The Rolling Writers reading series (named for the Rolling Out Cafe in SF and expertly curated by Jon Sindell) has been around for six years now. Last week's reading in SF and last night's in Oakland were "mash-ups" of some of the favorite performances from past readings. The Octopus Literary Salon was full to overflowing with grand writers, musicians, a poet who reprised the Highland Fling, and a warm audience.
(Jon invited me to read my creative nonfiction flash "Early Spring Rainstorm." Just by chance, I joined a small, online flash group this year that includes Kathryn Kulpa, the flash editor at Cleaver who accepted "Early Spring Rainstorm" for publication several years ago. She's a wonderful flash writer.)