Patrick James Dunagan courtesy of the author

Patrick James Dunagan on Happenings without any Expectation or Presumption of Reward

An interview with Patrick James Dunagan from The Write Stuff series: Patrick James Dunagan lives in San Francisco and works at Gleeson Library for the University of San Francisco….

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Mary Ladd courtesy of the author

Mary Ladd on Holding Found Items at Arms Length

An interview with Mary Ladd from The Write Stuff series: Mary Ladd’s The Wig Diaries is an irreverent cancer book that pokes fun at diagnosis, treatment, medical bills and beyond. It is…

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front cover of Via Negativa by July Westhale

July Westhale & Katie Tandy discuss Via Negativa: Poems

Our dear friend and former columnist July Westhale talks with QL board member Katie Tandy about Westhale’s new book of poems Via Negativa (Kore Press,…

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Start A Riot!

Start A Riot! Chapbook Prize

In response to rapid gentrification and displacement of QTBIPOC+ literary artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in celebration of these communities’ revolutionary history,…

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Ploi Pirapokin by Brandon Espy Photography

Ploi Pirapokin on Grieving for Your Ego’s Death & Shedding the Ideals of What You Are

An interview with Ploi Pirapokin from The Write Stuff series: Ploi Pirapokin is an extraordinary alien born in Thailand and raised in Hong Kong. She is the Nonfiction Editor…

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Allison Landa

Allison Landa on Loving Your Life Not in Spite of the Difficulties but Because of Them

An interview with Allison Landa from The Write Stuff series: Allison Landa is a Berkeley, CA-based fiction and memoir writer who earned an MFA in creative writing from St….

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Matt Leibel courtesy of the author

Matt Leibel on Reading Eclectically, Recklessly, Idiosyncratically

An interview with Matt Leibel from The Write Stuff series: Matt Leibel’s short fiction has been published in Electric Literature, Portland Review, Carolina Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Wigleaf, and Sparkle &…

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Marina Lazzara on Remembering Your Dreams

An interview with Marina Lazzara from The Write Stuff series: Marina Lazzara received an MA in Poetics from New College of California and has published in various literary magazines…

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Elizabeth Costello on Making in Response to Being

An interview with Elizabeth Costello from The Write Stuff series: Elizabeth Costello writes arts and culture commentary, nonprofit communications, fiction, and poetry. Her chapbook RELIC was recently released by…

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Jamey Genna

Jamey Genna on Never Giving Up

An interview with Jamey Genna, from The Write Stuff series: Jamey Genna teaches writing, theater, and art in the East Bay area of San Francisco. She received her Masters in…

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