Michelle Tea at Book Passage

Join Bay Area literary living legend Michelle Tea at this special young adult event celebrating the release of her new book, Girl at the Bottom of the Sea. You may know Michelle from her The Bold Italic (RIP) stories or are perhaps you’ve attended a RADAR Reading (which she founded), or maybe her work is completely new to you and if that’s the case, well then, you’re in for a treat. Girl at the Bottom of the Sea is the follow-up to Mermaid in Chelsea Creek and is set to be the second installment in a trilogy. The book details the journeys of Sophie Swankowski and her gritty Mermaid guardian, Syrena –– “mermaid” in Polish –– as they embark on a transatlantic voyage from Massachusetts to Syrena’s homeland. ZYZZYVA calls the novel “a refreshing breath of air in the world of YA, equal parts eerie, heartbreaking, and fantastical,” but personally speaking, Tea’s work is never a miss.

If You Go:

When: Friday, June 12th from 6:30pm to 8pm

Where: Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera

Cost: Free


Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.