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Uptown Fridays Presents: Jenny Alton and Margaret Spilman

  • Nomadic Press (Uptown) 2301 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

Join us for an excellent Uptown Fridays featuring readings by Jenny Alton and Margaret Spilman. Emceed and curated by Reńe Vaz and music by Nkechi.

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Jennifer Alton received her MFA in fiction from San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in Lumen, Entropy, and Vertebrae, was a semi-finalist in Conium Review’s Innovative Short Fiction contest, and has twice been a finalist in Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers. A returned Peace Corps Volunteer, you can find her atjennyalton.wordpress.com.

Margaret Spilman was born in West Virginia, raised in Kansas, and is currently living in the Bay Area. She is a recent recipient of an MFA from San Francisco State University and was Fiction Editor for Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review. She was one of six writers chosen to receive the PEN Emerging Voices Fellowship in 2014. Her story “Muscle Memory” won the James Kirkwood Literary Prize. She has been most recently published in Indicia, The Rattling Wall, The New Flash Fiction Review, and sParkle & bLink.