This last Hybrid Series curated by Sara Mumolo, features readings by 3 California writers, Candace Eros Diaz, Louise Mathias, and Jane Gregory and a designer, Sergio Traverso.

Candace Eros Diaz is a 2015-2016 Steinbeck Fellow. She is a former San Francisco Writer’s Grotto Fellow, and was a 2016 Lambda Literary Fellow this summer. She is the Coordinator of Admissions and Student Services for the MFA in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of California. Her work has appeared inThe East Bay Review, and Huizache, among others. She is at work on a historical creative nonfiction novel about her women ancestors.

Louise Mathias is the author of two books of poems, Lark Apprentice, which won the New Issues Poetry Prize, and The Traps (Four Way Books), as well as a chapbook Above All Else, the Trembling Resembles a Forest, chosen by Martha Ronk for the Burnside Review Chapbook competition.  Raised in England and Los Angeles, for the last seven years she has lived in Joshua Tree, California, where she drives around the Mojave taking photos and writing poems about wildflowers, desolation, sex and trash.

Sergio Traverso, co-founder of Four Quarter and West Coast Craft, was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. After studying product design and development at SFSU, he went on to manage Building ReSources and worked as shop lead at OHIO Design. He began working for himself, designing and building custom furniture, before partnering with Kenny Johnson to found Four Quarter, working for clients such as Kit & Ace, Nike, Superga USA, and Little Gem. Interested in simple, clean functional design, Traverso is currently inspired by the work of Michel Arnoult, Jean Prouvé and always, Marcel Breuer.”

Jane Gregory is from Tucson and lives in the Bay. Her first book, My Enemies, was published by the Song Cave.  Recent poems can be found in Company Journal, Critical Quarterly, the Denver QuarterlyElderly, and OAR. She is pursuing a PhD at UC Berkeley. She played the lead role in Alice Notley’s play “Anne’s White Glove,” for the Alette in Oakland Symposium at the Omni Commons in Oakland.

This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers through grants it has received from The James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundations.