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Uptown Fridays Presents: Ariel Gore and Sara Marinelli

  • Nomadic Press 2301 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Ariel Gore and Sara Marinelli, with music by Nkechi. 

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:

Ariel Gore is the editor & publisher of the Alternative Press Award-winning magazine Hip Mama and the author of eight books. Her latest, The End of Eve, chronicles her years spent caring for her dying mother. The memoir has been called "Terms of Endearment meets Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"

Born in Naples, Italy, Sara Marinelli is a writer, translator, and educator. She earned her PhD in English from the University of Rome and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Her stories appear in New American WritingBlue Mesa ReviewSparkle & Blink, and many Italian publications. For her fiction, she was awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Byrdcliffe Art Colony, and BANFF Center for the Arts. Sara teaches Comparative Literature at the University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. She is working on a novel about family grief, set in a superstitious and religious Naples. She curates Hazel Reading Series, and all-women literary salon.

Nkechi is a singer-songwriter whose evocative voice explores a wide range of music territory, including acoustic soul, folk rock and pop in a signature inspirational and lyrical sound called soul rock. Nkechi's rich vocal textures and knack for improvisation make live performances a dynamic one-of-a-kind experience. She delivers conscious messages through verse, rhyme and melody and has been blessed with an amazing roster of musicians who together form Nkechi Live! Band (NLB) the performing platform for her original soul rock music. NLB has performed at music venues and festivals on the west and east coasts. Nkechi is also a painter and performing actor in film and theater. The website for her creative happenings is