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: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Contact us if money's an issue
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.
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.
Issue two is nearly here and we couldn't be more stoked!!!!!!
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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:
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
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
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’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.
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, Callaloo, MiPoesias, Western 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.
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, BOMB, Vice, 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.
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 Letter. kith & 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.
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.
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
an event April 11 time from 6-7:30
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)
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
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.
Suggested Donation $5
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!
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.
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!
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/
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.
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.