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Reading with Marianne Apostolides (music by Suellen Primost)

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

Join us at our Oakland Workspace as Marianne Apostolides reads selections from her most recent novel, Sophrosyne (BookThug). Music by Suellen Primost

Marianne Apostolides is the author of five books, which have been translated into three languages, a recipient of the Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and the playwright of two dramas that are currently being workshopped.

Read Nomadic Press's review of Sophrosyne here. 

Grab your copy of Sophrosyne here. 

Book Cover

Suellen Primost is a seasoned cellist, sound healer, and performance artist, known for her versatility and soulful expressiveness. She is fluent across many genres. She has spent a long musical career engaged in orchestral work, recording, chamber music and interdisciplinary collaborations. In the 70s, Suellen teamed up with jazz pianist Johnny Gilbert in Sedona, Arizona, to stage the First Jazz on the Rocks Festival. After moving to Santa Fe, NM, Suellen served as principal cellist for the Taos Chamber Orchestra. In 2002, she joined Artship Ensemble, a dance theatre company based in Oakland, as its Music Director where she composed the score for 11 Artship Ensemble productions and traveled with the company to theatre festivals in Prague and Belgrade. Suellen collaborated with paper and performance artist Diana Marto in Whales in the Night and with Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen at a Gather the Women Conference. She also composed a musical score for Herstories – Bone Songs, Echoes of the Unknown Mother. An accomplished improviser, Suellen has played at Theatre of the Feminine Workshops, Bathing in Sound, Listening to Silence evenings at Kalliopeia Foundation in San Rafael, with Gary Hegedus in the Emam and Friends World Music Trio and at Secret Garden House Concerts. In 2008 she joined jazz greats Kai Eckhardt and Narada Michael Walden in performances at Chapel of the Chimes and at Yoshi's. In 2010, Suellen was invited to perform at the Womadelaide World Music Festival in Australia. She also played on the soundtracks for two films: Win. Lose. Forgive and Do I Sound Gay? Currently she is contributing to "Folk Contra Punkt," an new album of English composer David Solomons' original music, with flutist Nancy Tyler and others. 

Suellen Primost on Reverbnation


There is ample street parking, but just to make it easy, there is an O'Reilly Auto Parts/Walgreens on the corner of Fruitvale and Foothill with a huge parking lot. Here's a Google Map link:'Reilly+Auto+Parts/@37.789393,-122.233008,14z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1so+reilly+auto+parts+near+Foothill+Blvd,+Oakland,+CA!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xa74c9fbc2152bd68

Nomadic Press should show up on that map as well. We are just in between Austin and Rutherford on Foothill.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Video from our March 14, 2015, reading with Marianne Apostolides (music by Suellen Primost) at our Oakland, CA, Workspace