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