3/9/17: BREW XII: An Evening of Literary Works

BREW XII: An Evening of Literary Works was one of our warmest and most intimate nights yet, a rather poignant fact as the series enters an indefinite hiatus. Nancy Hightower shared with us the turmoil of her evangelist past. Shawn Frazier took us to an uncharted, lyrical realm. And finally Monica Lewis, gracing BREW for … More 3/9/17: BREW XII: An Evening of Literary Works

12/8/16: BREW XI: An Evening of Literary Works

BREW XI was a night of powerful, funny and tender literature–all of it based around the sort of artistic community I think is essential now more than ever in these uncertain sociopolitical times: Welcoming yet utterly thought-provoking. ANANDA LIMA holds an MA in Linguistics from UCLA. She was a mentee in the AWP Writer to … More 12/8/16: BREW XI: An Evening of Literary Works

9/29/16: BREW X: An Evening of Literary Works

BREW X got me thinking a lot about the vulnerability inherent in writing. Even when a writer isn’t specifically exploring the autobiographical there is still so much vulnerability in the act of putting one’s thoughts and feelings down on paper–or upon laptop screen–and even more so in sharing them with an audience. I started things … More 9/29/16: BREW X: An Evening of Literary Works

6/23/16: BREW VIII: An Evening of Literary Works

Thank you to all the readers and to the audience for making BREW VIII such a wonderful evening of literature and camaraderie. It was an event predominated largely by personal history. I started things off by reading some ancient journal entries in which my 10-year old self seemed concerned primarily with turning his room into … More 6/23/16: BREW VIII: An Evening of Literary Works

5/5/16: BREW VII: An Evening of Literary Works

Much gratitude to the remarkably gifted writers and lit-lovers in attendance who made BREW VII such an enthralling night. Madeline Stevens bestowed upon us an excerpt from her novel-in-progress about the darkly hilarious, deeply unsettling exploits of a nanny and the dysfunctional family for whom she works. Katie Longofono eviscerated any and all comfort levels … More 5/5/16: BREW VII: An Evening of Literary Works

4/14/16: BREW VI: An Evening of Literary Works

Many thanks to the preternaturally-talented writers for making BREW VI such a wondrous evening and to the audience as well for ceding some brain-space over to the literary magic. I myself started things off by reading from my debut collection “The Strange and Weird: Stories to Make You Think,” self-published when I was 11 yrs … More 4/14/16: BREW VI: An Evening of Literary Works