What does “last” really mean? Answer this question with Why There Are Words on December 12, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a lively night of readings with six authors from Red Hen Press.
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, http://www.whytherearewords.com. For more details about WTAW Press, of which the reading series is a program, visit www.wtawpress.org.
Francesca Bell is the author of the collection Bright Stain (Red Hen Press, 2019). Her poems and translations appear in many journals, including North American Review, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, among many others. The former poetry editor of River Styx, she is also the translator of a collection of poems by Palestinian poet Shatha Abu Hnaish (Dar Fadaat, 2017). www.francescabellpoet.com
Yu-Han (Eugenia) Chao recently published Sex and Taipei City (Red Hen Press, 2019). She is the author of several other books published by The Backwaters Press, Another Calligraphy Press, Dancing Girls Press, and Boaat Press. www.yuhanchao.com.
Cai Emmons is the author of Weather Woman (Red Hen Press, 2019), His Mother’s Son, and The Stylist. Her short work has appeared in such publications as TriQuarterly, Narrative, Arts and Culture, among others. She teaches in the University of Oregon’s Creative Writing Program. www.caiemmonsauthor.com.
Judy Grahn recently released the poetry collection Hanging on Your Own Bones (Red Hen Press, 2019). Her work has won numerous awards and honors, including an American Book Review Award, two American Book Awards, a Stonewall (American Library) Award, the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement in Lesbian Letters Award, and two Lambda book awards. judygrahn.org
Brittany Ackerman recently published the memoir The Perpetual Motion Machine (Red Hen Press, 2018). She is a Critical Studies instructor at AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, where she teaches Archetypal Psychology as well as Applied Logic and Critical Thinking. www.brittanyackerman.com.
Florencia Ramirez is the author of Eat Less Water (Red Hen Press, 2016), named the Kirkus Review Indie Best Book of the month for April 2019 from the list of 10,000+ books. She won the Creative Nonfiction Gift of Freedom Award from A Room of Her Own Foundation. www.eatlesswater.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.