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PLAY ON WORDS Series to Present 'Leading Women'

PLAY ON WORDS Series to Present 'Leading Women'

Play On Words, San Jose's premiere literary performance series, is proud to present Leading Women, a reading of work by Bay Area women writers who challenge--and occasionally mock--gender norms.

Play on Words is a collaborative literary performance series in San Jose that pairs performers with writers for live performances.

About the founders:

Julia Halprin Jackson's work has appeared in Oracle Fine Arts Review, West Branch Wired, California Northern, Fourteen Hills, COLLAGE Magazine, Flatmancrooked, Sacramento News & Review, Fictionade, Catalyst and Spectrum, as well as selected anthologies. She has been awarded scholarships from the Tomales Bay Writer's Workshops and the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and is a graduate of UC Davis' M.A. in Creative Writing program. She is at work on a collection of 100 one-hundred-word stories, which she is illustrating as postcards, and a novel set in southern Spain. Read more at

Nicole Hughes is the events manager at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, and the former director of San Jose State University's Center for Literary Arts. She completed an MFA in fiction writing from San Jose State University, where she taught composition in the English & Comparative Literature Department. Her story "Impasto Portrait" was published in Liebamour. As an MFA student, she was awarded the 2011 Ann Lillis Creative Writing Scholarship and the 2009 and 2011 James Phelan Literary Award.

Melinda Marks has performed in the Bay Area for over 20 years, and has more recently begun trying her hand as a writer of short plays and as a director. She holds a BA from UCSC in Theater with an emphasis in dramaturgy, and an MA from San Jose State in Theater Studies. She is currently pursuing an MFA at Mary Baldwin College.

This event is pay what you will in cash at the door.
Suggested donation is $5 - $10.
Concessions available for purchase to enjoy during the show.

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