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Readings by Tureeda Mikell and DeShara Suggs-Joe (Music by Ian Acredolo)

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

Join us at our cozy Oakland Workspace for some wonderful readings by Tureeda Mikell and DeShara Suggs-Joe. Music by Ian Acredolo

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

Tureeda Mikell is a poet, educator, griot, and elocutionist. She is also been known as a Story Medicine Woman consultant combining behavioral life sciences within folktales, fables, allegories, and song. Works were most recently anthology published in, Black Gold, an Anthology- Representing the Americas, Africa and the Caribbean, 542 pp, Forbidden Medicine and Story Medicine II.  Tureeda is a winner of the 2015 Oakland Arts Grant.

DeShara Suggs-Joe is a MFA Candidate at California College of the Arts where she studies Writing. She got a B.A at Columbia College Chicago in Marketing Communications. She made a transition into poetry in 2013 by way of a Cave Canem workshop in Brooklyn. She has two poetry videos forthcoming, and she currently compiling #butimcrazy posts found on her Instagram set to be released next year. She likes to write about social issues with a special interest on black woman, and her new home of Oakland.

Ian Acredolo is a guitarist, singer, composer, and musical educator working out of the Bay Area. The inspiration for his music and songwriting comes from intimate self examination, complex harmonies, and a desire to affect others with his songs. His largest musical influences are John Mayer and Sting. Ian has played in several Bay Area performing jazz, funk, R&B, and rock bands.