Lip Service West: Everyone Has a Story

LSW is back for the 2015 Litquake Litcrawl!
Phase I
Blondie’s Bar and No Grille
540 Valencia Street
San Francisco
6 p.m.

As always the wine and HOT DOGS are FREE!


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Blythe Baldwin is a performance poet, storyteller, and visual artist living in Oakland, California. She co-hosts The San Francisco Queer Open Mic at Modern Times Bookstore.

MK Chavez writes. She’s trouble. Find her on the streets or social media with the other sheep (she likes sheep; they’re underrated in her opinion.)

S.W. Lauden is a writer and drummer living in Los Angeles. His short fiction has been published by Out of the Gutter, Criminal Element, Akashic Books, Spelk Fiction, Shotgun Honey and Crimespree Magazine. His novella, Crosswise, and his debut novel, Bad Citizen Corporation, will be published in 2015 and 2016.

Jim Ruland is author of the novel Forest of Fortune and short-story collection Big Lonesome. He runs the SoCal reading series Vermin on the Mount.

Patrick O’Neil is a former junkie bank robber and the author of the memoir Gun, Needle, Spoon (Dzanc Books). He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, lives in Hollywood, California, and teaches at AULA’s inspiration2publication program. For more information please go to:

Tom Pitts received his education on the streets of San Francisco, where he still lives and survives. He is author of Piggyback, Hustle, and Knuckleball.