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Foglifter Press: Eyeing the Margins

October 22   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us and Foglifter Press as they celebrate the new issue of their literary journal—a biannual compendium of the most dynamic, urgent queer writing today.

Based in San Francisco, Foglifter publishes queer and trans writers from around the world. It’s a space to celebrate, mourn, rage, and embrace. Featuring Tauheed Zaman, Sara Brody, Nefertiti Asanti, and Danny Thanh Nguyen. Emceed by Matthew DeCoster. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation (pre-registration required)
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More on the Writers: 
Nefertiti Asanti (they/she) is a poet who has received fellowships and residencies from the Watering Hole, Lambda Literary, Anaphora Arts, Winter Tangerine, and the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Nefertiti’s work can be found at AfroPunk, Foglifter, Santa Clara Review, Split Lip Magazine, and elsewhere.
Sara Brody is a writer from San Francisco. She holds an MFA in Fiction and an MA in English from San Francisco State University, and her work has appeared in Narrative Magazine, The Normal School, The Masters Review, The Adroit Journal, and elsewhere. In her free time, she enjoys aimlessly roaming the city and fantasizing about a double life as a queer-coded villain. You can find her work at or follow her on Twitter @sbbrody.
Matthew DeCoster: A graduate of SFSU’s Creative Writing program, Matthew DeCoster (he/him) served as an instructional aide and staffer on Fourteen Hills. He’s been published in sPARJKLE & bLINK, Full of Crow, Harlot’s Sauce and SFWIRE. Matthew served on the Litquake committee for several years where he produced, curated and hosted WRITE ON and Barely Published Authors. He was an original staffer and founding board member of Lit Camp. Matthew is a producer for Literary Death Match. He lives in the Castro with his partner of 25 years, Matthew Carhart.
Danny Thanh Nguyen (they/he/she equally) has published stories and personal essays in GQ, The Offing, The Journal, Gulf Coast, and more. They have been awarded fellowships and grants from Ragdale Foundation, Lambda Literary, San Francisco Arts Commission, and Djerassi Artist Program. Her column on BDSM/leather culture appears in the international social network platform Recon and is translated into five languages. Find him on social media @engrishlessons.
Tauheed Zaman (he/him) is an immigrant, physician, and queer writer. He grew up in Bangladesh, Nigeria, and various parts of the Middle East. He lives on a houseboat in the Bay Area and sings with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. IG: @agentmowgli
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