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Wednesday, May 16 from 6:30-8:30 PM

Medicine for Nightmares

2026 24th St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

Join Fourteen Hills to celebrate the release of Issue #30!

Come meet our stellar contributors, editors, and staff. And yes, bring your friends!

There will be refreshments, signings, readings, a raffle, and lots of cool prizes, as well as the opportunity to support an amazing indie bookstore.


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Tuesday, May 16 from 5:30-7:30 PM

Medicine for Nightmares

Join Fourteen Hills to celebrate the release of Issue #29!

Featured readers include Susan Calvillo, Kurt Schweigman, Molly Blumhoefer, and Jasmine Mosher (reading the work of Rachel Deutsch).

The event will feature light refreshments, a raffle, issues for sale, and a vibrant reading!

2026 24th St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

Release Event for MRBA-winning manuscript Her Daughters by TreVaughn Roach-Carter

Friday, March 17th from 6:30-8:30 PM
Medicine for Nightmares


Join Fourteen Hills to celebrate the release of Her Daughters, winner of the 2022 Michael Rubin Book Award, judged by Shruti Swamy.

Featured readers include TreVaughn Roach-Carter, London Pinkney, and Lillian Giles, with a Q-and-A facilitated by Tadeh Kennedy.

Medicine for Nightmares

2026 24th St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

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A Conversation with Gina Berriault Award Winner Nawaaz Ahmed

November 15th, 2022, 4:30-6:00 PM

Please join the SFSU Dept. of Creative Writing and Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review for a conversation w/ 2022 Gina Berriault Award winner, Nawaaz Ahmed ('Radiant Fugitives'). This is a virtual event.

Register HERE

LitCrawl Reading-Local Roots, Global Reach feat. Fourteen Hills, Reed Magazine, and Santa Clara Review


October 22, 2022, 8:00-9:00 PM

Join Fourteen Hills to celebrate the release of Issue 28 with our first in-person event since 2020!

Featured readers for Fourteen Hills include: Carlos Quinteros III, Laura Ritland, and August Edwards

Dog-Eared Books

900 Valencia St. 

San Francisco, CA 94110



May 18, 2022, 6:00-8:00 PM

Join Fourteen Hills to celebrate the release of Issue 28 with our first in-person event since 2020!

Featured readers include: Natasha Huey, Laura Ritland, Hema Padhu, and Amber Wong.

We will have light refreshments, a raffle, and issues for sale! Masks required except when eating and drinking.

Medicine for Nightmares

3036 24th St

San Francisco, CA 94110

BOOK RELEASE: 2019 Michael Rubin Book Award Release Party for OPPRESSORFACE

December 13, 2019

Join us to celebrate at the 2019 Michael Rubin Book Release Party.

OPPRESSORFACE by Rob Hendricks

Come for vegan food, drinks aplenty, good company, and readings by friends of Fourteen Hills:

Rob Hendricks

Steven Kennedy

Jens Mikkelsen

London Pinkney

Vanessa Marie Hammill

Truong Tran


December 13,  7pm 

Alley Cat Books

3036 - 24th Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

Issue 25 Release Party

May 17, 2019

Join Fourteen Hills to celebrate Issue 25 release party!

May 17th at 7pm 
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

BOOK RELEASE: 2018 Michael Rubin Book Award

April 20, 2019

Fourteen Hills presents
winner of the 2018 Michael Rubin Book Award
Life During Wartime by Kimberly Reyes
at Wolfman Books
7pm on April 20th
supporting readers:
Wanda M. Holland Greene
Tongo Eisen-Martin
Brandon Logans
Thea Matthews

Charif Shanahan
musical guest: Nanilley and Taylor Reid
interviewer: Truong Tran

Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a poet, movement worker, and educator. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. His book titled, "Someone's Dead Already" was nominated for a California Book Award. His latest book "Heaven Is All Goodbyes" was published by the City Lights Pocket Poets series, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and won a California Book Award and an American Book Award.


Wanda M. Holland Greene is Head of School at The Hamlin School in San Francisco, a mission-driven institution dedicated to best practices and innovation in the education of girls and young women. An experienced leader in education with a powerful voice and presence, Wanda has spent three decades focusing careful attention on academic and ethical excellence, gender equity, performance evaluation, diversity and inclusion, health and wellness, and global citizenship. A former faculty member of the National Association of Independent School’s Aspiring Heads Fellowship and a faithful mentor to dozens of leaders across the country, Wanda has now shifted her focus to formal executive coaching for new heads of school, with a particular emphasis on women and people of color. Currently, she is a trustee at Columbia University and Head-Royce School, an advisor to Common Sense Media, and a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow at The Aspen Institute. Mary Oliver’s poetry, live music, Berkeley Rep, writing, and travel provide the much-needed rejuvenation and quiet pauses between her commitments to work and family.  


Brandon Logans is born and raised in Oakland, California. He is a 2nd year MFA candidate at Mills College. His most recent work revolves around the inner workings of “light” applied excessively as structural pressure onto a body.


Thea Matthews is a poet, scholar, activist born and raised in San Francisco, CA. A seasoned performer, Thea has delivered her work at various readings and festivals, some of which include: Hazel Reading Series, Lyrics & Dirges, Gears Turning, Voz Sin Tinta, Litquake, LitCrawl, as well as the National Queer Arts Festival, the Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival, and the Annual Beat Poetry Festival. She earned her BA in Sociology at UC Berkeley where she taught June Jordan’s program Poetry for the People. She has work featured in FORUM, For Harriet’s Soar, For Women Who Roar, and in forthcoming anthologies published by AK Press and Foglifter Press. Currently, Thea is finishing her debut collection and is part of the spring writers-in-residence at Alley Cat Books.

Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry/SIU Press, 2017), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and the Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award. His poems appear or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, PBS NewsHour, Poem-A-Day of the Academy of American Poets, and Poetry, and in the anthologies American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time (Graywolf Press, 2018), edited by US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, Furious Flower’s Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (Northwestern, 2019) and The BreakBeat Poets Vol 3: Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket, 2019). Shanahan is the recipient of a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship; the Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University; a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant to Morocco; the Gregory Pardlo Fellowship from the Frost Place; and residency fellowships from Cave Canem Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony for the Arts, La Maison Baldwin in St Paul, France, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, among other awards and recognitions. Born and raised in the Bronx, he is currently a Jones Lecturer in Poetry in the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University.

Musical guest:




Taylor Reid is a traveling composer, singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and aspiring videographer from Indiana. Writing the majority of her music electronically and on piano, she is currently focused on building a portfolio of works displaying her music and video skills. Some of her music could be descried as classical, neo-soul or house-type rhythms.

Interviewer bio:


Truong Tran (b. 1969) received his MFA from San Francisco State University in 1995 in the field of writing. He is the author numerous volumes of poetry. He is a self taught visual artist whose work has been exhibited in venues including the California Historical Society, California Institute of Integral Studies, SOMArts Gallery, Telegraph Hill Gallery, The San Francisco International Art Market Art Fair, Avenue 12 Gallery and The Peninsula Museum of Art. Of his art making process, Truong writes: My art practice be it writing, sculpting or making dinner for a group of friends are just my ways of thinking though the consciousness of these times. 


He lives in San Francisco and teaches at Mills College.


Featured reader:


Kimberly Reyes is a poet, essayist, and second-generation NYer who began her transition to creative writing after receiving her Master of Arts from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2013. She has since been awarded grants, fellowships, and scholarships from the Poetry Foundation, Callaloo at Brown University, Summer Literary Seminars in Kenya, the Prague Summer Program for Writers, Vermont Studio Center, the Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco State University, and other places.


She has written nonfiction for The Atlantic, The Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly,, The New York Post, The Village Voice, Alternative Press, ESPN the Magazine, Jane, Honey, NY1 News, Medium, Entropy, and The Best American Poetry blog, and poetry for journals including, The Feminist Wire, The Acentos Review, RHINO, Columbia Journal, Yemassee, New American Writing, Juked, Cosmonauts Avenue and Eleven Eleven. She is the author of two poetry books: Running to Stand Still (Omnidawn, 2019) and Warning Coloration (dancing girl press, 2018). Kimberly lives happily lost, in what’s left of the fog, on the Avenues in San Francisco.

The Lab :: Writing Classes with Matthew Clark Davidson

March 12, 2019

The Lab :: Writing Classes with Matthew Clark Davidson

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7 PM

3092 16th Street, San Francisco, California 94103

Book Release Life During Wartime by Kimberly Reyes

The book release has been delayed check back and follow us on social media for the rescheduled date.


Fourteen Hills Presents
winner of the 2018 MICHAEL RUBIN BOOK AWARD


December 14, 2018

Join the staff of Fourteen Hills to celebrate the holidays with a reading! There will be a raffle and refreshments will be provided.

October 20, 2018

Join Fourteen Hills for an evening with some of the finest contemporary creative community of writers that San Francisco State has to offer.

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