New Word Order: A Reading Series


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Long Night MoonFeaturing: 
Haldane King!
Vivian Underhill!
Brittany Brown!
Celeste Chan!

Saturday December 5th, at EM Wolfman General Interest Bookstore, 4-6:30 pm.
ALWAYS FREE, but please bring a little extra something to support our artists.


Brittany400BRITTANY BROWN is queer black latina who thinks immensely about intergernational trauma, systematic oppression and how to liberate oneself through emotional political engagement. She is a true cancerian and experiences the world through her feelings. She enjoys sharing her perceived truths though her writing.
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CELESTE CHAN is a hybrid artist, writer, and organizer. She is a queer student of experimentation, schooled by DIY and immigrant parents from Malaysia and the Bronx, NY. A Hedgebrook, Lambda, and VONA alumna, her writing can be found in Ada, As/us journal, cream city review, Feminist Wire, Glitterwolf, Hyphen, Matador, and Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices (Transgenre Press). Her experimental films have screened in CAAMFest, Digital Desperados, Entzaubert, Frameline, Heels on Wheels, Imperfectu, Leeds Queer Film Festival, MIX NYC, National Queer Arts Festival, Queeristan, and Vancouver Queer Film Festival, among others. Alongside KB Boyce, she co-directs Queer Rebels, a queer and trans people of color arts project. They have curated and shared work in the SF Bay Area, New York, Montreal, Mexico, Seoul, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Berlin, and beyond. For more info: and
VIVIAN UNDERHILL is a graduate student in the Feminist Studies department at UC Santa Cruz, where she works on environmental justice issues related to loss of seasonal sea ice and rapid climate change in the Arctic. Her fiction, nonfiction and poetry have previously appeared in publications such as Bitch Magazine, New West, Flatirons Literary Review, and LIP.
Hal with Hand CroppedHALDANE KING earned his Master of the Fine Arts degree in Writing and Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2012. Since then he has been presenting his fantasy and science fiction tales at local readings while working on a collection of short stories. Hal spends his time playing music with friends, performing experiments, analyzing data, consuming fiction in all forms, and walking all over his native Oakland with his dog. Since 2014 Hal has been helping Peg Alford Pursell bring literature to the people with the Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series in Sausalito.

NEW WORD ORDER is a reading series celebrating writers who expand the possibilities of being alive – New writers, new stories, new word orders, words you’ve never heard before – and possibly a few surprises. Come share in the magic of stories with us.