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Thu October 24, 2013

Play on Words Debut Night

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Play on Words is a new collaborative literary performance series in San Jose that pairs performers with up-and-coming and already established writers, resulting in a live performance. Co-Founded by Julia Halprin Jackson, a 2012 graduate of UC Davis’ M.A. in Creative Writing program; Melinda Marks, a graduate of San Jose State’s Theater Studies, and Nicole Hughes, Acting Director of the Center for Literary Arts and holder of an MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State.

The debut performance features writing by the following authors:

Leah Griesmann was a 2010-2011 Steinbeck Fellowship in Fiction and a 2013 DAAD grantee in fiction in Berlin, Germany. Her short stories have been performed at Why There Are Words and Sacramento Stories on Stage, and have recently appeared in Union Station, Litro Magazine, J Journal: New Writing on Justice, and PEN Center USA's The Rattling Wall.

While studying at University of California Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies, Ryan Alpers was published in the CCS Literary Magazine "Spectrum" and awarded the CCS Brancart-Richardson Award for fiction.

Eric Sneathen’s previous work has been read and published throughout the Bay Area, including Quiet Lightning, Woolsey Heights, Bay Area Poetry Marathon, and [2nd floor projects]. A selection ofhis poems is forthcoming from Mondo Bummer Books.
Play on Words is a new collaborative literary performance series in San Jose that pairs performers with up-and-coming and already established writers, resulting in a live performance. Co-Founded by Julia Halprin Jackson, a 2012 graduate of UC Davis’ M.A. in Creative Writing pr...
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Paseo De San Antonio Walk, 200 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

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