Miranda Mellis & Julia Bloch in San Francisco

Sidebrow and Press Works on Paper invite you to a launch celebration of Miranda Mellis’ None of This Is Real and Julia Bloch’s Letter to Kelly Clarkson.

The reading/celebration will begin at 7pm at Press Works on Paper at 3492 22nd St., between Dolores and Guerrero, in the Mission.

Facebook event details are here.

Miranda Mellis is the author of three books of fiction, most recently the collection None of This Is Real (Sidebrow Books) and the short story The Spokes (Solid Objects). Her novella The Revisionist (Calamari Press) has been translated into Italian and Croatian and was a finalist for the 2007 Believer Book Award. Her chapbook of documentary poetics Materialisms (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs) was published in 2009. She lives and works in Olympia, Wash., where she teaches at Evergreen State College and co-edits The Encyclopedia Project. She is a recipient of the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction and an NEH fellowship.

Julia Bloch grew up in Northern California and Sydney, Australia, and studied at Carleton College, Mills College, and the University of Pennsylvania. From 2006 to 2011 she co-curated the Emergency reading series in Philadelphia. She is the recipient of the San Francisco Foundation’s Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award and the William Carlos Williams Prize for Poetry. In 2008, her poem “The Selfist” was adapted by composer James Falconi and performed by the Network for New Music at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. In addition to three chapbooks, her poems, essays, and reviews have recently appeared in Journal of Modern Literature, Aufgabe, P-Queue, Sibila (translated into Portuguese), and elsewhere. She is an editor of Jacket2 and lives in Southern California, where she teaches literature and gender studies at the Bard College MAT program.