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Thursday, November 3 – 7pm
Speculative fiction writers
Tobey Hiller and John Teton
followed by an open mic,
hosted by Michael Koch and Jerry Ferraz

Jerry Ferraz and Michael Koch host featured poets (and in this case, prose fiction writers),
on the first Thursday of each month, with an open mic following the featured readers.

Live in the shop and live streamed on Bird & Beckett’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Tobey Hiller is the author of six books: a novel, four collections of poetry—the latest CROW MIND from Finishing Line Press—and, most recently, a book of short stories, FLIGHT ADVICE; A FABULARY, from Unlikely Books, which she’ll be reading from tonight.   Tobey was a finalist for Omnidawn’s 2019 Fantasy Contest. Her stories have won prizes as well as ending up (frustratingly) on short lists. Her poetry and flash can be found in a variety of magazines and anthologies, for instance Ambush Review, Askew, Spillway, Mediterranean Poetry, Shotglass Journal, The Fabulist: Words & Art, Sin Fronteras/Writers without Borders, great weather for MEDIA as well as FIRE AND RAIN: ECOPOETRY OF CALIFORNIA, Scarlet Tanager’s wonderful collection of California poets and poems. She has always been fascinated with myths & magical tales, though not all her stories feature surreal happenings.

John Teton was born in Chicago and earned degrees from Harvard and the San Francisco Art Institute. He has directed the international film festival award-winning short films “Thunder Head Clearing” and “B’raesheet” and produced the cosmology film program “Visions at T Minus Zero.” In addition to The Book of Geezer, his fiction includes Appearing Live at The Final Test, Upsurge, ELEVATION: The Cave Logs of New Hale, Tibet and the upcoming Doctor Sonnet’s Fantastic. He is the founding director of the International Food Security Treaty Association, which arose from notes for Upsurge. On behalf of the IFST, he has made many public appearances at universities and U.S. Congressional briefings, and was featured as a non-government presenter in conjunction with the annual plenary session of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security in Rome. He has written numerous articles including “On the Origin of a Hunger-Free Species,” published in the Harvard International Review, and “The Armless Hand” in the Yale Journal of International Affairs. He and his wife, Jennifer, are the parents of three and live in California and Oregon


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