August 12 Reading: “Weather”

Next event is August 12, 2010, with the following six authors reading their work on the theme of “Weather.” Readings begin at 7 PM, at Studio 333 in Sausalito. $5.

Rosaleen Bertolino

Rosaleen Bertolino‘s short stories have recently appeared in Pure Frances, Tiferet, The Chicago Reader, West Marin Review, and Southern California Review. She is currently at work on a novella. For a complete list of her publications, etc. etc., check out her website.

Josie Brown‘s latest novel, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives, (Simon & Schuster) is a Target Emerging Authors

Josie Brown

pick for Summer 2010. Her other novels are True Hollywood Lies (HarperCollins) and Impossibly Tongue-Tied (HarperCollins). As a journalist, her celebrity interviews and relationships trends articles have been featured in numerous magazines and online media, including Los Angeles Times Syndicate International, Redbook and Complete Woman magazines, as well as AOL, Yahoo,,, and

Matty Byloos

Matty Byloos‘s first collection of short stories, Don’t Smell the Floss, has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. His fiction has been published in Fishwrap, Schtick, Undershorts, and The Fanzine. He is also an accomplished painter with a history of exhibiting both nationally and internationally. Find out more about him at his website.

Jeff Gillenkirk is an author and journalist whose articles and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times,

Jeff Gillenkirk

Washington Post, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Parenting magazine, The Nation, Mother Jones, America, and other publications. His non-fiction book, Bitter Melon: Inside America’s Last Rural All-Chinese Town, won the Commonwealth Club’s Silver Medal award for best California history. Home, Away is his first novel.

Margaret Kaufman

Margaret Kaufman is both a writer of fiction and poetry, and has published stories in journals such as The Kenyon Review, Marlboro Review, Missouri Review, The Mariner, Nimrod, and Pearl. Books of poetry include letterpress limited editions of Aunt Sallie’s Lament, Praise Basted In, and Deep in the Territory, (Janus Press). Sarah’s Sacrifice was published by The Gefn Press, London. Snake at the Wrist and, her most recent collection, Inheritance (2010) were both published by Sixteen Rivers Press. She teaches at the Fromm Institute, University of San Francisco, and conducts poetry workshops in Kentfield.

Townsend Walker‘s stories take readers on journeys into the lives of a female assassin, an Italian detective who

Townsend Walker

solves a murder with tortellini, soldiers with memories of smashed birds and bodies, an English bureaucrat, vengeful women, and teenagers in love. The stories are set in places he knows: Rome, London, New York, Boston, Munich, San Francisco, and Levelland.  Townsend’s stories have been published in over two dozen literary journals, print and on-line, and read on the radio.