Zoetic Press & Drunk Monkeys Press Readings 7pm Free
Diane Glazman is a developmental editor, novelist, and freelance writer. Her written work has appeared in VICE LGBTQ, Calyx Journal, the NonBinary Review, Blood + Milk, and sparkle and blink, as well as many other publications. She has written on an eclectic range of topics including LGBTQ issues, sexuality, finance, travel, health, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Holocaust survivors, and the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository. Her current works-in-progress include a male/male erotic romance and a retelling of The Odyssey from Penelope's perspective.
Janna Layton is an office worker by day and a writer by night, weekends, and lunch breaks. She writes literary and speculative poetry and fiction, and her work has been published in The New Yorker, Mythic Delirium, Switchback, Apex, Zone 3, and more. She is also an alumna of the inaugural ZYZZYVA Fiction Workshop. Currently, she is working on an escapist fantasy novella and a longer literary novel. Janna lives in Oakland with her cat Eponine, who is very special and cute.
Elizabeth Eve King
E.E. King’s books include Dirk Quigby’s Guide to the Afterlife and Another Happy Ending.
The New Short Fiction Series, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word series, launched her first anthology, Real Conversations With Imaginary Friends sponsored by Barnes & Noble.
King has won numerous awards and is published widely. She’s worked with children in Bosnia, crocodiles in Mexico, frogs in Puerto Rico, egrets in Bali, Mushrooms in Montana, archaeologists in Spain and butterflies in South Central Los Angeles.
Milo Gallagher's poems appear or will soon appear in The Kenyon Review, The Grief Diaries, The Fem, Crab Fat Magazine, Potluck Magazine, and Anomaly. He is an MFA candidate at Mills College. You can follow him on twitter @miloemilyg.
Laura (Zak) Gould
Laura Gould is a queer writer from the Texas Panhandle. She placed as a finalist in the Montana Book Festival’s 2017 Regional Emerging Writer’s Contest and her work can be seen in The Manifest-Station, Trib Talk, and Sundog Literary Magazine. She is a graduate from the University of Idaho’s MFA program and co-host of the POP-UP PROSE reading series in Moscow, Idaho.
Alex Simand holds an MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles. He writes fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. His work has appeared in Red Fez, Mudseason Review, Five2One Magazine, Angel City Review, Drunk Monkeys, and others. Alex is the former Blog Editor for Lunch Ticket and past Editor of Creative Nonfiction and Diana Woods Memorial Prize.
Peter Clarke is the author of the comic novel Politicians Are Superheroes (Pski’s Porch Publishing, 2018). His short fiction has appeared widely in literary magazines including 3AM Magazine, Curbside Splendor, and Hobart. He’s an assistant editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal and founding editor of Jokes Review. Native to Port Angeles, Washington, he currently lives in Oakland, California.
Jeanne Lutz grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota. A Pushcart Prize nominee, Best-of-the-Net nominee, and Loft Mentor Series winner for poetry, her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Oberholtzer Foundation. Jeanne is the author of the chapbook Hearts and Harrows, co-written with Richard Donnelly, and her poetry has appeared in The Missouri Review; Conduit; NonBinary Review; and Shot Glass Journal. She divides her time between the family farm and working at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.