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10.20.12 - Bitchez Brew Review - $5 donation - 7 pm

Saturday, October 20th
$5 Donation, no one turned away

The best literary showcase in the world! 

Bitchez Brew Revue presents an evening of brutally honest spoken word and music: Doug Cordell, Julie Gengo, Yume Kim, Peg Alford Pursell,  Jay Passer,  and Jan Steckel. With musical guest John Murry.  

(Stay after for Birdwire.)

Doug Cordell is an Emmy-nominated writer and performer. His radio stories are featured on NPR’s “Snap Judgment” and APM’s “Marketplace.” Follow him on Twitter: @DougCordell

Jan Steckel is a bisexual activist and a Harvard- and Yale-trained former pediatrician. Over a hundred of her short stories, poems and nonfiction pieces have appeared in publications such as Scholastic Magazine, Yale Medicine, Red Rock Review, So to Speak and Redwood Coast Review. Her brilliant new collection The Horizontal Poet.

Yume Kimis a MFA Poetry student at SFSU. Recently published in sPARKLE + bLINK and gesture. Also a recipient of the 2012 Kundiman Asian-American Poetry Retreat at Fordham University.

Julie Gengo is one of those rare Bay Area transplants that transplanted herself here to escape the beauty of San Diego. Originally from NYC, she is an occasional writer of poetry and flash fiction who is inspired to write when the skies open up and send words to her fingertips.

Jay Passer hails from San Francisco, but sleeps on a bed of nails in Oaktown. He hates the Yankees, loves cats and elephants, and won’t answer his cell phone for fear of extraterrestrial intervention. His newest chapbook, At the End of the Street, is available from corrupt press.

Peg Alford-Pursell fiction has appeared in the Los Angeles Review, Staccato Fiction, Annalemma, Emprise Review & others. She’s an editor & lit reading series curator. (Why There Are Words).

Musical Guest: 

John Murry hails from Tupelo, Mississippi and is a descendant of William Faulkner.  He recorded World Without End with infamous Vanguard recording artist Bob Frank in 2006. Now, five years in the making, his solo debut, The Graceless Age strips the artist bare then clothes him in a wonderful sonic tapestry that ranges from pained piano led confessionals to sumptuous narcotic pillows of sound that swirl and beguile the listener.

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