Writers Read Presents a DV Awareness Month Reading

October 9, 2018

A collaborative reading by

Sara Marchant, Yazmin Navarro, Penny Perry and Kit-Bacon Gressitt

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Preceded by open mic for original poetry and prose

Date: Tuesday, October 9, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook

Sara Marchant's work has been published by Full Grown PeopleBrilliant FlashFiction, The Coachella Review, East Jasmine Review, ROAR, and Desert Magazine. Her writing has been anthologized in All the Women in My Family Sing and the Running Wild Novella Anthology. Her novella, The Driveway Has Two Sides, was published by Fairlight Books in July 2018; and her memoir, Proof of Blood, will be published by Otis Books in its 2018-19 season. Sara is a founding prose editor of Writers Resist.

Yazmin Navarro holds a BA in English and a Masters in Public Administration. She was born in Northern Mexico and immigrated to the United States as a 7-year-old. In her spare time, she writes about growing up as an undocumented immigrant—the hardships faced as a child brought to a country she didn’t know and her difficult path to authorized status—and she’s currently working on a children’s book. She has been published in Writers Resist and her poem "Jump" will be anthologized in Writers Resist: The Anthology 2018. Yazmin has been a Marine Corps spouse for the past twelve years, she has a daughter and two dogs, and they reside in Southern California.

Penny Perry is a six-time Pushcart Prize nominee in poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared in California Quarterly, Lilith, Redbook, Earth's Daughter, Writers Resist, the Paterson Literary Review and the San Diego Poetry Annual. Her first collection of poems, Santa Monica Disposal & Salvage (Garden Oak Press, 2012) earned praise from Marge Piercy, Steve Kowit, Diane Wakoski and Maria Mazziotti Gillan.

Kit-Bacon Gressitt has an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside-Palm Desert and has work published or forthcoming in Evening Street ReviewNot My President: The Anthology of Dissent (Thoughtcrime Press), Publishers WeeklyDucts magazine, The Missing SlateTrivia: Feminist VoicesMs. Magazine blogSan Diego Poetry AnnualGay San Diego and others. K-B was the grateful recipient of two Poets & Writers grants in 2016-17, and she's the publisher and a founding editor of Writers Resist.

For more information, contact K-B Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.