The Postcard Poetry Project is an annual collaboration in which poets from the Bay Area and across the country write and mail almost two thousand original poems to one another—on postcards—between December and March.
To celebrate the end of this year's project, twelve poets—nine local, three beaming in from distant parts—share postcard work. To wit:
Diane di Prima (read by Sara Larsen)
Anne Lesley Selcer
Joan Marie Wood
* Appearing via hologram!
Postcard poems will be on display for general admiration.
There will be cake.
This show is going to be a very special engagement with ~the Best in the West~ June West of Tucson AZ, and SF music-makers Hectorine and Silo Homes. Someone is going to play the flute during a set but I'm not going to tell you who and I'm not going to tell you when. You're just going to have to come and find out.
Doors at 8:30 showtime at 9:00, BYOB, suggested donation $5 NOTAFLOF
Be ready for a good time and plz be respectful of the space and showgoers. C U there :)
June West - https://www.june-west.com/
Hectorine - https://soundcloud.com/hectorinetheband
Silo Homes - https://silohomes.bandcamp.com/
Diana Arterian is visiting from LA to give a reading from her new book, Playing Monster :: Seiche. Come celebrate its publication and hear readings by Diana and local writers Kenyatta A C Hinkle and Amy Berkowitz.
"Playing Monster :: Seiche is a devastating classic. It's like reading a detective story or 'thriller' but with real pain, real consequences, and purity." —Alice Notley
About the readers:
Diana Arterian is the author of Playing Monster :: Seiche (1913 Press, 2017), the chapbooks With Lightness & Darkness and Other Brief Pieces (Essay Press, 2017), Death Centos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013), and co-editor of Among Margins: Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics (Ricochet, 2016). A Poetry Editor at Noemi Press, her creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Banff Centre, Caldera, Vermont Studio Center, and Yaddo, and her poetry, essays, and translations have appeared in Asymptote, BOMB, Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, and Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. Born and raised in Arizona, she currently resides in Los Angeles where she is a doctoral candidate in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Southern California.
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle is an interdisciplinary poet, writer, visual artist, and performer. Her artwork and experimental writing have been exhibited and performed at The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, Project Row Houses, and The Hammer Museum. Her writing has been featured in the literary journal Obsidian, In-Process Inventory Press, Not That But This, and the forthcoming anthology Among Margins: Critical & Lyrical Writing on Aesthetics.
Amy Berkowitz is the author of Tender Points and the administrator of the Alley Cat Books writing residency. She's currently working on a novel.
An Oakland Poetry Tribute
T. S. Walker
Brenda Usher Carpino
Jevohn Tyler Newsome
Homemade tunes performed by: Mo Mel
Followed by an open mic
$10-20 sliding scale No one turned away for lack of funds
Oakland Unity is a reading and music event that benefits Oakland community, as well as sending funds for international need.
The beneficiaries of the event will be
Doctors Without Borders (specifically funding the fight against cholera in Yemen) https://events.doctorswithoutborders.org/campaign/Oakland-Unity
City Slicker Farms
Alicia Mountain reads from her Iowa Poetry Prize-winning collection, "High Ground Coward." Her work offers fists full of soil, leftovers for breakfast, road trip as ritual, twins of lovers and twins of ourselves. Queer, earthy, unabashed, strange, sexy, eager, "High Ground Coward" is an urgent debut that satisfies.
“Alicia Mountain looks at every tiny thing very closely, and in doing that conveys the big picture of a vast inner life with marvelous clarity and depth. Her voice is intimate, brash, always precise, heartbreaking in both its vulnerability and its authority. These poems are carried away by both lust and intelligence. This poet understands desire: its expression lets loose while giving form. This book doesn’t detour, it goes right to and through the overpowered, relentless heart of its speaker and the reader is struck through too, and good. High Ground Coward is a dazzling debut by a rare, true talent.”—Brenda Shaughnessy, judge, Iowa Poetry Prize
Come celebrate new books by favorite writers! Jennifer S. Cheng's "MOON: LETTERS, MAPS, POEMS" (Tarpaulin Sky, May 2018) and Vi Khi Nao's "Sheep Machine" (Black Sun Lit 2018). We might even have more writers releasing more books!
Jennifer S. Cheng writes at the intersection of essay and poetry. Her second book, a hybrid collection MOON: LETTERS, MAPS, POEMS, was selected by Bhanu Kapil as winner of the Tarpaulin Sky Book Award. She is also the author of HOUSE A, selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize, and INVOCATION: AN ESSAY, an image-text chapbook published by New Michigan Press. Her writing appears in Tin House, Conjunctions, AGNI, The Literary Hub, Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, The Normal School, Guernica, Hong Kong 20/20 (a PEN Hong Kong anthology), and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and awards from Brown University, the University of Iowa, San Francisco State University, the U.S. Fulbright program, Kundiman, Bread Loaf, and the Academy of American Poets. Having grown up in Texas, Connecticut, and Hong Kong, she lives in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco.www.jenniferscheng.com
VI KHI NAO was born in Long Khanh, Vietnam. She is the author, most recently, Umbilical Hospital, and of the forthcoming story collection, A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016, the novel, Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016), and the poetry collection, The Old Philosopher, which won the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry in 2014. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in poetry. www.vikhinao.com
Join us for a look at a new historical map developed by Liam O’Donoghue of the East Bay Yesterday podcast. “Long Lost Oakland” features some of the most impressive features of the local landscape that no longer exist – from stunning architecture to bygone infrastructure and even extinct plants and animals. As we live through a moment when we can look around and literally watch the landscape of our city change before our eyes, this map highlights the many transformations Oakland has already experienced. This presentation will blend art and history in order to explore how our past connects to the world we live in today and the future we may be living in soon.
About the podcast: East Bay Yesterday was named “The Best Podcast about the East Bay” in 2017 by the East Bay Express. Over the course of nearly 30 episodes, this series has explored stories of culture, politics and nature from Oakland, Berkeley and other towns throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. For more information, visit: https://eastbayyesterday.com/
Speculative City is proud to be launching their premier issue. Speculative City is a new online magazine that focuses on speculative fiction and poetry set in urban environments. It features short fiction, poetry, and essays from a diverse pool of creators from around the world. Each issue focuses on a particular theme, and the first issue features works that explore the grotesque.
At this issue launch, Dominick Palamenti, Natasha Chacon, and David Macarchick will read several short fiction and poetry works found within the issue.
Lily Hoang is the author of five books, including A Bestiary (PEN USA Award finalist and winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Nonfiction Contest) and Changing (recipient of a PEN Open Books Award). She teaches in the MFA program at UC San Diego.
Kevin Lo is a composer, choreographer and writer based in Oakland (previously Australia, born New Zealand). He works with spatiality, machinic processes, and has a background in the biological sciences.
Andrea Marina is an indigenous writer originally from Miami, whose topics mainly center on trauma, killing men, and her deep and abiding love for Florida swamps. She co-hosts Words of Resistance with Andrea Abi-Karam, a monthly queer reading series focused on giving non-cis male identifying writers a platform to showcase their work. Her first chapbook "my dirty southern heart" was released through Mess Editions, a local press.
CANTÍL is a venomous snake // a reading series that exclusively features poets of color. Read more about the series here: http://tinyurl.com/z4buglh + http://tinyurl.com/hdmtz4e
Oh my goodness, it is almost time for the Bay Area's only PERZINE FEST! We are celebrating by hosting a zine reading the night before the fest!
Out-of-town and local zinestresses will be reading select works from their *super popular* zines. Come hangout with Enola Dismay, Alex Wrekk, Angela Roberts, Neelybat Chestnut and the rest of the Dear Diary Zine Fest crew. All exhibitors, attendees, and zine fans are welcome to come mingle and trade zines.
It's gonna be a fun event, so don't miss it!
Nancy Huang will be reading from her first book of poems, Favorite Daughter.
Nan Huang (黄洁) is a queer Chinese-American poet. She is a winner of the 2016 Write Bloody Poetry contest, an Andrew Julius Gutow Academy of American Poets Prize, a James F. Parker Award in Poetry, a 2015 YoungArts Finalist prize, and more. She has received fellowships from VONA and Tin House, and is a former member of UT Spitshine. She competed/resisted at CUPSI 2017 in Chicago, where all her poems were nominated for Best of the Rest. Her debut poetry collection, Favorite Daughter, is out by Write Bloody Publishing.
Join us for a celebration. Kat's zines will be available for purchase. Performances start @6PM sharp: Readings from her zines, performances of the performance art. There will be meditation and how to draw flowers and introduction to graphic scores and more!
Guest performers to be named soooooon!
Cozy up with Abbie Jeanne Amadio and Rex Renee Leonowitch for a night of storytelling, poetry, weirdo tragicomic drag, and then some. Rex performs poems, sings, projects art, does alt drag and awkward burlesque. They're both from places that have actual winter.
"That moment when we’ve carved out our precious time to make, experience, or support art, and instead we just feel stuck, insecure, or exhausted. All we can make contact with is stress, pressure, or the immensity of our to-do lists. We find ourselves wondering why we’re even committed to the making and sharing of creative work, and why we even got into this in the first place."
Rituals for Removing Creative Clocks, an Emerging Arts Professionals (EAP) MADE project awardee, offered somatic instructions to solve these blocks of contemporary creative life, and presented these instructions through ritualized, playful and magical banquet-gatherings.
Liat, Leora and Kim are now excited to announce the release of the Ritual For Removing Creative Blocks book which documents the day on October 22 2017, where we held three sessions of our rituals in which cultural workers from across the Bay Area were welcomed into a cozy courtyard with a ritual hand-washing, and seated around a colorful curated table designed by chef-artist Kim Upstill.
Please join us for a release party for book perusing, snacks made by Kim, and a brief talk by the authors Leora and Liat.
Do you hate racism and oppression? Do you love Black Liberation and games? Please come join us for a Black Liberation Quiz Night, a fundraiser for Center for Economic Research and Social Change (CERSC). CERSC is a non-profit dedicated to a better understanding of today’s world, and helping to put forward a vision of a better future. They sponsor the International Socialist Review, the Socialism Conference, and Haymarket Books, which recently published How We Get Free
Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
Sliding Scale $10-$25
Jenn Pelly, author of a new 33 1/3rd book about The Raincoats' eponymous debut, presents an evening of readings, movies, and ephemera about the storied English foursome at EM Wolfman at 7pm on Friday, February 2nd. Free and all ages. Books for sale.
Unity/LOWER GRAND RADIO are opening on the second floor of E.M. Wolfman!
Lower Grand Djs:
Garam Garam Crew: Postmistress General and Peptalk
Three Six Sashia
Food by MILKTOOTH
and We are trying to get a keg lmao
No haters, No biters, no jerks,
This is a Safe Space, act a fool get thrown out.
The Urban Study editorial collective (Trisha Barua, Erin MC EL, and Alex Werth) is seeking local writers, artists, and activists for an anthology of work that carefully and creatively thinks Oakland from Oakland.
What does Urban Study in Oakland look, sound, and feel like? Are there ways of understanding the city's politics of race, space, and history that challenge or expand the conventional frame of gentrification? How can we resist the displacement of local communities by centering local ways of knowing the Town?
Full description here: https://urbanstudyoakland.wordpress.com/cfp/
This informal gathering is an chance to meet the editors and other potential contributors, discuss the goals and timeline of the project, ask questions, and eat some snacks!
It's 2018, maybe you need a new calendar to reflect the new dates.
We have a bunch of calendars with 16 months of California-based creative badasses. Come and get one! They'll be $25 and will get you through April of 2019.
Or, if your new year's resolution is to buy nothing, come hang out and write on postcards or make zines, or tell us jokes, or show us magic tricks.
We are so excited to invite you to a new year celebration of our newest Wolfman Book, "The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture"!
Released in late 2017 in conjunction with the Communal Presence Conference held at UC Berkeley, we have yet to throw an official book/release party...UNTIL NOW!!!
All (most) of the contributors, under one roof!
Including such luminaries as Matt Sussman, Brandon Callender, Jamie Townsend, Stephanie Young, Ismail Muhammad, Syd Staiti, and Brandon Brown, among others!
Short readings / long diatribes from many of the contributors!
A toast from / to the book's editors, Daniel Benjamin and Eric Sneathen!
Books books books books books books books for sale!
An excerpted film screening from Marc Huestis' 1982, "Whatever Happened to Susan Jane?"
Food and drinks!
(BOOK) PARTY VIBES!
Join choreographer Liv Schaffer (Oakland) and comic maker Andrea Bell (Chicago) Friday, January 19th at the intersection of movement, sequential art, and empathy, for an evening of presentation and participation.
Though these artists utilize different creation methodologies, Liv and Andrea found an intersection—a shared theme in their work focusing on the growth of empathy in the face of loss. They invite you and yours in celebrating the different forms of expression all while gleaning useful information and stories about the journey to living with more empathy.
We'll have some drinks and learn more about each other starting at 7pm.
Come get to know the artists and their work anytime between 7-10pm, with a participatory presentation beginning at 7:30pm.
It's Drone Tuesday! Wait, is that a new series at Wolfman? Who knows! Maybe! But this coming Tuesday come out for some lapping dronal tides by PROUD FATHER and DOLCE coming all the way from NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, and local drone hero R BENY, curated by Bay Area drone purveyor SILO HOMES.
Proud Father is an all tape recording project from New Orleans, Louisiana, featuring noise bursts, tape collages, shoegaze-esque distortion/reverb, and analogue synthesizers.
New Orleans electronic noise maneuvers falling somewhere between a flock of swallows and a hornet's nest
r beny is a bay area based electronic ambient project featuring modular and hardware synthesizers. the album "Cascade Symmetry" is the culmination of an intense and transformative year-long period. It is an ode to new beginnings and the disintegration of the past.
It's our last Sponge Talk at E.M. Wolfman!
This Saturday Jan 6th.
Liz Kinnamon will be featured alongside Matt Kellegrew (bios to come below), and we'll have light snacks and beverages. Come see what they have to say around such potential topics as gender and emotional labor in tech, the law as language game, 2nd wave feminist film, surrealist bdsm, or???? Hang out with us!
The following Tuesday evening, Jan 10th we'll also be hosting the Sponge Talks "office hours" to discuss the talks. Last Sponge Talks speakers, Shiloh Jines and Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo will also be present. Please be encouraged to come by even if you didn't make it to Saturday's talk.
More on the Sponge Talk Series here:
Come through the dark long night, not the longest night but very near it, to hear three visitors read you unseasonable heat.
"doors" at 7, reading at 7:30, and please BYOB/snacks if you desire.
Join us for a night of art, books, prisoner solidarity, music and food!
*Special edition N.O. Bonzo / CR tshirts * * Dignidad Rebelde art table + more *
*Kid-friendly! Coloring book pages and kids station with childcare.*
It's time for our annual Prisoner Solidarity Postcard mailing. We invite you to join us as we take action and build power across prison walls!
Come through to the official release of Advice to Our Younger Selves!
Sunday afternoons are literally the best. And this one is going to be the best of the best. Joseph Bradshaw is visiting us from out of town and will be joined by the ever-amazing Laura Moriarty and Kevin Killian. This is poetry staple food. Bring your brunch coffees and come on down!
Joseph Bradshaw is a poet, essayist, archivist, and teacher. Books: The New York School (Publication Studio), In the Common Dream of George Oppen (Shearsman Books). He has taught at Portland State University, the School of Visual Arts, Tulane University, among others. Currently: Bard Early College in New Orleans.
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, poet and novelist Laura Moriarty is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Rondeaux (1990), A Semblance: Selected and New Poems, 1975–2007 (2007), A Tonalist (2010), and Who That Divines (2014). She is also the author of the short novel Cunning (2000) and the science fiction novel Ultravioleta (2006). Moriarty has served as archive director for the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University and as deputy director of Small Press Distribution. She has taught at Naropa University, the Otis Art Institute, and Mills College. Her honors include a Poetry Center Book Award, a Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award in Poetry, a New Langton Arts Award, and a Fund for Poetry grant. She lives in northern California.
Kevin Killian, one of the original New Narrative writers, has written four books of poetry, Argento Series (2001), Action Kylie(2008), Tweaky Village (2014), and Tony Greene Era (2017); three novels, Shy (1989), Arctic Summer (1997) and Spreadeagle(2012); a book of memoirs, Bedrooms Have Windows (1989); and three books of stories—Little Men (1996, winner of the PEN Oakland award for fiction), I Cry Like a Baby (2001), and Impossible Princess (2009). Kevin has written often on the U.S. poet Jack Spicer, and the edition of Spicer's poetry My Vocabulary Did This to Me, that he edited with Peter Gizzi, won the American Book Award in 2008. Kevin has also written on the local San Francisco art scene for (among others) the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Bookforum, Artforum, Artweek, and Art In America. In 2010 Kevin and David Brazil edited the anthology The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater 1945-1985, which has become the standard work on the subject. For the San Francisco Poet's Theater Kevin has written nearly forty plays. He continues to work in many genres. Three voumes of his famous Selected Amazon Reviews have been published, and also Tagged: Variations on a Theme(2013), nude photographs of contemporary poets, musicians, artists, filmmakers and creatives of many stripes.
Everyone! We are starting a magazine! We are really excited about it! Be the first person (maybe on earth) to get a look at this thing!
This issue features really incredible profiles, book reviews, essays, fiction, poetry, artwork and a videogame by:
Lindsey Boldt, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Justin Carder, Matt Carney, Pia Cortez, Samantha Espinoza, Leora Fridman, Madeline Gobbo, Linnie Greene, Blair Johnson, Jacob Kahn, Jordan Karnes, Rachel Khong, @laurencesss, Nicole Lavelle, Tara Marsden, Louise McCune, Holly Meadows-Smith, Claire Mullen, Zoé Samudzi, Abdullah Shakur, Coco Spencer, Avery Trufelman, Miranda Tsang, Leila Weefur, Maya Weeks, Jennifer Williams, Akande X, Paolo Yumol and maybe more!
Release party will be DJed by DJ XELA and goes from 7 to whenever we get tired of doing it.
Come grab a magazine at a ridiculously LOW PRICE!
Also get in on special release party SUBSCRIPTION DEALS!
Check out our new QUARTERLY BOOKSTORE thing we're doing!
And other special things WILL ALSO HAPPEN!
Hope to see you then/there!
Hi this is Akande (I work Sat and Sun at the 13th street downtown Wolfman) I’m throwing a black comedy night this Friday and I would love it if you could come by and hang out and laugh with me and the comics, most of us have never done this before so it’s really one big experiment. We’re basically bringing Def Comedy Jam to Oakland. Why not? Life is short and meaningless. Hope to see you there.
Comics include: Ismail Muhammed, Tim Desir, Michael Letang, Akande X, Woody Othello, Sydney Burnett, Chelsea Flowers, Ryanaustin Dennis
AT 13TH STREET (410 13th Street)
As the moon moves through these long, cold nights toward fullness on December 3, we invite you to come share your writing about mythmaking, witchcraft, personal rituals, family lore, astrology, the mystery and wonder of small daily encounters, elements, ancestors, transformation, forests & oceans & sensations of awe. This is a night for healers, oracles, midwives, & all kinds of witches. However you define your magic, we want to hear it!
The evening will begin with featured reader Emji Spero, followed by anyone who wishes to share their work. Please arrive at 6 pm sharp if you would like to sign up!
Emji Spero is a queer performance artist and writer living in Oakland, California. They are an editor at Timeless, Infinite Light and the author of almost any shit will do. They are currently working on Exhaustion: A Retching, a dry lyric essay that documents the affective weight of the accumulated, subthreshold violences, which daily permeate a non-binary body in transition. Code-switching between poetry and essay, Spero explores Jose Muñoz’s notion that “utopia exists in the quotidian.”
AT 40TH STREET NEW LIFE STOREFRONT (644 40TH ST)
3x is an ongoing series of micro-performances and presentations every Wednesday night at the Wolfman New Life Quarterly Bookstore (644 40th Street). Two or three artists will perform or present three roughly five minute sets at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30. 3x offers an experimental, serial space for audience and performer to break up the predictable dynamics of an evening of performance. Performers/presenters will include writers, visual artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, and practitioners of all sorts. Come for one "set" or stay for all three!
Chani Bockwinkel is a performer and filmmaker. She makes interdisciplinary work for the stage, gallery and internet. She often works closely with Justin Bieber. She curates Justin Bieber into intimate and surprising venues. Most recently she has been a dramaturge for his newest piece Justin Bieber Ted Talk (a micro version).
Ricki Dwyer is an artist and is often a weaver from the Bay Area, currently living in SF. Today they're exploring the idea that cloth can be a vessel to experiment with gravity as a material, or a place holder for entropy. Usually they travel most of the year, but since August they've been an MFA candidate at UC Berkeley.
Sarah Pritchard is appropriately multiplicious. They are an experimental dancer and choreographer, a third generation preacher, founding member of SALTA dance collective, co-pastor of the Agape Fellowship radical inter-faith house church, improvisational cook in the kitchen and cat co-parent to Prince. Sarah works at SOMArts Cultural Center in SF as the Director of Communications and Strategy. They dream of a day when none of us has to alienate our time and creativity for money.
We are so excited for two poets whose work we love and you can too! Jared Joseph has a brand new book, Drowsy. Drowsy Baby, out from Civil Coping Mechanisms and Aja Couchois Duncan has a book from just last year, Restless Continent, with Litmus Press. Will they read from these books, or will they read from...ELSEWHERE? You'll have to come to find out!
Jared Joseph is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop MFA program in poetry, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Literature at the University of California – Santa Cruz. Recent poems have been published in Fence, Noo Journal, and Yes. His book Drowsy. Drowsy Baby was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms, while his and Sara Peck’s collaborative book here you are is available from Horse Less Press.
Lush with elemental imagery, Aja Couchois Duncan communes with a North America that speaks elegiac, celebratory, and melancholic histories human and geological. Her debut collection Restless Continent (Litmus 2016) was selected by Entropy Magazine as one of the best poetry collections of 2016 and won the California Book Award in 2017. A fictional writer of non-fiction, she has published essays in the North American Review and Chain. When not writing or working she can be seen running in the Marin watershed with her life love, Dublin, an Australian Cattle Dog rescue who, one more than one occasion, saved her life.
Friends! How about more friends?! Scott Esposito has a new book out, "The Doubles," and will be joined by CJ Evans, and it'll be a reading for all the BFFs out there. Yours and ours. Near and far. See you there!
Scott Esposito is is the author of four books, most recently The Doubles from Civil Coping Mechanisms. He is a frequent contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has appeared in BOMB Magazine, Tin House, The White Review, The Lifted Brow, The Believer, The Washington Post, and others. He was a finalist for the 2014 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and is a Senior Editor and Publicity Director with Two Lines Press.
CJ Evans is the author of A Penance (New Issues Press), and The Category of Outcast, selected by Terrance Hayes for the Poetry Society of America’s chapbook fellowship. He was awarded the Amy Lowell Scholarship, on which he spent a year in Aix, France. He co-edited, with Brenda Shaughnessy, Satellite Convulsions: Poems from Tin House, and his work has recently appeared in journals such as Denver Quarterly, Handsome, and Tin House, as part of the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day project, and elsewhere. By day, I’m the editorial director of Two Lines Press, which publishes leading contemporary literature in translation.
We are so excited for the release party for Patricia Sazani, a multi-genre artist and writer, and one of our first WAM residents! She'll be joined by multi-genre artist, Chani Bockwinkel. As a Wolfman resident, Patricia Sazani worked on her massive, ongoing, speculative world-building-art-project, which culminated in an edition of drawings and imprints, "The Sacred Categories: A Handbook for Organizing Religious Experience."
We released "The Sacred Categories" in LA in September at the Women's Center for Creative Work (shouts-out!) and now we're having a Bay Area release party for this gorgeous edition. Come gather, celebrate, and imbibe with Patricia and us on Thursday, November 16th at 13th st at 7pm, and leave with a sacred handbook!
Chani Bockwinkel will be talking about her research on 19th Century Prophet Ellen G. White. Bockwinkel has spent the last years immersed in the world of 19th century religion as part of the upcoming film Those Who Wait. Those Who Wait is a poetic re-telling of an 1844 doomsday movement. The film is co-directed by Chani Bockwinkel and Tyler Burdens
Learn more about Patricia Sazani's WAM Residency