monicaWe are beyond thrilled to celebrate eight years of Lone Glen with Bay Area writers and artists Celeste Chan, Miah Jeffra, Kevin Killian, D.A. Powell, and Monica Tiulescu. Join us at Temescal Art Center in Oakland on Saturday, January 26that 8:15 pm. This anniversary edition of Lone Glen will include cake and wine, as well as a chance for you to meet some new friends. Lone Glen is a quarterly (and sometimes bi-quarterly) reading, art, and performance series dedicated to collaboration and community, often with a focus on the multi-genre experience, and always with a down-to-earth vibe at its heart. In 2011 we held our first reading in our home in the Mission district and have since hosted over fifty local creators, including poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, filmmakers, visual artists, and musicians.

We are a donation-based series. $5-15 suggested donations will be taken at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Temescal Art Center is equipped with wide ramps leading to the entrance, and handrails in the restroom. Find TAC at 511 48th St, Oakland.

Featured Writers and Artists:

Celeste Chan is an artist, writer, educator, and organizer, schooled by DIY and immigrant parents from Malaysia and the Bronx. A Hedgebrook, Lambda, and VONA fellow, she creates, collaborates, and educates to amplify marginalized stories. From 2008-2018, she co-directed Queer Rebels, a queer and trans people of color arts project, and toured films to festivals in Austin, New York, Montreal, Berlin, and beyond. Her writing can be found in several journals, including cream city review, Feminist Wire, Gertrude, Hyphen, and The Rumpus. Celeste is a contributing editor for Foglifter Journal, coordinates Writing Rainbow: QTPOC FREE School, and serves as a Teaching Artist for the Queer Ancestors Project.

Miah Jeffra is author of the essay collection The First Church of What’s Happening (Nomadic Press 2017) and The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! (forthcoming Sibling Rivalry Press 2019). Awards include the New Millennium Prize for fiction, the Sidney Lanier Fiction Prize, The Atticus Review Creative Nonfiction Prize, the Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship, a Lambda Literary Fellowship, and finalist for the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. Residencies include Ragdale and The Hub City Writers Project. Recent publications include The North American Review, Fourteen Hills Review, The Nervous Breakdown and Fifth Wednesday. Miah is founding editor of queer literary collaborative, Foglifter Press.

Kevin Killian is a poet, novelist, art writer and playwright who has published twenty books: three novels, five books of poetry, three of short stories, and some unclassifiable mistakes.  His newest books include Stage Fright: Plays from the San Francisco Poets Theater (Kenning Editions); Fascination: Memoirs, edited by Andrew Durbin (Semiotexte); and Les elements, poems translated into French by Vincent Broqua, Olivier Brossard and Abigail Lang (Joca Seria). With Dodie Bellamy, Killian edited Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997 (Nightboat Books) and with Kelly Holt he is collecting and editing the letters of the poet Jack Spicer (1925-1965).  A 2012 novel inspired the recent visual exhibition “Kevin Killian: Spreadeagle”at the Chicago gallery Iceberg Projects, in November and December 2018.

D.A. Powell’s books include Useless Landscape, or A Guide for BoysChronic and Repast (all published by Graywolf Press). He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as awards from the Academy of American Arts & Letters, the Poetry Society of America, the National Book Critics Circle and the Commonwealth Club of California. He teaches at University of San Francisco.

Monica Tiulescu

(bio forthcoming)