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Saturday, October 20

8:00pm PDT

Celebrating Mission At Tenth
Mission At Tenth is the Inter-arts journal published through the MFA Program at California Institute of Integral Studies. The event will include Bay Area writers and artists who have been featured in our seventh issue.

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Randall Babtkis

Randall Babtkis is the Founding Editor of Mission at Tenth. He is currently at work on a novel called The Origginals. The second "g" is silent.
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Carolyn Cooke

Carolyn Cooke is the author of The Bostons, Daughters of the Revolution, and Amor & Psycho. She teaches in the MFA Program at CIIS.
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Anne Finger

Anne Finger is the author of A Woman, in Bed (just out from Cinco Puntos Press) and Call Me Ahab (winner of the Prairie Schooner Prize and nominee for the Northern California Book Award).  She has taught disability studies and creative writing at both the university level and in... Read More →
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Paula Junn

Paula Junn is a maker of stories, photography, and jewelry. She moved to San Francisco over four years ago to pursue a dream of becoming more of herself, and she continues to follow that path, wherever it takes her.
avatar for Julie Levak

Julie Levak

Julie Levak is the Editor of Mission at Tenth and a nonfiction writer who is sometimes as VanishingSF.
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Jenni Olson

Jenni Olson is a writer, queer media historian, filmmaker, and online pioneer. Her most recent film, The Royal Road, premiered at Sundance in 2015 and is now available worldwide on DVD and digital. Jenni is the proud proprietor of Butch.org — a conceptual worldwide safe space dedicated... Read More →
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Tony Robles

Tony Robles, "The People's Poet," was born in San Francisco and is the author of two collections of poetry and short stories, Cool Don't Live Here No More--A letter to San Francisco and Fingerprints of a Hunger Strike. He was a shortlist nominee for poet laureate of San Francisco... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Make-Out Room

8:00pm PDT

Cogswell College: Get Gory
Sometimes, gross is gorgeous and gore makes sense. Sometimes it's what really happened -- or a necessary escape from some subtler pain. Let's get gory.

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Ron Austin

Ron Austin's book Avery Colt Is A Snake, A Thief, A Liar is forthcoming in the fall of 2019. His story "Cauldron" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
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JK Fowler

Nomadic Press, founder
J. K. Fowler is the founder and executive director of Nomadic Press, a community-focused literary and arts non-profit with operations in Oakland, CA, Des Moines, IA, and Brooklyn, NY. He also serves as the Director of Communications for Peace and Partnerships at the Oakland Peace... Read More →
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Molly Giles

Molly Giles has published four award-winning collections of stories: Rough Translations, which won The Flannery O’Connor Prize, the Boston Globe Award, and The Bay Area Book Reviewers’ Award; Creek Walk, which won The Small Press Best Fiction Award, the California Commonwealth... Read More →
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Tomas Moniz

TOMAS MONIZ’s debut novel, Big Familia, was a finalist for the 2020 PEN/Hemingway, the LAMBDA, and the Foreward Indies Awards. He edited Rad Dad and Rad Families. He’s the recipient of the SF Literary Arts Foundation’s 2016 Award and was awarded the 2020 Artist Affiliate for Headlands Center for Arts. He has stuff on the internet but loves penpals: PO Box 3555, Berkeley CA 94703. He promises to write back... Read More →
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Keenan Norris

Keenan Norris's novel Brother and The Dancer won the 2012 James D. Houston Award. His next book, By The Lemon Tree, came out in September 2018. He's also completing a book about Richard Wright and the probkem with "Chi-raq."  He holds an M.F.A. from Mills College and a Ph.D. from... Read More →
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July Westhale

July Westhale is a poet and essayist living in Oakland, CA. She is the author of Via Negativa (forthcoming from Kore Press), Trailer Trash (winner of the 2016 Kore Press Book Award),  The Cavalcade (Finishing Line Press), and Occasionally Accurate Science (Nomadic Press). Her... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Dovre Club

8:00pm PDT

The Legendary Stud Bar and VivvyAnne ForeverMORE!/ OX Present
Drag and Words altogether now- queens reading about queens and lipsynching about books. These writers perform their ways into and around words, queerly.

(Please note: this event has had to be relocated from Lone Palm, the venue shown in the printed program and on the printed map.)

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Celeste Chan

Celeste Chan is a queer artist, writer, and organizer, schooled by DIY and immigrant parents from Malaysia and the Bronx, NY. She is a Hedgebrook, Lambda, and VONA fellow – and Sister Spit alumna. Her recent work can be found in AWAY, Citron Review, Foglifter, and The Rumpus... Read More →
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James Fleming

James Fleming is into shipwrecking alazons. currently a seafaring maison de maitre made of snakes. indiscriminately enthralled, and hot for abject sincerity. art criticism, poetry, performance, queer heterarchies, folkloristics, first and foremost a pasticheur. his most recent collection... Read More →
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Juliana Delgado Lopera

Juliana Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer, historian based in San Francisco. The recipient of the 2014 Jackson Literary award, and a finalist of the Clark- Gross Novel award, she’s the author of ¡Cuéntamelo! an illustrated bilingual collection of oral histories... Read More →
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Brittany St. John Newell

Brittany Newell, who often writes and performs under the nom de plume Ratty St. John, is a 2017 graduate from Stanford. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is the winner of the Norman Mailer Award for Fiction. Oola is her first book.
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Silk Worm

Silk Worm is an independent artist working in drag, dance, and performance. A 2017 Danceweb Europe Scholar at Impustanz Vienna, Silk is currently at work on a solo called Bottom Bride and a workshop called Bad Acting, With Brittany Newell she leads and organizes Hush-Hush.

Saturday October 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Beauty Bar