Sat Oct 14th
at 18 Reasons
3674 18th St, SF
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About the Readers
Danny Thanh Nguyen is the editor of AS IS, an anthology of Vietnamese American art and literature, and is the former fiction editor of Indiana Review. His stories and personal essays have appeared in Gulf Coast, Hyphen Magazine, and The Full Spectrum. Danny is currently a Kundiman Fiction Fellow.
Ploy Pirapokin's work is featured in Griffith Review, Hyphen, Asia Literary Review, Queen of Statue Square: New Short Fiction from Hong Kong, and Transfer Magazine.
A proud daughter of immigrants, Michelle Penaloza was born in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of two chapbooks: landscape/heartbreak (Two Sylvias Press, 2015) and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes (Organic Weapon Arts, 2015). Her poems and essays have been featured in Waxwing, Poetry Northwest, New England Review, Off Paper, Vinyl, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of fellowships from the University of Oregon, Kundiman, and the Richard Hugo House, awards from Literary Arts, 4Culture, and Artist Trust, and scholarships from VONA/Voices, the Napa Valley Writers' Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, among others. Michelle lives in rural Northern California.
Janice Lobo Sapigao is a Pinay poet, writer, and educator from San Jose, CA. She is the author of two books of poetry: microchips for millions (Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., 2016) and Like a Solid to a Shadow (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2017). She is also the author of the chapbook toxic city (tinder tender press, 2015). She is a VONA/Voices Fellow and was awarded a Manuel G. Flores Prize, PAWA Scholarship to the Kundiman Poetry Retreat. She is the Associate Editor of TAYO Literary Magazine. Her work is also published in online publications such as The Offing, KQED Arts, CCM-Entropy, the Asian American Writers' Workshop's The Margins, and AngryAsianMan.com, among others. She was a reviewer for The Volta Blog and Jacket2. She earned he B.A. in Ethnic Studies with Honors, and she was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar at UC San Diego. She earned her M.F.A. in Critical Studies/Writing at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). She co-founded an open mic in Los Angeles called the Sunday Jump and was a Finalist in the Katipunan Poetry Slam. She is an alumna of Naropa University's Summer Writing Program. She enjoys playing with stuffed animals, listening to hip hop, and running. She teaches English at two community colleges in the Bay Area.