Sunday, April 27, 2014
5 to 7 pm
1564 Market St.
We’re pleased to present:
- Cassandra Dallet invited by Hazel
- Mary Volmer invited by Tereza Kramer
- Arlene Biala invited by Barbara Jane Reyes
- Lucy Tiven invited by Carmella Fleming
- Ploy Pirapokin invited by Jane McDermott
- Melissa Sipin invited by Barbara Jane Reyes
Cassandra Dallett lives in Oakland, CA. Cassandra writes of a counter culture childhood in Vermont and her punk rock adolescence in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been published widely online and in print magazines such as Slip Stream, Sparkle and Blink, Criminal Class Review, Chiron Review and Out Of Our. A full-length book of poetry Wet Reckless will be released from Manic D Press in the spring of 2014.
Mary Volmer, author of Crown of Dust, was the recipient of a Rotary
Ambassadorial Scholarship to the University of Wales, and a Chester
Aaron and an Agnes Butler Scholarship in creative writing at Saint
Mary’s College, California. Her non-fiction has appeared in Women’s
Basketball Magazine, Full-Court Press, and NPR’s “this i believe”
series. Her most recent short fiction will appear in The Farallon
Review. Her second novel is forthcoming.
Arlene Biala is a Filipina poet, born in San Francisco and raised in the South Bay. She is the author of bone, (helmut press) and continental drift, (West End Press). She received her MFA in Poetics & Writing from New College, and was the recipient of an artist residency at Montalvo. Performances and workshops include University of Texas at El Paso, Writers’ Week at UC Riverside, DiVERSEcity in NYC, Breadline in Seattle, San Francisco Asian American Jazz Festival, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Manilatown Center at the I-Hotel, La Pena Cultural Center, Intersection for the Arts, Santa Clara University, CSU Summer Arts Program, and SOMArts Center in San Francisco. She has also performed for and taught creative writing workshops with elementary and high school youth. Arlene is an arts programs manager for the San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs. Her latest poetry book, her beckoning hands, is forthcoming from WordTech Editions in July 2014.
Lucy Tiven is a poet and human being who enjoys peeling fruit, Goethe’s Faust and the American Midwest.
Ploy Pirapokin’s fiction was published in The Queen of Statue Square: New Short Fiction from Hong Kong, and has attended a writing residency at the City University of Hong Kong. Her work has also been featured as part of the Asian American Women’s Artists Association 16th Annual United States of Asian America Festival. She is currently an MFA Fiction candidate at San Francisco State University where she is also a teaching assistant. She is finishing a collection of short stories about race, identity, and a novel on finding political freedom in Thailand.
Melissa R. Sipin is a writer from Carson, CA. She won First Place in the
2013 Glimmer Train Fiction Open and her writing has been
published/forthcoming in Glimmer Train Stories, PANK Magazine, 580
Split, and Kweli Journal, among others. She cofounded and is
editor-in-chief of TAYO Literary Magazine. As a Kundiman Fiction Fellow,
VONA/Voices Fellow, and U.S. Navy wife, she splits her time writing on
the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and blogs at www.msipin.com.