Partnered Literary Readings 630pm

This is a paired reading where emerging writers partner with published authors to produce and perform written work onstage. Was a huge hit at the AWP conference this spring so we're bringing it to the Bay Area! 

How this works is that anyone who's somewhat at the beginning of their writing career takes something they've written that's about 5-10 minutes long when read aloud and sends it to a partner who's gotten something published, ideally by the end of May. Then, the published author has until the evening of June 20 to write something of their own, another creative piece inspired by the emerging author's piece. Both pieces should be around the same length, any topic or genre, and both partners read on stage at the Octopus Literary Salon. 

We've got three pairs of people lined up so far and are looking for more! If you'd like to participate, you can comment here or email me at Also, you can find your own partner and reach out to them and submit pieces together, or you can let us know you'd like to participate and we can create a list of people who need partners and people can pick each other. 

So far we have: 

Aqueila Lewis-Ross and Margaret Goka

Gini Grossenbacher and Sheryl Bize-Boutte

Henry Hitz and Kay Tolman

Margaret Stawowy and Leticia Escalera

Mackenzie Smith and Jaymee Goh

David Sullivan (still needs an Emerging Author partner) 

Aimee Suzara and (she's finding a partner, will let us know soon)

We'd love more participants and for people to come out and see this show! Please feel free to spread the word. 

All welcome, including babies and kids!

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 7:00pm