853 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA
Bang Out Reading Series
7PM to 9PM
Identity constructs, dilemmas of modern technology, Facebook romance gone bad! Join us for BANG OUT Vol. XI: The Social Network to hear tales of woe and hilarity written on the theme "The Social Network."
New poetry and prose by readers kathryn l. pringle, Isaac Fitzgerald, Lee Stegner, Ashley Brim, Jesus Angel Garcia, Marc Olmsted and Ezra Fox.
kathryn l. pringle is an American poet living in Oakland, CA. She is the author of RIGHT NEW BIOLOGY (2009, Factory School), The Stills (Duration Press), and Temper and Felicity are lovers.(TAXT). Her work can be found in the anthology I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women (2011, Les Figues).
Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals by the age of 25. He has also written for AlterNet, The Bold Italic, McSweeney's, and Mother Jones. He is the managing editor of The Rumpus.
Lee Stegner's stories have appeared in The Madison Review, Cream City Review, Crate, ZYZZYVA, and Franzine online. She received her MFA at San Francisco State University and now lives and writes in Pasadena, CA.
Ashley Brim has lived in eight states and 10 cities and has finally found home in the Mission District of San Francisco. She is currently writing a short story collection and a novel and is trying to find redemption for at least one of her characters.
Jesus Angel Garcia is the author of "badbadbad," a transmedia novel coming from New Pulp Press & PostPulp Productions on May 20, 2011.
Allen Ginsberg said "MARC OLMSTED inherited Burroughs' scientific nerve & Kerouac's movie-minded line nailed down with gold eyebeam in San Francisco." His book, WHAT USE AM I A HUNGRY GHOST? – POEMS FROM 3-YEAR RETREAT (Valley Contemporary Press, 2001), has an introduction by Ginsberg. For more of his work, visit Olmsted’ s website: http://www.marcolmsted.com/
Ezra Fox is an MFA Fiction student at SFSU working on a humble novel about the end of all time. He enjoys sandwiches and long walks on the beach that result in eating sandwiches. Ezra's work has been published in New Jersey Devil Press, Blue Moon, ezrafox.com, Precipitate. He enjoys writing in third person is the founder of the resume-bolstering blog "Legitimate Literary Journal." In his free time he reviews the worst books, movies, and TV for http://read-weep.com/. He has reviewed Twilight and Jersey Shore, and they have both ripped away a part of his soul that he'll never get back.
BANG OUT Reading Series provides writing prompts to encourage new work that is “banged out” for its readings. Hosting bi-monthly readings since October 2008, our aim is to inspire our readers to write and present work that’s fresh and spontaneous and to hear how some of our favorite writers interpret our prompts.