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Saturday Night Special presents: Roots

April 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Join SNS this month, for a reading about ROOTS. For our April writing challenge, you are invited to explore an origin story, history, or ancestry (your own, a relative’s, a fictional character’s) or write about what anchors or nourishes you or what holds you back (literally or metaphorically) or write about trees, tulips, turnips or kites. You get the idea 🙂
*Special thanks to Greg Roensch for suggesting this month’s theme.
Matthew Clark Davison & Andres Cordoba
OPEN MIC: Share your poems, stories, comedic sketches, songs, or dances, on our (optional) theme (or any topic).
Each reader will have 3 minutes maximum.
SATURDAY, April 24, 2020
7 – 9:30 pm
HOSTED BY: Hollie Hardy
SIGN UP starts one week in advance, on April. 17. Requests added in the order received until the list is full.
To sign up, please put your request to read in the event comments, or direct message Hollie Hardy. Please time your reading & keep it to 3 minutes max.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the reading.
MATTHEW CLARK DAVISON’s debut novel, Doubting Thomas, will be published in Summer 2021 by Amble Press. He’s full-time faculty in Creative Writing at SFSU and creator and teacher of The Lab :: Writing Classes with MCD a non-academic school started in 2007 in a friend’s living room. The textbook version of The Lab , co-authored by bestselling writer Alice LaPlante, will be published by Norton in 2022. His prose has been recently anthologized in Empty The Pews (Epiphany Publishing) and 580-Split; and published in or on Guernica, The Atlantic Monthly, The Advocate, Exquisite Pandemic, Foglifter, Lumina Magazine, Per Contra, and others; and has been recognized with a Creative Work Grant, Cultural Equities Grant. Clark Gross Award for a Novel-in-Progress, and a Stonewall Alumni Award.
ANDRES CORDOBA is a Massachusetts-born writer. He has received honors such as the Thayer Fellowship For the Arts and the Patricia Kerr Ross Award, was named a 2019 Breakout 8 Writer in poetry by Epiphany: A Literary Journal, and was a finalist in Black Warrior Review’s 2020 Poetry Contest. He has just recently militarized his focus; catch him croaking his catharsis in a parking lot with a loaded spliff, all tobacco heavy-headed with hands muddy from the night shift. More can be found on twitter (@urgoodpalandres) and instagram (@urgoodpal_andres).


April 24, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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