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Story Is the Thing: Kepler's Quarterly Reading Series

  • Kepler's 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

Kepler’s is launching a new quarterly reading series, Story Is the Thing, designed to bring emerging and established writers together in celebration of storytelling. The festivities include readings by seven superb writers, conversation, wine and music!

The opening night presents stories on the theme “Who Else Lives Here,” featuring the following authors:

Melissa Cistaro, the author of the memoir PIECES OF MY MOTHER, (winner of the ‘Best Nonfiction Book of 2105’ selected by The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association). 

Elizabeth Percer, a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize who has twice been honored by the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation. 

Edward Porter, whose work has been supported by the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the MacDowell Colony, the Wallace Stegner program at Stanford, and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences. He is currently a Jones Lecturer in Creative Writing (Fiction) at Stanford.

Tony Press who tries to pay attention and sometimes does. His short story collection is entitled CROSSING THE LINES

Peg Alford Pursell, whose work has been shortlisted for the Flannery O’Connor Award. She produces Why There Are Words, the acclaimed Bay Area reading series she founded six years ago, and is the founding editor of WTAW Press, an independent publisher of literary books.  

Shruti Swamy, who has been awarded residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, Hedgebrook, and the Blue Mountain Center. She is a Kundiman fiction fellow.

Olga Zilberbourg, a bilingual writer. A short film based on one of her stories was a finalist in the Manhattan Short Film Festival. She co-hosts the weekly San Francisco Writers Workshop.

Earlier Event: November 16
Rabih Alameddine
Later Event: November 21
Fiction Discussion Group