Join us for a very special evenings of readings by Cassandra Dallett, Gina Gold, Alexandra Naughton, MK Chavez, and musical performances by special guests, Raphael Harrell (Glo) and Rohan DaCosta (MHDA).
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.
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): https://goo.gl/maps/SgaHMhV88MA2
Cassandra Dallett lives in Oakland, CA. Cassandra is a two-time Pushcart nominee and reads often around the San Francisco Bay Area. She has published online and in many print magazines. A full-length book of poetry Wet Reckless was released to good review on Manic D Press May 2014. In 2015 she published five chapbooks, Bad Sandy, Pearl Tongue, The Water Wars, On Sunday, A Finch, and Armadillo Heart with MK Chavez.
MK Chavez is a writer and a champion of public health. She writes about the world as it presents itself to her, broken and achingly luminous. She is the author of Virgin Eyes (Zeitgeist Press). Mothermorphosis will be released in March 2016 followed by her full-length collection Dear Animal, which will be available in the fall. Chavez is co-founder/co-curator of the Berkeley-based monthly reading series Lyrics & Dirges, and the co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She believes in literary confrontation and its capacity to obliterate all forms of oppression. Recent and upcoming work can be found in East Bay Review, Rivet and Eleven Eleven.
Alexandra Naughton is the chef of be about it and a prolific writer. Her first novel, American Mary, was published by civil coping mechanisms in March 2016. http://copingmechanisms.net/portfolio/american-mary- by-alexandra- naughton/
Gina Gold is grew up in a New York neighborhood thinking “oy vey” was something all black people said. She entertained a national audience as she toured the US with the Sex Worker Art Show Tour. After telling a story called Hands Up on NPR’s radio show Snap Judgment, Gina fell in love with storytelling and started her own series called TMI (Too Much Information) which she currently produces. She is also on tour in a show called You’re Funny But You Don’t Look Jewish, a touring stand-up comedy show with some very funny African American, Indian, Italian American and Vietnamese Jewish comedians.