Hazel Reading Series

Join Us: May 24, 2015

Not one but TWO guest readers: Lori Horvitz and MariNaomi.

PLUS they’ll be in good company with

Marie Mockett, nominated by Yang Huang
Meeta Kaur, nominated by Florencia Milito
Diana Fisher, nominated by Sarah Heady
Susanna Kwan, nominated by Hazel

Come join us on Sunday May 24 from 5-7 pm.

We’ll be at the California Institute of Integral Studies (1453 Mission Street) with snacks from the ever-generous Arizmendi and wine too.

Please do RSVP on Facebook.

As always, we welcome your priceless presence. The event is free but you’ll help support us with a donation of $5.


Lori Horvitz’s writing has appeared in journals and anthologies, including Chattahoochee Review, Epiphany, P.S.: What I Didn’t Say: Unsent Letters to Our Female Friends and Dear John, I’m in Love With Jane. She has been awarded writing fellowships from Fundación Valparaiso, The Ragdale Foundation and more. We’re lucky to steal her away from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she is both a Professor of Literature and Language and director of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.

MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the SPACE Prize-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial, 2011), the Eisner-nominated Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories (2D Cloud/Uncivilized Books, 2014), the upcoming Turning Japanese (2D Cloud, 2016), and her self-published Estrus Comics (1998 to 2009). Her work has appeared in over fifty print anthologies, and has been featured on such websites as The Rumpus, The Weeklings, LA Review of Books, Midnight Breakfast, Truth-out, XOJane, Buzzfeed and more. Mari’s work on the Rumpus won a SPACE award and an honorable mention in Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics 2013.

Marie Mockett was born and raised in California to a Japanese mother and American father, and graduated from Columbia University with a degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Her first novel, Picking Bones from Ash, was shortlisted for the Saroyan International Prize for Writing, and a finalist for the Paterson Prize. She has written for The New York Times, Salon, National Geographic, Glamour, and other publications and has been a guest on Talk of the Nation and All Things Considered on NPR.

Meeta Kaur is a writer exploring the journeys of trauma and healing to peace, justice, and joy through immigration, finding home, spiritual representation, womanhood, and motherhood. She is the creator and editor of the anthology: Her Name Is Kaur: Sikh American Women Write About Love, Courage, and Faith. The anthology discussions at universities and community forums explore spiritual, ethnic and gender identity intersections in today’s world through a Sikh American lens.

Susanna Kwan is a writer, editor, and illustrator. She has an MFA from Vanderbilt University and was a 2014 fellow at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Some of her recent writing can be found at The Rumpus and Devil’s Lake.

Diana Fisher has lived in California all her life. She has worked as a bartender, waitperson, English teacher, bodyworker, dual diagnosis counselor, and child therapist. She is now working on her MFA in writing at SF State.

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