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Hazel Reading Series – May 2018 Edition
May 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$5 – $10
Join us at the Red Poppy Art House for the last Hazel Reading Series before summer break with our incredible line-up of women writers.
Abigail Thompson nominated by Raina León
Luiza Flynn-Goodlett nominated by Sara Marinelli
Sasha Wright nominated by Nancy Au
Simmi Aujla nominated by Dominica Phetteplace
Sophia Aguiñaga nominated by Hazel Reading Series
Tianna Bratcher nominated by Ashley Davis
Hosted by Sara Marinelli
5-10$ Suggested donations. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Luiza Flynn-Goodlett is the author of the chapbooks Unseasonable Weather (dancing girl press, 2018) and Congress of Mud (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Her work can be found in Third Coast, Granta, Quarterly West, DIAGRAM, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She serves as poetry editor for Foglifter Press and lives in sunny Oakland, California.
Simmi Aujla is an Indian-American speculative fiction writer working on short stories featuring female protagonists of color in a near-future Bay Area. She is a 2017 alum of the VONA / Voices of Our Nation Workshop, where she studied genre fiction. Currently a fellow at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, in the fall she will attend a funded residency at Marble House Project. While working as a political journalist in her 20s, Simmi observed the exchange of money and power in Washington up close — but managed to get out with her soul intact (mostly).
Tianna Bratcher s a very Queer, Afro-Dominican woman, sister, daughter. As a slam poet she has competed at NPS 2017, CUPSI 2013-2016 and Brave New Voices 2014. She was a Queer Emerging Artist Resident at Destiny ARTS, 2017. Has opened for Alicia Garza and Cornel West. She is currently studying to get a B.A. integral studies and is on a path to becoming an art therapist and teaching artist. Her ultimate goal is open up a creative arts and healing youth center. Her writing lives for her mother, who taught her how to tell the truth. Her writing also lives for her ancestors who continuously guide her to her voice and her loudest opportunities.
Sophia E. Aguinaga is a writer and philosopher. In her debut memoir, “Letters of Fear & Love,” Sophia draws on personal experience, and philosophical and scientific studies to share her journey through bridging the chasms between pain and pleasure, fear and love.
Sasha Wright is a fiction writer and social justice activist from Oakland, CA. She is an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University, where she is writing a novel about time-traveling lesbians and other speculative fiction stories filled with queers and magic.
Abigail Grace is an intersectional artist and undergraduate student in the Bay Area. She is a versatile artist, primarily writing poetry and drama, in addition to acting. Her work focuses on the intricate nature of human relationships and the illusion of separation, while managing to stay contemporary, well-rooted, and accessible.