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Saturday, October 12 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Foglifter Press: A Celebration of Bay Area Queer Literature

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Join Foglifter Press for the launch of the eighth issue of their literary journal—a biannual compendium of the most dynamic, urgent queer writing today. Based in San Francisco, Foglifter focuses on publishing queer writers and queer perspectives, intersectional and transgressive writing, both in content and form, from around the world. It's a space where queer writers celebrate, mourn, rage, and embrace. Issues will be for sale at the event! Featuring Amy Gong Liu, Thea Matthews, Jon Jon Moore, Jacques J. Rancourt, Emily Shapiro, and Summer Farah. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

Authors and Participants
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Summer Farah

Summer Farah is a poet & Pokemon master of Palestinian heritage. She currently co-writes the biweekly newsletter Letters to Summer with her pal Jillian. Summer's work has been published in Mizna, LitHub, hooligan mag, and others. You can keep up with her on Twitter @summabis or... Read More →
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Amy Gong Liu

Amy Gong Liu is a Bay Area-based educator who writes poetry and prose about the Sino-American diaspora, translation, longing, loss, and more. Her work has been published in The Columbia Review, Rabid Oak, Hobart, Reality Beach, and is forthcoming in others. She thinks too much (or... Read More →
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Thea Matthews

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Thea Matthews (she/her) is a published poet, scholar, and activist who writes on the complexities of humanity, grief, and resiliency. Find her at www.theamatthews.com/ IG: theamatthews... Read More →
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Jon Jon Moore

Jon Jon Moore is a Detroit-born writer and scholar currently living in Oakland, CA. His work has appeared in BOAAT, DREGINALD, DRØME, The James Franco Review, Vinyl, and Qui Parleamong others. Jon Jon is Director of the Winter Tangerine Fellowship and a doctoral student in the Department... Read More →
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Jacques J. Rancourt

Jacques J. Rancourt is the author of Brocken Spectre (forthcoming from Alice James Books), Novena (Pleiades Press), and the chapbook, In the Time of PrEP (Beloit Poetry Journal). His poems have appeared in the Boston Review, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Missouri Review, New... Read More →
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Emily Shapiro

Emily Shapiro's writing has appeared in Lux, Bard Papers, Antirrhinum, and LensCulture. She's in the midst of starting a queer lending library based out of her studio apartment in Berkeley. More about this can be found at @bilitis_bookshelf on Instagram.

Saturday October 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT