Bay Area Generations will present edition #14 at the Berkeley City Club on 10/27/14 at 7 p.m.

BeastCrawl2013-130Jon Sindell’s short fiction has appeared in over seventy publications. His flash fiction collection, The Roadkill Collection, is scheduled to be released by Big Table Publishing in late 2014. His novel The Mighty Roman Baseball Blast is, he claims, a fast, funny, thought–provoking novel about baseball and the modern American man. Jon curates the Rolling Writers reading series in San Francisco, and ends his bios with a thud.



Townsend Walker grew up in western Maryland and graduated from Georgetown, New York University, the U.S. Army, and Stanford. During a career in banking he lived in New York, Paris, London, Rome, and San Francisco, and wrote three books on finance. Townsend’s stories have appeared in over sixty on-line and print journals and have been included in seven anthologies. “A Little Love, A Little Shove” and “Holding Tight” were nominated for a PEN/O.Henry Award. Four stories have been performed at the New Short Fiction Series in Hollywood.




Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 4.48.55 PMNina Serrano is an American poet, writer, storyteller, and independent media producer who lives in Oakland, California. She is the author of Heartsongs: The Collected Poems of Nina Serrano (1980) and Pass it on!: How to start your own senior storytelling program in the schools (Stagebridge).




Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 4.57.11 PMGarrett Murphy is an active and respected participant in the open mic and spoken word scene throughout the Bay Area, well known for his politically potent material. He has published several chapbooks and a novel.



Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 5.05.22 PMBonnie McMannis dabbles in many arts: Ikebana, dance, chi gong, and gourmet cooking. She is new to writing.





Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 5.12.38 PMAnna Dabney creates fabulous digital photos and children’s books about wildlife. She is a former English teacher who also worked for three decades in public relations and marketing.  As a poet, Anna is a traditionalist who writes in the form of Shakespearean sonnets.





Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 5.16.46 PMPaul Corman-Roberts is a leading literary impressario in San Francisco and the East Bay. A founder of the infamous Beast Crawl, he also organizes multiple reading series and edits Full of Crow, an online literary journal. He is widely published in the alternative press and is the author of several chap books.




Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 6.39.54 PMChansonette Buck holds a PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley, where she concentrated on 20th-century poetry and poetics and wrote a dissertation on childhood trauma as the source of William Carlos Williams’s poetic obsessions. She has a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art, and has won awards for her visual art, her poetry, and her teaching. Chapters of her memoir Unnecessary Turns: Growing Up Beat have appeared in Why We Ride: Women Writers on the Horses in Their Lives (Seal Press, May 2010) and Polarity eMagazine (Fall 2010). Her poems have appeared online and in print, including a feature in the journal tinfoildresses, 2012. Her first chapbook, blood oranges (NightBallet Press, 2011), was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.


Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 6.43.49 PMMusician Dawn Oberg describes her music as indie-piano pop, influenced by jazz and R&B. Her music has been featured on NPR’s Take Two: “Tuesday ReviewsDay.” Her repertoire includes songs about drinking, life, death, good love, bad love, plant life, lingerie, and escape.






jeff kingmanJeffrey Kingman lives by the Napa River in Vallejo, California. He is the winner of the 2012 Revolution House Flash Fiction Contest, a semifinalist in the 2013 Frost Place Chapbook Fellowship, and a finalist in the 2012 Midwest Writing Center contest. His novel, Moto Girl, was a semifinalist in the 2009 Dana Awards. His poetry has appeared in PANK, lo-ball, Squaw Valley Review, Off Channel and will be included in the Crack the Spine 2014 print anthology. Jeff has a Master’s degree in Music Composition and can be heard banging his drums in a large shed in his backyard.



jessicaJessica Moll is an editor at University of California Press. She is also a poet and prose writer. She is currently at work on a series of collage poems driven by numerical constraints. Her poems have been published in Sparkle & Blink, RATTLE, RHINO, and Nimrod International Journal. She lives in Oakland.


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