Meet our featured writer Maw Shein Win and:
E. S. O. Martin, nominated by Sarah Broderick
Janine Mogannam, nominated by Helen Klonaris
Janice Sapigao, nominated by Bel Pablador
Amy Berkowitz, nominated by Esmé Weijun Wang
Karen Llagas, nominated by Florencia Milito
Join us for lively literature, festive company, snacks and wine! As always, we welcome your priceless presence. The event is free but you’ll help support us with a donation of $5 :)
E. S. O. MARTIN is an MFA graduate from San Francisco State University. She a fiction writer, who has also worked as an editor and as a journalist. In 2007, her investigative piece “Invisible Victims” was a finalist for feature writing in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. She is working on a novel tentatively titled “Indigo,” which is a coming-of-age story about a young woman trying to reconcile with her father, a New Age guru who believes he is immortal. http://www.esomartin.com
JANINE MOGANNAM is a poet, librarian, and native San Franciscan She is a VONA Voices workshop alumna and a winner of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s PoetsEleven poetry contest. Her work has been featured in the journals 580 Split and Kweli, as well as the anthologies Dismantle: Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop (Thread Makes Blanket) and the forthcoming Writing the Walls Down (Trans-Genre Press).
AMY BERKOWITZ is the author of Tender Points (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015) and Listen to Her Heart (Spooky Girlfriend, 2012). She was a 2014 writer in residence at Alley Cat Bookstore & Gallery. Her work has appeared in Dusie, Textsound, VIDA, and Where Eagles Dare, among other places. She lives in a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco, which serves as the headquarters for her chapbook press, Mondo Bummer Books, as well as the venue for her reading series, Amy’s Kitchen Organics. http://timelessinfinitelight.com/pages/amyberkowitz
KAREN LLAGAS is a recipient of the second Filamore Tabios, Sr. Memorial Poetry Prize, and her first collection of poetry, “Archipelago Dust,” was published by Meritage Press in 2010. She has an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers and a BA in Economics from Ateneo de Manila. Also a recipient of a Hedgebrook residency and a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, she lives in San Francisco where she works as a lecturer at UC Berkeley and a freelance translator.
JANICE LOBO SAPIGAO is a Pinay writer and educator from San Jose, CA. She is the Associate Editor at TAYO Literary Magazine. Her work has been published in Quaint Magazine, Broad!, the anthology Empire of Funk: Hip Hop and Representation in Filipina/o America, and AngryAsianMan.com, among others. She earned her M.F.A. in Critical Studies/Writing at CalArts. She co-founded an open mic in Los Angeles called the Sunday Jump. She lives in the Bay Area and teaches at Skyline College and San Jose City College. Please visit her website for more of her writing: janicewrites.com
MAW SHEIN WIN’s writing has appeared in various journals, and she has work forthcoming in the anthology CROSS-STROKES (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions). She is a poetry editor for Rivet and was an Artist In Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Win often collaborates with visual artists and musicians, and her chapbook, Ruins of a glittering palace, was published by SPA/Commonwealth Projects. She is a recipient of the Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Prize for Innovative Poetry and a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street, Room 565
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm