Poetry & Prose from San Fran to Philly
Tuesday, February 8, 7pm – Poetry & Prose from San Fran to Philly Lizzy Acker, Marisa Crawford, Natalie Lyalin, Laura Neuman, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Suzy Subways & Sarah Fran Wisby Lizzy Acker's work has been published in Nano Fiction and Tramp Quarterly and on We Who Are About to Die. She was the co-creator/curator, with Amira Pierce, of the San Francisco reading series Funny/Sexy/Sad. Her first book, Monster Party, a novella about boys, drinking, violence and aliens, was released from Small Desk Press in December. She lives in San Francisco where she tweets and facebooks for KQED and blogs daily at lizzyacker.com. Marisa Crawford is the author of The Haunted House, a collection of poems about girlhood and ghosts, from the feminist poetry press Switchback Books. She lives in Brooklyn where she works as a copywriter, is an editor of Small Desk Press, and volunteers as a writing mentor with Girls Write Now. Her poems have appeared in Shampoo, Action Yes, and Invisible Ear, and are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review. Natalie Lyalin is the author of Pink and Hot Pink Habitat (Coconut Books 2009) and the chapbook Try A Little Time Travel (Ugly Duckling Presse 2010). She is the co founder and co editor of GlitterPony Magazine and Agnes Fox Press. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Temple University and The University of the Arts. Mecca Jamilah Sullivan’s fiction, non-fiction and visual art has appeared in publications including Callaloo, Best New Writing, Crab Orchard Review, Bloom, The Minnesota Review, 2010 Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize Stories, Baobab: South African Journal of New Writing, GLQ, American Visions, Baobab, her plays have been staged at venues including Theatre 14, New WORLD Theatre, the Harlem Theatre Company. She is the winner of numerous awards including the Charles Johnson Fiction Award, the William Gunn Fiction Award, the James Baldwin Memorial Playwriting Award. Suzy Subways is a journalist, activist, and fiction writer who works with the editorial collective of Prison Health News. Two of her short stories, “The Eyes of the Man” and “The Propaganda-Maker,” are available from riot grrrr distro at <a href="http://www.dorisdorisdoris.com">www.dorisdorisdoris.com</a>. Sarah Fran Wisby is the author of Viva Loss, a book of fables and speculations from Small Desk Press. Recently she's had work published in Eleven Eleven Journal, Transfer Magazine, Rumpus Women Volume One, and The Encyclopedia Project Volume F - K, and is currently writing a book of apologies, in addition to a book of short stories called Sympathy For The Details.