Jason Stoneking will be in town, on tour from Paris, France, reading some of the candid, philosophical, and occasionally psychedelic essays from his new book. He will be joined by poet Mat Wenzel and local Bay Area author Katherine Sharpe reading new work of their own for an eclectic evening of fiction, nonfiction, and verse.
Katherine Sharpe is a journalist, editor, writing coach, and the author of Coming of Age on Zoloft (Harper Perennial, 2012). Her work has appeared in n+1, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal, and Nature. She teaches writing at UC Berkeley Extension.
Mat Wenzel is a poet and a former high-school English teacher. His poems have been published in Guide to Kulchur Creative Journal, Glitterwolf Magazine, Penumbra, Right Hand Pointing, and the Off the Rocks Anthology. He currently has 32 stamps in his National Parks Passport.
Jason Stoneking is an American essayist, poet, and performance artist based primarily in Paris, France. He has authored two volumes of poetry and four collections of essays, and has performed his art and writing internationally for more than twenty years at venues ranging from the main stage at Lollapalooza to the Pont Neuf in Paris and the rooftops of Cairo.
His new book, Audience of None, is a collection of candid, provocative, and unconventional essays that churn the stories of his life into an intimate blend of memoir and polemic. Sometimes dark, often funny, and occasionally psychedelic, his forays into DIY philosophy always leave the audience with more questions than answers.