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Diana Aehegma, Claudia Cortese, + Steffi Drewes
June 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
Diana Aehegma grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii, and lives in Oakland, CA. She earned her MA and MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, where she won the Ann Fields Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Monday Night, the Tinfish Press anthology Jack London is Dead, The Press at CSU Fresno anthology Shadowed: Unheard Voices, the Featherboard Writing Series / Aggregate Space Gallery chapbook Crossing Paths, and at Bang Out SF, among other venues.
Claudia Cortese’s first book, Wasp Queen (Black Lawrence Press, 2016) explores the privilege and pathology, trauma and brattiness of suburban girlhood. Cortese’s poems and stories have appeared in Blackbird, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, and The Offing, among others, and she writes reviews for Muzzle Magazine. The daughter of Neapolitan immigrants, Cortese grew up in Ohio and lives in New Jersey. She also lives at claudia-cortese.com
Steffi Drewes is the author of Tell Me Every Anchor Every Arrow (Kelsey Street Press, 2016) and the poetry chapbooks Magnetic Forest, Cartography Askew, and History of Drawing Circles. Her poems have appeared in various journals and in the anthology It’s night in San Francisco but it’s sunny in Oakland (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2014). She has attended writing and art residencies at Vermont Studio Center and The Wassaic Project in New York. Currently, she works as a freelance writer and editor in the Bay Area.