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Saturday, April 14th!

March 12, 2012

It’s spring already! Come celebrate with another terrific Bernal Yoga Literary Series event Saturday, April 14th featuring writers Nona Caspers, Gloria Frym and Arisa White.

Four local authors, Emily Phillips, Rebekah Pickard, Fernando Pujals, and Juan Alvarado Valdivia will also share their work.

As well, there will be a musical performance by Becca Richardson (see post below).

And just added, Basque poet Kirmen Uribe, along with poet/translator Elizabeth Macklin, will share a couple of his poems with us too.

The Bernal Yoga Studio is located on 461 Cortland Avenue (at Andover), in Bernal Heights in San Francisco (directions here). There is a $5 suggested donation to help cover expenses. Any excess is offered as a contribution to the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center.

The event begins promptly at 8 p.m.

So then? We’ll see you there!

Nona Caspers has published four books of fiction, her most recent being Little Book of Days and Heavier Than Air which was awarded the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Other honors include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant and an Iowa Review Fiction Award. Stories from a new manuscript This Isn’t What I Came to Say are forthcoming or have appeared in the Kenyon Review, Ontario Review, Cimarron Review, Glimmer Train and Black Warrior Review. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University.

Gloria Frym’s most recent books are Mind Over Matter (BlazeVOX, 2011) and Any Time Now (Little Red Leaves, 2010). She is also the author of two critically acclaimed collections of short stories–Distance No Object (City Lights Books), and How I Learned (Coffee House Press)–as well as many volumes of poetry. A previous collection, Homeless at Home, won an American Book Award. She teaches writing & literature at California College of the Arts.

Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow, an MFA graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of the poetry chapbooks Disposition for Shininess and Post Pardon. She was selected by the San Francisco Bay Guardian for the 2010 Hot Pink List. Member of the PlayGround writers’ pool, her play Frigidare was staged for the 15th Annual Best of PlayGround Festival. Recipient of the inaugural Rose O’Neill Literary House summer residency at Washington College in Maryland, Arisa has also received residencies, fellowships, or scholarships from Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Hedgebrook, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Prague Summer Program, Fine Arts Work Center, and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2005, her poetry has been widely published and is featured on the recording WORD with the Jessica Jones Quartet. A blog editor for HER KIND, and the editorial assistant at Dance Studio Life Magazine, Arisa is a native New Yorker, living in Oakland, CA, with her partner. Her debut collection, Hurrah’s Nest, was published by virtual artists collective.

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