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)
Who: Dani Burlison:

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

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

Happy New Year, everyone!