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Mirabel Street Writers Group Reading - Picnic, Lightning!

Sunday, March 12, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Type:
The Green Arcade
Location Details:
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Picnic, lightning is how Vladimir Nabokov’s Humbert recounts his “very photogenic” mother's demise. The comma, her last breath before the lightning's revision. A writer invites the illuminating flash; our response speaks to our ability to survive, interpret and even transcend. From Emily Dickinson’s nuanced “every clamor bright” to prose and poems about trick clocks, transcendent rooms, lockdown and landscape, join us at The Green Arcade as we explore the ways our new reality electrifies perception and memory. Lightning, comma, picnic.

Cynthia Kreuz-Uhr has taught in the Master's Contemplative Psychotherapy Program at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She worked with T.A. Barron as a researcher on his fantasy series "The Merlin Saga" and studied the poetry of Emily Dickinson with Suzanne Juhasz at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a card-carrying published member of the Emily Dickinson International Society.

David Jefferies attended Cornell and U Mass Amherst where he studied with Archie Ammons, Ai, and James Tate. He has published widely in the little magazine scene, including Yankee, New England Review, The Little Magazine., and Weaving The Terrain:100-Word Southwestern Poems. David has spent four decades as a teacher, mostly in middle school.

Joe Metzler writes both poetry and prose. He was educated as a composer at Old Dominion University and Cal Arts. He works with his brother as a General Building Contractor in San Francisco and is currently completing his training as a registered yoga instructor

Sari Kossowsky is a poet/prose writer living in the outside lands of San Francisco. Her work has appeared in New York Quarterly and Five Fingers Review. Her current research includes haptics, zines, and samizdat.

Richard Schwarzenberger is the author of four books, In Faro’s Garden: a Tour and Some Detours; Hapless Males, a collection of short stories; City of Disappearances, a novel, as well as a new collection of stories, The Trick Clock, all published by Ithuriel’s Spear Press.

William Torphy has written on performance and the visual arts for many magazines. Ithuriel’s Spear Press in San Francisco has published three of his books. His short stories have been featured in Bryant Literary Journal, The Fictional Café, Image OutWrite, Chelsea Station, and Arlington Literary Journal among others. His fiction collection Motel Stories is being published by Unsolicited Press.

Added to the calendar on Tue, Mar 7, 2023 1:14AM
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