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Poetry & Pizza: Three Poets And All-You-Can-Eat Pie | Financial Dist.

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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 7:30 pm | Cost: $10

Event Details

Poetry & Pizza is a monthly literature evening held at Escape from New York Pizza in the Financial District. For your $10 donation (which all goes to charity) you’ll hear three poets read their work while munching down as pizza, soda pop and salad as your tummy can handle.

And don’t worry, just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s stale left over pizza. Escape from New York donates the event space, all of the food and pays the salaries of everyone to stay open late especially for this event and usually bakes up everything fresh., so even if the poetry’s a dud, your pizza itch will be scratched.

Friday, January 8, 2010 Poetry Lineup


POETRY & PIZZA meets the first Friday of each month
(except when a holiday interferes, as New Year’s Day)
at Escape from New York Pizza, 333 Bush at Montgomery
(Montgomery BART or Sutter/Stockton Parking Garage)
in downtown San Francisco and offers free pizza to all comers.

Donations of $10 (this slides for students and seniors) benefit an organization of the poets’ choice.

This reading benefits WOW! WOMEN ON WRITING.

KATHLEEN DE AZEVEDO’s fiction has appeared in many publications including /Boston Review, Greensboro Review, Cream City Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Gettysburg Review/ and /TriQuarterly./ Her novel about Brazilians in Hollywood, /Samba Dreamers,/ was nominated for the Northern California Book Award and won the 2006 Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award. She was born in Rio de Janeiro and lives in San Francisco. She currently teaches English at Skyline College.

KATHLEEN MCCLUNG teaches at Skyline College, The Writing Salon, and privately. She has also served as managing editor at small presses publishing books for scholars, clinicians, and activists. Her poems, short stories, and essays have appeared in /Poetry Northwest, The Rambler, Spirituality & Health, Hawaii Pacific Review, Tiny Lights, Hot Flashes, off our backs,/ and other journals. Her work won first prize for flash fiction in the 2009 Soul-Making Literary Competition and second prize in the 2009 Sacramento Poetry Center contest.

ALYSSA J. O’BRIEN is a lecturer at Stanford University, where she teaches in both the Program in Writing and Rhetoric and in the Continuing Studies Program. She has published or co-authored seven books on writing, and she writes regularly for /Coastviews Magazine./ At Stanford, Alyssa also directs the Cross-Cultural Rhetoric Program, a global learning initiative that connects students across five continents through video-technology and blogs. Before joining Stanford, Alyssa taught creative writing at Cornell, the Eastmas School of Music, and the University of Rochester. Alyssa won the Phi Beta Kappa Outstanding Teaching Award in 2006, and what she enjoys most is helping people discover their voices in writing of all kinds. For the past two years in particular, Alyssa has enjoyed moderating the Open Mic session at the annual WOW! conference.

WOW! WOMEN ON WRITING programs have celebrated International Women’s Day through annual conferences and writing workshops at Skyline College since 2003. On March 6, 2010, WOW! Voices Now: A Morning of Readings and Refreshment, will feature Dorothy Bryant and Genny Lim, who will read from their award-winning work in fiction and poetry. Open readings with members of the audience will follow. This is a free program, a give back to the community of readers and writers who have attended and supported WOW! events. Poetry and Pizza donations will provide honoraria to guest authors.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: $10
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