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Why There Are Words Presents: Somewhere Else
February 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$10
Ever feel like being somewhere else? There’s no better place to be than with Why There Are Words on February 14, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito. Six acclaimed authors will take us to places both familiar and distant, as they read from their works on the theme of “Somewhere Else.”
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.
Anita Felicelli is the author of the short story collection Love Songs for a Lost Continent (Stillhouse Press, October 2018), which won the 2016 Mary Roberts Rinehart Award. Her stories have appeared in The Normal School, Joyland, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her essays, reviews, and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in the New York Times (Modern Love), Slate, and Salon, among others. www.anitafelicelli.com
Ksenia Lakovic is a Serbian-born writer, living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Millions, and elsewhere. She recently completed her first novel, based on her memories of the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s and their aftermath. www.klakovic.com
Julayne Lee is an overseas-adopted Korean American poet, essayist, artivist, art curator, and producer. Her debut collection of poems Not My White Savior (Rare Bird, March 2018) was included in the 2018 Poets House Showcase in New York for their 26th annual exhibition of the nation’s poetry books. Her writing has been published in Cultural Weekly, Korean Quarterly, The Nervous Breakdown, and elsewhere. www.julaynelee.com
Micah Perks is the author of the collection of linked stories True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape (Outpost19, October 2018) and the novel What Becomes Us (Outpost19, 2016), winner of an Independent Publisher’s Book Award. Her memoir Pagan Time (Counterpoint, 2012) tells the story of her childhood in a log cabin on a commune in the Adirondack wilderness. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Epoch, Zyzzyva, Tin House, and others. micahperks.com
Robert Rorke was born and raised and lives in Brooklyn. Car Trouble (Harper Perennial, September 2018) is his uncommonly warm coming of age debut novel, set in 1970s Brooklyn. He is a TV editor at the New York Post who has also previously written for Publishers Weekly, TV Guide, Los Angeles Times, and Seventeen.
Christy Stillwell’s debut novel The Wolf Tone (Elixir Press, January 2019) won the Elixir Press Fiction Prize. She is also the author of the chapbook Amnesia (Finishing Line Press, 2008). Her short stories and essays have appeared in Pearl, River City, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. www.christystillwell.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.