Lip Service West: Everyone Has a Story

Join us for the next Lip Service West this spring!
Friday, April 17
Pegasus Books
2349 Shattuck Ave
7:30 p.m.

Steven Gray has been living in San Francisco since 1849 and has rent control. Self control is another matter. He reads his work on a regular basis in venues throughout San Francisco. Sometimes he accompanies other poets on guitar. He is co-editor of Out of Our, a poetry and art magazine, and has two books of poetry: Jet Shock and Culture Lag (2012), and Shadow on the Rocks (2011).

Lisa Martinovic is a long-time slam poet, improv theater actor and essayist. She has featured everywhere from the Nuyorican and City Lights to the New Orleans Lollapalooza.  Her writing appears in publications as diverse as the San Francisco Chronicle and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. After a six-year romp in Hogeye, Arkansas, she returned home to the Bay Area to sort it  all out.

Rob Pierce is the author of the novel Uncle Dust (All Due Respect Books), and the editor of Swill Magazine. He has been nominated for a Derringer Award for short crime fiction, and has had his stories published in Flash Fiction Offensive, Pulp Modern, Plots With Guns, Revolt Daily, Near To The Knuckle, and Shotgun Honey, among others. He lives with his wife and two sons in Oakland, California.

Jon Sindell is the author of the flash–fiction collection The Roadkill Collection (Big Table Publishing, 2014), the story collection Family Happiness (coming in 2015), and over seventy published short stories. Jon is a fulltime personal humanities tutor and a writing coach for business professionals. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and near fledglings, curates the San Francisco reading series Rolling Writers, and ends his bios with a thud.

Aside from writing stories about being lost in the mountains in Switzerland, Susanna Solomon writes short stories based on the sheriff’s calls entries in the Point Reyes Light, a West Marin Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper. She has had fifteen of her short stories published in the Light, and two now published in the San Anselmo Patch. A collection of her short stories, Sheriff’s Calls From the Point Reyes Light, will be published next year by Harper Davis Publishers. She has also had three of her short stories published in Harlot’s Sauce Radio, an online magazine, those are “Ready for the Grave,” “Broccoli Dance,” and “They Said it Would Be Wonderful.”