I love a good recap. Thanks to everyone who signed up and spread the word about The Lab and helped sell out the Winter Into Spring Cycle. Now I go back into research mode to bring you six new series of experiments this fall. Meanwhile, stay tuned for writing prompts and recommendations. #thelabwmcd #writinginspiration #writingworkshop #fiction #memoir #writersofinstagram #sanfrancisco
Me getting ready to werk. @_bonypony notice the tee. Before I studied creative writing I studied creativity at the school of hard knocks.
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Tonight! Link in bio. Ai, whose work is forthcoming in the next issue of @14hills will be reading tonight at @welcometomannys. Ai is a Japanese-born immigrant writer and artist, who is currently an M.F.A. candidate and Creative Writing instructor at San Francisco State University. Her children's book Öykü Denizi (The Sea of Stories) was published by National Geographic, and her poems, translations, short stories, essays, and illustrations have appeared in New American Writing, Di-Vêrsé-City Anthology, Genre: Urban Arts, Breathe Free Press, among other publications. She is a winner of the Leonard Isaacson Award Browning Monologue Contest and The Austin International Poetry Festival 2017. Her plays have been seen in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Join @14hills and me Tonight at @welcometomannys! Link in bio: one of The Lab’s featured readers: Jessica Powell is the author of The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story. The first novel ever published by Medium, The Big Disruption was described by The New York Times as a zany satire [whose] diagnosis of Silicon Valley’s cultural stagnancy is so spot on that it’s barely contestable.” Until recently, Jessica was Google's Vice President of Communications and served on the company's management team. She is the author of Literary Paris, and her fiction and non-fiction has been published in The Guardian, the New York Times, Time, WIRED, Medium. She is also the co-founder and CEO of an early-stage start-up that builds software for musicians.
Can’t wait to hear René Vaz, whose work appears in issue 24.1 of @14hills ! René Vaz is a Bay Area Native and writer. He is a professor of Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University and holds degrees in English and Creative Writing. He curates Voz Sin Tinta, a multilingual reading series in the Mission District. His book, The Planet of The Dead, is available from Nomadic Press. Follow him on twitter: @FKA_RENÉ
Another of The Lab’s featured readers for Tuesday night’s reunion/reading (link in bio): @celestiepie ! Celeste Chan is an artist, writer, educator, and organizer, schooled by DIY and immigrant parents from Malaysia and the Bronx. Currently, she writes, makes films, performs, teaches, and collaborates with the goal of amplifying voices within marginalized communities. From 2008-2018, she co-directed Queer Rebels, a queer and trans people of color arts project. Celeste's writing can be found in several journals, including Ada, AWAY, Citron Review, cream city review’s genrequeer folio, Feminist Wire, Hyphen, Mixed Race/Queer and Feminist, and The Rumpus. She also has work in the anthologies, Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBT Voices, and Glitter & Grit: Queer Performance from Heels on Wheels. Celeste is a contributing editor for Foglifter Journal, serves as a Teaching Artist for the Queer Ancestors Project, and coordinates QTPOC FREE School.
Tomorrow night Labber Natasha @missytashy will take the stage with four other featured alumni for the Friends & Family Reading and Reunion with @14hills. Come hear her. Link to the event in bio. Natasha Dennerstein was born in Melbourne, Australia, to a family originating in Belarus. She worked as a psychiatric nurse for many years, which gave her an interesting perspective on the human condition. Natasha studied creative writing at Whitireia polytechnic in New Zealand and went on to take her Masters in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University. She has an MFA from San Francisco State University.
This Tuesday at @welcometomannys : Beyond excited that @xryguy Ryan Pittington has agreed to be a featured reader at The Lab @14hills reading. Ryan, a longtime Labber, also studied fiction writing at UC Santa Cruz and is at work on an interrelated collection of stories. Link with details in bio. #thelabwmcd #literaryreading #writersofinstagram #reunion
This Tuesday at @welcometomannys ! Come to The Lab’s friends and family reunion with @14hills and hear Labber Terry Gamble read from her wonderful historical novel The Eulogist. She’s one of our featured readers. Details in link in bio. #theeulogist #terrygamble