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The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St @ 22nd, Oakland, California 94612
Beast Crawl--the annual free literary festival in Uptown Oakland--and the monthly Queer reading series Perfectly Queer East Bay combine to feature Queer authors reading from their work Saturday, September 2, 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St., Oakland. Free admission. Door prizes for promptness. Books by the authors available for sale and signing. Enjoy dinner or a drink at Octopus; see their menu here oaklandoctopus.org/menu
We've asked some of our favorite readers from the past year to read with us at Beast Crawl 2017: Gar McVey-Russell, Anna Pulley, and Anand Vedawala.
Gar McVey-Russell’s work has appeared the Lambda Award winning anthology Sojourner: Black Gay Voices in the Age of AIDS and other publications. Gar’s first novel is Sin Against the Race (2017).
Anna Pulley wrote The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!). Her work can also be found in New York Magazine, Mother Jones, San Francisco Magazine, BuzzFeed, Salon, and other publications.
Anand Vedawala is a writer, artist, animator, and zinester. His recent books are Hot Chachas, Cities, vol. 1, and 100 Years From Now Our Bones Will Be Different.