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Saturday, October 8 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Writers on the Verge: Litquake's Writing Contest Winners

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Join us for readings of poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, and short scenes, from Litquake's second annual writing contest winners for 2016. FREE

First: Christine No, “This Is the Way It Has Always Been”
Second: Farnaz Fatemi, “The Woman in the White Chador”
Third: Ingrid Keir, “The Choreography of Nests”

First: Alexis Wright “Which One is the Lifeline?”
Second: Emily Silverman, “Progress - Glitter - Two Deaths”
Third: Jennifer Kaplan, “Medicine”

First: Scott Russell Duncan, “How My Hide Got Color”
Second: Soseh Kevorkian, “Bills”
Third: Tanvi Chawla Buch, “Déjà Vécu”

First: Daniela Province: scene from “London Loves” screenplay 

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Darothy Durkac

Darothy Durkac is a Litquake producer and proud member of Litquake's Executive Committee, now in her seventh year. She is excited to host Litquake's Writing Contest winners at Samovar, during the first phase of Lit Crawl, 5:00-6:00, Saturday, October 14!
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Jamie L. Real

Managing Director, Litquake
Jamie L. Real is a writer, editor, and traveler from the Bay Area. She’s lived in Hungary and Poland as an English teacher and New Zealand as a bookseller and publishing assistant. She was raised on Patsy Cline, home-cooked food, and Stephen King novels. She is currently a freelance... Read More →

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Scott Duncan

Senior Editor, Somos en escrito
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Farnaz Fatemi

Farnaz Fatemi is an Iranian American writer and editor in Santa Cruz, CA. She is a founding member of The Hive Poetry Collective, which presents a weekly radio show and podcast in Santa Cruz County and hosts readings and poetry-related events, and was recently named Santa Cruz County... Read More →
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Soseh Kevorkian

Soseh Kevorkian is currently working on a memoir about growing up in an Oakland girl gang, entitled Bitches Galore. She's been awarded residencies at both Squaw Valley and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation with excerpts from Bitches Galore. She has recently published in Forth Magaz... Read More →
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Christine No

Christine No is a Korean American poet, essayist and producer. She is a Sundance Alum, VONA Fellow, two time Pushcart Prize nominee, and Best of the Net Nominee. You can find her work in: The Rumpus, sPARKLE+bLINK, Columbia Journal, Story Online, Apogee, Atlas and Alice, and various... Read More →
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Daniela Province

Daniela Province is a senior copywriter at Adobe and a freelance writer for the San Francisco Chronicle Style section. She graduated from Boston University with a degree in Journalism and lives in San Francisco with her husband Anthony.
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Emily Silverman

Resident physician, UCSF
Emily Silverman is a resident physician in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is interested in harnessing the power of narrative to improve the doctor-patient relationship, improve health outcomes, build community, reduce physician burnout... Read More →
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Alexis Wright

English Teacher, The Urban School
Alexis Wright is a high school English teacher and received her MFA from USF. When she’s not teaching students how to think critically and write with intention, she tries (optimistically) to practice what she preaches.

Saturday October 8, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Elbo Room