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BOOK RELEASE: Becoming the Virgin by Taylor Jacob Pate (Music by Azuah)

  • The Department of Make Believe 2301 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

Start your weekend off right with a First Friday event to remember. Join us as Nomadic Press supports Action Books' release of Taylor Jacob Pate's new book, Becoming the Virgin

Come for readings by Taylor Jacob Pate, Blake Lee Pate, Daniel Riddle Rodriguez, and Alexandra Naughton, and stay for the company in our soon-to-be additional home at 2301 Telegraph in Uptown, Oakland. Music by the ever-so-talented Azuah

Donations will be called for throughout the evening, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Wine will be available. 

Hope to see you there!


taylor jacob pate is a writer, painter, and runner born in New Orleans and raised lots of other places. He received his MFA from The New Writer’s Project at UT Austin. Along with his partner Blake Lee Pate, he founded and edits smoking glue gun. His first collection of poetry, becoming the virgin, is out from Action Books.

Blake Lee Pate was born in New Orleans and currently lives in Austin. She received her MFA from the New Writer's Project, where she served on the board of Bat City Review. She is the editor of smoking glue gun. Her poems can be found in Dusie, Glittermob, H_NGM_N, Forklift Ohio, & Black Warrior Review.