A New Cadence October Fiction Event

A New Cadence Poetry Series Presents

A Fiction Special Event
featuring Other Voices Press

Gina Frangello
Joshua Mohr
Rob Roberge
Leota Higgins
Stacy Bierlein

Sunday, October 14th
Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street
Santa Cruz 95060

Gina Frangello is the author of three books of fiction: A Life in Men (forthcoming from Algonquin in February 2014), Slut Lullabies (Emergency Press 2010), and My Sister's Continent (Chiasmus 2006).  She is the Executive Editor and co-founder of the independent fiction press Other Voices Books, and also serves as the Sunday Editor of The Rumpus and the Fiction Editor of The Nervous Breakdown.  She lives in Chicago.

Joshua Mohr's work has been published in Other Voices, The Cimarron Review, Pleiades, and Gulf Coast, among others. He is the author of Damascus, Termite Parade and Some Things That Meant the World to Me. He is a regular contributor to, and teaches writing in San Francisco. He also sings in the band Damn Handsome & The Birthday Suits.

Rob Roberge is the author of the upcoming book of stories Working Backwards from the Worst Moment of My Life, the neo-noir novels More Than They Could Chew (Perennial Dark Alley/Harper Collins, February 2005) and Drive (re-issue, Hollyridge Press, 2006). His stories have been featured in ZYZZYVA, Chelsea, Other Voices, Alaska Quarterly Review, and the "Ten Writers Worth Knowing Issue" of The Literary Review. His work has also been anthologized in Another City (City Lights, 2001), It’s All Good (Manic D Press, 2004) and SANTI: Lives of the Modern Saints (Black Arrow Press, 2007).  New work is scheduled to appear in OC Noir, part of the series that includes San Francisco Noir, LA Noir and Las Vegas Noir.  Other new work is coming in PENTHOUSE. 

Leota Higgins has an MFA from the University of San Francisco and is currently at work on her first novel "Still Searching", the first chapter of which has been published by Achiote Press in their debut story collection "Routes".

Stacy Bierlein is the author of A Vacation on the Island of Ex-Boyfriends. She is the editor of the award-winning anthology A Stranger Among Us: Stories of Cross Cultural Collision and Connection (May 2008), and a co-editor of Men Undressed: Women Writers and the Male Sexual Experience (October 2011). She is a founding editor of the independent press Other Voices Books as well as co-creator of the Morgan Street International Novel Series. Bierlein is a graduate of Syracuse University and Columbia College. A native of mid-Michigan and avid traveler, she currently makes her home in Newport Coast, California. Follow her on Twitter @StacyBierlein.

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