Last year, Erica Eller started an all-female reading series dubbed Hazel “to highlight women's voices and create community through its unique selection process.” Each author invites another woman to read at the next installment. The series was short-lived, but incredibly powerful. After a long hiatus, Eller's reconvening the series with the help of two extremely capable co-organizers — Sara Marinelli and Shruti Swamy — who also happen to be outstanding writers. The three will all read, along with Emily Jain Wilson and Sarah Ladipo Manyika (In Dependence), at an unusual workshop space in the 1564mrkt building. The last series was at a comparably strange space at the corner of Chavez and Valencia streets, and it suited them perfectly. With ever-new curators and five sort of ongoing threads, the work is wide-ranging and authors are encouraged to take that opportunity to bring in something out of their usual comfort zone. This show will be the first in a new monthly schedule.
Fri., Sept. 20, 7 p.m., 2013