Photo: Francesca Myman
Acclaimed writer, reviewer, editor, and essayist Jaymee Goh, alongside Mackenzie Smith, appears as part of the Partnered Literary Readings at The Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland, CA on Thursday, June 20, 6:30pm.
This is a paired reading where emerging writers partner with published authors to produce and perform written work onstage. Was a huge hit at the AWP conference this spring so we’re bringing it to the Bay Area!
How this works is that anyone who’s somewhat at the beginning of their writing career takes something they’ve written that’s about 5-10 minutes long when read aloud and sends it to a partner who’s gotten something published, ideally by the end of May. Then, the published author has until the evening of June 20 to write something of their own, another creative piece inspired by the emerging author’s piece. Both pieces should be around the same length, any topic or genre, and both partners read on stage at the Octopus Literary Salon.