April Sinclair read her essay "Straight Outta Marin," about black power in the North Bay. Benjamin Bac Sierra read from Barrio Bushido, about the deliberations of a homeboy/wolf trying to "come up." Peg Alford Pursell brought a story about the stillness and silence of becoming pregnant. Salvatore Zoida chronicled collisions and discoveries. Chris Cole described a failed attempt to write himself into someone else's narrative.