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Saturday, October 19


Red Light Lit
The readers explore love relationships, sexuality, and gender.

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Natasha Dennerstein

Natasha Dennerstein was born in Melbourne, Australia. She spent many years working as a psychiatric nurse which gave her an interesting perspective on the human condition. She has an MFA from San Francisco State University. Natasha has had poetry published in many journals including... Read More →
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Christine No

Christine No is a Korean American poet, essayist and producer. She is a Sundance Alum, VONA Fellow, two time Pushcart Prize nominee, and Best of the Net Nominee. You can find her work in: The Rumpus, sPARKLE+bLINK, Columbia Journal, Story Online, Apogee, Atlas and Alice, and various... Read More →
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Sarah Bethe Nelson

Sarah Bethe Nelson is a songwriter, musician, and poet living in San Francisco, California. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She is currently recording a new album for a Summer 2019 release and her most recent collection of poetry Illuminate... Read More →
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Peter Bullen

Peter Thomas Bullen, a hairdresser and co-founder of Peter Thomas Hair in Berkeley, California, began writing at the urging of his wife. After throwing himself blindly into the literary open mic scene, he discovered that if you are standing at the front of a room holding text and... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Good Vibrations Valencia 603 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Sensitive Skin
Sensitive Skin is an online arts and literature magazine, founded in 2010, based in both SF and NYC. We also publish books (14 since 2012, three more scheduled for this fall). Our readers include previous contributors.

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Patrick O'Neil

Patrick O’Neil is the author of the memoirs: GUN, NEEDLE, SPOON (Dzanc Books, 2015), and HOLD-UP (13e Note Editions, 2013). He is currently shopping several new projects: "Anarchy At The Circle K" - a memoir chronicling his former career as roadie/road manager for several major... Read More →
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Marc Olmsted

Marc Olmsted has appeared in City Lights Journal, New Directions in Prose & Poetry, New York Quarterly, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and a variety of small presses.  He is the author of five other collections of poetry, including What Use Am I a Hungry Ghost?, which has an... Read More →
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Suzi Kaplan Olmsted

Suzi Kaplan Olmsted has appeared in The Sun, Maintenant, Blue Satellite, 51%, F.T.S, Big Scream, poetrysuperhighway.com, M.A.G., Lummox Journal, getunderground.com and Napalm Health Spa. She is also one of illustrators of The Ellyn Maybe Coloring Book and the Beatitude Golden Anniversary... Read More →
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Tony DuShane

Tony DuShane is the author and award-winning screenwriter of "Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk". The film adaptation is available on Amazon Prime and directed by Eric Stoltz. He hosts of the long-running lit podcast, "Drinks with Tony." 
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Jenny Wade

Jenny Wade is an author and translator of the acclaimed bilingual poetry collection "Mayakovsky Maximum Access"
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Anton Yakovlev

Anton Yakovlev  is an acclaimed poet and author/translator of the upcoming poetry collection "The Last Poet of the Village," a bilingual collection of Sergei Yesenin.
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Bernard Meisler

Editor-in-Chief, Sensitive Skin Magazine
Bernard Meisler is editor-in-chief of Sensitive Skin, and author of the upcoming meta-crime novel, "Never Been A Better Time to Die."

Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Valencia Room 647 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA


Writers Without Borders: Presented By Stanford Continuing Studies Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing
Authors from the Stanford Continuing Studies Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing read from their newly finished books.

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Joseph L. McCarthy

A lifelong journalist and writer, Joe’s novel, The Gospel of Water, follows a diverse group of friends whose bonds are tested over a drought-stricken summer when media sensationalism and religious bigotry place one of them in jeopardy.
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Shannon Turner

I have published short stories in Fence and Cement. I recently completed my first novel, Bedlam.
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Jessica Weaver

Jessie Weaver lives in Colorado with her family. Her YA thriller was inspired by an Irish castle, a fire, and some awesome high school students.
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Diana Brawley Sussman

Diana Brawley Sussman recently completed the Stanford novel writing program. Her multi-generational novel Far from Manhattan explores St. Louis, Missouri’s role in the Manhattan Project.
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Scott T. Barnes

Scott T. Barnes grew up on a farm, lived in Mexico and France, and now resides in Orange County as a proud husband and father of two girls. He studies samurai arts (Nami Ryu Aiki Kenjutsu) and Russian Systema. In both the fantasy and science fiction genres, Scott’s short fiction... Read More →
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Joseph Registrato

I am a writer and lawyer from Tampa, Florida. Before attending law school in 1987, i was a reporter and editor of The Tampa Tribune from 1971 to 1986, when newspapers were still cool, or at least profitable. During that time I covered some of the most exciting and interesting stories... Read More →
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Madeleine Watson

Madeleine started her writing journey locked in her preteen bedroom, listening to Tracy Chapman and journalling. She is currently finishing her first novel.

Saturday October 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Latin American Club 3286 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA