Peninsula Literary Returns
with new co-organizer Jean Znidarsic
at a new location,
Gallery House, Palo Alto
courtesy of Gallery artist
A Reading Friday,
May 15, 2009,
At Gallery House,
320 South California
Palo Alto, at Birch,
Featuring Nona Caspers
and Joel Tan
With Guest Readers
Lisa Allen Ortiz,
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,
About the Featured Authors
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.
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.
Looking West by Trevlyn Williams