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    Monday, May 09, 2005

    Lots-o-Readings

    Velvet Revolution
    Student Showcase And Open Mic
    with John Cleary (fictionoso and poetico)
    and Elizabeth Gjelten (celebrated monologuista teatrista!)
    hosted by Malia Jackson Nobel Prize Winning Nuclear Poet


    Tuesday, May 10 at 5:00 PM
    in The Poetry Center Humanities Building, Room 512, SFSU Campus

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    Robin Romm Chapbook Release Party
    for The Tilt a collection of short stories
    Winner of the 2004 Michael Rubin Chapbook Award from Fourteen Hills/San Francisco State University.

    Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30
    at Great Overland Book Company
    345 Judah Street @ 9th Ave, San Francisco
    (415) 644-0126

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    Ecstatic Monkey presents:
    Toni Mirosevich Book Release Party
    Queer Street
    Reading with Malia Jackson & Lori Williams

    Thursday, May 12 @ 7:30pm
    StartSOMA Gallery
    672 S. Van Ness between 17th and 18th

    Toni Mirosevich is the author of The Rooms We Make Our Own (Firebrand Books), co-author of Trio: Toni Mirosevich, Charlotte Muse, Edward Smallfield (Specter Press), and of the newly released Queer Street (Custom Words), runner up for the 2004 Custom Words Poetry Prize. Afourth collection of poetry, My Oblique Strategies, won the 2005 Frank O'Hara Chapbook Award (Pratt Institute, Brooklyn) and will be published by Thorngate Road Press in September, 2005. Other literary awards include the Astraea Emerging Lesbian Writer in Fiction Award,the Americas Review Poetry Prize, and for 2004-2005 fellowships with the MacDowell Colony, Willard R. Espy Foundation and Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review, Best American Travel Writing, The Progressive, and is forthcoming in Puerto Del Sol, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, and in the anthologies AutoBioDiversity (Heyday Books) and The Impossible Will Take A Little While (Basic Books). She is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.

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    Fourteen Hills Journal celebrates its NEW ISSUE at
    the Elbo Room
    Tuesday, May 17, 2005 @ 6:30pm
    647 Valencia Street (btwn 17th & 18th)

    WITH POETRY AND FICTION READINGS BY contributors Aurora Brackett, AnneClifford, Susanna Kittredge, Laura Moore, Robin Romm and Margaret Ronda.


    Anne Clifford's short stories have appeared in Hayden's Ferry Reviewand Get Off My Wagon, and have been performed by a Los Angeles theatercompany. In 2004, she won an AWP first prize for fiction and receivedher MFA from the University of San Francisco. She lives in Albany,where she works as a grant writer fornon-profit organizations.

    Aurora Brackett is working on her MFA in Creative Writing at SFSU. Shelives in Oakland. "Cold War" won the 2004 Wilner Award.

    Laura Moore's poetry, fiction, essays and photography have appeared inCoracle, Spectrum, Midnight Zoo, Danse Macabre, Limestone, 14850Magazine, The Ithaca Times, Kalliope and 14 Hills. Though she lives,works, and schools in San Francisco you can most often find her at theWinchester Mystery House. She has a season pass.

    New England native Susanna Kittredge is currently pursuing her MFA inCreative Writing at San Francisco State University. She enjoyscooking, crochet, and watching the ocean from a distance. Her poemshave appeared or are forthcoming in the journals Diner, Sahara,Transfer, and Shampoo, and in the upcoming Faux Press anthology, _BayArea Poetics_.

    Margaret Ronda received an MFA in poetry from Indiana University. Herpoems have appeared in Bellingham Review, Faultline, Seattle Review,Prairie Schooner, and other journals. She is currently pursuing a PhDin English at UC Berkeley.

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