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Friday, September 20 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Learning to Die, A lot

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Eight literary artists discuss receiving and incorporating life-altering revelations during the writing process. The audience will be encouraged to share too. Participants include: Katherine M. Agard, Meliza Bañales, Teresa Carmody, Miranda Mellis, Reema Rajbanshi, Anna Joy Springer, and Gina Srmabekian.


Katherine Agyemaa Agard

Katherine is a dual citizen of Trinidad & Tobago and Ghana. She lives in San Francisco. Her first book, of colour, won the Essay Press/University of Washington Bothell MFA book prize. It will be published in early 2020.
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Meliza Bañales

Meliza Bañales aka Missy Fuego is the author of three books and was a 2016 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Best LGBT Debut Fiction for her novel Life Is Wonderful, People Are Terrific. She was a fixture in the spoken-word, slam, and Queer artist communities of the San Francisco... Read More →

Teresa Carmody

Teresa Carmody is the author of Maison Femme: a fiction (2015) and Requiem (2005). Her work has appeared in The Collagist, Big Fiction, Two Serious Ladies, St. Petersburg Review, Faultline, Entropy, and more. Carmody is co-founding editor of Les Figues Press, an imprint of LARB Books... Read More →
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Miranda Mellis

Miranda Mellis is the author of a book of aphorisms and anecdotes called Demystifications (forthcoming), and several books of fiction: The Spokes, None of This Is Real, and The Revisionist. She is a co-author of The Instead, a book length dialogue with Emily Abendroth. She co-edited... Read More →

Reema Rajbanshi

Reema Rajbanshi is a creative and critical writer who works with semi-experimental texts that consider girlhood, violence, and startling turns in un/familiar places. Her story collection Sugar, Smoke, Song, which won the Women's Prose Prize for Red Hen Press, is forthcoming in 2020... Read More →
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Anna Joy Springer

Anna Joy Springer hosted the the &Now festival "Tomorrowland Forever in 2011 with Amina Cain at UC San Diego. She is the author of The Vicious Red Relic, Love (Jaded Ibis, 2011), an illustrated fabulist memoir with soundscape (Your Metaforest Guidebook), and The Birdwisher, A Murder... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT