Beth Lisick & Micah Perks

October 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday Night Fiction – KGB Bar
Sun. Oct. 21 @ 7 PM – Free!
This Week: Micah Perks & Beth Lisick

The Los Angeles Times called Micah Perks’ first novel, We Are Gathered Here “a woman’s manifesto...a tightly woven story that is as fanciful as it is grimly real.” Her memoir, Pagan Time, has been translated into Korean, is an audio book from audible and will come out in Spanish through Kachina Ediciones in 2018. The San Francisco Chronicle listed it in Best Summer Reading and Adirondack Life listed it as Adirondack Required Reading.  She’s published short stories and essays in Zyzzyva, The Massachusetts Review, Tin House, OZY, Kenyon Review on-line and Epoch, amongst many others, and her stories have been anthologized in The Encyclopedia Project, Viz Inter Arts, The Best Underground Fiction, Santa Cruz Noir and others. You can find several of her stories on audible.com. Five of her stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She has been given multiple residencies at The Blue Mountain Center and received a Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts grant. She won an NEA, The New Guard Machigonne Fiction prize and other prizes for her novel, What Becomes Us.  Micah lives with her family in Santa Cruz California, where she co-directs the creative writing program and is a professor in the Literature Department at University of California, Santa Cruz. She reads from her collection True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape

“The stories rely on effective, curt dialogue ad internal monologues, with engaging glimpses into many different minds. Characters experience odd circumstances, but remain grounded. Romantic and dramatic, the linked stories of True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape are subtle and engaging.”
Beth Lisick, author of the New York Times bestselling book Everybody into the Pool, is also a performer and odd-jobs enthusiast. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies including Best American Poetry, the Christian Science Monitor, and Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Movement. She has contributed to public radio’s This American Life and is the cofounder of the monthly Porchlight storytelling series in San Francisco.
Questions: Contact Suzanne Dottino suzannedottino@gmail.com

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction

The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers.


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