I am a late addition, and very excited to be one of the three readers in On The Cusp’s January 30 reading at the Bindery on Haight Street. I am reading an excerpt from my Japan novel–Criminals–and another piece of straight-up memoir. Here’s the write-up from Alison Landa, who makes it all happen:
The events that define us aren’t always immediately apparent. That’s the idea behind On the Cusp, a quarterly reading series that seeks to explore the meaning of life’s smaller moments … and their lasting significance.
Featuring Sarah Kobrinsky, Marian Palaia, and Mike Karpa!
Sarah Kobrinsky was the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of Emeryville, CA. Her collection, Nighttime on the Other Side of Everything, is forthcoming by New Rivers Press (Autumn 2019). Her poems and stories have appeared in Magma Poetry, Eleven Eleven, Monkeybicycle, 100 Word Story, Fjords Review among many others. She was born in Canada, raised in North Dakota, seasoned in England, and tempered in California. Sarah and her husband have a handmade dinnerware company called Jered’s Pottery. She is also a perinatal yoga instructor.
Marian Palaia is the author of “The Given World,” named by Kirkus a best novel of 2015 and nominated for, among other awards, The PEN/Bingham Prize, the Saroyan International Prize for Fiction, and the VCU/Cabell Prize. She lives in San Francisco and in Missoula, Montana with her Mongolian Barking Shepherd, Tupelo. Her second book, “Wild Things,” is forthcoming.
Mike Karpa is a queer SF writer shifting from deeply felt literary writing to meaningless escapism. Briefly a DoJ staff translator, his biggest work victory is surviving as a freelancer for over thirty years, which may be why full-time employment sets his mind spinning murder-mystery plots. His memoir and/or short fiction has been published in Tin House, Sixfold, and elsewhere and been selected for Memoir Monday, a weekly newsletter co-curated by Narratively, Tin House and other literary magazines. A new story is apparently forthcoming in Tahoma Literary Review.
Admission for this event is $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered at this link: https://thecusp.bpt.me/.
Please note: this is an all ages event. The bar opens at 7pm, and event begins at 7:30pm.