Keep Begin Detach: inspired by Pauline Oliveros
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Keep Begin Detach: inspired by Pauline Oliveros

June 27 (wednesday) in the evening time from 6:30-8pm

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 Pauline Oliveros, 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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Rodney Koeneke, Alli Warren, and Jamal Batts
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Rodney Koeneke, Alli Warren, and Jamal Batts

Come celebrate Rodney Koeneke's new book, "Body & Glass," just out from Wave Books! And come celebrate the amazing work of Alli Warren and Jamal Batts! And everything else that feels relevant to celebrate!

Rodney Koeneke is author of the poetry collections Body & Glass (Wave Books, 2018), Etruria (Wave Books, 2014), Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006), and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003). An early member of the Flarf collective, he was active in the San Francisco Bay Area poetry scene until 2006, when he moved to Portland, Oregon where he teaches in the History Department at Portland State University.

Alli Warren is the author of two full-length collections: I Love It Though (Nightboat Books, 2017) and Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights Books, 2013). Alli's numerous chapbooks include Little Hill, Moveable C, Don't Go Home With Your Heart OnGrindin, and Cousins. She has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 2005. 

Jamal Batts Jamal Batts is a writer and student of Black Studies at UC Berkeley. His works explores blackness, queerness, visual culture and the intricacies of sexual risk. Jamal is a member of the Bay Area-based film screening and curatorial collective The Black Aesthetic.

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Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo Book Launch
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo Book Launch

Join us for the release of Reading Me a new publication from artist Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, published by PLAY PRESS in Oakland, CA. 

Play Press founder, Raphael Villet will be in conversation with
Lukaza about the process of making the book and what it means to be the first leg of the PLAY HOUSE print series.

READING ME derives from a series of trace monotypes/paintings made for ‘I like the way you look at my brown, black, blue body, I don’t like the way my brown, black, blue body has been historically looked at,’ a solo show by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo at Lago Projects in Oakland, CA, Winter 2016/17. Thinking about the ways Lukaza’s queer, black, female, mixed body is seen in the world. About using her personal experiences to address the ways our bodies are looked at, targeted and treated in the larger community and society as a whole. The first part of the title, celebrates and shines light on the incredible ways that we create communities that support and see us in the truest forms of ourselves. The second part reflects on the terrible ways that our bodies have been perceived, devalued and mistreated historically, and currently. That balance, those polarities and differences, are seen throughout the work in a variety of ways; in black and red checkers, in bold next to delicate text, in sweeping gestures next to hard lines.

The PLAY HOUSE print series transfers power to the artists to direct where Play Press invests its efforts. At the West coast launch of this first project, Lukaza will pick the next artist for Play Press to work with. And that artist or activist or collective or whoever Lukaza chooses, will choose the next person. It’s an attempt to expand the community of Play Press: to generate new collaborations. The dots will reveal themselves, and the community will grow!

PLAY PRESS is run by artist Raphael Villet in Oakland, CA. He works with and supports artists to realize their print projects.

Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo is an artist, arts educator, activist, storyteller & curator who lives and works in Oakland, CA. Branfman-Verissimo’s work is informed by her commitment to craft and community, her engagement with society, and interests in storytelling and cultural geography. She received her BFA from California College of the Arts. She has had solo exhibitions at Lago Projects in Oakland, E.M. Wolfman in Oakland, Bolivar Gallery in Los Angeles and forthcoming at Deli Gallery in Queens. Her work has been included in exhibitions and performances at Betti Ono Gallery, Root Division, Deli Gallery, Southern Exposure, SFMOMA, Kala Art Institute, UNTITLED Art Fair and the Berkeley Art Museum. Lukaza has been a visiting artist at the College of Design, Architecture, Art Practice at University of Cincinnati, at New York University, California College of the Arts and at Mills College. She is the co-founder and lead curator at Nook Gallery, a gallery she started in her home kitchen.

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Quiet Lightning album release party - Oak
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Quiet Lightning album release party - Oak

Turk & Divis (Evan and Miles Karp) launch the Quiet Lightning album, featuring 11 tracks of original music scored to excerpts of 50 Bay Area writers performing live in last year's QL shows. 

Come celebrate! Activities include:

> A listening/screening party
> Performances by a stout list of the album's contributors:
Jack Foley, Lorraine Lupo, Tara Dorabji, Eric Kurhi, Claire Calderon, Zephir O’Meara, Danielle Bero, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Rohan DaCosta, Charles Kruger, Peter Bullen, Adam Moskowitz, and Wildredhawk


Limited edition lathe cut vinyl and cassettes will be available!

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FEELS 6 Bookstore (AT THE CRANEWAY PAVILION)
Jun
15
to Jun 16

FEELS 6 Bookstore (AT THE CRANEWAY PAVILION)

We are really thrilled to be showcasing our books and a curated selection of others as part of the FEELS 6 shop!

FEELS is a local Bay Area festival and showcase for radical imagination, featuring live performances, DJ sets, and artwork from boundary-pushing creatives working in a wide variety of mediums. It is put together, as always, by our brilliant friends at Wine & Bowties, and features a museum-style shop with a variety of merch from artists, retailers, presses, and music labels. You might find us at the shop or just up at the Craneway Pavilion having a great time. You need tix in advance, so get them now!

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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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A Night of Art & Philosophy (AT THE STARLINE SOCIAL CLUB)
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

A Night of Art & Philosophy (AT THE STARLINE SOCIAL CLUB)

We're selling books at this! Come check it out!

A panel discussion to celebrate the publication of Diogenes Laertius’ "Lives of the Eminent Philosophers" in the first complete translation in nearly a century. Thales (585 BC) claimed that all was water. Pythagoras (530 BC) taught metempsychosis and forbade the eating of beans. Socrates (400 BC) could drink his followers under the table. Diogenes the Cynic (370 BC) masturbated in public and scoffed at Alexander’s greatness. This is a mere sampling of the practices and teachings of the “eminent philosophers” from whom the entire western philosophical tradition derives. It would take another 500 years for their maxims and anecdotes to be collected and written down by the otherwise unknown (and notoriously unreliable) Diogenes Laertius; since that time, philosophers from Montaigne to Foucault and artists from Giorgione to William Kentridge have turned to the "Lives" for inspiration, evidence, and companionship. We will continue that tradition on June 7th.

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Anne Boyer Reading - This Sunday!
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Anne Boyer Reading - This Sunday!

Scrap all your plans for Sunday! We're hosting a last minute reading by the wonderful Anne Boyer! It's going to be amazing! Yes!

Anne Boyer’s newest book, "A Handbook of Disappointed Fate" (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018), collects essays & fables about poetry, love, music, lambs, death, art, & other impossible questions. She is currently finishing a book about cancer, care, & having a body inside of history. She lives in Kansas City.

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Signs Point to Yes
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

Signs Point to Yes

Magic 8 Ball, 2018

"Magic 8 Ball” invites the viewer to reimagine trust in consensual physical touch in a soft, silly way. The piece is rather simple, the performer (in this case me) will sit in a chair holding a magic 8 ball and face the audience or viewer. In front of the performer is a bowl filled with a wide array of silly questions, such as “Can I tap your knuckle? Will you read me a poem? Can I tell you a secret?” Without knowing what’s in the bowl the viewer will pick a question at random, and if they decide they consent to the activity, they ask the performer. Then the performer shakes the 8 ball to decide the answer.

Often one of the hardest intimacies for me is just being comfortable with the most seemingly random gestures and experiences of connection. After practicing somatic coaching and feeling more confident identifying and naming my wants and desires, I began asking my friends for longer hugs. I found that often my friends, especially those who are also Asian womxn, longed for platonic, physical touch and intimacy just like me but were unsure of how and what to ask. I want to use "Magic 8 Ball” to help folx imagine new possibilities for themselves in fun ways.


Lisa Pradhan (b. 1992, San Diego, USA) is a Newari, multimedia artist and organizer who grew up glitched in the socal suburb of Rancho Bernardo. Conceptually obsessed with the states of living (ex. joy, illinx, hygge), Lisa looks to create the “impossible” through somatic, performance, and digital work. Lisa’s shown at the Asian Art Museum, the Pacific Heritage Museum, and AS Gallery and co-curated the Performing Arts showcase for Kearny Street Workshop’s (KSW) APAture 2017: Unravel and Appendix’s </3. 

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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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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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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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Word Church
May
10
to May 31

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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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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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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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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