The Window Literary Salon: Volume 1, 2013 — Inaugural Chapbook!

Cover Art: "Girl With Camera" by Eliseo Art Silva

Cover Art: “Girl With Camera” by Eliseo Art Silva

 

THE WINDOW LITERARY SALON is a reading series for women, transwomen/transmen, non-gendered and non-cis folks in the San Francisco Bay Area. We cultivate good writing, compelling conversation, and convene over delicious food and wine.

“Come for a good time. Stay for the art.”

Inaugural Chapbook: Volume I, December 2013: Featuring new work by Nanor Abkarian, Davey Davis, Lindsey Engelhardt, Tasha Keeble, Margaret Miller, Margaret Seelie, & Jennifer Williams.

Hosted by Melissa Sipin & Margaret Miller.
www.thewindowliterarysalon.wordpress.com

Cover art, “Girl With Camera,” by Eliseo Art Silva ©

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The Window’s Second Reading!

[ Welcome to the second reading of The Window Literary Salon! ]

December 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Reading promptly starts at 7:45pm.

"Girl With Camera" by Eliseo Art Silva

“Girl With Camera” by Eliseo Art Silva

 

A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.

— Anaïs Nin

 

Come for the drinks, the food, and most of all, a night of sharing art and conversation. Please feel free to bring snacks or drinks. ♥

The Window Literary Salon is a reading series for women, transwomen/transmen, non-gendered and non-cis folks in the San Francisco Bay Area. We cultivate good writing, compelling conversation, and convene over delicious food and wine.

Come for a good time. Stay for the art.

Five talented Mills writers will share their work with us:

Davey Davis

Davey Davis is obsessed with body horror, power exchange, sex work, and trans/genderqueer identities. They live in Oakland, CA.

Lindsey Engelhardt

Lindsey Engelhardt lives in Berkeley with her architect and cat from the Gobi Desert. She is currently an MFA candidate at Mills College and the recipient of the Mary Merritt Henry Prize for Poetry. She likes Arthur Rimbaud’s idea of vowels as colors and is obsessively curious about curiosity. She is building a cabinet of wonder out of poems and her cat is most likely circling her legs right now. Find out more at lindseyengelhardt.tumblr.com.

Tasha Keeble

Tasha Keeble keeps these words by Jesus in the Gnostic Gospels close: “If you bring forth what is within you, what is within you can save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what is within you will destroy you.” And as a follower of Walker, Dickinson, Toomer, Donne, Hurston, Morrison, Thoreau and Coltrane, what is in Keeble, that which must come out, is one song: of apotheosis and ecstasy. She is always trying to get that surfeit of emotion out of herself and onto the page, to weave it into an audience through word and voice, trying to induce in others what Dr. Dre calls an ear-gasm.

Otherwise, Keeble goes to school. Teaches. Writes. Loves. And most importantly, she tries not to be too much of a self-­centered bitch … such a struggle.

Margaret Seelie

Margaret Seelie‘s thesis, Suitcase Stories, is a series of three short pieces about the burden of traveling with a magical suitcase, a Chinese wedding, and a deteriorating relationship in slow motion. Currently, her muse–the sea–has possessed her with tales of mermaid tribes and revenge. Margaret’s cinematic writing style is sprinkled with contemplative moments. When she is not working with multilingual students at Mills, she loves catching little peelers on her longboard, The Avacado.

Jenny Willams

Jennifer Williams is the Managing Editor of 580 Split and an MFA Fiction candidate at Mills College, where she is working on her first novel. Her work has appeared most recently in sparkle + blink, the Adventure Club, the Truth about the Fact, and Marco Polo Arts Magazine. When not writing, she makes ambient music and collects philodendrons. (www.jenniferchristinewilliams.webs.com and www.soundcloud.com/gossimersound.)

Please RSVP on Facebook. We are an intimate reading space–thus, the guest list is limited.

The Window’s Inaugural Reading!

[ Welcome to the first reading of The Window Literary Salon! ]

April 19th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

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“The words (she was looking at the window) sounded as if they were floating like flowers on water out there, cut off from them all, as if no one had said them, but they had come into existence of themselves.”

— To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

 

Come for the drinks, the food, a birthday, and most of all, a night of sharing art and conversation. In honor of the host’s birthday (Melissa!), please bring wine/beer. ♥

The Window Literary Salon is a reading series for women, transwomen/transmen, non-gendered and non-cis folks in the San Francisco Bay Area. We cultivate good writing, compelling conversation, and convene over delicious food and wine.

Come for a good time. Stay for the art.

 

Three talented Mills writers will share their work with us:

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Nanor Abkarian: A wise boy once described the similarities between people and pistachios when he said, first, there’s the shell and then—ice cream.

It’s things like this that Nanor keeps. Other things include language, film, and the time in between seasons. The 5 ½ ft., backwards speaking color aficionada was born in Tarzana, California, and has been searching for home since then. Once, at dawn, she thought she found something but it was only a reflection in the composition of tea leaves, wine lees, or coffee grounds. She is currently interested in Greek tempo and the idea of creating architecture with words.

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Rebecca Woolston: Rebecca has been a co-editor for The Honors Journal at CSU Sacramento. She is currently working on her first novel, THE THINGS I FORGOT, about the fluidity of love and memory. She writes from moments of intimacy and likes to nestle inside them. She lives in Davis, California, and attends Mills College where she is pursing her MFA. Her work has appeared in Calaveras Station.

 

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Margaret Ann Miller: Margaret is a proud Colorado native who believes her home state is overran with cowboys, miners, and most importantly, lumberjacks. She is only interested in the Wild West, but sometimes she enjoys thinking of names for her future cat (Cash). She wants to write a novel that is the product of a literary orgy between Faulkner, Winterson, Kundera, and Woolf. She is currently attempting this feat. Her characters keep her up at night yammering about how lazy she is in telling their story.

Dinner starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.; reading at 7:15 p.m.

Please RSVP to melissa.sipin@gmail.com. We are an intimate reading space–thus, the guest list is limited.