Saturday, October 13th, 2007
7:00 – 7:45 pm
New College Creamery
780 Valencia Street
Go: readings about movement & tangents featuring Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Thy Tran, Oscar Bermeo, Vanessa Merina, Bushra Rehman, & Rebecca Foust
presented as part of the Litquake Festival
about the artists
Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, OSCAR BERMEO is a BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) award-winning poet. Oscar lives in Oakland, is the poetry editor for Tea Party magazine, and is married to poet Barbara Jane Reyes. For more information, visit www.oscarbermeo.com.
REBECCA FOUST’s work appears in Twelve Ways (Kearny Street Press 2007) and is forthcoming in Margie, Marin Poetry Center Anthology, North American Review, Nimrod, Poetry East, and Taproot. A finalist in the Pablo Neruda, James Hearst and Ruth Stone Poetry Awards, she also won a first place in Writer’s Digest’s Competition.
Poet and novelist LINDA WATANABE MCFERRIN contributes regularly to both literary and commercial publications. A popular teacher and speaker, she’s authored two poetry collections, an award-winning novel and a short story collection and has edited four literary anthologies. She is the founder of Left Coast WritersÂ®.
VANESSA MERINA was born in California and schooled in Vermont. She writes short fiction and essays. Her work has appeared in Silo, Upstairs at Duroc, and the anthology Cheers to Muses: Contemporary Works by Asian American Women.
BUSHRA REHMAN is a vagabond who traveled for years with a greyhound ticket and book bag full of poems. She is author of Marianna’s Beauty Salon and co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. To read poetry or excerpts of her on-the-road desi adventure novel, visit www.bushrarehman.com.
THY TRAN is a freelance writer specializing in the history and culture of food. She recently received a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission to complete a collection of essays exploring how food changes in families across time and place. Read more about her work at www.wanderingspoon.com.