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Hazel Reading Series at Litcrawl 2019

October 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Hazel Reading Series is back and is excited to participate at Litcrawl 2019 with some of the best writers of 2019!
Join us on October 19th, Phase II, 6:30-7:30 pm, at The Woods, for another unforgettable night of prose and poetry.

Celeste Chan
Kirin Khan
Raina León
Sara Marinelli
Dominica Phetteplace

The readers
Celeste Chan teaches creative writing to LGBTQ youth with Queer Ancestors Project and coordinates QTPOC Free School. A Hedgebrook, Lambda, and VONA fellow, she works across documentary, creative writing, performance, and oral history projects. From 2008-2018, she co-directed Queer Rebels, a queer and trans people of color arts project, and toured work to Austin, New York, Montreal, Tijuana, Berlin, and beyond. A Hedgebrook, Lambda Literary, and VONA fellow, Celeste’s work can be found in several journals and anthologies, including cream city review and The Rumpus. www.celestechan.com

Kirin Khan is a writer living in Oakland, California, who calls
Albuquerque, New Mexico, her hometown, and Peshawar, Pakistan, her homeland. Kirin is an alumnus of VONA, Las Dos Brujas, and the Tin House Writers Workshop, and she is a 2017 PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, a 2017 SF Writers Grotto Fellow, a 2018 AWP Writer to Writer Mentee, and a 2018 Steinbeck Fellow. Her work has appeared in The Margins, sPARKLE & bLINK, Your Impossible Voice, 7×7 LA, and elsewhere. Currently, Kirin is working on her first novel.

Raina J. León, Cave Canem graduate fellow (2006), CantoMundo fellow, Macondo fellow, and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Her first collection of poetry, Canticle of Idols, was a finalist for both the Cave Canem First Book Poetry Prize (2005) and the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize (2006). Her second book, Boogeyman Dawn (2013, Salmon Poetry), was a finalist for the Naomi Long Madgett Prize (2010). Her third book, sombra : (dis)locate, was published in 2016 as well as her first chapbook, profeta without refuge. She has received fellowships and residencies with Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Montana Artists Refuge, the Macdowell Colony, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Annamaghkerrig, Ireland and Ragdale. She also is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online quarterly, international journal devoted to the promotion and publication of Latino and Latina arts. She is an associate professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California. www.rainaleon.com

Born and raised in Naples, Italy, Sara Marinelli is a writer and educator based in San Francisco. Her writing appears in Blue Mesa Review, New American Writing, and many Italian publications. She teaches Comparative Literature and Humanities at the USF and SFSU. She is the co-foudner and curator of the Hazel Reading Series, an all-women reading series; and every week she hosts an Italian music program on KUSF radio. Sara is currently working on her first novel.

Dominica Phetteplace writes fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in Zyzzyva, Asimov’s, Analog, F&SF, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Copper Nickel, Ecotone, Wigleaf, The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy and Best Microfiction 2019. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize, a Rona Jaffe Award, a Barbara Deming Award and fellowships from I-Park, Marble House Project and the MacDowell Colony. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the Clarion West Writers Workshop.


October 19, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
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