Poetry & Lyric Prose Generative Writing Workshop
Apr
24
to May 29

Poetry & Lyric Prose Generative Writing Workshop

You are invited to join poet Sophia Dahlin for a six-week generative writing workshop at E.M. Wolfman, to write poetry, dense prose, and omissive memoir in the company of other writers.

Sophia Dahlin will lead activities and provide readings and prompts. Our readings may include (but may not) works by such writers as Madeline Gins, Raquel Salas Rivera, Djuna Barnes, Don Mee Choi, Lorine Niedecker, and Lord Byron.

At the class's end, we will have a public reading at E.M Wolfman on Friday 6/2, and release a small book of our best work. We will also have a chance to record work on the Wolfman hotline.

Class will run from 4/24-5/29.

Cost: $50* total. 

Participants will recieve 10% off on books at E.M. Wolfman for the duration of the class.

Register on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-lyric-prose-generative-writing-workshop-tickets-44893559846

Any questions can be directed here: hello@wolfmanhomerepair.com

*Contact us if money's an issue

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Word Church
May
10
to Aug 30

Word Church

A generative writing workshop for anyone who wants to strengthen their connection to writing with community through regular practice and experimentation, facilitated by Jennifer Williams (http://jenniferchristinewilliams.tumblr.com/).

Held (most) Thursdays, starting May 10.

$5 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

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Bay Area Queer Zine Fest Fundraiser
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Bay Area Queer Zine Fest Fundraiser

The 2nd annual Bay Area Queer Zine Fest is coming back September 9! What better way to get people pumped about zines than to have a reading. We're partnering with our dear friends at E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore to bring you a night of zine magic.

Interested in reading? Email baqzfest@gmail.com

** ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION FORTHCOMING **

#BAQZF2018

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Swim Talks + Actual Swimming
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Swim Talks + Actual Swimming

Join Wolfman New Life Quarterly + The Center for Hydrosocial Studies

May 26th from 1-3pm at Aquatic Park in San Francisco

SWIM TALKS + ACTUAL SWIMMING

Hannah Kingsley-Ma and Clara Sankey in conversation with The Center for Hydrosocial Studies about the ocean, self-discipline, ways to be alone, and swimming. Low-key swimming in the ocean after the talks with the Hydrosocial Swim Club. Magazines will be for sale. We’ll have snacks. Bring your swimsuit!

Read Hannah's essay and Clara's profile in the latest issue of New Life Quarterly!

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Vi Khi Nao, Jennifer S. Cheng, and Rita Bullwinkel
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Vi Khi Nao, Jennifer S. Cheng, and Rita Bullwinkel

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

Rita Bullwinkel is the author of the story collection Belly Up(forthcoming from A Strange Object May 8th 2018). Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in Tin House, Conjunctions, BOMBVice, NOON, and Guernica. She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Brown University, Vanderbilt University, Hawthornden Castle, and The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. Both her fiction and her translation have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is an Editor at Large for McSweeney's. She lives in San Francisco. Read more about her here

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Sense of Self: Meditation and Realignment
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Sense of Self: Meditation and Realignment

In this workshop, you will receive a Guided Meditation, a Reiki Chakra Balancing and Sound Healing. You will leave re-connected with love and gratitude for yourself and others. Created because of a need to acknowledge ourselves as the co-creators of our lives along with our higher selves and to reclaim our energy, our bodies and minds. Come heal and connect with those who want to do the same. This is a intimate, inclusive, safe space of healing. Find your peace and be love!

Led by Reiki Therapist and Meditation Guide, Katherine Elizabeth Jackson, founder of holistically-focused art collective, RAW & Righteous and writer/creator of TarotToTruth.com

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Keep Begin Detach: Yoko Ono
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Keep Begin Detach: Yoko Ono

Keep Begin Detach: Multimedia Essays

Come to EM Wolfman for an exploration of text and image, music and silence, meditation and performance. Inspired by Yoko Ono, Katarina Countiss and friends will bring engaging elements to classics and original work. 

There's time for you to read or perform something if you want to (read: open mic)

Hope to see you there and tune in to the event streaming on fb!

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Berkeley Poetry Review Issue 48 Release Party
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Berkeley Poetry Review Issue 48 Release Party

Berkeley Poetry Review will be holding a release party for issue 48 of our annual poetry journal. The party will be hosted by E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore @ 410 13th st, Oakland, near Broadway, @ 6pm and will feature readings by a few of the poets to be published in our journal, Lo Ferris, Claire Marie Stnacek, and Daniel Benjamin. Snacks and beverages will be included & we hope to see you there!

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Alicia Mountain, Steffi Drewes, Tonya M. Foster, and Mg Roberts
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Alicia Mountain, Steffi Drewes, Tonya M. Foster, and Mg Roberts

Poems! By four poets! We're excited to welcome Alicia Mountain's BRAND NEW book High Ground Coward into the world! With readings from three amazing Bay Area poets, Steffi Drewes, Mg Roberts, and Tonya M. Foster, as well!

ALICIA MOUNTAIN is the author of High Ground Coward (University of Iowa Press, April 2018) which was awarded the 2017 Iowa Poetry Prize. Her chapbook, Thin Fire, is forthcoming from BOAAT Press. Mountain's poems can be found in Guernica, jubilat, Prairie Schooner, Pleiades, Witness, and elsewhere. She has been a Pushcart Prize nominee, an Idyllwild Arts Fellow and a resident at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She is a queer poet, PhD candidate at the University of Denver, and assistant editor of the Denver Quarterly. Mountain earned her MFA at the University of Montana in Missoula.

 

Steffi Drewes is the author of Tell Me Every Anchor Every Arrow (Kelsey Street Press) and four poetry chapbooks, most recently New Animal from dancing girl press. Her work has been featured in various journals and event series, including the 2018 Way Bay Poetry Assembly and postcard project at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. She has attended writing and art residencies at Vermont Studio Center, The Desert House in California, and the Wassaic Project in New York, where she debuted an original set of photo-based tarot cards and performed personalized readings. These days she works as a freelance writer and editor. 

Tonya M. Foster was raised in New Orleans, LA. She is the author of the bilingual chapbook La Grammaire des Os and the poetry collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court, which Stephen Burt describes as “the long-delayed American apotheosis of haiku form.” In a review, Patricia Spears Jones notes that “Foster' s imaginative work glories in language's ambiguities, discords, emotions and logic—she allows that imaginative thrall to explore race and gender and political dysfunction.” A coeditor of Third Mind: Creative Writing through Visual Art, Foster has had work published in Best American Experimental Writing (2016), boundary2, Litscapes: Collected US Writings 2015, CallalooMiPoesiasWestern Humanities Review, the Hat, and elsewhere.Foster has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Graduate Center, CUNY, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Macdowell Colony, the Pan African literary Festival, and elsewhere.

Mg Roberts is a multimedia artist, teacher, publisher and poet. She is the author of the poetry collections Anemal Uter Meck (Black Radish Books, 2017) and not so, sea (Durga Press, 2014). Mg is a Kundiman Fellow, Kelsey Street Press member, VONA/Voices Alum and sits on the Board of Small Press Traffic. Her work has appeared in Dusie, Bombay Gin, Web Conjunctions, Elderly and elsewhere. Currently she is co-editing Responses, New Writing, Flesh with Ronaldo V.  Wilson; an anthology on the urgency of avant-garde writing written for and by writers of color. She lives in Oakland with three daughters, array of animals and geologist husband.

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A Night of Readings and A Book Launch
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

A Night of Readings and A Book Launch

Join us for an evening of readings & writings, words & language, lit & luminosity in toast to Laura Ritland's debut poetry collection, EAST AND WEST (http://www.vehiculepress.com/q.php?EAN=9781550655032). Books will be sold, readers will read, feelings will be felt!

Featuring readings by:

LAURA RITLAND

JANE HU

MAX KAISLER

JARED ROBINSON

Laura Ritland’s poems have appeared in magazines across Canada, including The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Arc Poetry Magazine, and CNQ. She is the author of the chapbook Marine Science (Anstruther 2016), a graduate of the Masters in Creative Writing Program at the University of Toronto, and recipient of the 2014 Malahat Far Horizons Award for Poetry. She currently divides her time along the west coast between Vancouver and the California Bay Area, where she is a PhD student in English at UC Berkeley. East and West is her debut collection.

Jane Hu is a Berkeley English PhD and freelancer who has published in The New Yorker, Slate, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Awl

Max Kaisler is a second-year graduate student in Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, with an MFA in Poetry from the University of Montana and a BA in English & Classics from Amherst College. She’s worked as an editor and intern at Ploughshares, The Common, Bare Journal, and Cutbank, her own poetry and nonfiction has been published online and in print, and she’s received multiple prizes for her original poetry and translations from Latin and Ancient Greek and for her essays on Rilke’s Book of Hours and Book of Images

Jared Robinson is from Indianapolis, IN and moved to the Bay to study Literature at Berkeley. He has never published nor left the country. 

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Reading hosted by Dirt Children Press: baker/hart/young//
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Reading hosted by Dirt Children Press: baker/hart/young//

poets Frankie Baker (NY), gin hart (Oakland), and mal young (LA) reading together, to you, at the best little bookshop around!

°• bios ;-]

Frankie is a writer based in NYC. They weave together themes of sex, perversity, strong emotion and the grotesqueness of embodiment within the cyber-quotidian

gin is snarl of ether pinned to the golden edge of the map. Their work can be found in print in West Wind Review, online in Reality Hands 16 and forthcoming with Hobart, and in their own corners of the web at dirtchildren.persona.co and tinyletter.com/fawnbrawl

mal young is an electronic snakebite self-administering the turing test. her work can be found in print in Severine, forthcoming in Occulum, and online at dirtchildren.persona.co

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New Life Quarterly Issue Two Launch Party at Classic Cars West!
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

New Life Quarterly Issue Two Launch Party at Classic Cars West!

Issue two is nearly here and we couldn't be more stoked!!!!!! 

Drinks!
Dancing!
Discounts!
Art!
Yes!

++DJ GRL GOD++
++DJ RAAAAAAAAAAAA++

~SUPER SOLDIERS by Brian McMullen & Sons~

!! SOUND INSTALLATION by Evan Karp & Anah Redding !!

** MAJI AFRO FUTURIST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER **


S E E Y O U T H E R E
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If you want to buy it on pre-sale, or you won't be able to make it and still want one, you can get it here: 

https://squareup.com/market/em-wolfman-books/item/wolfman-new-life-quarterly-issue-spring

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INSIDE ISSUE TWO:

COLUMNS Jordan Karnes on women & sports • Avery Trufelman reviews every shirt • New comics from @laurencessss • Zoé Samudzi on photography • Leila Weefur interviews Sam Vernon

REVIEWS CURATED BY Colin Winnette & Tongo Eisen-Martin with reviews by David Brazil, Jennifer Williams, Louise McCune, Claire Stringer, Ali Giordani, Blair Johnson, Ra Malika Imhotep, Pia Cortez, Caleb Beckwith, Claire Mullen, Miranda Tsang, Leora Fridman, Liza St. James

ESSAYS Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta on the feminine divine • Hannah Kingsley-Ma on open water swimming • Amy Langer on online doll dress up games

CONVERSATIONS Margaret McCarthy with Andrew Evans • Claire Mullen with Raphael Villet • Clara Sankey with E.H. Mann • Tara Marsden with Zoe Donnellycolt • Justin Carder with Sophia Wang • Miranda Tsang with a golden dog

PORTFOLIOS Jade Ariana Fair, Dionne Lee, Marcela Pardo Ariza

EXCERPT Caren Beilin

EDITED BY Justin Carder, Tara Marsden, Jacob Kahn & Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

COVER BY Coco Spencer

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Your Art Will Save Your Life launch at Wolfman Books
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Your Art Will Save Your Life launch at Wolfman Books

Celebrate the launch of YOUR ART WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE with Beth Pickens and Tammy Johnson!

“I’ve already recommended Your Art Will Save Your Life to all my students and friends. I myself consult it regularly, for discipline, inspiration, and wisdom. This book is crucial, and Beth Pickens is exactly the person to write it—tough, friendly, experienced, politically incisive, spiritually wise. A slim, necessary revelation.” —Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts

Beth Pickens reminds us that art makes us want to be alive. It lets us know that we are not alone in this world no matter how isolated we feel. And in this oppressive political climate, art is more important now than ever.

Written in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election and drawing from Pickens’s extensive background in art fundraising and consulting, YOUR ART WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE empowers emerging and established artists alike to balance activism and financial concerns while nurturing their own creative processes.

From exercises designed to quiet inner critics to advice on navigating institutional funding, Pickens helps artists create foundations for healthy and sustainable expression no matter the medium. Reminding us art has always been a tool of the resistance, YOUR ART WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE provides simple yet powerful lessons on how to keep creating at a time
when art is more necessary than ever.

Beth Pickens is a Los Angeles-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. She provides career consultation, grant writing, fundraising, and financial, project, and strategic planning services for clients across the US. Before relocating to Los Angeles in 2014, Pickens was based in San Francisco and served as Senior Program Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Managing Director of both RADAR Productions and the Queer Cultural Center.

Tammy Johnson is a dancer, writer, and equity analyst living in Oakland, California. As a highly visible and effective community organizer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she directed campaigns on economic justice, electoral reform and public education. Johnson’s gift for strategy development and ability to nurture strong relationships with groups on the ground led to a decade at Race Forward. She is also a principal partner of Art/Work Practice, a firm that advances cultural strategies with a through an equity-based approach. For over a decade Johnson and Etang Inyang performed as the award-winning Egyptian Bellydance duet, Raks Africa, and co-directed Girls Raks Bellydance and Body Image program. She is currently the director the Northern African Berber inspired culture production company, Project Aiwa.

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Poets Jane Gregory, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Turner Capehart Canty
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Poets Jane Gregory, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Turner Capehart Canty

Two poets with new books! Yes! And maybe another special guest!

Jane Gregory is from Tucson and lives in Oakland. YEAH NO (The Song Cave, 2018) is her second book. Her first, MY ENEMIES, was published by The Song Cave in 2013. She is co-founder and co-editor of Nion Editions, a chapbook press.

Jocelyn Saidenberg is a Bay Area writer, whose books include Mortal City, Cusp, Dusky, Negativity, Shipwreck, and Dead Letterkith & kin (The Elephants, 2018) is her most recent book. She is one of the editors of KRUPSKAYA Books and teaches at UC Berkeley and San Quentin State Prison.

Turner Capehart Canty is a poet and musician living in Oakland. His writings have appeared in Fence, Coldfront, and elsewhere including the recent self-released chapbook “Foundation”. He is a co-curator of the Sponge reading series and was raised in Missoula MT.

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Wolfman Reading: Angell, Luboviski-Acosta, Haber & tba
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Wolfman Reading: Angell, Luboviski-Acosta, Haber & tba

Dylan Angell is coming through town! He's going to give a reading with local poets Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, Zack Haber and one more special guest TBA.

Dylan Angell is a North Carolinian, a musician, a writer and is currently based in Queens, New York. In 2016 he released the book 'An Index of Strangers Whom I Will Never Forget A-Z,' via his Basic Battles Books imprint. In early 2017 he released 'I'll Just Keep On Dreaming And Being The Way I Am,' a collaboration with the photographer Erin Taylor Kennedy. In late 2017, he released the zine “Funeral Songs,” a collection of writings by anonymous contributors who speak of death related experiences that have been accompanied by a song.

Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta is an artist, & the author of The Easy Body (Timeless Infinite Light, 2017). They live in San Francisco.

Zack Haber is an organizer of poetics. Some of his work can be found in Datableed Zine, Armed Cell, The Capalino Review, 580 Split, The Elephants, Sierra Nevada Review and other places. His little book, if you want to be one of them playing in the streets…, was published in 2014 by Quiet Lightning and Tiny Splendor. He’s hosted poetry readings and performances through The Other Fabulous Reading Series and other projects in the Bay Area since 2012. He works at Martin Luther King Elementary School in West Oakland. He’s currently writing a book called Horrible Places.

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Oakland Unity
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Oakland Unity

An Oakland Poetry Tribute
Featuring:

Youssef Alaoui
T. S. Walker
Brenda Usher Carpino
Ashleigh Talbot
Rohan DaCosta
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
and
City Slicker Farms

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Keep Begin Detach
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Keep Begin Detach

an event April 11 time from 6-7:30

The Event

Keep Begin Detach: Multimedia Essays

Come to EM Wolfman for an exploration of text and image, music and silence, meditation and performance. Inspired by Laurie Anderson, Katarina Countiss and friends will bring engaging elements to classics and original work. A new event series!

**added:: there will be time for audience members to come up to the mic for a freestyle like whatever timed space (Improv rant or whatever)

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Black Comedy Night III
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Black Comedy Night III

Black Comedy Night Part 3 is upon us, if you missed the first two, this is the perfect opportunity to catch one of the hottest comedy shows int he Bay Area! This particular comedy night will have an all black women ensemble! Come out and support local black comics!

Show starts at 7:30! Featuring:

Sydney Burnett, Geneva Cimone, Shushan Tesfuzigta, Amasha Lyons-Clark, Ariana Cannonier, Jenna Littlejohn

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Cookie Tongue(BK)/Honey/Pregnant/Margalee
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Cookie Tongue(BK)/Honey/Pregnant/Margalee

Cookie Tongue is in town!
Come celebrate their return for an expectation defying Freak Folk experience from Brooklyn who's roots started growing in the Bay 7 years ago.

Honey and The Emperor - Mary Malihot will send you on a vibratory experience to move under the skin. mmhoney.bandcamp.com/album/la-mer

Cookie Tongue (Duo) Freak Folk from Brooklyn originating in the Bay “transcends expectations for a musical performance” with incantatory songs brought further to life in performance with theatre, puppetry, dance, poetry, costume and animation. cookietongue.bandcamp.com

Pregnant (solo) - pure GROOVE pregnant.bandcamp.com/album/duct-tape

Margalee - Poetry-driven bedroom folk occasionally experiments with other genres.
soundcloud.com/user-508904666

Suggested Donation $5
7-10pm sharp

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Wolfman Turns Four Years Old!
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Wolfman Turns Four Years Old!

Wolfman is turning four years old! Can you believe?

Come celebrate the last four years with us! 

Bi-lighting Photobooth by Mollie U and Coco Spencer!

Veggie BBQ in which we grill any and every fruit and vegetable we get our hands on. Bring something strange for us to grill or just come try!

Drinks! Music! Dancing! Art! Friendship! New Life! Yes! 

More details TK

Four more years! 
Four more years! 
Four more years!

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Reading: Diana Arterian, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, & Amy Berkowitz
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: Diana Arterian, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, & Amy Berkowitz

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

Book trailer: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IenSDOcfoM

Book:
http://www.journal1913.org/publications/playing-monster-seiche/

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.

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SKAST 3!
Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

SKAST 3!

S.K.A.S.T. (SOME KINA ART SHOW THING) three :) 

Free event

Art:
Chon Don
EL Shabazz
Luca McGrath
Girlonbus
This party sucks team
Alex sodari
Alrad
Eleanor Reagan
Liz Ordway
Supafray
Angelpussy
cavellenigga
Spike


Music:
sueuga
Free couch
Daisy chain reaction
Ritchrd

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Pre-Anniversary Spring Cleaning Sale!
Mar
31
to Apr 1

Pre-Anniversary Spring Cleaning Sale!

We’re about to turn FOUR YEARS OLD! What! Wow! What even is time? 

And in preparation for our ANNIVERSARY PARTY, we’re cleanin’ up shop! We’re sprucin’ up for spring and getting ready to celebrate in style. So come through for DISCOUNTS and DEALS on almost everything in the shop. We’ll be serving snacks and hangin’ out all day!

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June West, Hectorine, Silo Homes - E.M. Wolfman
Mar
24
8:30 PM20:30

June West, Hectorine, Silo Homes - E.M. Wolfman

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/

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Poetry Postcard Project 2nd Annual Reading!
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Poetry Postcard Project 2nd Annual Reading!

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:

Megan Breiseth

Diane di Prima (read by Sara Larsen)

Lorraine Graham*

Andy Gricevich*

Kevin Killian

Caroline Knapp

Sara Larsen

Anne McGuire

Anne Lesley Selcer

Andrew Smith

Brad Vogler*

Joan Marie Wood


* Appearing via hologram!
Postcard poems will be on display for general admiration. 
There will be cake.

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Mapping History with “Long Lost Oakland”
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Mapping History with “Long Lost Oakland”

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/

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Speculative City: First Issue Launch
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Speculative City: First Issue Launch

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.

http://www.speculativecity.com/

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Cantíl: Lily Hoang, Kevin Lo, Andrea Marina
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Cantíl: Lily Hoang, Kevin Lo, Andrea Marina

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.

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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

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Dear Diary Zine Fest Pre-Party!
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Dear Diary Zine Fest Pre-Party!

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! 

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Nancy Huang, "Favorite Daughter," with Aurielle Marie
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Nancy Huang, "Favorite Daughter," with Aurielle Marie

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.

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Kat's Zine Club Party No.2
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Kat's Zine Club Party No.2

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!

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