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Cliterary Salon

Cliterary Salon is a monthly literary show focusing on work not traditionally prioritized in the mainstream by writers who subvert convention. To learn more, please visit


Content Warning: the themes explored by the writers of Cliterary Salon may contain discussion of sexual assault, eating disorders, trauma, and other sensitive topics.


Meg Elison is a Bay Area author and essayist. Her debut novel, THE BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE won the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award and was listed as a Tiptree Committee recommendation. Her second novel, THE BOOK OF ETTA, was published in 2017 by 47North. She writes like she's running out of time and lives in Oakland.

Maggie Tokuda-Hall is the author of Also an Octopus. Her debut young adult novel is slated to come out in 2019. She is the host of the Drunk Safari podcast (@drunksafaripod). You can follow her on twitter @emteehall.

Lauren Parker is a writer based in Oakland. She is the cohost of GLOW the Distance: a Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling podcast, and a graduate of Hiram College’s Creative Writing program. She has written for the Toast, the Tusk, Ravishly, The Bold Italic, Harlot Magazine, Hoodline, and plain china. She’s the winner of the Summer of Love essay contest in the Daily Californian, the Vachel Lindsay poetry prize, and a was featured in Bennington College’s Best Undergraduate Writing series in 2012.

Louis E. is a dude who writes words sometimes and at other times, he says them. Louis is the least qualified Cliterato to write about the clitoris, but you have to give him points for enthusiasm.

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