Lip Service West: Everyone Has a Story

Come celebrate 45 years of Pegasus Books as LSW caps off a week-long celebration!
Friday, May 9th
Pegasus Books
2349 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA
7:30 p.m.

Kyrsten Bean is an Oakland musician and writer. Her writing has been featured in PoV Magazine, Oakland Magazine, Gutter Eloquence, Randomly Accessed Poetics and many others. She has performed live readings at Litquake, East Bay on the Brain, Bitchez Brew and Lip Service West. She currently performs music locally with her band.

Joe Clifford is acquisitions editor for Gutter Books, managing editor of The Flash Fiction Offensive, and producer of Lip Service West, a “gritty, real, raw” reading series in Oakland, CA. Joe is the author of three books: Choice Cuts, Wake the Undertaker, and Junkie Love (Battered Suitcase Press). His latest mystery, LAMENTATION, is slated for release, October, 2014 (Oceanview Publishing). Joe’s writing can be found at

David Corbett is the award-winning author of four novels and numerous stories. His The Art of Character is an essential text on the craft of characterization, and his non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, Narrative, Zzyzzyva, MovieMaker, Writer’s Digest, and other venues.

Bucky Sinister is a poet, self-help author, and a comedian. He’s also published a little journalism, film reviews, and a few short stories. You can also spot him in the forthcoming Willow Creek, a film by Bobcat Goldthwait.

Daphne Gottlieb is the award-winning author of nine books, most recently the book of poetry 15 Ways to Stay Alive, and the nonfiction Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in her Own Words, a book of letters written by Aileen (the “first female serial killer” portrayed in the movie Monster), to her best friend during the decade she spent on Death Row. By day, she tends to the casualties of San Francisco’s class war, and in her spare time, she is a Visiting Professor at Mills College.

Tom Pitts received his education on the streets of San Francisco. His new novel, Hustle, is out now on Snubnose Press, along with his novella, Piggyback.