Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Emji Speero and Shelley Wong, with music by Blowdryer Punk Soul (with Jennifer Blowdryer & Michelle Gonazalez.)
Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds.
Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available.
Information about performers:
Emji Spero is a performance artist and writer living in Oakland, California. They are an editor at Timeless, Infinite Light and the author of almost any shit will do. They are currently working on Exhaustion: A Retching, a dry lyric essay that documents the affective weight of the accumulated, subthreshold violences, which daily permeate a body in transition. Code-switching between poetry and essay, Spero explores Jose Muñoz’s notion that “utopia exists in the quotidian.”
Shelley Wong is the author of RARE BIRDS, a poetry chapbook recently published by Diode (pronounced Die-ode) Editions. She is a Kundiman fellow and lives in Oakland.