Glimpse into what glimmers under the surface with Why There Are Words on November 14, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for an illuminating night of readings from six authors on the theme of “Glimmerings.”
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.
Nancy Au just debuted her first story collection Spider Love Song & Other Stories (Acre Books, September 2019). Her essays and stories appear in many journals including Redivider, Gulf Coast, Lunch Ticket, and Michigan Quarterly Review. Her flash fiction is included in the Best Small Fictions 2018 anthology and in The Vestal Review as the winner of their 2018 VERA Flash Fiction Prize. www.peascarrots.com
Guy Biederman is the author of Edible Grace (KYSO Flash 2019), Soundings & Fathoms, House Samurai, and Parts & Labor; over 100 of his stories and poems have appeared in journals such as Carve, Blue Fifth Review, and Flashback Fiction. dacunha.global/author-guy-biederman
Mimi Lok is the author of the story collection Last of Her Name (Oct. 2019, Kaya Press). Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in McSweeney’s, Electric Literature, Lucky Peach, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and an Ylvisaker Fiction Award and was a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize. www.mimilok.com
Cynthia Newberry Martin is the author of Tidal Flats (Sept. 2019, Bonhomie Press). She has served as the review editor for Contrary Magazine and the writing life editor for Hunger Mountain. Her website features the How We Spend Our Days series, over a decade of essays by writers on their lives. www.cynthianewberrymartin.com
Tomas Moniz is the author of Big Familia (Nov. 2019, Acre Books) his debut novel. He edited Rad Dad, Rad Families, and the kids’ book Collaboration/Colaboración. He’s recently been published by Barrelhouse and Longleaf Review. www.tomasmoniz.com
Marcia Pelletiere is the author of the poetry collection A Crown of Hornets (Four Way Books, Spring 2019). Her poems and poetry videos have appeared in publications and video poetry festivals including Ploughshares; JAMA; Prairie Schooner; Light Up Poole Digital Art Festival; Bath Film Festival; Southern Poetry Review; South Florida Poetry Journal; and Painted Bride Quarterly. www.marciapelletiere.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.