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40TH ST: Davey Davis "The Earthquake Room" Book Release, w/ Jennifer Williams, Andrea Abi-Karam, Andrew P. Heath


Oakland writer, Davey Davis, has a new book, The Earthquake Room, our from TigerBee Press. Come celebrate with Davey and Jennifer Williams and maybe even a special guest or two!

Davey Davis writes about culture, sexuality, technology, and genderqueer embodiment. Occasionally, they also write fiction. Their short story "Difficult Women" received Honorable Mention for Glimmer Train’s 2014 Short Story Award for New Writers, and they have contributed to Mask MagazineReal Life MagazineThe RumpusLeste MagazineThe MillionsNat. BrutPlenitude Magazine, and other publications. Their short story collection, "The Big House," was awarded the Amanda Davis MFA in Fiction Thesis Award from Mills College in 2015. They live in Berkeley, California.   

Jennifer Williams is a writer and musician in Oakland, California. She received her MFA from Mills College in 2014 and was awarded the Ardella Mills Prize in Fiction for her thesis. She has been an artist-in-residence at Wolfman Books, Cabin-Time and Have Company and was a Fiction Finalist for Disquiet International. She has created and self-published several zines meant for reflection, including The Process of Letting Yourself Have a Creative Process, The Better Feminism Workbook and The Actual Feeling and leads regular workshops in the Bay Area using these workbooks. When she makes music, it is usually as Gossimer. She is currently studying Somatic Psychotherapy at CIIS.

Andrea Abi-Karam is a gq punk poet cyborg writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies & delayed healing. Their first book EXTRATRANSMISSION is forthcoming from Kelsey Street Press early 2018. Commune Editions published Andrea’s chapbook THE AFTERMATH (Commune Editions, 2016) an attempt to queer Fanon’s vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution. Find them on the 2018 Sister Spit tour in March.

Andrew P. Heath is an Oakland-based writer of short fiction. He received his MFA from Mills in 2016 and was awarded the Amanda Davis Thesis Prize. He is currently working on a novel, Photographing Horsehead Seals on the Beach.