I’m the new artistic director for RADAR Productions so I’d love to meet more POC queer writers/poets/artists and have them perform at our events.
In addition have written opinion pieces for magazines and websites including CNN.com, Religion Dispatches, Huffington Post. My writing highlights the fantastic diversity of the American Muslim community in terms of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religious practice (orthodox, cultural and secular),
Senior Editor at The Brooklyn Quarterly.
Languages: Fluent Italian, good Spanish.
- Welcome to Miami, Beckham (The Brooklyn Quarterly)
- No Filter (Bklynr)
- Hello, Haiti (Los Angeles Review of Books)
- Personal Website
- A Sikh-American Thanksgiving Celebration (NBC News)
- Why Sikh American Awareness & Appreciation Month Matters (The Aerogram)
- Connecting Their Visions: Tracing the Lines Between Martín Ramírex and Robert Walser (Los Angeles Review of Books)
- Interview with Richard Rodriguez (The Scratch)
Ezekiel Kweku is a pseudonym.
ANGIE CHAU is the author of Quiet As They Come (IG Publishing,2010), which was a Finalist in First Fiction for The California Book Award and a Finalist in Fiction for the Northern California Independent Booksellers’ Award. She is the recipient of the Maurice Prize in Fiction and has been awarded an Anderson Center Residency, Hedgebrook Residency, Macondo Foundation Fellowship, and was most recently the 2013 Walter Stiern Library PG&E Writer in Residence. Her short stories have appeared in the Indiana Review, Santa Clara Review, Night Train Magazine, and the 2012 Hey Day Books anthology, New California Writing, and other publications. She was born in Vietnam has lived a nomadic life moving to Italy, Spain, Malaysia, and Hawaii. She is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto where she is working on her latest novel. She currently calls the Bay Area home. www.angiechau.com
“Angie Chau’s fine collection of stories does for immigrants from South Vietnam what Jhumpa Lahiri did for East Indians or Junot Diaz did for people from the Dominican Republic. She tells their truth.”—Dallas Morning News
- Review: Quiet as They Come (SF Gate)
- Review: Quiet as They Come (Dallas News)
- The Way We Live Now (The Rumpus)
With Amish Trivedi, I co-edit N/A. I also illustrate author portraits for the journal.
Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Ingrid Rojas Contreras is the recipient of the 2014 Mary Tanenbaum Award for Nonfiction. She is a fellow at the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto. Her writing has been anthologized in Guernica Annual (forthcoming), Wise Latinas (Nebraska University Press), and American Odysseys: Writings by New Americans (Dalkey Archive Press). She blogs about books and all things literary for KQED, San Francisco’s NPR affiliate. She am a fiction and non-fiction writer. As a Colombian immigrant, she writes about identity, displacement, and memory. Ingrid is am working on a CNF family memoir centering around my grandfather who was a folk healer in Colombia who it said could move clouds.
- Book Review: The Beautiful Unseen by Kyle Boelte (KQED)
- How to Celebrate National Poetry Month (KQED)
- The Best Book Trailers of 2014 (KQED)
- The End of the World: Musings from Notable Writers (KQED)
- Sexy Books, Unsexy Books: A Valentine's Day Slideshow (KQED)
- The Year in Meh: When 2013 Was Just Ok (KQED)
- Book Review: Rebecca Solnit Explores the Fairy Tale Nature of Real Life in ‘The Faraway Nearby' (KQED)
- Personal Essay: The Groan of Ice (Wise Latinas, Nebraska University Press; password: 'Nomadic')
- Ghost House (Guernica)
I’m also a photographer, specializing in 35mm and medium format.
- Barbarian at the Gates (The Paris Review)
- Off the Rack with Jesse Thorn (GQ)
- “Why’s this so good?” No. 85: George Saunders and the incredible Buddha boy (Nieman Storyboard)
- Personal Website (Gregory Dicum)
- The Ladies Vanish (The New Inquiry)
- Made for China (The New Inquiry)
- A Closer Joan (The White Review)
Sky’s the limit — my job is to keep eyes and ears open.
- An essay on what it's like to be Chinese in America's Chinese city (San Francisco)
- My feature on the next-generation airport (CityLab's "Best of the Future of Transportation" e-book, from The Atlantic)
- Swimming as the last refuge from connectivity (The New York Times Sunday Review)
- I found out that James Doty gave away his last $30 million to feel free (Nautilus)
- A love letter to a favorite place (The New York Times)
- What the science of recall can teach us about learning a second language (Salon)
I’m currently working on an urban fantasy novel and an anthology on contemporary African American expatriate writers in Paris.
- Honoring Black History Month gallery Condé Nast Traveler)
- Q&A with Random House author Jan Ellison (SFSU)
- Feds Drop Charges Against Winnemem (Sacred Land Film Project)
Works in print, radio, multimedia
Julia B. Chan
I don’t know nearly enough about anything – but you can’t blame a girl for trying.
- A history of eBay's waffling on its gun policy (Reveal)
- Winter is coming: What to expect if it's dry again (Reveal)
- Soliary confinement's comedic moment shows it's no laughing matter (Reveal)
- Getting down thizzness: Looking back at the hyphy movement (The Center for Investigative Reporting)
- Mr. Jew's Neighborhood: Opening a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown is harder than you'd think (The California Sunday Magazine)
- All You Have Eaten (Lucky Peach)
- Fantastic Mr. Fox (Lucky Peach)
- Algae You My Dreams (Joyland)
I also write personal essays and will begin to write a column for the San Francisco Chronicle in May.
- Here's How Major Cities Are Grappling With The Rise Of Ridesharing (Buzzfeed)
- Study Finds Taxi Drivers Are the Worst Drivers (The Bold Italic)
- Tell Us Where You've Cried Publicly in SF (The Bold Italic)
- This Reddit Post About Wanting To Be Homeless Is Peak SF (The Bold Italic)
- The Crunchies Were A Mess Last Night With A "Bitch Fest" And Few Awards For Women (The Bold Italic)
- Ask These People If The Anti-Tech Movement Is Over (The Bold Italic)
President of the San Francisco Arts Commission
Art Professor/faculty at California College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Art Institute
Mom (have an 11 year old)
Member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto
Also have a law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law
- Someone More Beautiful Than You Could Ever Imagine: Susan O'Malley (The Huffington Post)
- 39 Forever! A 39 Year Veteran of the Arts (The Huffington Post)
- Miracle on 20th Street (SFGate)
- Superabundance of Art, and Even More (SFGate)
- Personal Website
15 years of experience as a freelance writer, reporting experience, previous staff positions at Salon.com, Industry Standard, the Architect’s Newspaper. Reasonably fluent in Mandarin.
- Flip House (Architectural Record)
- Bespoke for the People (The New York Times)
- Good Intentions, Bad Management: Inside the closure of Architecture for Humanity (The Architect's Newspaper)
I write heavily reported features on mostly food, technology, the environment, and whenever these intersect. I have a background in Asian languages and culture and have lived and continue to travel regularly there. Literary nonfiction holds a special place in my heart.
- Near Qingdao, Hiking a Magical Mountain (The New York Times)
- Can You Live Without Google? (Slate)
- A Japanese fly-fishng art comes to life (High Country News)
- Making the Perfect Panettone, the Everest of Holiday Baking (Bon Appétit)
- The Specialists: Pork Store Café (Lucky Peach)
- Deputy in inmate fights faced 2006 complaints (SFGate)
- Western Addition struggles to save young lives after 4 killings (SFGate)
- Fears in the wake of Coast Guard sex assaults (SFGate)
- Man may be first to father child with reconstructed penis (SFGate)
- Street kids try to oust 'Bad Elmo' at wharf (SFGate)
- Vet says yacht was inherited, not stolen (SFGate)