Sweet Adeline’s Book of the Month Club: March 2014

Meet, greet and discussion about Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos at Sweet Adeline Bakeshop, 3350 Adeline Street, Berkeley, California; Sunday March 30, 2-3pm.

Sweet Adeline Bakeshop is proud to announce its Featured Book of the Month Club! Each month we will feature work published by a local author, culminating with a meet the author event and book discussion on the last Sunday of the month 2-3 pm. We are committed to featuring work by a diverse body of writers and will include a wide array of genres. (For more information or if you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please contact ebabzfest@gmail.com.)

The pick for March is Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories 

Books will be available at Sweet Adeline on March 13 and can also be purchased here.

Or for your Kindle at Amazon

About the book:

Dani Burlison’s collection of essays, named after her McSweeney’s Internet Tendency column of the same name, is an exploration of the wacky, shameful, ridiculous and heartbreaking topics that the rest of us don’t want to talk about. Part anthropological research on new age practices, part memoir with humorous and often brutally honest self-reflection,Dendrophilia covers the most absurd taboos that you never thought you actually really want to talk about. 

Portland Book Reading at IPRC March 3

Noted Bay Area writers Tomas Moniz (Rad Dad) and Dani Burlison (McSweeney’s) join with local authors Zach Ellis and Joshua James Amberson for a dynamic night of readings. The tour is in support of Moniz’s new novella, Bellies and Buffalos (Black Hills Press) and Burlison’s new essay collection, Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories.

Tomas Moniz is the founder, editor, and a writer for the award winning zine, book and now magazine: Rad Dad. He also is co-founder and co-host of the successful monthly reading series Lyrics and Dirges as well as the more rambunctious open mic, Saturday Night Special. He’s been making zines since the late nineties, and his most current zines Dirty and The Body is a Wild Wild Thing are available, but you have to write him a postcard: PO Box 3555, Berkeley CA 94703. Tomas teaches at Berkeley City College.

Dani Burlison has been a staff writer for a Bay Area alt-weekly, a columnist for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and a book reviewer for The Los Angeles Review. She writes a music/lit column at The Rumpus and is a freelancer of epic proportions with other work appearing or forthcoming in places like The Chicago Tribune, Ploughshares, Hip Mama Magazine, Rad Dad, Spirituality & Health Magazine, Shareable and more. She is a Squaw Valley Writers Workshop and Lit Camp alumna and lives in Sonoma County with her two daughters.

Zach Ellis writes creative nonfiction. He lives in Portland, Oregon and works as a bookseller when he isn’t writing. He is the father of a five year old, who gives him plenty of things to write about. He has written for The Gravity of the Thing and has travelled to Glasgow, Scotland to read his poetry at In Our Words: an LGBT literary festival.

Joshua James Amberson is the author of the long-running Basic Paper Airplane zine, as well The Prince Zine. His essays and music journalism have appeared in the Portland Mercury, Performer Magazine, Rascal Magazine, Quickest Flip Magazine, and American Songwriter, among others. He’s currently working on a young adult novel called The Importance of Forgetting.

See more at: http://www.iprc.org/calendar/rad-dad-reading#sthash.oq7wY5mm.dpuf

IPRC
1001 SE Division St
March 3rd 7:00 pm

“Dani Burlison is that rare writer who can rip her own heart out, lay it on the page, and still make you laugh with…recognition at the hilarity of it all.”
Ariel Gore

“Tomas Moniz’s take on the literary road trip is both hilarious and poignant.”
Lilliam Rivera

Get Lit – January Edition!

Join hosts Dani Burlison and Kara Vernor on the 4th Wednesday of every month for the Get Lit reading series at Corkscrew Wine Bar in Petaluma!

Each month will feature guest readers with a short open mic immediately following. Authors will have books and other materials available to purchase. Corkscrew will have fantastic wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers and deserts for sale at the bar, as well.

Get Lit is a free, 21+ event…

January Readers: Morgen Eliot and Wendy-O Matik and a very special surprise musical guest!

Update: We had a fabulous time with Wendy-O, Morgen and Sean Hayes!

 

Heavenly Bodies: A writing workshop for women

I’m really excited about offering this workshop and apparently, everyone else is, too because I’m almost full!

Through our bodies, we experience the world’s most outrageous pleasures and most frustrating pains, and our relationships with our bodies determine how we experience the world. Celebrate, examine, heal, reminisce over and laugh about your relationship with your one and only body in this evening writing workshop for women–just in time for Valentine’s Day. We’ll write and share stories in a safe, fun, honest and empowering space and leave with new perspectives on how to love our female bodies. (*Women of all ages and lifestyles, including transgender women are welcome and encouraged to attend!)

When: Thursday, February 6; 6:30-9pm
Where: Serren’s Closet, 213 Western Ave., Petaluma
Cost: $35-50 sliding scale (ask about scholarships)
RSVP: danisavestheworld@yahoo.com
Who: Dani Burlison: www.daniburlison.com

New Year, new events!

I’ll be out and about soon, reading from (and selling) Dendrophilia (which you can also buy right HERE).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m really excited to be planning a Pacific Northwest adventure with some of my favorite writers during AWP. Here are some of our booked dates so far:

Saturday, February 8
Hip Mama and Rad Dad Relaunch Party!
Arlene Francis Center

7:30 – 9:00pm
99 6th St., Santa Rosa
With Ariel Gore and Tomas Moniz

Wednesday, February 26th
Purple Thistle Centre

7:30 – 9:00pm
975 Vernon Dr., Vancouver BC
Coast Salish Territories
With Nick Flynn and Tomas Moniz

Friday, February 28th
Orca Books

7:00 – 8:30pm
In conjunction with Bellies and Buffalos
509 E. 4th Ave., Olympia
With Ariel Gore and Tomas Moniz

Monday, March 3rd
IPRC

7:30 – 9:00 pm
1001 SE Division St., Portland
With Tomas Moniz

Happy New Year, everyone!

Dendrophilia now available in digital!

Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories is now available as an eBook. It can be purchased from Amazon right here!

Dani Burlison is that rare writer who can rip her own heart out, lay it on the page, and still make you laugh with (sometimes jaded) recognition at the hilarity of it all. The way Dani sees the world will remind you why you like to read.”
~ Ariel Gore, author: HipMama Magazine, Bluebird and The End of Eve

Dani Burlison‘s writing makes me love the freak in me, the I made such a bad decision last night part of me, the sure that sounds like a great idea regretful me. Her writing is full of humor and humility, bravado and vulnerability; she makes me happy to be alive and reminds me that we are not alone.”
~ Tomas Moniz, Rad Dad and Bellies and Buffalos

Dani will locate and tickle your crazy-sad-funny bone.”
~ MariNaomi, author/artist of Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22

A limited number of pre-release print copies will be available for $12.95 before Christmas. The book will then be available in January! Contact me at danisavestheworld@yahoo.com if you’re interested in ordering a copy.

Dendrophilia and Other Social Taboos: True Stories

Here’s a sneak peek of my book (or at least the cover), an essay collection titled after my McSweeney’s Internet Tendency column of the same name. The eBook and print edition will be available this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for readings and other book events around the Bay Area this winter and more in the Pacific Northwest during AWP in February and March!