Uptown Fridays Presents: Yume Kim and Jacob Walse-Dominguez
Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Yume Kim and Jacob Walse-Dominguez

  • Nomadic Press

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Yume Kim, Jacob Walse-Dominguez and musical guest Azuah.

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Jacob Walse-Dominguez is an immigrant living in the Bay Area. He mostly works with poetry. He writes about issues of LGBT rights as income & housing inequality, as well as the stories of the homeless youth of San Francisco. He is also a cultural practitioner/community artist who dances indigenous Philippine dances & performs traditional music. He lives with his husband and their imaginary dog.

Yume Kim is a recipient of both an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Additionally she is also a 2012 recipient of the Kundiman Asian-American Poetry retreat fellowship at Fordham University. Some of her works can be found in sPARKLE + bLINK, The West Wind Review, gesture, Transfer, Writing Without Walls (Vol. 7), Sugared Water, and The East Bay Review. Prior to becoming an East Coast transplant here in the Bay Area, she was previously a server while also attempting to BS her way through her undergrad studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Has she succeeded with her BS attempts? Only time will tell.

GET LIT #25
Jun
20
7:00 pm19:00

GET LIT #25

  • Ale Industries

An amazing gathering of writers will read NEVER-BEFORE-READ material (rough drafts / debuts) within a three-minute time limit.

The emcee for the night will be the one and only NO 'HARE (Isobel O'Hareand Christine No.)

Featured lineup of writers include: and more TBA!

Musical Guest: 

Beer made by Ale Industries on site and coffee by our good friends next door, Red Bay Coffee.

Donations will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All ages are welcome, though profanity will be present.

GET LIT  #26
Jul
18
7:00 pm19:00

GET LIT #26

  • Ale Industries

An amazing gathering of writers will read NEVER-BEFORE-READ material (rough drafts / debuts) within a three-minute time limit.

The emcee for the night will be the one and only NO 'HARE (Isobel O'Hareand Christine No.)

Featured lineup of writers include:  and more TBA!

Musical Guest: 

Beer made by Ale Industries on site and coffee by our good friends next door, Red Bay Coffee.

Donations will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All ages are welcome, though profanity will be present.

GET LIT  #27
Aug
15
7:00 pm19:00

GET LIT #27

  • Ale Industries

An amazing gathering of writers will read NEVER-BEFORE-READ material (rough drafts / debuts) within a three-minute time limit.

The emcee for the night will be the one and only NO 'HARE (Isobel O'Hareand Christine No.)

Featured lineup of writers include: and more TBA!

Musical Guest: 

Beer made by Ale Industries on site and coffee by our good friends next door, Red Bay Coffee.

Donations will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All ages are welcome, though profanity will be present.

GET LIT  #28
Sep
19
7:00 pm19:00

GET LIT #28

  • Ale Industries

An amazing gathering of writers will read NEVER-BEFORE-READ material (rough drafts / debuts) within a three-minute time limit.

The emcee for the night will be the one and only NO 'HARE (Isobel O'Hareand Christine No.)

Featured lineup of writers include:  and more TBA!

Musical Guest: 

Beer made by Ale Industries on site and coffee by our good friends next door, Red Bay Coffee.

Donations will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All ages are welcome, though profanity will be present.

GET LIT  #29
Oct
17
7:00 pm19:00

GET LIT #29

  • Ale Industries

An amazing gathering of writers will read NEVER-BEFORE-READ material (rough drafts / debuts) within a three-minute time limit.

The emcee for the night will be the one and only NO 'HARE (Isobel O'Hareand Christine No.)

Featured lineup of writers include:  and more TBA!

Musical Guest: 

Beer made by Ale Industries on site and coffee by our good friends next door, Red Bay Coffee.

Donations will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All ages are welcome, though profanity will be present.

GET LIT  #30
Nov
21
7:00 pm19:00

GET LIT #30

  • Ale Industries

An amazing gathering of writers will read NEVER-BEFORE-READ material (rough drafts / debuts) within a three-minute time limit.

The emcee for the night will be the one and only NO 'HARE (Isobel O'Hareand Christine No.)

Featured lineup of writers include: and more TBA!

Musical Guest: 

Beer made by Ale Industries on site and coffee by our good friends next door, Red Bay Coffee.

Donations will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All ages are welcome, though profanity will be present.

GET LIT  #31
Dec
19
7:00 pm19:00

GET LIT #31

  • Ale Industries

An amazing gathering of writers will read NEVER-BEFORE-READ material (rough drafts / debuts) within a three-minute time limit.

The emcee for the night will be the one and only NO 'HARE (Isobel O'Hareand Christine No.)

Featured lineup of writers include:  and more TBA!

Musical Guest: 

Beer made by Ale Industries on site and coffee by our good friends next door, Red Bay Coffee.

Donations will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All ages are welcome, though profanity will be present.


Uptown Fridays Presents:  MG Roberts & Melissa Eleftherion
May
26
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: MG Roberts & Melissa Eleftherion

  • Nomadic Press

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by MG Roberts and Melissa Eleftherion, with musical guest Heather Jovanelli

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Born in Subic Bay, Philippines, Mg Roberts is the author of the poetry collections Anemal Uter Meck (Black Radish Books, 2017) and not so, sea (Durga Press, 2014). She is a Kundiman Fellow, Kelsey Street Press member, VONA/Voices Alum, and sits on the Board of Small Press Traffic. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Drunken Boat, Cream City Review, the Stanford Journal of Asian American Studies, Dusie, Bombay Gin, Web Conjunctions, Elderly and elsewhere. She co-edited the anthology Nests and Strangers: On Asian Women Poets (Kelsey Street Press) along with Timothy Yu and is currently co-editing Responses, New Writing, Flesh with Ronaldo Wilson and Bhanu Kapilan anthology on the urgency of avant-garde writing written for and by writers of color. She lives in Oakland with her three daughters, two hens, one puppy, and geologist husband. 

Melissa Eleftherion grew up in Brooklyn. She is the author of huminsec, prism map, Pigtail Dut, the leaves the leave, green glass asterism, and several other chapbooks. Her first full-length collection, field guide to autobiography, is hot off the presses from H_NGM_ Books. ecent work is forthcoming in Glass, Italian-Americana Review, & Poet-Librarians in the Library of Babel. ounder of the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange, Melissa lives in Mendocino County where she works as a Teen Librarian, teaches creative writing, & curates the LOBA Reading Series at the Ukiah Library. More of her work can be found @ www.apoetlibrarian.wordpress.com.

Uptown Fridays Presents: Denise Benavides & Trey "Drow Flow" Amos
May
19
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Denise Benavides & Trey "Drow Flow" Amos

  • Nomadic Press

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Denise Benavides and Trey "Drow Flow" Amos, with music by Meaghan Owens. 

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Denise Benavides is an Oakland based queer xicana performance artist, poet, and radical educator sharing her work with urgency—using the stage/page to confront themes of xenophobia, relocation, sexuality, religion, and love. Always, love. She writes to document, to archive, and to hold space for what has been lost—most of all, she writes for the women in her family. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Mills College. Her debut collection of poetry, Split, was released in the fall of 2016 by Kórima Press.

Trey "Drow Flow" Amos is a poetic emcee originally from Nashville, Tn by way of Chicago. He is a nationally recognized performer and teaching artist. He has shared stages with artists and public figures such as Talib Kweli, Dr. Cornel West, Saul Williams, Lemon, Mick Jenkins and more. Trey is currently working as a Poet Mentor Fellow at Youth Speaks, Inc.

Musical Guest Meaghan Owens is an Americana Roots performer with three critically acclaimed albums: "No Whiskey in a Good Girl's River"; "Gun Shy of a Kiss" and the recent "Bounty on my Heart." She has been a whirlwind nomad for the past two years with stops in Maui, Colorado and currently, a brief stint in San Francisco.

GET LIT  #24
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

GET LIT #24

  • Ale Industries

An amazing gathering of writers will read NEVER-BEFORE-READ material (rough drafts / debuts) within a three-minute time limit.

The emcee for the night will be the one and only NO 'HARE (Isobel O'Hareand Christine No.)

Featured lineup of writers include: and more TBA!

Musical Guest: 

Beer made by Ale Industries on site and coffee by our good friends next door, Red Bay Coffee.

Donations will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All ages are welcome, though profanity will be present.

WRITING COURSE: Form and Contemporary Poetry: A Course for Practicing Poets
May
13
12:00 pm12:00

WRITING COURSE: Form and Contemporary Poetry: A Course for Practicing Poets

  • Nomadic Press

Join Natasha Dennerstein, renowned Bay Area poet, as she leads attendees through her 16-week course, "Form and Contemporary Poetry: A Course for Practicing Poets." The course will run from May 13, 2017, to September 2, 2017, taking place every Saturday from 12-2:00 PM at the Nomadic Press Fruitvale salon space. 

If you are interested, we highly recommended that you apply for the very quick and easy CCF Quick Grant, which will reimburse you for 100% of the class costs under the banner of professional development. Expenses for courses such as this one are reimbursed for up to $600, which means that this course would be free for you, and you may apply for one grant per fiscal year. Apply by April 15, 2017, and find out if your application has been approved by May 12, 2017. To find out more details and apply, please visit http://www.cciarts.org/quick_grant.htm

Uptown Fridays Presents:  Ariel Gore and Sara Marinelli
May
12
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Ariel Gore and Sara Marinelli

  • Nomadic Press

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Ariel Gore and Sara Marinelli, with music by Nkechi. 

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Ariel Gore is the editor & publisher of the Alternative Press Award-winning magazine Hip Mama and the author of eight books. Her latest, The End of Eve, chronicles her years spent caring for her dying mother. The memoir has been called "Terms of Endearment meets Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"

Born in Naples, Italy, Sara Marinelli is a writer, translator, and educator. She earned her PhD in English from the University of Rome and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Her stories appear in New American WritingBlue Mesa ReviewSparkle & Blink, and many Italian publications. For her fiction, she was awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Byrdcliffe Art Colony, and BANFF Center for the Arts. Sara teaches Comparative Literature at the University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. She is working on a novel about family grief, set in a superstitious and religious Naples. She curates Hazel Reading Series, and all-women literary salon.

Nkechi is a singer-songwriter whose evocative voice explores a wide range of music territory, including acoustic soul, folk rock and pop in a signature inspirational and lyrical sound called soul rock. Nkechi's rich vocal textures and knack for improvisation make live performances a dynamic one-of-a-kind experience. She delivers conscious messages through verse, rhyme and melody and has been blessed with an amazing roster of musicians who together form Nkechi Live! Band (NLB) the performing platform for her original soul rock music. NLB has performed at music venues and festivals on the west and east coasts. Nkechi is also a painter and performing actor in film and theater. The website for her creative happenings is http://www.nkechi.com.

Uptown Fridays Presents: Shideh Etaat and Ingrid Rojas Contreras
May
5
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Shideh Etaat and Ingrid Rojas Contreras

  • Nomadic Press

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Shideh Etaat and Ingrid Rojas Contreras, with music by Phillip Michael Hermans. 

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Shideh Etaat is a writer and teacher at Mission High School in San Francisco. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. An excerpt from her novel can be found in Tremors, New Fiction by Iranian Americans, and she has published short stories in The Delmarva Review, Amazon’s online journal, Day One, and Foglifter. She is a 2011 Breadloaf Work Study Scholar and a 2015 James D. Phelan Award recipient. Her first novel is about a love triangle, Iranian Jews, and other strange and wonderful things.

Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born in Bogotá, Colombia. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of BooksElectric Literature, and Guernica, and anthologized in Guernica Annual (Haymarket Books), Wise Latinas (Nebraska U. Press) and American Odysseys: Writings by New Americans (Dalkey Archive Press). She is the 2014 recipient of the San Francisco Foundation's Mary Tanenbaum award for non-fiction. She has received scholarships and support from Hedgebrook, Bread Loaf Writer's ConferenceThe Camargo FoundationDjerassi Artist Residency Program, and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture.  She has a column called Book Spine at KQED. Her debut novel, The Fruit of the Drunken Tree, is forthcoming from Doubleday in 2018.

Phillip Michael Hermans is a musician who uses computers and instruments to make music and sound for films, video games, theater production, animation, dance troupe production, chamber ensembles and anyone or anything else that may be interested. He enjoys performing, teaching, talking and writing about music as well. His website is philliphermans.com, his blog is plhermans.wordpress.coom. He wants you to be sure to drink plenty of fluids and be nice to each other.

Uptown Friday Presents: Joanna Anabo and Hollie Hardy
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Friday Presents: Joanna Anabo and Hollie Hardy

  • Nomadic Press

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Joanna Anabo and Hollie Hardy, with music by Azuah. 

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

House of Godzilla (The Tour) with Kazumi Chin and Michelle Lin
Apr
25
7:00 pm19:00

House of Godzilla (The Tour) with Kazumi Chin and Michelle Lin

  • Nomadic Press

Celebrate the release of poetry collections A House Made of Water by MICHELLE LIN and Having a Coke of Godzilla by KAZUMI CHIN as they explore how a house of language may be built to exceed containment, transcend borders, and disrupt binaries. We will shape, together, what it means to be in relation to intersectional identities and languages, and move toward a radical new imagining of home. Our house exists in its being built. It is not one we belong to, but one we work toward.
 

Uptown Fridays Presents:  Christine No and Jenee Darden
Apr
21
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Christine No and Jenee Darden

  • Nomadic Press

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Christine No and Jenee Darden, with music by Nkechi. 

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Christine No is a writer and filmmaker whose work has appeared at the Sundance Film Festival, in sPARKLE+bLINK, Columbia Journal, Story Magazine, APOGEE, Atlas and Alice; and is forthcoming in The Oakland Review, Nomadic Journal and the anthology "If You Can Hear This: Poems in Protest of an American Inauguration" by Sibling Rivalry Press. She is a VONA Alum, a Pushcart Prize Nominee and the First Place Poetry Winner the 2016 Litquake Writing Contest. She lives in Oakland with her talking dog, Brandy.

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, public speaker and proud East Oakland native. She has reported for NPR, Time, Ebony, The LA Times and other outlets. Visit her website CocoaFly.com to read her research series Under the Covers: The Popularity and Debate Over Black Erotic Literature. Jeneé is a former National Book Foundation summer fellow. She has a master’s in journalism from the University of Southern California and a BA in ethnic studies from UC San Diego.

As a singer-songwriter Nkechi's voice and music explore a range of music territory, from acoustic soul to folk rock and pop in a signature inspirational and lyrical sound. Nkechi's rich vocal textures and knack for improvisation make her live performances a dynamic one-of-a-kind experience. She writes conscious messages delivered through verse, rhyme, and melody. Nkechi's EP Soul Rock Butterfly is available on the Music page.

Our musical guest Nkechi believes her Creator designed her to utilize an integration of her left and right brains which requires a daily practice of staying out of her own way and not taking herself too seriously. Nkechi's passion is exploring Christ's love, the source of her joy, gratitude and talent, through the creative and entertainment arts. The website for Nkechi's creative happenings is www.nkechi.com

GET LIT #23
Apr
18
7:00 pm19:00

GET LIT #23

  • Ale Industries

An amazing gathering of writers will read NEVER-BEFORE-READ material (rough drafts / debuts) within a three-minute time limit.

The emcee for the night will be the one and only Christine No

Featured lineup of writers include: K.R. Morrison, Evan Karp, Kate Ambash, Alex Ivey, Giavanna Ortiz de Candia, Josey Duncan, Preeti Vangani, James Warner and more TBA.

Musical Guest: Turk & Divis

Beer made by Ale Industries on site and coffee by our good friends next door, Red Bay Coffee.

Donations will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All ages are welcome, though profanity will be present.

The Artist's Financial Plan: How to Master your Finances and Still Rock the House
Apr
15
12:00 pm12:00

The Artist's Financial Plan: How to Master your Finances and Still Rock the House

  • Nomadic Press (Uptown)

The Artist's Financial Plan: How to Master Your Finances and Still Rock the House

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT (NOTAFLOF, sliding scale of $25-55): https://www.nomadicpress.org/store/theartistsfinancialplan

As an artist, or anyone doing creative work, money can feel like a dirty word. You don't ever want to feel like you're selling out, but you still need to pay the bills and take care of yourself. We hear you.  

Here's the exciting and scary part: now is the best time time ever to be an artist.  

There are no more gatekeepers. You can do this on your own. In this workshop, we'll show you how. You will learn how to: 

  • Monetize your skills! Build multiple income streams using your skills and talents
  • Think like an artist entrepreneur! Set up your art as a business and develop an artist entrepreneur mindset
  • Create income goals you can crush! Learn how to put together 12-month cash flow projections as a tool to measure success
  • Master your cash flow! Manage your inconsistent income and have a clear understanding of how to separate your business and personal expenses
  • Not be afraid of taxes! Understand what you can deduct, when to make estimated tax payments, when you should set up a business entity, and when to use an accountant 

Joint bio:

Pamela Capalad is a Certified Financial Planner™ and has been doing financial planning for over 8 years. She founded Brunch & Budget to help adults learn about money in a friendly and approachable way and co-founded Pockets Change to help kids learn about money as early as possible.

Dyalekt is an MC, Hip Hop educator, actor, and playwright. His work focuses on celebrating your own identity and finding your voice, communicating with other authentically, and building up your community. He has worked with to preschoolers, high school dropouts, youth prisoners, and even Yale grad students. 

Pam & Dyalekt teach hip hop + finance workshops to kids, teens, and college students across the country. You can catch them talking about money and playing good music on their weekly radio show/podcast on Bondfire Radio at brunchandbudget.com/podcast or on iTunes.

Uptown Fridays Presents Salima Hamirani & Nick Johnson
Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents Salima Hamirani & Nick Johnson

  • Nomadic Press Uptown Gallery

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Salima Hamirani and Sarah Nick Johnson, with music by TBA. 

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Salima Hamirani began writing in earnest after she sat down with a friend one evening and put together a list of books by women of color. They made a sparse list. After, they scoured the internet for new authors but even after a week long search, they'd still only populated 50 names. At that point Salima realized that if she wanted to read the stories and desires of her own community, she'd have to write them herself. She began taking classes a year and a half ago around the bay, and this last year was accepted into the Voices of Our Nation's Arts summer workshop in Miami. She focuses on fiction but has a secret love affair with the essay and less frequently, narrative non-fiction. She is currently a radio journalist for Upfront, on KPFA and a personal trainer.

Nick Johnson was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland but now calls Oakland home. He received his BA in English from Morgan State University and his MFA in Creative Writing from the California College of the Arts. His work has been featured on KPFA's Rude Awakening, and has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Brilliant Corners, Red Light Lit, Metazen, Samizdat, and Conversations at the Wartime Café: A Decade of War. His book music for mussolini was just released by Nomadic Press. He enjoys telling long-winded stories, Instagraming, making spicy curries, and drinking whiskey; typically in that order, but not always. 

Uptown Fridays presents: Soma Mei Sheng Frazier & Sarah Kobrinisky
Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays presents: Soma Mei Sheng Frazier & Sarah Kobrinisky

  • Nomadic Press Working Gallery

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Soma Mei Sheng Frazier and Sarah Kobrinsky, with music by Annah Anti-Palindrome. 

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Sarah Kobrinsky was the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of Emeryville, CA. She was born in Canada, raised in North Dakota, seasoned in England, and tempered in California. Her poems and stories have appeared in Eleven Eleven, Fjords Review, Magma Poetry, Monkeybicycle, 100 Word Story, *82 Review, among many others. Her collection Nighttime on the Other Side of Everything is forthcoming by New Rivers Press. Sarah and her husband have a handmade dinnerware company called Jered's Pottery.

 

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier an East Coast Native living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she presently serves as a 2017 San Francisco Library Laureate. Her award-winning fiction chapbooks, Salve (Nomadic Press) and Collateral Damage: A Triptych (RopeWalk Press), have earned praise from Nikki Giovanni, Daniel Handler (a/k/a Lemony Snicket), Antonya Nelson, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Molly Giles, Michelle Tea and others. Frazier’s writing has placed in literary competitions offered by HBO, Zoetrope: All-Story, the Mississippi Review and more. You can find her work online at Eclectica MagazineCarve MagazineEleven Eleven and Kore Press – or read her interviews with CBSSF Weekly and Women's Quarterly Conversation. Recent work is available in Glimmer Train, issue 96, and ZYZZYVA, issue 106. She is at work on a novel and a screenplay. Soma is Chair and Assistant Professor of English and the Humanities at Cogswell College; Founding Editor of COG, a multimedia publication; and final judge of the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest.

Annah Anti-Palindrome is a working-class/hard-femme/JewWitch sound-artist & writer. She is a Lambda Literary Fellow, a staff writer for Everyday Feminism, and a current professor at SF California College of the Arts in Sound Theory. Her writing has appeared in a number of anthologies, and her first full-length book of poetry, DNA Hymn, was published in October 2017 by Sibling Rivalry Press. Annah performs using a variety of different mediums including a Line 6 (DL4) looping system, kitchen utensils, gas-masks, raw eggs, blood pressure cuffs, found objects, her body (mostly her throat), and more! In addition, Annah has three full length albums of music— White Knuckle Sonnets, An(n)a(h)log, and Dangling Modifiers— which she has toured throughout the US and Canada. For more info on her, see www.annahantipalindrome.com.

Uptown Fridays presents: Cyrus Armajani & Derrick Carr
Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays presents: Cyrus Armajani & Derrick Carr

  • Nomadic Press Uptown Gallery

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Cyrus Armajani and Derrick Carr, with music by Lani Grooves. Special Guest Host will be Nazelah Jamison!

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Uptown Fridays Presents: Emji Speero & Shelley Wong w/musical guest Blowdryer Punk Soul EB
Mar
24
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Emji Speero & Shelley Wong w/musical guest Blowdryer Punk Soul EB

  • Nomadic Press

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Emji Speero and Shelley Wong, with music by Blowdryer Punk Soul (with Jennifer Blowdryer & Michelle Gonazalez.) 

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Emji Spero is a performance artist and writer living in Oakland, California. They are an editor at Timeless, Infinite Light and the author of almost any shit will do. They are currently working on Exhaustion: A Retching, a dry lyric essay that documents the affective weight of the accumulated, subthreshold violences, which daily permeate a body in transition. Code-switching between poetry and essay, Spero explores Jose Muñoz’s notion that “utopia exists in the quotidian.”

Shelley Wong is the author of RARE BIRDS, a poetry chapbook recently published by Diode (pronounced Die-ode) Editions. She is a Kundiman fellow and lives in Oakland.

GET LIT #22
Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

GET LIT #22

  • Ale Industries

An amazing gathering of writers will read NEVER-BEFORE-READ material (rough drafts / debuts) within a three-minute time limit.

The emcee for the night will be the one and only  Christine No.

Featured lineup of writers include: Jamey Genna, C. Anne Gardner, Gina Goldblatt, Tureeda Mikell, Jason Ridler, Ayo Kensu Ra, Rene Vaz, Jenee Darden, Norma Smith, Anna Davidson, Jessica Mejia, Brenda Usher-Carpino, Jose Vadi  and more TBA!

Musical Guest: Melissa Jones!

Beer made by Ale Industries on site and coffee by our good friends next door, Red Bay Coffee.

Donations will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All ages are welcome, though profanity will be present.

Uptown Fridays Presents:  Stephen Guai-Wu and Miah Jeffra
Mar
17
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Stephen Guai-Wu and Miah Jeffra

  • Nomadic Press

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Miah Jeffra and Stephen Guai-Wu, with music by Eve Chosak. 

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Stephen Guai-Wu is a san francisco-based writer. his interests include monsters, experimental media, queerness, sex, and long walks on the beach. say hello at stephenguaiwu.com.

Miah Jeffra is from Baltimore. His work has most recently appeared in Glitterwolf, The Citron Review, Jonathan, Fifth Wednesday, Educe and Fourteen Hills. He has been awarded the Sidney Lanier Prize for fiction, the Clark-Gross Award for his first novel, was a 2016 finalist for the New Letters Fiction Prize, and was a 2014 Lambda Literary Fellow for non-fiction. Residencies awarded include Arteles, Anima and Red Gate. He is editor of queer literary collaborative, Foglifter Press.

Eve Chosak is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who writes and performs in a variety of genres ranging from World music to pop to rock to Jazz. She provides musical direction and songleading in theater, interfaith, and community settings around the Bay Area. She aims to create music that inspires people to experience more personal empowerment and joy.

 

 

StoryCorps at Nomadic Press
Mar
14
9:00 am09:00

StoryCorps at Nomadic Press

  • Nomadic Press (Uptown)

Starting in 2017, we are excited to announce that Nomadic Press is a community partner with StoryCorps, the national project to instruct and inspire people to record each others' stories in sound

All day on March 7, StoryCorps will be set up to record personal stories at the new Nomadic Press location at 23rd and Telegraph in Uptown, Oakland. Recordings capture an interview between two people and will take place from 10-12, and 1-5ish. There will be roughly six (6) slots for interviews, so if you are interested, please shoot us an email with the proposed pair and why you think it might be a good fit for our StoryCorps debut!

And if you are interested in coming by to just watch and listen, you are more than welcome!

StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. A StoryCorps interview is 40 minutes of uninterrupted time for meaningful conversation between two friends or loved ones. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 60,000 interviews from more than 100,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and may be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on StoryCorps’ Listen Page.

Uptown Fridays Presents: Robert Andrew Perez and Ploi Pirapokin (Music by Monica Hastings-Smith)
Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Robert Andrew Perez and Ploi Pirapokin (Music by Monica Hastings-Smith)

  • Nomadic Press (Uptown)

Join us for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Robert Andrew Perez and Ploi Pirapokin and music by Monica Hastings Smith. 

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Nomadic Press Invades Voz Sin Tinta, a Four-Year Celebration
Mar
9
6:30 pm18:30

Nomadic Press Invades Voz Sin Tinta, a Four-Year Celebration

  • Alley Cat Books

Join us for a very special evening at Alley Cat Books to celebrate the four-year anniversary of Voz Sin Tinta with readings by eight Nomadic Press authors (lineup TBA soon)!

Its the four-year anniversary of Voz Sin Tinta, curated by Marguerite Munoz and René Vaz. Sponsored by Alley Cat Books and San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia.

Uptown Fridays Presents: Laleh Khadivi and Persis Karim (Music by Michael Holmes)
Mar
3
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Laleh Khadivi and Persis Karim (Music by Michael Holmes)

  • Nomadic Press (Uptown)

Join us for a very special Firsts Friday evening of readings with Laleh Khadevi and Persis Karim. With musical guest: Michael Holmes

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

Michael Holmes bundles his love of punk and eighties pop and jazz ballads and Satie, et al into his songs. He is a student of poetry as well. It all adds up to angled and flowing words and music. Check out his bandcamp and wix music pages here:  https://michaelh.bandcamp.com/ and http://blozzom2.wixsite.com/michaelholmes/music.

Laleh Khadivi was born in Esfahan, Iran. Her debut novel, The Age of Orphans, received the Whiting Award for Fiction, the Barnes and Nobles Discover New Writers Award and an Emory Fiction Fellowship. Her debut documentary film 900 WOMEN aired on A&E and premiered at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. She has worked as director, producer and cinematographer of documentary films since 1999. Her fiction and non-fiction can be found in The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, VQR, The Sun and other publications. She is the recipient of a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Grant and a 2016 Pushcart Prize for her story Wanderlust. She lives in Northern California.

Persis Karim is a poet, editor, and professor at San Jose State University where she teaches literature and creative writing. She is the editor of three anthologies of Iranian Diaspora literature: Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian-Americans, Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora, and A World Between: Poems, Stories and Essays by Iranian Americans. Her poetry has been published in Callaloo, Caesura, Reed Magazine, White Wall Review and the New York Times among other publications.
 

WORKSHOP: The Artists Self-Care Guide with Kehinde Koyejo
Feb
25
2:00 pm14:00

WORKSHOP: The Artists Self-Care Guide with Kehinde Koyejo

  • Nomadic Press (Uptown)

The Artists Self-Care Guide is designed for artists by artists! In this workshop, artists are empowered with useful information, tools and strategies to manage mental and emotional stress while pursuing a creative career or working in the entertainment industry. Artists will develop a self-care plan that can be used before and after auditions, rehearsals, shows, productions and over-all in their day-to-day lives. Our mission is to create a culture of self-care within the arts across the country and around the globe. Artists Lives Matter!

Workshop includes:

  • Creating A Culture of Self-Care in the Arts Handbook
  • Customized Self-Care Plan and Support System Directory
  • Self-Care Exercises
  • Group Activities
  • Free 30 min Consultation (Post-workshop)
  • Group Discussions and more!

Cost: Suggested donations of $10-25 will be collected at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Size: 20 participants max

About the workshop leader:

Kehinde Koyejo is a professional Actor/Mental Health Advocate/Self-Care Coach. She founded The Artists Self-Care Guide (ASCG) in response to the mental and emotional stress actors experience due to the extreme realities of creative industries.

In 2014, Ms. Koyejo created an artistic platform called "Don't Call Me Crazy" that addresses the many layers of mental health through performance, education and personal narratives. She has worked with various mental health experts and organizations including P.E.E.R.S, NAMI, Oakland Buddhist Mental Health Support Group, Joyful Joy, Alameda County Mental Health First Aid, and Each Mind Matters.

Ms. Koyejo holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Pace University and a M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University. She received her certificate in Mental Health First Aid and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and the Actor's Equity Association.

Uptown Fridays Presents: Joyce E. Young and Sharon Coleman (Music by the Space Country Museum)
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Joyce E. Young and Sharon Coleman (Music by the Space Country Museum)

  • Nomadic Press (Uptown)

Join us for a very special evening of readings with Joyce E. Young and Sharon Coleman. With musical guest: The Space Country Museum. 

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available. 

Information about performers:

The Space Country Museum is May Oskan and Andy Maag. May Oskan writes fiction, theater, and songs. Andy Maag is a musician and teacher who currently takes inspiration from still life and portraits for his songs. May and Andy are co-creating an experimental planetarium show. They sing together in Andy's band The Space Country Museum and at various mealtimes.    https://andymaag.bandcamp.com/

Joyce E. Young currently lives and writes in Berkeley, California. She has read at venues as diverse as The Berkeley Public Library, Oakland Museum, The M.H. de Young Museum, La Peña Cultural Center, Art & Soul Oakland, Smith College, Mills College and elsewhere. She has taught with California Poets in the Schools, The Museum of Children’s Art, The Oakland Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Youth Speaks. She was also an English teacher for the Mills College Upward Bound Program for 3 years. She is the founder and facilitator of Write in Peace. She has received grants from the California Arts Council and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. She was awarded a Writers on Site residency through Poets & Writers, Inc. and has also been awarded writing residencies at Hedgebrook, Soapstone and Vermont Studio Center. Her work has most recently appeared in riverbabble, New Voices of the American West, and Temba Tupu! (Walking Naked): The Africana Woman’s Self-Portrait. She works privately as a writing consultant and also works with student writers at John F. Kennedy University. She is currently writing Parallel Journey, a novel, and working on a new series of poems.

Sharon Coleman's a fifth-generation Northern Californian with a penchant for languages and their entangled word roots. She writes for Poetry Flash, co-curates the reading series Lyrics & Dirges and co-directs the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She’s the author of a chapbook of poetry, Half Circle, and a book of micro-fiction, Paris Blinks, that came out from Paper Press in 2016. Her recent work appears in Your Impossible Voice, Pith, and Ambush Review.

Perfectly Queer "Black Words" Reading
Feb
22
7:00 pm19:00

Perfectly Queer "Black Words" Reading

  • Nomadic Press (Uptown)

Vernon Keeve III, Vanessa Rochelle Lewis, Brontez Purnell, and Yodassa Williams read from favorite writing by Black writers in celebration of Black History Month. A discussion of Black literature, led by Vernon Keeve III, follows the readings.

Books by the readers will be available for sales and signing. Free admission, free refreshments, and door prizes!

As with all Nomadic Press events, suggested donations of $5-25 will be collected at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

We're bringing Perfectly Queer to the East Bay! Join us the fourth Wednesday of every month at Nomadic Station, Telegraph & 23rd in Uptown Oakland.

Get Lit #21 (Music by Shiloh Johnston)
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

Get Lit #21 (Music by Shiloh Johnston)

  • Ale Industries

An amazing gathering of writers will read NEVER-BEFORE-READ material (rough drafts / debuts) within a three-minute time limit.

The emcee for the night will be the one and only Christine No.

Featured lineup of writers include: Rochelle SpencerWendy Notilde,Marguerite MunozIsabella BorgesonJosé VadiG Macias Gusman,Frederick SpeersKelsey SchimmelmanJenna SpagnoloKate Ambash,Alexandra NaughtonRiss RosadoJoel Landmine, and more!

Musical Guest: Shiloh Johnston

Beer made by Ale Industries on site and coffee by our good friends next door, Red Bay Coffee.

Suggested donations of $10-20 will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All ages are welcome, though profanity will be present.

Maw Shein Win - Artist Talk Series - The Art of Collaboration
Feb
18
2:00 pm14:00

Maw Shein Win - Artist Talk Series - The Art of Collaboration

  • Nomadic Press (Uptown)

Kicking off the Workroom Artist Program's Artist Talk Series is poet Maw Shein Win. Maw Shein Win will talk about various collaborations she has done with visual artists, musicians, and other writers over her career. There will be a short Q&A afterwards; however feel free to ask questions throughout the talk. 

Maw Shein Win is a poet, editor, and educator who lives and works in the Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in various journals, including Cimarron Review, Fanzine, Eleven Eleven, the Fabulist, and the anthology Cross-Strokes: Poetry Between Los Angeles and San Francisco (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions). She is a poetry editor for Rivet: The Journal of Writing that Risks and a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Her most recent poetry chapbook Score and Bone (Nomadic Press) was nominated for a CLMP Firecracker Award. She is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito. http://www.el-cerrito.org/poets

Suggested donations of $5-25 will be taken for admission at the door, however nobody will be turned away through lack of funds.