Join us in our garden from 7-8:30 pm on Friday evening July 27th to hear seductive and scintillating prose from four inspiring, mind-bending writers: Matt Martin, Paul Ocampo, Rose Tully, and Anna Pulley (see writer bios below).  Expect a prose gamut, including essay, memoir, experimental fiction, and stand-up comedy lines that are sure to bring you to laughter and tears! Please feel free to bring a friend who creates or admires those who do. Meet us at our home at 239 Cotter Street, SF, 94112 (see “Directions” on this site, especially if you are using BART).  We will provide wine, soda, and simple treats but if you have the means or memory, please bring something to share.  Don’t forget to bring a coat in case we are blessed with Twainian fog!

Lone Glen is a reading and art series motivated by a love of creative community and a passion for all art forms. We seek to create a space in which diverse artists, writers, and genre bending creators can mingle, share, and inspire.

More about our writers:

Matt Martin

Matt Martin is a San Francisco native who began writing and performing sketch comedy in the Boston-based sketch comedy troupe Swollen Monkeys.  He then spent 10 years swimming in the treacherous, shark-infested, show-business waters of Los Angeles where he worked as a sitcom writer on several shows.  Matt is also the creator and curator of an internationally inappropriate comedy collective.  He has authored four very clever and very unpublished kids books that are in need of homes.  For the past 10 years he’s worked as an educator, proudly teaching his young students how to keep him thoroughly entertained until they can all go home.  Mostly he dispenses long-winded life advice to friends who haven’t asked him for any.  According to Facebook, he was educated at Emerson College, he is Born-Again Agnostic, and his political views are “Pro-Barbeque.”

Paul Ocampo

Paul Ocampo earned an MFA in Fiction from Arizona State University. He assisted Maxine Hong Kingston in editing Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace. He currently works at the Asian Law Caucus, the first nonprofit legal and civil rights organization serving Asian & Pacific Islander American communities.

Rose Tully

Rose Tully’s stories found their way to Windy City Queer’s Anthology through University of Wisconsin Press, San Francisco State University’s Transfer Anniversary Anthology, Bay Area’s Lit-Up Writers Best-Of Anthology, Chicago Reader, and SF Weekly. She focused her MFA in Creative Writing on the teaching of writing at San Francisco State University, where she received the Leo Litwak Award in Fiction and
where she was honored a Distinguished Graduate Award. Rose was selected as a 2010 RADAR Lab Retreat writer in Akumal, Mexico, where she continued working on her novel. This year Rose has taught two creative writing classes at San Francisco State, in addition to teaching film and creative writing to youth through the Sunset
Neighborhood Beacon Center in San Francisco, San Francisco Arts Education Network, and San Francisco Unified School District. Rose incorporates disciplines of visual art, sewing, performance and sound to inform her literary work.

Anna Pulley

Hailing from the rough-and-tumble deserts of southern Arizona, where one doesn’t have to bother with such trivialities as “coats” or “daylight savings time,” Anna is the Arts and Culture Editor at SF Weekly and a freelance writer. She tends to put quotes around things unnecessarily and spends altogether too much time justifying the artistic merit of limericks. She has written reviews of everything from bars to restaurants to films to theater to sex toys, in addition to writing several different sex and relationship columns for The Chicago Tribune’s RedEye, AfterEllen, Centerstage Chicago, and Chicago Now. She also writes a weekly social media etiquette column for SF Weekly, and her work has appeared in Mother Jones magazine, AlterNetThe Bay Citizen, Salon, and The Rumpus.