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Kunal Mukherjee

Kunal Mukherjee is a San Francisco poet and writer. Originally from West Bengal, he was raised in Hyderabad, India. Kunal holds a master’s degree in physics and has done post-graduate work in energy studies. He has worked as a masseur, a restaurateur, and a manager of information technology. His passions include acting, music, travel, the […]

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Laralynn Weiss Rapoza

Laralynn Weiss Rapoza earned a master’s degree in literature from Georgetown and then started a career in web content and publishing. You’ll find her articles on travel and tech culture online. When not planning their next wine tasting or travel venture with her husband or teaching her young stepson the difference between New Zealand and […]

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Claire Savage

Claire Savage lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is working on a memoir about growing up Chinese and non-Catholic in a white Catholic midwestern city.

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Amy Thigpen

Amy Thigpen was born in New Orleans, which explains her love of decaying buildings, soul food in all its forms, and her fear of flying roaches. She loves doing just about anything outside, pressing up against strangers while dancing the tango, and listening to live jazz. Amy lives in Oakland, and her work has appeared […]

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Diane Walder

Diane Walder hails from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Safety consultant by day, Left Coast Writer by night, Diane is not ashamed to say she sometimes pays for it. Her work has also appeared in North Beach Now.

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Xandra Walsh

Xandra Walsh is the single working mother of an incredible, strong-willed little girl. Xandra was raised in Belgium and Ireland. She now lives out her passions for medical sciences, writing, dance, and men, in San Francisco.

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Elizabeth Weaver

With a master of arts degree from SFSU, Elizabeth Weaver is a two-time semifinalist for “Discovery”/The Nation award and has been published most recently in Marin Poetry Center Anthology Six, California Quarterly and Quick Fiction II. Though poetry remains her foundation as a writer, she’s currently focused on completing novels, a memoir, and a musical.

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Cecilia Worth

Cecilia Worth is the author of six books for expectant parents; articles published in newspapers and magazines including the Sunday New York Times; several plays written, produced, and directed at the age of eight; and a pornographic comic strip drawn throughout childhood in an effort to adjust to an untimely education regarding the facts of […]

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