Come celebrate FIVE YEARS of literary fun at our July Get Lit with Melissa Eleftherion, Manjula Martin & Hilary Zaid onThursday, July 12; 7pm at Aqus Café in Petaluma
Something different for this event: we won’t have our traditional open mic this time around. Instead, we’ve invited some alumni readers to share a few short readings in lieu of the regular open mic.
We also have a ukulele band performing a few songs for us!
Please come out, support our readers, Aqus Café, our musicians and our fun community at this FREE event.
+ Melissa Eleftherion is a writer, librarian, and a visual artist. She grew up in Brooklyn, dropped out of high school, and went on to earn an MFA in Poetry from Mills College and an MLIS from San Jose State University. She is the author of field guide to autobiography (The Operating System, 2018), & six chapbooks: huminsect (dancing girl press, 2013), prism maps (Dusie, 2014), Pigtail Duty (dancing girl press, 2015), the leaves the leaves (poems-for-all, 2017), green glass asterisms (poems-for-all, 2017) & little ditch (above/ground press, 2018). Founder of the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange for San Francisco State University, Melissa now lives in Mendocino County where she manages the Ukiah Library, teaches creative writing, & curates the LOBA Reading Series. Recent work is available at www.apoetlibrarian.
+ Manjula Martin is editor of the anthology Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living (Simon & Schuster, 2017). She is managing editor of Zoetrope: All-Story and her writing has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Pacific Standard, Aeon Magazine, Hazlitt Magazine, and The Awl. She lives in San Francisco and Camp Meeker.
+ A 2017 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Hilary Zaid is also an alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Tin House Writers’ Workshop. Her short fiction has appeared in print and online venues including Lilith Magazine, The Southwest Review, The Utne Reader, CALYX, The Santa Monica Review, and The Tahoma Literary Review. She is the author of a novel, PAPER IS WHITE. Alexander Chee, author of Queen of the Night and How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, says: “Written across histories as seemingly varied as Lithuania’s Jewish Kovno Ghetto and Queer Nation San Francisco, Paper Is White connects them in a very different sort of adventure novel, where remembering someone you love becomes one of the most radical things you can do. Zaid is fierce, a rebel with a cause, and her breathtaking leaps of imagination make new worlds possible.”
Get Lit is a FREE 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.