook exchange called the Broken Nose Collective.
• Dave Madden is the author of If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There, a story collection, and The Authentic Animal, a book of nonfiction. His shorter work has appeared in Harper’s, The Rumpus, The Normal School, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. He’s received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences. Currently, he teaches in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco.
• Amy Elizabeth Robinson lives and writes in a collectively-owned community in the mountains above Santa Rosa, with two children, a husband, and lots of neighbors, including deer, quail, squirrels, scrub jays, and spiders. She holds a B.A. in social history from Princeton, an M.A. in history and anthropology from University College London, and a Ph.D. in British imperial history from Stanford. After completing her Ph.D., she took a left turn out of academia and ended up in Zen and parenthood and writing and activism and poetry. She was an active member of the Occupy movement in Sonoma County, and started the Occupy Santa Rosa Free School, which offered free teach-ins and civic conversation in Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square for almost a full year. Now, she is a student and community leader with the Pacific Zen Institute, and a Contributing Editor of the Pacific Zen Institute’s online magazine of Zen and the arts, Uncertainty Club. She spends a lot of time on Facebook, not so much time blogging (at Still Life, Turning Planet –www.turningplanet.org/blog), and her poetry and writing have appeared in Uncertainty Club, Literary Mama, West Trestle Review, DASH, Vine Leaves, and as part of Rattle’s innovative Poets Respond program.
*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!