Why There Are Words Sausalito Presents “Reparations” Feb. 8, 2018

Join Why There Are Words – Sausalito on February 8, 2018, at Studio 333 in Sausalito (333 Caledonia Street) for “Reparations” with the following six acclaimed authors. Doors open at 7; readings begin at 7:15. $10 at the door. Cash bar.

Laurie Ann Doyle‘s new collection of stories, World Gone Missing (Regal House Publishing), was named as a top book pick by The East Bay Express and praised by The New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki for delivering “astute portrayals of people who desire connection, hope, and renewal.” Winner of the Alligator Juniper National Fiction Award and a Pushcart Prize nominee, Laurie’s stories and essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Review, Jabberwock Review, and Under the Sun, among many other literary journals. She teaches writing at the San Francisco Writers Grotto and UC Berkeley.

Scott Esposito is the author of four books, most recently The Doubles (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2017). He is a frequent contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has appeared in BOMB magazine, Tin House, The White Review, The Lifted Brow, The Believer, The Washington Post, and others. He was a finalist for the 2014 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and is a Senior Editor and Publicity Director with Two Lines Press.

Shauna Hannibal is the author of Hannibal (Forklift Books, 2017), her debut collection of poetry, with praise from Laura Kasischke and Dean Young. Her work has appeared in jubilat, Big Bell, Forklift, Ohio, and other places. She lives in San Francisco and works at the UCSF Library.

Kevin “Mc” McIlvoy’s published works include the story collections 57 Octaves Below Middle C, published by Four Way Books in September 2017, and The Complete History of New Mexico, as well as the novels The Fifth Station, Little Peg, and Hyssop. The former editor-in-chief of the national literary magazine, Puerto del Sol, he has served on the boards of directors of The Council of Literary Magazines & Presses and The Association of Writers & Writing Programs. A retired Regents Professor, he served as Interim Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Warren Wilson College, where he has taught since 1987. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Tomas Moniz edited Rad Dad and Rad Families. His novella Bellies and Buffalos is about friendship, family and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. He’s the recipient of the SF Literary Arts Foundation’s 2016 Award, the 2016 Can Serrat Residency, the 2017 Caldera Residency, and others. His debut novel, King Pleasure, is looking for a home. He has stuff on the internet but loves letters and penpals: PO Box 3555, Berkeley CA 94703. He promises to write back.

Kathleen Winter is the author of two poetry collections, I will not kick my friends (Elixir Press 2018), winner of the Elixir Poetry Prize, and Nostalgia for the Criminal Past, which received the 2013 Texas Institute of Letters first book award. She was granted fellowships from the Dobie Paisano Ranch; Dora Maar House; James Merrill House; Cill Rialaig Project; and Vermont Studio Center. She won the 2014 Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award and the 2016 Poetry Society of America The Writer/Emily Dickinson Award. Kathleen Winter practiced law for several years in the Northern California wine country before becoming a lecturer. Her poems are forthcoming in The New Statesman, Yale Review, Barrow Street, Confrontation, Western Humanities Review, and Prelude. She teaches at Sonoma State University.

Why There Are Words is an award-winning national reading series founded in Sausalito in 2010 by Peg Alford Pursell, now expanded to five additional major cities in the U.S. with more planned in the near future. The series draws a full house of Bay Area residents every second Thursday to Studio 333, located at 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA 94965. The series is part of the 501(c)3 non-profit WTAW Press.