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Get Lit! October 2017
October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come join us October 12 for a fun night of literary storytelling with featured readers Amy Bess Cook, Cameron Kelly and Alex Simand (and YOU on the open mic)!
* Amy Bess Cook has been a writer and editor for more than 15 years. She has left her mark on everything from travel guides to children’s manuscripts to gardening books. Her personal essays have appeared in Vela, Entropy, and Fiction Southeast.
With a background in book publishing, Amy Bess also spent eight years helping to operate a boutique winery. Armed with a broad skill set that includes wordsmithing and oenology, she recently launched a new experiment in art, wine, and giving. The project is called Sirsee, which means “gift” in the Southern parlance. With a handcrafted wine and a literary journal–both created by Amy Bess–Sirsee raises funds for social justice organizations. In a few short months, the project has raised $4,000 for Southern Poverty Law Center and $1,000 for other groups.
Amy Bess will share poetry by contributors to the inaugural issue of Sirsee journal, with the theme: “Ripe for the Picking”.
* Cameron Kelly’s articles and interviews have appeared in <proximity> magazine. She’s an Elizabeth George Foundation Scholar, awarded in 2014. She’s working on a collection of essays, and will graduate from Antioch University LA in 2017.
* Alex Simand does not believe in the left brain / right brain dichotomy. He lives and works in San Francisco, having arrived via the two socialist countries of Canada and Russia before that. His short story, Election Cycle, was a winner of the 2017 Best Small Fictions award.
Get Lit is a free quarterly literary event hosted by Dani Burlison and Kara Vernor at Aqus Café in Petaluma. All ages are welcome but DISCLAIMER: our readers may share adult content and we don’t provide ear muffs.