Join us at the cozy Nomadic Press Oakland Workspace for some phenomenal readings and musical performances by Garrett Murphy and Michelle Gonzales! Donations called for but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Wine and Red Bay coffee will be available (donations asked for to help cover costs).
Parking: Street parking is usually available, but the easiest thing to do is to park at the Walgreens just a block away. Here is a handy map (you should see Nomadic Press on there):
Garrett Murphy was born in Alameda, CA in 1957 and raised in Oakland, where he resides. Trying his writer’s hand at poetry since the mid-1990's he has been published in Milvia Street, the Peralta Press, Street Spirit, the Sacred Grounds Anthology, Poets Against the war and the Soul-Patrol Digest. He published his first chapbook, None Dare Call it Making Sense in an American Lesson, in 2001, and has won prizes in the International Black Writers and Poets, the National Library of Poetry, and the Dancing Poetry Festival. His most recent chapbook has been released and is entitled The Ugly Salon.
A Chicana writer, MICHELLE CRUZ GONZALES, writes memoir and fiction. In the 1990’s she played drums in and wrote lyrics for the all female hardcore punk band, Spitboy, not a riot grrrl band. Spitboy toured extensively in the US and overseas and released several albums. MCG has been a regular contributor to Hip Mama Magazine, in Book Lovers Anthology: Sexy Stories from Under the Covers, in the Listen To Your Mother Anthology, and her story “Juan, El Pájaro” won Honorable Mention in Riversedge Literary Journal contest. Her memoir, "The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band" will be out in April on PM Press. It's gonna be rock-n-roll.