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The B Stands for Bi, a Perfectly Queer Reading
July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
There are many ways to be Queer, being Bi, for instance. Does being Bi influence an author’s writing–what they write about, who their characters are, what genre they choose, how they write about sex? Come hear three authors who are Bi read from their latest work Tuesday, July 16, 7pm at Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro St. in (you guessed it) The Castro. Free refreshments, free admission. Door prizes for the prompt at 7pm!
Meg Elison is a science fiction author and feminist essayist. Her series, The Road to Nowhere, won the 2014 Philip K. Dick award. She was a James A. Tiptree Award Honoree in 2018. She has been published in McSweeney’s, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Catapult, and many other places. Elison is a high school dropout and a graduate of UC Berkeley. Find her online, where she writes like she’s running out of time. megelison.com @megelison
Michele Harris received the 2011 David A. Kennedy prize and was selected as a finalist for the 2018 New Millennium Award in poetry. Her debut book Blackdamp was published by David Robert Books this year. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Tishman Review, New Millennium Writings, The Prose-Poem Project, Anderbo, Cicada, Dirtflask, Sheepshead Review, The Columbia College Literary Review, Stirring, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she teaches Literature for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She works at MIT and lives in Cambridge, MA.
Jan Steckel is a former pediatrician who stopped practicing medicine because of chronic pain. Her latest book Like Flesh Covers Bone (Zeitgeist Press, December 2018) was a finalist for the poetry category of the Bi Book Awards. Her poetry collection The Horizontal Poet (Zeitgeist Press, 2011) won a 2012 Lambda Literary Award. Her fiction chapbook Mixing Tracks (Gertrude Press, 2009) and poetry chapbook The Underwater Hospital (Zeitgeist Press, 2006) were also award winners. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Scholastic Magazine, Bellevue Literary Review, Yale Medicine, and elsewhere. She works as a medical editor and lives in Oakland.