Meet The Writers Who Plan To Wow You At Our Release Party On May 21

Come by the San Francisco Motorcycle Club on Friday, May 21, at 7pm to listen to our featured writers read from the Spring/Summer issue of Fourteen Hills, The San Francisco State University Review. Linger over delectable finger foods, listen to our awesome contributors, and dance the night away. For a taste of what the night will bring, check out this review of our last release party.

Jeannine Hall Gailey lives in the North Bay. Her first book, Becoming the Villainess, was published by Steel Toe Books. Poems from the book were featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac and on Verse Daily; two were included in 2007’s The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. She volunteers as an editorial consultant for Crab Creek Review and currently teaches at the MFA program at National University.

Lauren Hamlin is a New England native currently living in San Francisco. She recently received her MFA from the University of Montana and is at work on her first novel.

Johnny Horton co-directs the University of Washington's summer creative writing program in Rome. He teaches writing the rest of the year in Seattle. He's published poems in Notre Dame Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Willow Springs, and other magazines. He was recently a fellow at Ragdale and at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Zara Raab’s poems and literary journalism have appeared (or will soon) in Flash, West Branch, Arts & Letters, Nimrod, Spoon River Poetry Review, and major newspapers such as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her Book of Gretel was published in spring 2010; Swimming the Eel will come out in 2011 from David Robert Books. She lives and writes in San Francisco.

Michael Schmeltzer earned an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. He is the publicity coordinator and poetry co-editor for A River & Sound Review and his work appears or is forthcoming in New York Quarterly, Water~Stone Review, Los Angeles Review, and Rosebud, among others. He was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Shanthi Sekaran's first novel, The Prayer Room, was released in 2009, and was first published in Best New American Voices 2004. She is a California native, and has recently moved back to the Bay Area after six years in England. She volunteers with 826 Valencia, and is working on her second novel. She now lives in Berkeley with her husband and two-year-old son.

Joseph Voth is a writer living in San Diego. He has recent/upcoming poetry in Epoch, South Carolina Review, and Cold Mountain Review among many others. He has just finished writing his first collection of poems, entitled Living with Noise and he teaches at San Diego State University.

I know you won’t want to miss this, so please RSVP on Facebook to let us know you’ll be there.  Come early to get seats, because our events get packed. It will also be your first chance to buy issue 16.2 of Fourteen Hills. Can’t wait to see everyone on May 21!

-Min K. Kang, Fourteen Hills staff

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