JUN
10

Like a Queen: Interview with Sameena Azhar

Like a Queen: Interview with Sameena Azhar
“In terms of my own scholarship, it's all boring academic stuff,” Sameena Azhar says, but then she starts unpacking her job as a clinical social worker with monolingual Hindi/Urdu-speaking immigrants and what she’s writing about as a PhD candidate at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Sameena is also a Fellow with both the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Council on Social Work Education's Minority Fellowship Program. “I am generally int......
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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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