Foglifter Press: Litquake Edition
We are excited to host another FOGLIFTER event with LITQUAKE!
Join Foglifter Press as they celebrate the new issue of the Foglifter literary journal—a biannual compendium of the most dynamic, urgent queer and trans writing today, with an emphasis on transgressive, risky, challenging subject matter, innovative formal choices, and work that pushes the boundaries of what writing can do. By putting extraordinary queer and trans writers into conversation, Foglifter uplifts a growing community of LGBTQ+ readers and writers, and carves out space in the larger literary community for voices that have historically been silenced. Contributors will read from their work. FREE
Edward Gunawan is the author of two chapbooks—The Way Back (winner of Start a Riot! Prize, forthcoming by Foglifter Press) and Press Play (Sweet Lit). He has also completed over 25 feature films and shorts projects as writer, producer, actor, and/or director. A queer immigrant from Indonesia and of Chinese heritage, he now resides on unceded Ohlone land in Oakland, CA.
Wenmimareba Collins Klobah is a Black artist, performer, writer, and cultural critic from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She received her MFA in poetry from the California College of the Arts. Her poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in Samovar and La piel del arrecife. Her fiction has appeared in The Dark Magazine and in the Akashic Books Duppy Thursday Series of Caribbean Stories.
Gina Hay is a Dutch writer from Curaçao, currently based in Victoria, BC, Canada. Find her poetry and prose in PRISM International, Glamcult, Grain Magazine, and elsewhere. Her debut chapbook, i float like a bad girlfriend, is available through Rahila’s Ghost Press. Gina likes mean lesbians, prophecies, and Cher.
Andy Bandyopadhyay writes about all things queer and trans health for Xtra Magazine. Follow his work at andybandyopadhyay.com.
Simone Zapata is a poet and educator from San José, CA. She recently co-curated the LA-based exhibition Tense Renderings: the will and won’t of spatial logics, which interrogates the motivations, conditions, and limitations of maps and mapmaking. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from California Institute of the Arts.
Hernan De La Cruz Ramos (he/him) is a 27 year-old emo boi that likes sandwiches, long drives, and hella music. He was born and raised on Munsee Lanape land, but he currently lives on Ohlone Chochenyo land and teaches on Ohlone Ramaytush land (also known as northern New Jersey, Oakland, and SF respectively). He also has three poems published in The Night Heron Barks.
Lydia Elias is a queer, Ethiopian-American woman based in Oakland, CA. Her work includes poetry and personal essays. She has performed spoken word around the Bay Area. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. She enjoys spending time in nature and engaging in community organizations in the East Bay.
Troy Oko (Troy Tarkington Rockett) works within theater, film, and digital media to explore spiritualities, intimacies, and self preservation practices created by Queer and Trans communities. He holds a Masters in English Literature & Creative Writing, and is a VONA Voices and LAMBDA Literary fellow, Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund recipient, Theatre Bay Area Titan Award Winner, and is part of the producers circle with the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project.
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Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair-accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor. There are wheelchair-accessible bathrooms on the floor where the event is taking place. All bathrooms are gender neutral.