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JEN SULLIVAN BRYCH

Jen Sullivan Brych is an award-winning writer whose past publications include Fourteen Hills, The Los Angeles Times, Wired, The Rumpus, and sparkle+blink. She was also a finalist for Third Coast magazine’s fiction contest. Her plays have been performed in various Bay Area theaters, and she has an MFA from San Francisco State University. She has also read at large events like Litquake, Writers with Drinks, and Quiet Lightning. She's led panel discussions and hosted authors as part of the Visiting Writers Series at City College of San Francisco, where she teaches creative writing and literature, and helped revive Forum, the college’s literary magazine founded in 1937. In her previous life, around the turn of the millennium, she was also a journalist, and she wrote hundreds of articles about online music and culture for Wired before going freelance and writing for other outlets including Salon.

She is currently working on a novel.

 

FICTION (AND FICTION-LIKE OBJECTS)

"The Man Under the Bed" in Fourteen Hills literary magazine (was also a finalist for Third Coast magazine's fiction contest) (purchase required)

"A Note on Euphemisms in My New-Adult, Erotic Novel" in sparkle + blink literary magazine. I also read it at the Quiet Lightning reading series.

"Two Beautiful Dems Stand Before Us" in the Los Angeles Times

"Rapping" was published on the Bang Out website (RIP), and I read it at their storytelling event at Amnesia (RIP) in San Francisco.

I read a story at the Writers with Drinks reading series at The Make Out Room in San Francisco. The show was reviewed by Litseen.

REVIEWS/JOURNALISM-ESQUE THINGS

"A Rabid Fan of the Novel Revolutionary Road Compares It to the Film" in The Rumpus literary magazine

"The Last Book I Loved" in The Rumpus

"Prop 98 Could Destroy the Next Kerouac" in the San Francisco Bay Guardian (partial article available)

"It Hurts So Bad" in Salon.com

You can find some of the hundreds of articles that I wrote for Wired here, but this list is over 23 pages long. So here are some of my favorites (and please note that only your first few articles are free).

"Chuck D on MP3" 

I wrote about cypherpunks making a porno

"Street Cred: Adventure Overload" (review of hypertext fiction Grammatron in Wired Magazine)

I visited Xerox PARC labs and wrote about their electric paper

PLAYS

I've had various readings/performances/productions of plays in the Bay Area. Here's a selection:

My short play "Puzzle" was selected for the semi-finalist round of the Sonoma Stage Works Playfest competition

Open Tab Productions did staged readings of my short plays "Puzzle", "Remote" and "TP" at the Actor's Center of San Francisco

"By Malik in the USA" was selected for the Clash and Celebration of American Culture festival at Diablo Valley College, and also for a one-act play festival at San Francisco State University. No Nude Men Productions also gave it a reading at their fundraiser.

I wrote for sketch comedy troupe Killing My Lobster's show, Killing My Lobster Takes a Cruise

My full-length play "Robin & Mema" was selected for a staged reading at SFSU's Greenhouse Theatre Festival.

 

CONTACT

juniperj2 at yahoo dot com

 
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