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The Foundry: A Reading Series

February 24 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Foundry is our literary reading series, featuring writers near and far, both established and emerging, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, anything.

Our next reading is Saturday, February 24th at The Rose in South Park. Join us for readings by Amy Wallen, Bernard Cox, Kirin Khan, and Michael Konik.

Doors: 7:00 PM
Readings: 7:30 PM
$5 suggested donation

The Rose (21+) serves beer, wine, and food. Come for dinner! https://www.therosewinebar.com/menus


KIRIN KHAN is a Pukhtuna writer from Albuquerque, NM, whose work explores immigration, violence, and belonging. She currently lives in Oakland, CA, and works as a Senior Analyst for YouGov. Kirin is a 2016 VONA Voices alum, a 2017 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, and an upcoming 2017 Grotto Fellow. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Uproot, sPARKLE & bLINK, and 7×7.LA. Kirin is currently working on her first novel.

A founder of the 80’s hardcore punk rock band the Clitboys, MICHAEL KONIK is the author of many books of fiction, poetry, journalism and essays, most recently YEAR 14, the first novel published by Barrelhouse Books. His poetic monologue collection, Report from the Street: Voices of the Homeless, inaugurates the Shockwave Series of social justice-minded books in April. MK serves as Poet Laureate of Vista Street Community Library in Los Angeles, where he tends an organic garden.

AMY WALLEN’s next book WHEN WE WERE GHOULS is forthcoming Spring 2018. Her essays have been published in The Gettysburg Review, The Normal School, Country Living and other national magazines and anthologies. Her first novel MOONPIES & MOVIE STARS was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.

BERNARD M. COX is a graduate of 2015 Class of Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, and received an MFA Creative Writing from Roosevelt University. His writing has appeared in Blood and Lullabies, Collective Fallout, Crack the Spine, Red Lightbulbs, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and most recently in the final issue of A Cappella Zoo: “Queer & Familiar: the trans, gay, and lesbian collection.” Bernard currently volunteers in the San Diego LGBT community.

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February 24
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


The Rose
2219 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104 United States


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