The Lab :: Writing Classes with Matthew Clark Davison Reunites with Fourteen Hills for Friends and Family Reading


Dear Labbers and Friends of The Lab,
March 12th, 7-9pm. 

Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review and The Lab have reunited and joined forces with Manny's (3092 16th St. San Francisco, CA 94103) to bring you The Friends and Family Reading.

RSVP here

The Lab's Winter-Into-Spring Cycle, featuring Lab alumni alongside short shots from the works-in-progress of this cycle's participants.

The Lab's Featured readers:
+Celeste Chan
+Natasha Dennerstein
+Terry Gamble
+Ryan Pittington
+Jessica Powell

Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review will pay homage to past and preview future issues with featured readers:
+René Vaz

Featured Writers' Bios:

Ai is a Japanese-born immigrant writer and artist, who is currently an M.F.A. candidate and Creative Writing instructor at San Francisco State University. Her children's book Öykü Denizi (The Sea of Stories) was published by National Geographic, and her poems, translations, short stories, essays, and illustrations have appeared in New American Writing, Di-Vêrsé-City Anthology, Genre: Urban Arts, Breathe Free Press, among other publications. She is a winner of the Leonard Isaacson Award Browning Monologue Contest and The Austin International Poetry Festival 2017. Her plays have been seen in the San Francisco Bay Area

Celeste Chan is an artist, writer, educator, and organizer, schooled by DIY and immigrant parents from Malaysia and the Bronx. Currently, she writes, makes films, performs, teaches, and collaborates with the goal of amplifying voices within marginalized communities. From 2008-2018, she co-directed Queer Rebels, a queer and trans people of color arts project.

Celeste's writing can be found in several journals, including Ada, AWAY, Citron Review, cream city review’s genrequeer folio, Feminist Wire, Hyphen, Mixed Race/Queer and Feminist, and The Rumpus. She also has work in the anthologies, Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBT Voices, and Glitter & Grit: Queer Performance from Heels on Wheels. Celeste is a contributing editor for Foglifter Journal, serves as a Teaching Artist for the Queer Ancestors Project, and coordinates QTPOC FREE School.

Natasha Dennerstein is an Australian-born writer, resident in Oakland. She is well known as a poet in The Bay Area and has recently completed a novel. She is a fellow of The Lambda Writer’s Retreat.
Her poetry collections have been published by Nomadic Press and by Norfolk Press.

Terry Gamble is a fiction writer and author of three novels: The Water Dancers; Good Family; and The Eulogist. She lives and works in San Francisco and Sonoma with her husband and an old cat.

Ryan Pittington studied fiction writing at UC Santa Cruz. He lives in San Francisco.

Jessica Powell is the author of The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story. The first novel ever published by Medium, The Big Disruption was described by The New York Times as "a zany satire [whose] diagnosis of Silicon Valley’s cultural stagnancy is so spot on that it’s barely contestable.”

Until recently, Jessica was Google's Vice President of Communications and served on the company's management team. She is the author of Literary Paris, and her fiction and non-fiction has been published in The Guardian, the New York Times, Time, WIRED, Medium. She is also the co-founder and CEO of an early-stage start-up that builds software for musicians.

René Vaz is a Bay Area Native and writer. He is a professor of Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University and holds degrees in English and Creative Writing. He curates Voz Sin Tinta, a multilingual reading series in the Mission District. His book, The Planet of The Dead, is available from Nomadic Press. Follow him on twitter: @FKA_RENÉ