The Other Side of Violet – Oakland

by Jane on August 2, 2017

November 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm GMT-7
The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St
Oakland, CA 94612
Jane Ormerod

6:00 – 9:00 pm PSTVIOLET Oakland

great weather for MEDIA is delighted to return to the Octopus Literary Salon to celebrate the release of our latest anthology, The Other Side of Violet. a fearless and dynamic collection of poetry and short fiction.

Submissions open for the 2018 anthology in October. This is a fabulous opportunity to learn about an independent press looking for new voices.

Featuring contributors and special guests Jessica Barksdale, Natasha DennersteinCarol Dorf, Julian MithraKen Saffran, and SB Stokes plus open mic.

Hosted by Richard Loranger and Jane Ormerod.

Jessica BarksdaleJessica Barksdale‘s fourteenth novel, The Burning Hour, was published by Urban Farmhouse Press in April 2016. Her short stories, poems, and essays have appeared, or are forthcoming, in Waccamaw Journal, Salt Hill Journal, Little Patuxent Review, and So to Speak. She is a Professor of English at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, and teaches novel writing online for UCLA Extension. In addition, Jessica holds an MA in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an MFA from the Rainier Writers Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.

Natasha DennersteinNatasha Dennerstein was born in Melbourne, Australia, to a family originating in Belarus.  She worked as a psychiatric nurse for many years, which gave her an interesting perspective on the human condition. She has an MFA from San Francisco State University. Natasha has had poetry published in many journals including Landfall, Snorkel, Shenandoah, Bloom, Transfer, Red Light Lit, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Foglifter. Her collections Anatomize (2015) and Triptych Caliform (2016) were published by Norfolk Press in San Francisco, who will also be publishing her novella-in-verse About a Girl this fall. Her recent chapbook, Seahorse (2017), was published by Nomadic Press in Oakland.

Carol DorfCarol Dorf is the author of the chapbooks Theory Headed Dragon (Finishing Line Press) and Some Years Ask (Locofo Chaps). Her poetry appears in Sin Fronteras, Antiphon, The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Scientific American, Maintenant, and Best of Indie Lit New England. Carol is poetry editor of Talking Writing and teaches mathematics in Berkeley.

Julian MithraJulian Mithra, primarily a performance artist, hovers between genre and gender, border-mongering and mongreling. Resisting essentialisms, they roll out monologues, collage black & white zines, clip poem videos, and rubber stamp imprints. They hold an MA in Folklore from UC Berkeley. Their work has been, or will be featured, in Gendertrash Café, Milvia Street, Storm Cellar, Whirlwind, Anxy, Chroma, Sharkpack Review, and enough/enough.

Ken Saffran has had poems in Ambush, San Francisco Peace and Hope, and Amsterdam Quarterly. He lives in San Francisco because he can’t afford it.

SB Stokes2017SB Stokes, the author of A History of Broken Love Things (Punk Hostage Press), lives and writes in the hills behind the lake in Oakland. One of the core founders of Beast Crawl, Oakland’s free annual literary festival, he holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.



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