May 15, 2009

Peninsula Literary Returns
with new co-organizer Jean Znidarsic
at a new location,
Gallery House, Palo Alto
courtesy of Gallery artist
Trevlyn Williams.

Looking West by Trevlyn Williams

Peninsula Literary Series Presents
A Reading Friday, May 15, 2009, 7:00 p.m. At  Gallery House, 320 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, at Birch, through Printer’s Inc. Café   Featuring Nona Caspers and Joel Tan With Guest Readers Lisa Allen Ortiz, Nicholas Leaskou, Ann Ryles, and Melanie Reitzel JOIN US IN OUR NEW LOCATION! We look forward to seeing you there. Carrie Hechtman, Mary Petrosky and Jean Znidarsic, series co-organizers About the Featured Authors Nona Caspers Nona Caspers is the author of four books, including HEAVIER THAN AIR: STORIES which was awarded the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and was a New York Times Editors' Choice. Her work also has received a 2008 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Iowa Review Fiction Award, Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award and Barbara Deming Award. Eileen Myles said of her recent LITTLE BOOK OF DAYS "an avalanch of quiet risk taking-- this book sings." She's an Associate Professor in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.  Joel Tan Recently named of OUT Magazine's People of the Year,Joël Barraquiel Tan is also the Director of Community Engagement at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Ca.  His publications include  El Canto de Animal (Noice Press, 2006) and Monster- Poems (Noice Press, 2002). Tan has been nominated for Lambda Literary Award, Best Anthology, 1998 and his work is widely taught in the field of culture and sexuality studies. Joel Tan received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Antioch University in 2004, and his B.A. in Ethnic Studies at University of California, Berkeley in 2002. Tan  is also the Founding Board President of the Center for Disease Control and Association of Schools of Public Health’s Institute of HIV Prevention Leadership Alumni Association  (2002-2003) and a cofounder of Los Angeles' Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team. He is currently working on a libretto based on Sylvester's life.


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