MAY
12

Paleolithic Habits: Interview with Matthew Kennedy

Paleolithic Habits: Interview with Matthew Kennedy
Matthew Kennedy has written four books about film history, and he’s looking for his next idea right now. “I'd rather be in the full heat of manuscript writing,” he says. “But I'm in a fallow period. They happen.” A resident of Oakland, Matthew has written for Turner Classic Movies and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and spoken at MOMA and UCLA Film and Television Archive. He contributes regularly to Bright Lights Film Journal online. His books include Marie Dressler: A Biography (McFarlan......
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APR
05

Writing In Bed: Interview with Martha Grover

Writing In Bed: Interview with Martha Grover
Martha Grover believes that loving yourself is a revolutionary act. She’s been publishing her zine, Somnambulist, since 2003 and hosts one of my favorite podcasts about creative process: PDX Darlings. She is a writer, illustrator, and Realtor living in Portland, Oregon, and the author of two memoirs: One More for the People and The End of My Career, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction. (The judge was Maggie Nelson.) Martha's work appears in The Collagist, The P......
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MAR
08

Tears Are Heavenly: Interview with Paul S. Flores

Tears Are Heavenly: Interview with Paul S. Flores
Paul S. Flores says he will celebrate his upcoming performance at the San Francisco Jazz Center’s Jazz Poetry Festival with rum and smiles from his friends and family. Poet, playwright, and father, Flores was one of my first friends in life, and his accomplishments as a writer are many. (My mom dug up these cute kid photos of us playing together in 1976. Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi took Paul's recent author photo, above.) A Doris Duke Artist and 2018 Headlands Center Artist in Residence, his ......
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FEB
09

Strong Women Characters Who Take Control: Interview with Erotica Author Richard Albion

Strong Women Characters Who Take Control: Interview with Erotica Author Richard Albion
Richard Albion has just published his 4th novel, Bodies in the Bay, a mystery/thriller with a side of kink, set in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. His first stand-alone novel after self-publishing a trilogy of contemporary, erotic, male-submissive love stories, Bodies involves the hi-tech industry and the BDSM and fem-dom scenes. Albion describes himself as “a European melting pot and an exceptional cook.” He is also a clothing designer and artist living in San Mateo, California, with his wife......
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JAN
08

All That Trash & Filth: Interview with July Westhale

All That Trash & Filth: Interview with July Westhale
Trailer Trash, July Westhale’s poetry collection about poverty, ravaged landscape, and gender, touches on a fuller, dustier California than Hollywood would have you believe. Her essays have been nominated for Best American Essays as well as the Pushcart prize. She has published a chapbook of her poetry, The Cavalcade (Finishing Line Press) and her children's book,  Occasionally Accurate Science (Nomadic Press) is forthcoming. Westhale says Trailer Trash, her first full-length collection and......
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