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Literary Speakeasy One Year Anniversary!

June 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0

It’s time again to order up a martini and enjoy the talent of some of the best Bay Area performers! This month, Literary Speakeasy celebrates its one-year anniversary at Martuni’s Piano Bar. And this month we have one of the best line-ups yet as we welcome Peter Bullen, guitarist and songwriter Jeff Desira, Ginger Murray, Jim Provenzano, and Anna Pulley. Your host this month and every month is James J. Siegel.

Literary Speakeasy is a FREE event with NO drink minimum. All attendees will receive a FREE raffle ticket for a chance to win the night’s secret Speakeasy prize.

Come join us for our one-year anniversary, and raise a glass to some of the best talent in the San Francisco Bay Area!

Peter Bullen came late to writing having failed at conversation, and also from having noticed that people give you their attention if you are holding text, trembling a little, and standing in front of a microphone. He was a Quiet Lightning Neighborhood Hero in 2014 his work has appeared in sparkle & blink, eleven eleven, Red Light Lit, LA Review of Books, Oakland Review, Blotterature, and Sweet Wolverine. He finds the listing of literary credits tedious and is always jealous of everyone else’s, which makes his own listing highly suspect. Read more about Peter at:WETRIEDOURBEST.WORDPRESS.COM

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Jeff Desira has had a diverse musical career before coming into his own as a singer-songwriter, crafting honest and endearing pop songs and ballads. Jeff has currently been performing with guitarist Greg Lisher (Camper Van Beethoven, Monks of Doom), Andrew Griffin (Felsen/Cake/Camper Van Beethoven), bassist Ben Bernstein, and vocalist Carrie Davoli. Jeff’s latest release, “Weathervane”, includes two singles that are being featured in the forthcoming 2016 romantic comedy “The Way We Weren’t” produced by Brian DiMuccio (20th Century Fox, Outpost 31 Media), and is currently recording another solo release. Get the new debut solo album “Weathervane” by Jeff Desira at:http://www.jeffdesira.com/ or

Ginger Murray is a writer and performance storyteller. She has appeared just about everywhere and done just about everything. She is also an avid lover of bad girls, radical idiots, and thinkers. She delights in wild expressions, stories, and the adventures of sublime chaos.

Jim Provenzano is the author of the novels PINS, Monkey Suits, Cyclizen, the Lambda Literary Award winner Every Time I Think of You, its Lammy Finalist sequel Message of Love, as well as the stage adaptation of PINS. He’ll be reading from his new short story collection, Forty Wild Crushes. A journalist in LGBT media for three decades, he lives in San Francisco.http://jimprovenzano.blogspot.com/

Anna Pulley’s debut book, The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) was published in April 2016 through Flatiron Books. Hailing from southern Arizona, Anna is a freelance writer living in Oakland. She has been the Managing Editor of the East Bay Express, the Arts and Culture Editor at SF Weekly, the Social Media and Communications Fellow at Mother Jones, and has written about everything from bars and restaurants to news to theater to sex toys, in addition to writing several different sex and relationship columns for The Chicago Tribune’s RedEye, AfterEllen, and more. Her work can also be found in New York magazine, The Toast, San Francisco magazine (“The Oakland Issue” won a National Magazine Award), BuzzFeed, Fusion, AlterNet, The Bay Citizen, Salon, The Daily Dot, and The Rumpus. She has also been a guest on Dan Savage’s Savage Love Podcast.

James J. Siegel is the host and curator of Literary Speakeasy at Martuni’s Piano Bar in San Francisco. The series celebrates its one-year anniversary this month. James is the author of the poetry collection “How Ghosts Travel,” published earlier this year by Spuyten Duyvil Press. His work has appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Assaracus, The Cortland Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men On Their Muses.


June 30, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
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