Category Archives: reading (series)

More Details On Manifesto Reading!

Poetry may be for lovers, and stories for children, but what form of writing wants to speak to us all? Reaches out to grab us by the collar and shake us until we listen?

The Manifesto!

The Bay Area has never been short of political/artistic fervor, and we’ll
be bringing you classic examples from around the world and brand
new statements about How Things Should Be, along with audience
participation at the Manifesto! show at for SF in Exile, May 1st at Modern Times Bookstore, 7pm.

Naamen Tilahun
Annalee Newitz
Danny O’Brien
Nick Mamatas
Liz Henry
Steven Schwartz
Zuleikha Mahmood

declaim the juiciest and most rabble rousing bits from:  The SCUM Manifesto, The Futurist Manifesto, The Bitch Manifesto, The Femme Shark Manifesto, the Dadaist and Provo manifestos, and more!

So, come, listen, and get hit by the shrapnel of the War of Ideas!
SF in Exile – Manifesto!
May 1, 2009
7pm- 9pm  (door at 6:30)
Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Two Chances To See Me Read

So if you’re in the Bay Area there are two chances to see me read in the next few weeks. The first is at the Soulful Reading Series on my school’s campus. Here’s the flyer:soulful-revised


Not only do I know most of the readers and can guarantee their collective awesomeness and soulfulness but the piece I will be reading features cannibalism. CANNIBALISM! People you should be asking yourselves, how can you not come!

The second chance to hear me read will be on 5/1/2009 at the Center of Sex & Culture in San Francisco as part of SFinX’s Manifesto Night. I will be reading a non-fiction radically extreme political manifesto (or at least part of it) that I’m working on right now. I’ll put the poster and more info up here when I get it.

4/28/09 – reading moved to 5:30
5/01/09 – location moved to Modern Times Bookstore

Update on Blog Work

So the Science-Fiction blog I’m working for will be launching pretty soon and I’ll keep y’all updated on that front. But the personally relevant news is that in addition to being the intern they want me to write a couple of book reviews a week. Now this no problem but this blog is specifically about science-fiction, no fantasy or horror unless it ties into science somehow. I tend to read more fantasy that science-fiction so I’m asking for you recommendations! I mean we will be getting free advanced copies for me to read and review but one of the points of the blog is just about finding cool shit for people to read no matter if it’s new or 40 years old.

So send me your recommendations for science-fiction! All that I ask is that the main character be female because that’s my preference.

Other than that I’m working on a story for one of my classes that’s more futurist and a urban fantasy/humor zombie romance short story called “How I learned to stop worrying and love the stitches.”

Also if you’re in the Bay Area Writers With Drinks is tonight. There will be fantabulous people reading:
Kage Baker (The Sons of Heaven)
Jessy Randall (A Day In Boyland)
Inga Muscio (Cunt, Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil)
James Calder (In A Family Way, Knockout Mouse)
Ellery Urquhart (Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Competition)
Samhita Mukhopadhyay (Feministing, Racewire)

So come on down if you can.

Je suis une bunny (meaning quick post!)

Four exciting things have happened in the last few days:

#1 Another professor agreed to write me a letter of recommendation. (Note to self: contact schools)

#2 I was asked to submit an essay to the WisCon anthology. I have an idea on what I want to write but I have to email them my idea and see if it’s okay.

#3 The first teacher who agreed to write me a recommendation caught up with me yesterday and asked if I would read something at this informal reading series he has in his home.

#4 Is a secret for two more days. I’ll post about it on Sat.

So last night I was nervous waiting for the other shoe to drop when I realized that is not the way to live your life. I am going to enjoy this sudden windfall and be happy about the whole thing. So YAY!