To commemorate the launch of the new Japanese translations of the best selling Sci-fi novel, United States of Japan, author Peter Tieryas and fellow writers, Janice Lee and Justine Abellana will be doing a reading together.

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Saturday, November 5

Kinokuniya San Francisco
1581 Webster St
San Francisco, California 94115

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Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS, Daughter, Damnation, Reconsolidation, and The Sky Isn’t Blue. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from CalArts and currently lives in Los Angeles where she is Editor of the #RECURRENT Novel Series, Assistant Editor at Fanzine, Executive Editor at Entropy, and Founder/CEO of POTG Design.

Justine Abellana is a writer and a dog lover from San Francisco and the surrounding suburbs. Justine has been featured in online websites like, and also in her college newspaper, The Skyline View, in which she had her own sex and dating column, The J-spot, in. She was awarded first place for a critical review article from The Journalism Association of Community Colleges in 2013. Though she has written many journalistic articles, Justine is in the process of introducing herself as a poet and literary writer to the world. Which is where her true passion for writing blossoms from. Her goal is to make connections through her words, and give others the sense of belonging that poetry has given her.

Peter Tieryas is the author of United States of Japan and Bald New World, which was nominated for the Folio Prize. His books have gotten praise from Buzzfeed, io9 Gizmodo, Kotaku, Kirkus Reviews, Financial Times, Publisher’s Weekly, Popular Mechanics, Esquire, and Yahoo!. His writing has been published in Electric Literature, Kyoto Journal, New Letters,, and ZYZZYVA. He’s also worked as a technical writer for LucasArts and was a VFX artist at Sony and EA.