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14th Annual Lit Crawl SF: Hazel Reading Series / The Escapery

October 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 6pm doors, 6:30pm event
Admission: Free

Hazel Reading Series features an all-star lineup of readers. After the intermission, The Escapery readers explore life’s peaks and craters, the ways that the moonshine reaches all of us, the glint and glare of love and death, and the waning gleam of the moon as we move through our lives.

One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, Lit Crawl San Francisco is a massive, one-night literary pub crawl throughout the city’s Mission District. Lit Crawl SF brings together 500+ authors and close to 10,000 fans for the world’s largest free pop-up literary event. Started in 2004, Lit Crawl cultivates a unique, resonant brand: smart and silly, worldly and wacky events presented in venues usual (bars, cafes, galleries, and bookstores) and unusual (police stations, tattoo parlors, barbershops, and laundromats).

Hazel Reading Series
Ciera-Jevae Gordon
Meilan Carter-Gilkey
Natasha Dennerstein
Sara Marinelli
Thea Matthews
Yang Huang

The Escapery: Your Writing Unschool
Nancy Au
Carson Beker
Haldane C. King
Kathryn Kruse
Ploi Pirapokin

Hazel Reading Series is a San Francisco-based monthly reading series and an ever-evolving community. Each month, emerging and established women writers share their work and go on to choose next month’s readers. Hazel is a place for experimentation, for support and community, for writers and literature lovers of all kinds to bump into new work and new ideas. Hazel Reading Series is also invested in creating a space that represents and celebrates the diverse ethnicity, sexuality, ability, age, and form of the Bay Area’s artists.

The Escapery is your Writing and Other Arts Unschool. We use themed classes, field trips, day-long intensives, craft intensives, five/ten week adventures, and more to create spaces for artists to play, learn, find community, create, and share. Playful, community-oriented, queer, re-centering women/NB, queer/trans artists, and artists of color. No famous white men, no tear-down workshops, zero-tolerance for micro or macro aggressions. We are always all/no levels, always genre-queer, anti-competition and pro-tearing down the walls. SF/Oakland originated, extending our kraken tentacles all over the map and in your virtual spaces.

Nancy Au is co-founder of The Escapery. Her writing appears in Tahoma Literary Review, Lunch Ticket, The Pinch, Foglifter, and elsewhere. Au’s flash fiction is included in the forthcoming Best Small Fictions 2018 anthology, and her full-length collection, Spider Love Song & Other Stories, is forthcoming from Acre Books in March 2019.

Carson Beker is co-founder of The Escapery. They are a writer, playwright, and storyteller. His stories have appeared in Foglifter (Pushcart Nomination 2016), Gigantic Sequins, and Radar Literary Series. They were a 2016 Lambda Fellow and Tin House Workshop scholar.

Haldane C. King is the founder of Terra Incognita Literary Reading Series and an instructor and board member of The Escapery. He earned his MFA degree in writing and consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2012. He is an editor of WTAW Press, a data analyst, and helps bring literature to the people with the Why There Are Words Literary organization.

Kathryn Kruse received her MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and holds a BA in English with a certificate in creative writing from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was an instructor with The Escapery from 2016-2017. She founded and curated the NeonLit reading series. Her work is published, among other places, in Indiana Review, The Manchester Review, The Adirondack Review, I Hope You’re Feeling Better Collaborative Exhibition.

Ploi Pirapokin has work featured in Tor.com, Apogee Journal, the Bellingham Review, Fiction International, Cleaver Magazine, and more. She has received grants and fellowships from the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Creative Capacity Fund, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, Kundiman, and others. Pirapokin holds an MFA in fiction from San Francisco State University.



October 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
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2698 Folsom St
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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