“Wutown” in Defenestration Magazine

Here’s an excerpt. Read the full piece in Defenestration. 9:50AM I operate 01194, a white Plymouth bearing the sundial insignia of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. The steering wheel is constructed on the right, to facilitate chalking. I hang the chalking stick out the window and cruise up Fountain at 4 miles per hour,…

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The Litquake Author Interview

Alia Volz: Chaos in a Fur Coat See Alia Sunday, October 7, at Vesuvio for “Do You Come Here Often?”: Writers at the Bar, with Alan Black, Jack Boulware, Beth Lisick, Chuck Thompson, and Missy Robac. 1. What is your favorite book? It must be As I Lay Dying, because I’ve reread it more than any other…

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Sexy Litquake ‘Password’ to Prohibition

San Francisco Chronicle  –  by Louis Pitzman Published 05:53 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Alia Volz participates in a Litquake event called “PASSWORD: Litquake’s Literary Speakeasy,” in which Bay Area authors dress up as, and read from, Prohibition-era writers. Volz charakter is Louise Brooks. San Francisco, Cal. on Monday, July 16, 2012. Photo: Sonja Och, The…

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PASSWORD: Litquake’s Literary Speakeasy

July 19, 2012, 8:00 PM Public Works 161 Erie Street $15 in advance; $18 at the door Buy advance tickets online NOTE VENUE CHANGE: Public Works, 161 Erie St. (off Mission St. between Duboce & 14th St.) San Francisco, CA Join us as we take you back to America’s Prohibition era with PASSWORD: Litquake’s Literary Speakeasy, featuring Prohibition-era cocktails,…

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Six-Word Memoir

Snazzy event this Thursday night! I’m spinning a yarn about a magical batch of matzo ball soup that outlived its maker by…years. Oy. In this live production of the extremely popular Six-Word Memoir Project, eight Bay Area Jewish personalities take to the stage to share clever, thoughtful, and humorous life stories. Participants include SF Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik, Literary…

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Beast Crawl: The Kraken

Saturday, July 7th, 8:00 – 9:00PM. Era Art Bar & Lounge. Oakland, CA. During Leg 3 of the Beast Crawl, a fabulous five-headed creature sloshes out of the Bay to fill brains with stories of laughter and woe, horror and insight… Beth Lisick Carolyn Cooke Rakesh Satyal April Sinclair Craig Clevenger Hosted by Alia Volz It’s…

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New work in Dark Sky Magazine

VACAJUN BY ALIA VOLZ Way down in a bayou town. Just for kicks, my love, you and me, we don’t know this place. No infusion bars, vintage boutiques, or multilevel movie theaters; no yuppies or hippies or hipsters. People here lean too close, and slur through log lips, and you can count their swampy teeth. Hey,…

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