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Why There Are Words Presents: Familiar
April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$10
Join Why There Are Words on April 11, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a familiarly spectacular night of readings as six acclaimed authors read on the theme of “Familiar.”
Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For more details about WTAW Press, of which the reading series is a program, visit www.wtawpress.org.
Jasmin Darznik is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life. Her debut novel Song of a Captive Bird (Ballantine Books, 2018) is a fictional account of Iran’s trailblazing woman poet, Forugh Farrokhzad. jasmine-darznik.com
Yalitza Ferreras is a recent Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. Her writing appears in Best American Short Stories 2016, various journals, and the anthologies: Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education (University of Nebraska Press, 2014) and Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women (University of Georgia Press, 2016). www.yalitza.com
Christina Hoag was a foreign correspondent in Latin America for nearly a decade, writing for Time, Business Week, New York Times, among many others. She is the author of the noir crime novel Skin of Tattoos (Martin Brown Publishing, 2016) and Girl on the Brink (Fire and Ice YA, 2016). She also writes nonfiction, co-authoring Peace in the Hood: Working with Gang Members to End the Violence (Turner Publishing, 2014).
Miah Jeffra is author of the collections The First Church of What’s Happening (Nomadic Press 2017) and The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! (forthcoming Sibling Rivalry Press 2019). Recent publications include The North American Review, Fourteen Hills Review, and The Nervous Breakdown. He is founding editor of queer literary collaborative, Foglifter Press. miahjeffra.com
Kimberly Kruge is a poet and translator based in central Mexico. She is the author of Ordinary Chaos (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2019) and High-Land Sub-Tropic (Center for Book Arts, 2017; translation: Impronta Press, 2019). Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review, and many other publications. She works to bring poetry in English and Spanish to new readers through translation and the organization of collaborative projects between writers from different countries. kimberlykruge.com
Rolf Yngve’s first collection Dog Watches was recently published in December 2018 by Saddle Road Press. He first published short stories in the 1970’s when his work appeared in journals and anthologies including Best American Short Stories. After retiring from thirty-five years in the US Navy, he returned to the arts with publication in a number of journals including prize stories published in Indiana Review, Glimmer Train, Bosque Journal, and others. www.rolfyngve.com
Why There Are Words (WTAW) is an award-winning national reading series founded in Sausalito in 2010 by Peg Alford Pursell, now expanded to seven additional major cities in the U.S. The series draws a full house of Bay Area residents every second Thursday to Studio 333, located at 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA 94965. The series is a program of the 501(c)(3) non-profit WTAW Press. For more information see the website www.whytherearewords.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: Studio 333 at (415) 331-8272.