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Readings with Corrina Bain and Gerardo Pacheco (Music by Cindy Emch)

  • Nomadic Press 2926 Foothill Blvd Oakland, CA 94601 (map)

Join us at our cozy Oakland Workspace for some phenomenal readings by Corrina Bain and Gerardo Pacheco Matus and music by the ever-so-talented Cindy Emch

Donations will be called for throughout the night, 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):

Hope to see you soon! 

Performer Bios

Corrina Bain is a gender-liminal writer/performer based in Brooklyn. He has a long history in poetry slam. Author of the full-length poetry collectionDebridement. He has 3 Pushcart nominations and has worked in abortion services, sexual assault crisis response, and as an international volunteer responder to HIV/AIDS in Mozambique. He works extensively with movement, embodiment, trauma and sexuality, but he'd rather dance with you.

Gerardo Pacheco Matus, a Mayan native, was recipient of a 2015 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Work-Study Scholarship. In 2012, The San Francisco Foundation awarded Pacheco the distinguished Joseph Henry Jackson Award. Pacheco’s poems and essays have appeared and are forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press, Spillway Magazine, Transfer Magazine, El Tecolote Newspaper, and The University of Arizona Press. Pacheco’s first full-length collection, This Is Crow Land, is also forthcoming from Jambu Press.

Cindy Emch's experiences growing up far left-of-center in the conservative wilds of fly-over America keeps her rooted in tradition while her stints in New Orleans, San Francisco & Oakland have imbued her material with a sense of adventure & a sympathetic view of the sinners, the gamblers, the rogues, the good-time girls & the losers that populate her songs. Her music is informed by the musical tradition handed down by Stephen Foster, W.C. Handy, George Gershwin, Bessie Smith, Hank Williams & Patsy Cline but is very much her own. Her lyrics are direct but never simplistic, to the point yet subtle. Emchy gives voice to the beauty & danger alive in America.