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Why There Are Words Presents: Origins and Destinations

June 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm PDT


There’s no better place to begin and end your Thursday evening than with Why There Are Words on June 13, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito. Join us for an unforgettable night of readings as six spectacular authors read on the theme of “Origins and Destinations.”


Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For more details about WTAW Press, of which the reading series is a program, visit www.wtawpress.org.


Mohamed Asem is the author of the memoir Stranger in the Pen (Perfect Day Publishing, October 2018). His work has appeared in Eunoia Review, the anthology What Lies Beneath, and elsewhere. He has an MFA in creative writing from Kingston University, London. Born in California, raised in Kuwait and Paris, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon.


Mildred K. Barya has authored three poetry books: Give Me Room to Move My Feet (Amalion Publishing, 2009), The Price of Memory After the Tsunami (Mallory International, 2006), and Men Love Chocolates But They Don’t Say (Femrite Publications, 1996). She has also published prose, poems and hybrids in Tin HousePoets.org, Prairie Schooner, and others. mildredbarya.com.


Patrick Martin is the author of the poetry collection Fossils Awake (Little Whale Press, November 2018). The father of two daughters has had work published in Poetry, The Paris Review, and numerous other literary magazines.

Grace Loh Prasad’s essays have appeared or are forthcoming in LongreadsBlood Orange Review, The Rumpus, and many others. She is currently finishing her memoir, The Translator’s Daughter. www.translatorsdaughter.com.


Sharon H. Smith, founder and Editor of Birdland Journal, is a writer/poet and author of the chapbook Held: A Father Lost and Found (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2018). Her work has been published in  LakeA Collections of Voices, Eunoia Review, Adanna Literary Journal, among others. savorsmith.com


Marci Vogel is the author of Death and Other Holidays (Melville House, November 2018), selected by Jim Shepard for the inaugural Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize for the Novella. French publication is forthcoming by éditions do. Her debut poetry collection, At the Border of Wilshire & Nobody (Howling Bird Press, 2015), was awarded the inaugural Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize. marcivogel.com


Why There Are Words (WTAW) is an award-winning national reading series founded in Sausalito in 2010 by Peg Alford Pursell, and expanded to seven additional major cities in the U.S. The series draws a full house of Bay Area residents every second Thursday to Studio 333, located at 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA 94965. The series is a program of the 501(c)(3) non-profit WTAW Press. For more information see the website www.whytherearewords.com or email whytherearewords@gmail.com. Phone: Studio 333 at (415) 331-8272.


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333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
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