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Perfectly Queer East Bay Reading “Contrasts: Poetry & Prose”
May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Poetry and prose: apples and oranges? Decide for yourself at Perfectly Queer East Bay “Contrasts: Poetry & Prose” Wednesday, May 23, 7pm at Laurel Bookstore in Oakland. Poets Vernon Keeve III & Luiza Flynn-Goodlett and novelists Dale Chase & Hilary Zaid all read new work. Author signing follows. Free, tasty refreshments! Thematic door prizes at 7pm.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Vernon Keeve III is a Virginia-born writer that California molded into an educator. He lives and teaches in Oakland. His purpose is to teach the next generation the importance of relaying their personal narratives, sharing their experiences, and taking control of their destinies. He holds a MFA from California College of the Arts, and a Masters in Teaching Literature from Bard College.
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.
Dale Chase has been writing gay men’s erotica for 20 years. To date nearly 200 of her stories have been published in magazines, anthologies, and collections. The Great Man is her third novel. Her first, Wyatt: Doc Holliday’s Account of an Intimate Friendship, was published in 2012, her second Takedown: Taming John Wesley Hardin, in 2013. Hot Copy: Classic Gay Erotica from the Magazine Era, a collection of Dale’s stories written for the magazines over a decade ago, was published in 2015. More at www.dalechase.com
Hilary Zaid is a 2017 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and an alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Tin House Writers’ Workshop. Her short fiction has appeared in print and online, including Lilith Magazine, The Southwest Review, The Utne Reader, CALYX, The Santa Monica Review, and The Tahoma Literary Review and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. An alumna of Harvard and Radcliffe, she holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and works as a freelance editor.