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Odd Mondays “What Are You Working on?”
January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
One question an author is always asked at events or in chance encounters is what are you working on, and one thing an author always needs is beta readers, people to tell them what they think about what they’re working on. Odd Mondays for January 13 presents three novelists who’ll read from novels in progress: Michael Alenyikov, Nishant Batsha, and Rebecca Winterer. The audience is invited to be beta listeners and, after listening, give them constructive feedback on their work. 6:30pm at Folio Books San Francisco, 3957 24th St. in Noe Valley. Free admission, free refreshments. Previous books by the authors will be available for sales and signing.
Here’s more about the authors:
MICHAEL ALENYIKOV’s novel IVAN & MISHA won the Northern California Book Award for Fiction and was a Finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. He was the recipient of the 2013 Gina Berriault Award and a MacDowell Artists Colony Fellowship. His writing has appeared in The Georgia Review, Foglifter, Catamaran Literary Reader, Descant, Chicago Quarterly Review, The Forge, James White Review, the Gay & Lesbian Review and was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. A New York City native and longtime San Francisco resident, he has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and has in addition worked as a bookstore clerk, a Boston cabbie, and an interactive media writer. http://www.michaelalenyikov.com
NISHANT BATSHA is a writer of fiction and histories. His writing has previously appeared in Narrative, TriQuarterly, and The Believer, among others, and has been supported by the organizations such as the Headlands Center for the Arts and the Prelinger Library. He is currently revising his debut novel. https://www.nishantbatsha.com
REBECCA WINTERER is the author of THE SINGING SHIP, awarded the Del Sol Press 2016 First Novel Prize and selected as a finalist for the Black Lawrence Press 2016 Big Moose Prize. She’s received fellowships at the Millay Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Yaddo; and has had a story published by Puerto del Sol. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College. Raised in Queensland, Australia, she now lives in San Francisco, California with her husband. https://rebeccawinterer.com