An Evening of Poetry and Prose
7pm Friday, June 28
At Gallery House, 320 South California Avenue, Palo Alto
Produced by Carrie Hechtman and Jean Znidarsic
Featuring: Toni Mirosevich and Lindsay Tam Holland
And guest readers: Marisa Kanemoto, Ann Gelder, Deborah Michel, John Nimmo, Kelly Cressio-Moeller, and visual artist Uma Kelkar.
Toni Mirosevich is the author of six collections of poetry and prose, most recently The Takeaway Bin (Spuyten Duyvil, NY). Her book of nonfiction stories, Pink Harvest, (Mid-List Press) received the First Series in Creative Nonfiction Award and her poetry chapbook, My Oblique Strategies, the Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award. Her multi-genre work has been anthologized in Best of the Bellevue Literary Review, Best American Travel Writing, The Gastronomica Reader, The Discovery of Poetry, and elsewhere. Literary fellowships and residencies include
the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Hedgebrook and Blue Mountain Center. She’s a Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, and former Associate Director of the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives. www.tonimirosevich.com
Lindsay Tam Holland was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and actually convinced someone once that every student there rode dolphins to school. After moving to Northern California and earning an undergraduate degree from Stanford, Holland went on to earn an MFA in creative writing from the University of San
Francisco. Along with teaching high school English and creative writing, Holland coaches water polo, avoids tofu, and enjoys writing limericks. Her debut novel The Counterfeit Family Tree of Vee Crawford-Wong is forthcoming next month from Simon & Schuster and is available for advanced order online.