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Hazel Reading Series - April 2018 Edition

Red Poppy Art House
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This month Hazel Reading Series is excited to present her incredible line-up of women writers at the Red Poppy Art House - our most beloved art venue in the city. Join us for a memorable night of women's stories, words, and wisdom.

Dominca Phetteplace nominated by Dinika Amaral
Rose Heredia nominated by Kirin Khan
Carolyn Wysinger nominated by Maya Kosover
Nancy Au nominated by Olga Zilberbourg
Raina León nominated by Simi Singh Juneja
Ashley Davis nominated by Aurielle Lucier

Carolyn Wysinger is an author, speaker, educator & the host of The C-Dubb Show Podcast. She received her BA from California State Universit Long Beach and her MFA from Antioch University-Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Everyday Feminism, Elixher, Black Girl Dangerous, Autostraddle, Media Diversified, the Oakland Post & BK Nation. Her first book, “Knockturnal Emissions: Thoughts on #race #sexuality #gender” #community was released in 2013. She is a former Human Rights commissioner for the City of Richmond. She currently serves on the boards for BUTCHVoices, Richmond Rainbow Pride & Lambda Democratic of Contra Costa County.

Nancy Au's writing appears in Tahoma Literary Review, The Pinch, Beloit Fiction Journal, Lunch Ticket, SmokeLong Quarterly, Liminal Stories, Foglifter, Forge Literary Review, among others. She has an MFA from San Francisco State University where she taught creative writing. She teaches creative writing (to biology majors!) at California State University Stanislaus, and is co-founder of The Escapery (www.TheEscapery.org). Her flash fiction will be included in the forthcoming Best Small Fictions 2018 anthology.

Dominica Phetteplace writes literary and science fiction. Her work has appeared in Zyzzyva, The Los Angeles Review, The Pushcart Prize Anthology and The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her honors include a MacDowell Fellowship and a Rona Jaffe Award.

Rose Heredia is Dominican-American and from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco. She is a VONA/Voices alum, has read at the InsideStoryTime series, The Racket at Adobe Books, Lit Crawl 2016, Lit Crawl 2017, Liminal, and at About Last Night storytelling series. She currently lives in Oakland and works for a solar financing company that is helping her pay her student loans.

Ashley Davis is a California native, New York educated, Boston bred, Philly based black , queer, womxn, poet, educator whose work is personal and performed with the intention to connect to those around her in order to build community and continue healing. Ashley was a part of the VONA 2017 cohort facilitated by Patricia Smith, was a part of the 2016 Finalist team "House Slam" at the National Poetry Slam, and was a finalist for the 2016 National Underground Individual Poetry Competition. She currently lives with her grandmother and great-grandmother connecting to her spirit guides, learning her craft, and protecting her energy.

Hosted by Sara Marinelli

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