January 8th Reading

Authors and Works:

Kristen Chen (former Steinbeck Fellow), “Meine Liebe” published in HOBART, Jan. ’09

John Mitchell, “Then We Let Go”

Dave Denny (former Poet Laureate of Cupertino), “Oh Monster, My Monster” published in Fool in the Attic, collection, 2013

Kevin Arnold, “The Flashlight Next to the Glovebox”

Lita Kurth, “Roque Dalton” (inspired by Tessie Scharaga’s installation, “Dialogue with a Dead Poet/Diálogo con un Poeta Muerto”

Parthenia Hicks (former Poet Laureate of Los Gatos), “Jared’s Shadow”

Ken Weisner, “All-Day Bus Trip to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival” from the collection, Anything on Earth

Chris Krohn, “From Santa Cruz to Berkeley, Next Stop: Managua”

Maria Judnick, “The Captain”

Tarn Wilson, “The Moment I Can’t Remember” excerpt from memoir, The Slow Farm, forthcoming in 2014

Victoria M. Johnson, “Trailer Park Queen”

Tania Martin, “The Artist’s Model”


Thanks to all our participants including our fabulous audience!


October Forum

Our gratitude goes out to all who read and/or came to hear the readings at our October forum. The audience was laughing one moment, near tears in another, and there wasn’t a spare seat in the house!


We had a few stories inspired by John Lennon, recognizing his birthday on the night of our event, October 9th. We had a new type of flash fiction, “found flash fiction”, and we had some participants come from as far as Sonoma and San Francisco.


Our program on October 9th, 2013:


  • Tania Martin – “They Call it Puppy Love”
  • Elizabeth Nguyen – “¡Viva Piñata!” (published in Red Wheelbarrow Student Ed. 2013)
  • Leslie E. Hoffman- “Rhinestone Memories” (published in Patchwork Path: Treasure Box, 2010)
  • Hallie McKnight – “Seth”
  • Frances Lefkowitz “Watching Sandra be Loved by God” (originally published at TinHouse http://www.tinhouse.com/blog/13353/flash-fridays)
  • Carolyn Meredith – “Only The Best Dine at George’s”
  • Jan Feathers – “The Bells”




  • Renée M. Schell – “Larger Than Life”
  • Barbara Saxton – “Popular Fiction”
  • Der-Wie Li – “Odium”
  • Liz Green – “Glitter and Gum”
  • Tim J. Myers – “Marriage” & “By the Bent Trunk”
  • Elea Carey – “Super New Course” (a “found” flash fiction)

Our Inaugural Event


Thanks to all who participated in our inaugural event August 14th, 2013. The audience was warm and enthusiastic, the setting inspirational, and the readers were sensational.

Cynthia Benson – “The Work Ethic”

Yeganeh Modirzadeh – “The Garden”

Victoria M. Johnson- “A Bookish Competition”

Bob Dickerson- “Stitt PLays Bird”

Parthenia Hicks- “Jessie”

Renée M. Schell- “Additional Oxygen”

Azin Arefi- “War”

Liliana Guajardo- “Earth Angels”

Danielle Steakley- “The Wedding”

Ken Weisner- “Thanksgiving”

Anne Sconberg- “Light Beings, Good With Tools”

Lita Kurth- “Aquarium: a love story”

Tania Martin- “Lagomorph”


We are very grateful to Works Gallery for providing us a space. Also, to Anne Sconberg for helping us with the programs.

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