Lone Glen welcomes writers Norman Fischer, Greg Mahrer, and Kathleen Winter on Thursday, November 3rd, at 8 pm. Join us at our Oakland home at 3132 Harrison Street: Bring a friend, a beverage (if you have the means), and an open mind.  When you arrive, look for the signs pointing you to the side entrance for our garden and garage performance space. Lone Glen is a quarterly writing, art, and performance series dedicated to promoting more community, inspiration, and support among writers and artists of all genres. Donations welcome but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Here’s more about these creators:

Norman Fischer is a poet, essayist, and Zen Buddhist priest. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, his latest poetry collections are Magnolias All At Once (Singing Horse, 2015) Escape This Crazy Life of Tears: Japan 2010 (Tinfish, 2014), and The Strugglers (Singing Horse, 2013).  His latest prose works are What Is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind (Shambhala Press, 2016), and Experience: Thinking, Writing, Language and Religion (University of Alabama Press, 2015).

Gregory Mahrer’s work has been published or is forthcoming in The New England Review, The Indiana Review, Green Mountains Review, Volt, Colorado Review and elsewhere. In 2014 his poem, Refrain, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received a special mention.  His new collection, A Provisional Map of the Lost Continent won the POL prize from Fordham University Press was published in the Spring of 2016.

Kathleen Winter is the author of Nostalgia for the Criminal Past (Elixir Press), winner of the Antivenom Prize.  Her poems appear in The Yale Review, The New Republic, Tin House, Gulf Coast, Poetry London, AGNI and other journals.  Her awards include the 2016 The Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, the 2015 Ralph Johnston Fellowship, and a 2015 residency at the James Merrill House.  She lives in Glen Ellen and teaches writing at Napa Valley College.