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Why There Are Words: Ultimate

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

Dec 13 2018
Why There Are Words: Ultimate

Join Why There Are Words in Sausalito when eight acclaimed authors read from their works to help us close out the year!

Our ultimate event of the year will prove to be the ultimate way to spend your evening!

Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar.

For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the WTAW website. The reading series is a program of WTAW Press.

Rae Gouirand is the author of two collections of poetry, Open Winter (Bellday Books, Inc., 2011), winner of the Bellday Prize; and Glass is Glass Water is Water (Spork Press, 2018); and the chapbook Must Apple (Educe Press, 2018), winner of the Oro Fino Competition. She lectures in the Department of English at UC-Davis.

Vanessa Hua’s latest book is the novel A River of Stars (Ballantine Books, August 2018). She is the author of the story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities (Willow Books, 2016) and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post.

Sandra Hunter’s latest book is the story collection Trip Wires (Leapfrog Press, June 2018). The author of two previous books, her fiction has won the 2017 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest, the 2016 Gold Line Press Chapbook Prize, the October 2014 Africa Book Club Award, and the 2014 H.E. Francis Fiction Award.

Carrie La Seur is the award-winning author of two critically acclaimed novels, The Home Place (2014) and The Weight of an Infinite Sky (January 2018), both from William Morrow. She is also the author of dozens of essays, book reviews, poems, and law review articles that have appeared in Daily Beast, The Guardian, Harvard Law and Policy Review, and others.

Melissa Stein is the author of the poetry collections Terrible Blooms (Copper Canyon Press, April 2018) and Rough Honey (American Poetry Review, 2010), winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, Harvard Review, Best New Poets, and others.

Nancy Tingley has written literary fiction in the closet for decades and has only just come out with the publication of the Jenna Murphy Mysteries. A Head in Cambodia (Swallow Press, 2017), which was nominated for a Lefty Award for best debut mystery, is the first in the series, and A Death in Bali (Swallow Press, March 2018) is the second.


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, Sausalito. The series is part of the 501(c)3 non-profit WTAW Press.


$10 entry fee at the door.  Cash bar.  Author’s books available for sale.

Contact: 415-331-8272


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Additional time info:

7:00 – 9:30 pm — Readings begin at 7:15


Studio 333

333 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA 94965


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