Brainy Saturday – 11/30

Shake off that tryptophan stupor and get to the Layover for some low-carb nourishment for the brain! East Bay on the Brain does its thang, a little past due, but please forgive with this offering of fantastic readers, including: Randall Babtkis, Evan Karp, Caitlin Myer, Lauren Traetto, Mg Roberts, and maybe one more. Put down the remote, leave Black Friday behind, wrap your brain in its finest and join us!

Randall Babtkis is the author of a poetry chapbook, Banister, and is currently at work on his first novel. His work has been featured in The Quarterly (Vintage), Columbia Review, Slash Magazine, and Five Fingers Review. He edits Mission at Tenth, San Francisco’s lone inter-arts print magazine, and teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Evan Karp is working on his bio. It includes the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Weekly, SF Arts, Quiet Lightning,, something like poetry, a loop station, and a single speed bike.

Caitlin Myer’s short stories have been published in Joyland, Eleven Eleven, and charming, short-lived literary magazines. Her first novel, Hoodoo, was serialized on Fiction365. She is the founder of the literary reading series Portuguese Artists Colony, and she lives wherever she puts down her suitcase. Myer is not Portuguese.

MG Roberts is a Kundiman Fellow, Kelsey Street Press member, and MFA graduate of New College of California. Her work has appeared in journals including the Stanford Journal of Asian American Studies, Bombay Gin, and Web Conjunctions, and her first full-length poetry manuscript, not so, sea is forthcoming from Durga Press.

Lauren Traetto is the San Francisco Vicereine of Vouched Books, contributing editor for Fanzine, and managing editor of Coconut Books. Her chapbook is forthcoming from 421 Atlanta in Spring 2014.

Start time 7pm sharp.

Hosted by Lauren Becker and Corium Magazine.

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