5:21:05 artifact reading
f i c t i o n
hosted & curated by chana morgenstern
2921b folsom st. sf 94110 (at 25th st.)
Jess Arndt lives in San Francisco and pours drinks for a living. She was most recently published in Bottoms Up: Writing About Sex, and online at Velvet Mafia: Dangerous Queer Fiction. When not behind the bar, she works on a novel about cross-dressing sailors, buggers, and the Barbary Coast.
David Beavers is the mayor of several small and insignificant cities which are scattered across the deserts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Although he has not been back to any of these since his inauguration(s), he continues to be re-elected with overwhelming support from the populace, which has left him feeling guilty and uncomfortable here in the Bay Area. In this sense David's writing is very autobiographical, and he hopes to have it published before any of the cities catch on about any of the other cities.
Chana Morgenstern was born and raised in Jerusalem and resides in San Francisco. She is the author of Touching New Jersey, a collection of poems. Currently, she is getting her MFA in fiction at Bard College and working on two upcoming novellas. For two years she served as the writer-in-residence at School of the Arts Creative Writing Department. Her plays and monologues have been performed at the New College Theater and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum. She is the recipient of Miriam Ylvisaker Fellowship in Fiction and has recently published stories in Red Letters Journal and On our Backs Magazine.
Shoshana von Blanckensee is a native San Francisco girl. She has been published in Suspect Thoughts (the online journal that is), Bottoms Up (the dirty anthology), and On our Backs. She is currently working towards a masters in Creative Writing at SF state, and wrestling with her first novel(la?).