Why There Are Words presents “Sure,” an evening of readings free of doubt about their quality from these unwavering authors. Join us, and be convinced. April 9, 2015, Studio 333 in Sausalito. Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10.
George Higgins is the author of a book of poems, There, There, (White Violet Press, 2013). His work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Nimrod, Pleiades, Fugue and many other literary journals. He is the recipient of a Holden Fellowship in the Warren Wilson MFA Program, a Cave Canem Fellowship, and a scholarship to the Westchester Poetry Conference in 2014. He practices law with the Alameda County Public Defender, performs dramatic improvisation at Berkeley Rep and with the long form troupe the (i)ncidentalists. He lives in Oakland, California.
Alexandra Kostoulas is a writer and editor living in San Francisco. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and English from Mills College and a BA in Literature and Creative Writing from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. She runs The Jack Grapes Method Writing Program in San Francisco and has over a decade of experience teaching English and Writing at the college level. She has just finished a poetry manuscript called “Leaving Los Angeles” that tells the story of a young woman poet’s coming of age and is finishing her novel, “Persephone Stolen,” that weaves in tales of the Persephone myth, the immigrant experience and stolen artifacts.
Eve Pell, the author of “Love, Again – The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance, and the nationally acclaimed “WE USED TO OWN THE BRONX,” reported for three award-winning PBS documentaries and is an award-winning writer published in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Nation, Ms., Runners World, and other publications. She has been a staff reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting and a private eye; she taught journalism at San Francisco State University and is a grandmother and winner of the Dipsea race.
Connie Post is the Poet Laureate Emerita of Livermore. (2005 to 2009). Her work has appeared in Calyx, Kalliope, Cold Mountain Review, Crab Creek Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Big Muddy, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. She won the 2009 Caesura Poetry Award. Her first full-length book Floodwater was released by Glass Lyre Press in 2014 and won the Lyrebird Award.
Mindela Ruby writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, some of which is published in Literary Mama, Connotation Press, FRiGG, Arcadia, and other journals. She completed a PhD at University of California and teaches writing at a community college. Her novel, Mosh It Up, was released in 2014 and has been called “a literary marvel” by the author of The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien.
Jon Sindell is the author of the short fiction collection The Roadkill Collection (Big Table Publishing) and over seventy published short stories. Jon is a fulltime personal humanities tutor and a writing coach for business professionals. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and near fledglings, curates the San Francisco reading series Rolling Writers, and ends his bios with a thud.
Why There Are Words takes place every second Thursday of the month, when people come from San Francisco, the North Bay, the East Bay, the South Bay–everywhere–to crowd the house. The brainchild of Peg Alford Pursell, this literary goodness has been going strong for five years.