Jennifer Swanton Brown and Lori Ostlund, October 16

Maura Carta

Maura Carta

An Evening of Poetry and Prose

Friday, October 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

at Gallery House, 320 California Ave, Palo Alto

Featuring:  Poet Laureate Jennifer Swanton Brown
 &  Award-Winning Novelist Lori Ostlund
with artist Dorothy Burston Brown
Produced by
Carrie Hechtman and Jean Znidarsic

David Roderick and Alice LaPlante September 12



An Evening of Poetry and Prose – 7pm Friday Sept. 12 at Gallery House, 320 South California Ave, Palo Alto

Featuring David Roderick and Alice LaPlante, with Lita Kurth,

Paul Carroll, Noorulain Noor, Rebekah Pickard, and Erin Byrne

Produced by Jean Znidarsic and Carrie Hechtman,

Alice LaPlante is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction. She teaches creative writing at Stanford, where she was awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and held a Jones Lectureship; and in the MFA program at San Francisco State. Her fiction has been published in numerous literary journals, and won a TransAtlantic Review prize. Author of six books, including creative writing textbook, Method and Madness (W.W. Norton 2009), her novel, Coming of Age at the End of Days will come out in the spring.  

David Roderick’s first book of poems, Blue Colonial, won the APR/Honickman Prize. This fall, the Pitt Poetry Series published his second book, The Americans. He teaches in the MFA Writing Program at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and hosts The Late Nite Poetry Show, an interview series on The Rumpus.

Toni Mirosevich and Lindsay Tam Holland June 28

Burleigh Murray Barn Peninsula Literary-1Peninsula Literary Presents:

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.

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.