Summer Brenner portrait

Summer Brenner is the author of a dozen works of poetry and fiction that include short story collections, award-winning YA novels, noir thrillers, and the occasional essay. Her writings have appeared in dozens of anthologies and literary magazines. Performances of her work include The Missing Lover, a one-act play with staged readings directed by Peter Glazer; theatrical productions of Richmond Tales, Lost Secrets of the Iron Triangle and Oakland Tales, Lost Secrets of The Town; and recordings/performances with musical extravaganza, Arundo and Smooth Toad (Andy Dinsmoor, Bob Ernst, Hal Hughes, and GP Skratz). She has given scores of readings in the US, France, and Japan. She was raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is a long-time resident of Berkeley, California.

Readings and Presentations: Anarchist Book Fair (SF), Beyond Baroque (LA), Bowery Poetry Club (NYC), Brecht Forum (NYC), Funky Butt (NOLA), Gold Mine Saloon NOLA), Litquake (SF), St. Marks (NYC), San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco MOMA, SFSU Poetry Center (SF), Shakespeare and Co. (Paris), USIS (Kyoto and Nagoya, Japan), Workshop 112 (NYC) and a myriad of bookstores, universities, libraries, festivals, and bars.

Media interviews: ABC-Channel 7 TV, Cross Currents, Gary Goldberg Show, KALW, KPFA, KPFK, KQED Forum, Indymedia, Tavis Smiley Show, West Coast Live