Come for the Double Entendres

October 9, 2013

San Francisco's annual Lit Crawl is the city's preeminent literary event, and for the second year in a row Hyphen has curated a tasty session of poetry and fiction for your listening pleasure. 

Fresh off our hit NYC Lit Crawl reading last month, and celebrating the recent announcement of our new Hyphen Reader, we're excited to get down with our literary selves. Come join us in the Mission District and be titillated by our talented readers, sharing works in the theme of our current issue.

Lit Crawl is the culminating night of Litquake, San Francisco's annual literary festival (Oct. 11th-19th). Something like a crossover between a street festival, a pub crawl, an art walk, and well, a series of literary readings, it's a night to discuss books over beers and poetry with peers. With 79 readings crammed into just 3 short hours, our 6pm reading during "Phase 1" promises to get you buzzing and in the mood for more!

Hyphen Presents...The Sex Issue
Lit Crawl San Francisco (Phase 1)

Saturday, October 19th, 6-7pm
Root Division
3175 17th St. San Francisco, CA.  

Free admission but RSVPs appreciated!

All Lit Crawl readings are free and open to the public (although some venues are 21 and over). More info and full schedule. 


Joel Barraquiel Tan is a writer, curator, and editor of numerous publications including Type O Negative (Red Hen), Best Gay Asian Erotica Volumes 1 and 2 (Cleis), and Inside Him (Carol & Graf).

Tina Bartolome has worked with the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project and KulArts. Her writing can be found in the anthology Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice.

Neelanjana Banerjee is co-editor of Indivisible: An Anthology of South Asian Poetry. Her essays have appeared in PANK, The Liner, The Rumpus, and more.

Karissa Chen is Hyphen's fiction & poetry editor. Her work has appeared in The Good Men Project, Kartika Review, Necessary Fiction and will be anthologized in All About Skin: An Anthology of Short Fiction by Award-Winning Women Writers of Color. Her chapbook, Of Birds and Lovers, was published by Corgi Snorkel Press in September 2013.

Brynn Saito is author of The Palace of Contemplating Departure, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award from Red Hen Press (2013).



Nicole Wong

Senior Editor

Nicole Wong is a senior editor for Hyphen living in San Francisco. By day, she's a media engagement strategist at Active Voice, tackling social issues through the creative use of film.