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Nancy Au, Alexandra Mattraw, Tiff Dresson, Tomas Moniz Readings
March 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm PDTFree
NANCY AU’s essays and stories appear in many journals including Redivider, Gulf Coast, Foglifter, and Michigan Quarterly Review. She teaches creative writing (to biology majors!) at CSU Stanislaus, and is co-founder of The Escapery, a writing and art unschool. Her flash fiction is included in the Best Small Fictions 2018 anthology, in The Vestal Review as the winner of their 2018 VERA Flash Fiction Prize, and has won Redivider’s 2018 Blurred Genre Contest. Her full-length collection, Spider Love Song & Other Stories, is longlisted for the 2020 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection. www.peascarrots.com
ALEXANDRA MATTRAW is a Berkeley poet and critic who has authored several books. small siren is available at Cultural Society (2018), and two of her chapbooks can be found at Dancing Girl Press (2013, 2017). Other poems and reviews have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Jacket2, Interim, Volt, and elsewhere. A mother and ecofeminist, Alexandra curates an art-centric writing and performance series called Lone Glen, now in its ninth year. We fell into weather is her second full-length book of poems.
TIFF DRESSEN lives in the Portola neighborhood of San Francisco. Songs from the Astral Bestiary, a (slender) full length collection of poetry emerged from lyric& Press in 2014. In 2019, they played the role of Earl of Kent in the Milkwood Theater’s production of King Lear. In their spare time, they enjoy playing the role of urban flâneur as well as setting type and printing at the SF Center for the Book.
TOMAS MONIZ edited Rad Dad, Rad Families, and released his debut novel, Big Familia. He’s the recipient of the SF Literary Arts Foundation’s 2016 Award and was awarded the 2018 SPACE Ryder Farm residency in NY. He was longlisted for the 2020 PEN/Hemingway Prize for Debut Novel. He has stuff on the internet but loves penpals: PO Box 3555, Berkeley CA 94703. He promises to write back.