The Other Side of Violet – San Francisco

by Jane on August 2, 2017

November 4, 2017 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm GMT-7
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Jane Ormerod

Doors at 6:45 pm, Event starts at 7:00 pmVIOLET San Francisco

great weather for MEDIA is delighted to return to San Francisco 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, Patrick CahillCarol Dorf, Richard Loranger, Julian Mithra, Jan Steckel, and Maw Shein Win.

Hosted by 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 JournalLittle 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.

Patrick CahillPatrick Cahill co-edits Ambush Review, a San Francisco based literary and arts magazine. He received his Ph.D. in History of Consciousness at UCSC. His poetry twice received the Central Coast Writers Award. Recent work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Digging Our Poetic Roots, Otoliths, Aji, Into The Void, and riverbabble.

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 FronterasAntiphonThe Journal of Humanistic MathematicsScientific AmericanMaintenant, and Best of Indie Lit New England. Carol is poetry editor of Talking Writing and teaches mathematics in Berkeley.

Richard Loranger, Another Read Through Richard Loranger is a writer, performer, visual artist, and all around squeaky wheel, currently residing in Oakland, CA. His recent book of flash prose, Sudden Windows (Zeitgeist Press, 2016), has been warmly received. He is also the author of Poems for Teeth, The Orange Book, and nine chapbooks. Other recent work can be found in Oakland Review #4, Full of Crow (Winter 2017 Fiction Issue), and the online anthology HIV Here and Now. You can find more about his work and scandals at

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 CaféMilvia StreetStorm CellarWhirlwindAnxyChroma, Sharkpack Review, and enough/enough.

Maw Shein Win

Maw Shein Win is a poet, editor, and educator who lives and works in the Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in various journals, including Cimarron Review, Fanzine, Eleven Eleven, the Fabulist, and others. Her most recent poetry chapbook is Score and Bone on Nomadic Press, and her full-length poetry collection will be published by Manic D Press in spring 2018. She is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito.

Selfie071316Jan Steckel is a former pediatrician who left the practice of medicine because of chronic pain. Her poetry book The Horizontal Poet (Zeitgeist Press, 2011) won a 2012 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction. Her fiction chapbook Mixing Tracks (Gertrude Press, 2009) and poetry chapbook The Underwater Hospital (Zeitgeist Press, 2006) also won awards for LGBT writing. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Scholastic Magazine, Yale Medicine, Bellevue Literary Review, and elsewhere. Her work was nominated three times each for the Pushcart and Sundress Best of the Net anthologies, won the Goodreads Poetry Contest twice, and won various other awards. She lives in Oakland, California.

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