Lit Crawl, 2016: Unapologetically Unchaste

Prose   Celeste Gurevich a multi-medium artist who grew up on the Central Oregon Coast. She lives near Reed Canyon with her husband Andrew. Her work has been published in Perceptions: A Magazine for the Arts, the Manifest-Station and elsewhere. Celeste is also an Associate Producer of the podcast, On The Block Radio. If you need more of her words, you can find her on the usual social medias.   MaryBeth Bonfligio is a writer, mother, {spiritual} activist and creative midwife for much needed paradigm shifts. She throws a mean tarot card, finds her sanity in the forest, and she occasionally enjoys whiskey to soften her aversion to damp climates. She is writing her first book about blood and belonging and is currently unlearning everything she’s learned in her MFA program for creative writing. She reads her work out loud any chance she can get.   Poetry   A short herstory: Born up in NYC, grew up in ATL, woke up in PDX, and never grown. Trying to be a lady, always a woman and teaching her 3 teenage girls the same. Writing is her way to purge the daemonsand give voice to the ancestors.  This spring, you can find Jewels Pedersen on Tumblr in the coming weeks under jewels-from-coal.   Kaeli Casati is a reader, writer, builder and filmmaker in Portland, OR. She draws inspiration from social and physical landscapes, and can at times be found talking to plants and animals more than people. She's learning how to build a tougher soft skin.   Improv   MO DAVIAU is the author of the novel EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE, which was published last February by St. Martin's Press. Her nonfiction has been published in Nailed, The Toast, and The Offing. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan where Every Anxious Wave won a Hopwood Award. A longtime resident of Austin, Texas, Mo now lives in Portland, Oregon.   Ritah Parrish has written everything from restaurant and book reviews to short stories as well as monologues and poetry for performance. She was ranked as one of the top 10 performance poets in the 1996 National Poetry Slam and performed her work on the slam circuit for years. Her work has appeared in Poetry Slam, The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry, Shortfuse, Northwest Edge: Fictions of Mass Destruction, Northwest Edge III: The End of Reality, The Stranger, The Oregonian and others. She has authored two fiction collections, Pink Menace and Girl Juice as well as the original shows, Bite Down Hard and I Think He’s A Sociopath But The Dance Is Saturday Night and Bottomless and Live Nude Fear! in collaboration with Lorraine Bahr.    

Prose

 

Celeste Gurevich a multi-medium artist who grew up on the Central Oregon Coast. She lives near Reed Canyon with her husband Andrew. Her work has been published in Perceptions: A Magazine for the Arts, the Manifest-Station and elsewhere. Celeste is also an Associate Producer of the podcast, On The Block Radio. If you need more of her words, you can find her on the usual social medias.

 

MaryBeth Bonfligio is a writer, mother, {spiritual} activist and creative midwife for much needed paradigm shifts. She throws a mean tarot card, finds her sanity in the forest, and she occasionally enjoys whiskey to soften her aversion to damp climates. She is writing her first book about blood and belonging and is currently unlearning everything she’s learned in her MFA program for creative writing. She reads her work out loud any chance she can get.

 

Poetry

 

A short herstory: Born up in NYC, grew up in ATL, woke up in PDX, and never grown. Trying to be a lady, always a woman and teaching her 3 teenage girls the same. Writing is her way to purge the daemonsand give voice to the ancestors.  This spring, you can find Jewels Pedersen on Tumblr in the coming weeks under jewels-from-coal.

 

Kaeli Casati is a reader, writer, builder and filmmaker in Portland, OR. She draws inspiration from social and physical landscapes, and can at times be found talking to plants and animals more than people. She's learning how to build a tougher soft skin.

 

Improv

 

MO DAVIAU is the author of the novel EVERY ANXIOUS WAVE, which was published last February by St. Martin's Press. Her nonfiction has been published in Nailed, The Toast, and The Offing. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan where Every Anxious Wave won a Hopwood Award. A longtime resident of Austin, Texas, Mo now lives in Portland, Oregon.

 

Ritah Parrish has written everything from restaurant and book reviews to short stories as well as monologues and poetry for performance. She was ranked as one of the top 10 performance poets in the 1996 National Poetry Slam and performed her work on the slam circuit for years. Her work has appeared in Poetry Slam, The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry, Shortfuse, Northwest Edge: Fictions of Mass Destruction, Northwest Edge III: The End of Reality, The Stranger, The Oregonian and others. She has authored two fiction collections, Pink Menace and Girl Juice as well as the original shows, Bite Down Hard and I Think He’s A Sociopath But The Dance Is Saturday Night and Bottomless and Live Nude Fear! in collaboration with Lorraine Bahr.