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Left Margin LIT 3rd Birthday Party (and Reading)

Come celebrate with Left Margin LIT as they cap their 3rd year as the East Bay's creative writing center/workspace. This is also their 3rd event at Novel Brewing, the most literary brewery in California!

Sample Novel Brewing's finest beers and ales on tap. Soak in their friendly, neighborhood atmosphere. Socialize with our writing community. Eat cake!

And enjoy some short readings by Left Margin instructors: Zubair Ahmed, Katharine Dion, Rachel Richardson, and Laleh Khadivi.

Zubair Ahmed was born and raised in Bangladesh. He and his family immigrated to the U.S in 2005 after winning the DV Lottery. He is the author of Ashulia, a chapbook, and City of Rivers, the third book in the McSweeney’s Poetry Series. He lives in Oakland, where he works as a software engineer.

Katharine Dion is the author of the novel The Dependents, which has been translated into four languages. The San Francisco Chronicle called the novel “a gorgeously meditative debut about how unfully we live our lives or know ourselves and our loved ones.”

Laleh Khadivi's novels include The Age of Orphans, The Walking, and A Good Country. She teaches in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco and was the recipient of a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Grant and a 2016 Pushcart Prize.

Rachel Richardson is co-founder and co-director of Left Margin LIT. She is also the author of two books of poems, Hundred-Year Wave and Copperhead.