Wake yourself up with Why There Are Words on October 10, 2019 for a night of discussion with six powerhouse authors on the theme of “Unrest.”
Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15pm. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For more details about WTAW Press, of which the reading series is a program, visit www.wtawpress.org.
Vincent Chu is the author of the debut story collection Like a Champion (7.13 Books, 2018). His fiction has appeared in STILL Magazine, Fjords Review, Pithead Chapel, PANK Magazine, East Bay Review, Stockholm Review and elsewhere. vincentchuwriter.com
Rosa del Ducais a writer, journalist, teacher, and musician. Her most recent work, Breaking Cadence: One Woman’s War Against War (Ooligan Press, May 2019) chronicles her six-year contract with the Army National Guard, and how she became an objector, feminist, and unlikely rebel. rosadelduca.com
Lola Haskins’ most recent book is Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). She is the author of twelve additional books of poetry and three of prose. Among her honors are the Iowa Poetry Prize, two Florida Book Awards, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, several awards for narrative poetry, and the Emily Dickinson Prize from Poetry Society of America. lolahaskins.com
Lillian Howan is the author of The Charm Buyers (University of Hawaii Press, 2017). Her writings have been published in Asian American Literary Review, Café Irreal, Calyx, New England Review, Vice-Versa, and the anthologies Ms. Aligned 2: Women Writing About Men and Under Western Eyes. lillianhowan.tumblr.com
Lee Daniel Kravetz is the author of the international bestsellers Strange Contagion and Supersurvivors. He has written for print and television, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, Psychology Today, The Daily Beast, The San Francisco Chronicle, and PBS’s Frontline and Sesame Street. leedanielkravetz.com
Jennifer Wortman is the author of the story collection This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love (Split Lip Press, May 2019). Her work appears or is forthcoming in TriQuarterly, Glimmer Train, Normal School, DIAGRAM, Electric Literature, Brevity, Copper Nickel, and elsewhere. She serves as associate fiction editor for Colorado Review and teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. jenniferwortman.com
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.