Think and Tell with Why There Are Words for a remarkable night of readings from six acclaimed authors on the theme of “So You Think You Can Tell.”
Robin Behn’s books of poetry include Paper Bird (AWP Award Series), The Red Hour, Horizon Note (Brittingham Prize), The Yellow House, and, just out from Plume Editions, Quarry Cross. She teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at The University of Alabama, and is also a musician, and combines music and poetry at her readings.
Heather June Gibbons is the author of the poetry collection Her Mouth as Souvenir, winner of the 2017 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize from the University of Utah Press. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and elsewhere in the community.
Meredith Mayis an award-winning journalist and fifth-generation beekeeper. Her memoir, The Honey Bus,reveals the life lessons she learned in her grandfather’s Big Sur bee yard that rescued her from a difficult childhood.The book has been published in eighteen countries and translated into eleven languages.
Cynthia Phoel is the author of Cold Snap: Bulgaria Stories (Southern Methodist University Press, 2010) and is nearing completion of her new novel. Her work has appeared in The Missouri Review, The Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, and other publications. She lives in Arlington, VA, with her husband and three children.
Tanya Rey was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, Granta, The Morning News, Roads & Kingdoms, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Catapult, among others. She holds an MFA degree in fiction from New York University, and has worked as managing editor for One Story and fiction editor for Epiphany. Her manuscript, Refuge, was selected as a 2016 semi-finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship.
Gary Singh has published over 1100 works, including travel essays, art and music stories, profiles, features, business journalism, lifestyle articles, poetry and short fiction. He is the author of The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy (2015, The History Press) and was recently a Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University.
Why There Are Words (WTAW) is an award-winning national reading series founded in Sausalito in 2010 by Peg Alford Pursell and expanded to seven additional major cities in the U.S. The series draws a full house of Bay Area residents every second Thursday to Studio 333, located at 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA 94965. The series is a program of the 501(c)(3) non-profit WTAW Press. For more information see the website www.whytherearewords.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: Studio 333 at (415) 331-8272.