Peninsula Literary Series Presents A Reading on Friday, December 11, 2009, 7:00 p.m. At Gallery House, 320 South California Avenue, Palo Alto @ Birch Street, through Printer’s Inc. Cafe Featuring Albert Flynn DeSilver and Lisa Harper
JOIN US FOR A GREAT EVENING! Carrie Hechtman and Jean Znidarsic, series co-organizers About Gallery House
About the Featured Authors
Lisa Harper is Adjunct Professor of Writing at the University of San Francisco. She received her A.B. in English/Creative Writing from Princeton University and her MA/PhD from University of California at Davis. Her academic writing has appeared in scholarly journals and anthologies, and more recently her writing has appeared online and in print in SNReview, Offsprung, Gastronomica, Lost, Switchback, and Literary Mama and in the anthologies Mama, PhD and the forthcoming Educating Tastes: Food, Drink and Connoisseur Culture. She has completed a book of narrative essays about becoming a mother, and is currently editing Learning to Eat, an anthology of original essays. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband, and their two children, Ella and Finn. You can find her online at LisaCatherineHarper.com & LearningToEatBook.com.
Albert Flynn DeSilver
Albert Flynn DeSilver is Marin County California’s very first poet laureate (2008-2010). He is also a teacher, visual artist and publisher living in Woodacre, California. He received a BFA in photography from the University of Colorado, and an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is the author of Letters to Early Street, Summer 2007 from La Alameda/University of New Mexico Press, and Walking Tooth & Cloud from French Connection Press in Paris, January 2007. He has published many poems in literary journals worldwide including Zyzzyva, New American Writing, Jubilat, Jacket (Australia), and Poetry Kanto (Japan). He is the editor and publisher of The Owl Press, publishing innovative poetry and poetic collaboration. He has taught poetry and writing workshops, including many years as a California Poet in the Schools in San Francisco and Marin County and is now the CEO/Director of Visiting Angels, a Senior Homecare agency in Santa Rosa, California.