Why There Are Words Presents: A Collaboration with Black Lawrence Press

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Presented by Why There Are Words at Studio 333, Sausalito CA

Sep 13 2018
Why There Are Words Presents: A Collaboration with Black Lawrence Press

Join us for a stellar night of readings in an exciting collaboration with Black Lawrence Press and with special guest, Nona Caspers!

For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website.

The reading series is a program of WTAW Press; this event is a collaboration with Black Lawrence Press.

Scott Shibuya Brown is the author of the novel The Traders (Black Lawrence Press, 2017), and and Far Afield (Red Hen Press, 2010). He is a former staff journalist at Time Magazine and The Los Angeles Times.

Nona Caspers\’ recently released a novel-in-stories, The Fifth Woman (Sarabande Press, August 2018), which was honored with the Mary McCarthy award. Her earlier books include Little Book of Days (Spuyten Duyvil, 2009) and Heavier than Air (University of Massachusetts Press, 2006), which received the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and was a NYTBR Editors’ Choice.

Jacqueline Doyle\’s award-winning flash fiction chapbook The Missing Girl was published by Black Lawrence Press in fall 2017. Her work has earned numerous accolades, including Pushcart nominations and Best of the Net nominations, among others.

Dean Rader’s most recent projects, all published in 2017 include Suture, collaborative poems written with Simone Muench (Black Lawrence Press), Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry (Copper Canyon), and Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence, edited with Brian Clements & Alexandra Teague (Beacon).

Sarah Suzor’s first full-length poetry collection, The Principle Agent (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), won the 2010 BLP Hudson Prize. Her second full-length collection, After the Fox, is a collaboration between Suzor and Travis Cebula (Black Lawrence Press, 2014). Her poetry, interviews, and book reviews have been widely published and anthologized.

Genanne Walsh is the author of Twister (Black Lawrence Press, 2015), awarded the Big Moose Prize for the Novel from BLP and shortlisted for the 2016 Housatonic Book Award in Fiction and the Sarton Women’s Book Award. Other work has appeared in Catamaran Literary Reader, Spry, BLOOM, and elsewhere.


Why There Are Words (WTAW) is an award-winning national reading series founded in Sausalito in 2010 by Peg Alford Pursell, now expanded to six additional major cities in the U.S., with more planned in the future. The series draws a full house of Bay Area residents every second Thursday to Studio 333, located at 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, CA 94965. The series is part of the 501(c)3 non-profit WTAW Press.


$10 at the door.  Cash or check (payable to Studio 333).

Cash bar.  Authors’ books will be available for sale and signing.

Contact: 415-331-8272

Email: whytherearewords@gmail.com

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Additional time info:

7:00 – 9:30 pm / Doors open at 7:00 pm, Readings begin at 7:15


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333 Caledonia St, Sausalito, CA 94965

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