Red Light lit
7-9pm – In the venue
Red Light Lit is a mashup of photography, poetry, and prose set to a live score, featuring the photography of Erin Wilson Farrell. The readings explore love, relationships, sexuality, and gender. Featured readers include: Jessie Carver, Amber Flame, Laura Gibson, Jennifer Lewis, B.B. Queen, and Preeti Vangani. Musical guest, Nick Jaina, will be providing the live score, singing original music, and reading from his upcoming novel, Hitomi.
AMBER FLAME is an interdisciplinary artist and writer whose work has garnered residencies with Hedgebrook, The Watering Hole, Vermont Studio Center, and Yefe Nof. Flame’s original work has been published in diverse arenas, including Def Jam Poetry, Winter Tangerine, DIALOGIST, Split This Rock, Black Heart Magazine, Sundress Publications, FreezeRay, Redivider, and more. As Hugo House’s writer-in-residence for poetry, she is working on her second book of poetry, titled apocrifa. www.theamberflame.com
B.B. QUEEN is a Portland-based author and performer. Her work focuses on love, relationships, life under capitalism, and existential mélange. You can find her work in buried in old boxes and follow her on Instagram @beebeequeen_poetry.
JESSIE CARVER is a writer and editor who lives in Portland, Oregon, but grew up on a farm in the borderlands of New Mexico. Her fiction has appeared in Hobart, Entropy, and Watershed Review, her poetry is included in the anthology Love Is the Drug & Other Dark Poems, and she co-authored the nonfiction book Rethinking Paper & Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution.
JENNIFER LEWIS is the editor of Red Light Lit. Her fiction has been published in Cosmonaut’s Avenue, Eleven Eleven, Fourteen Hills Press, Midnight Breakfast, sPARKLE & bLINK and X-Ray Lit Mag.
LAURA GIBSON is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She currently records for the U.S. independent label Barsuk Records, and the Berlin-based label City Slang. Gibson’s most recent album Goners was released October 26, 2018. She has an MFA in fiction writing from Hunter Collage.
NICK JAINA is an author and musician born in Sacramento and currently residing in no particular place. He is looking for an agent and publisher for his first novel, Hitomi. His memoir Get It While You Can, was a finalist for the 2016 Oregon Book Award. He has released several albums and co-founded a ballet company. He teaches writing workshops around the world.
PREETI VANGANI is an Indian poet and writer. She will be reading from her debut novel, Mother Tongue Apologize, which was the winner of the RL Poetry Award in 2017.
ERIN WILSON, also known as ErinTheArtist, is best known for her vintage themed photography and work with analog cameras and processes. Originating in Memphis, TN she began a pursuit of experimental and film photography in 2005. With vintage themes and the exploration of both rural and urban abandonment she began making her way across the USA in 2006 and settled in the SF Bay. This was the beginning of many years of creation, travel, and collaboration, both in front of the camera and behind. These early years were formative with adventures seeking to capture a timeless beauty as well as the deeper nature of human experience. Erin delves into themes of self expression which can take the guise of beautiful wonderment which ranges from pure innocence to the darker themes of daily reality.