Poets For Peace in Oakland
Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

Poets For Peace in Oakland

Join us on Sunday, January 28 for a night of spoken word at Nomadic Press with two traveling poets hitting the road as Poets For Peace. The night will be a safe space for the expression of HOPE, LOVE, and PEACE, creating the atmosphere to heal from the hatred of the war machine that is under the governance of this destructive political regime currently encroaching on the well-being of our communities.

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Telegraph Open Mic (Features: James Cagney/MK Chavez)
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Telegraph Open Mic (Features: James Cagney/MK Chavez)

On December 22, join us at our Uptown location at 23rd and Telegraph for a six-slot open mic alongside two amazing features. This month's show features James Cagney and MK Chavez!

Telegraph Open Mic will happen every fourth Friday from 7-9:00 PM at our Uptown location. Come early to sign up for the open mic and share your latest work! Curated and emceed by Rene Vaz.

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Get Lit #31 (Music by Nick Stephens)
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Get Lit #31 (Music by Nick Stephens)

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: and more TBA!

Musical Guest: TBD

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.

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Collectivity, Intersectionality & Possibility: A Night of Poetry
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Collectivity, Intersectionality & Possibility: A Night of Poetry

Join us at Nomadic Press for a night of poetry, book readings and conversation on the themes of collectivity, intersectionality and possibility. We will be considering the role and experience of the individual in the collective; what intersectionality can mean for us today; and where we can possibly go from here.

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Get Lit #30 (Music by The Secret Emchy Society)
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Get Lit #30 (Music by The Secret Emchy Society)

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: and more TBA!

Musical Guest: TBD

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.

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Get Lit #29 (Music by Jesse Alejandro)
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Get Lit #29 (Music by Jesse Alejandro)

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: and more TBA!

Musical Guest: TBD

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.

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Get Lit #28 (Music by Phillip Michael Hermans)
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Get Lit #28 (Music by Phillip Michael Hermans)

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: and more TBA!

Musical Guest: TBD

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.

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Get Lit #26 (Music by Band Together Creative Liberation Network)
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Get Lit #26 (Music by Band Together Creative Liberation Network)

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: and more TBA!

Musical Guest: TBD

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.

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Perfectly Queer East Bay Presents: Pride Poetry Palooza
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Perfectly Queer East Bay Presents: Pride Poetry Palooza

Perfectly Queer East Bay presents its annual celebration of Queer pride, Pride Poetry Palooza!, with amazing LGBTQ poets MK Chavez, Thea Matthews, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, David Welper, Arisa White, and Shelley Wong

Baruch leads a discussion of writing Queer poetry after the readings. Book signing, door prizes, and free donuts--the poetic fuel of the gods! As-you-will door donations helps keep the doors open at Nomadic Press: Uptown. 

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Artists Self-care Guide G.Y.M. with Kehinde Koyejo
Jun
24
12:00 PM12:00

Artists Self-care Guide G.Y.M. with Kehinde Koyejo

Walk away with the following:

- Remedy bag

- Calendars

- Palo Santo

- 30-minute consultation

- Fresh bundle smurdge sticks will be raffled

- 30-day Bikram Yoga

 

ASCG G.Y.M. provides artists with a safe and creative place to workout their emotional and mental stress using various practical tools and strategies. Artists will have an opportunity to connect with other artists and receive hands on guidance for daily emotional and mental stress management.

Cost: Pay-what-you-can

Space is limited. Reserve your spot TODAY!

(ascgworks@gmail.com or 929-314-2724)

It’s time to build your inner strength by working through and working out your emotional and mental stress. Don’t continue to allow the weight of trauma; anxiety, depression, and fear keep you from fitting into the life you deserve to live.

 

Workout includes:

Stress management techniques

Developing a personal Self-Care Plan

Space to create

 

Everyone will receive:

Creating a Culture of Self-Care in the Arts Handbook

One-on-one consultation (first come first serve)

Gift

Don’t forget:

 

Wear comfortable clothes

Bring Journal and Pen

Water

Open mind and spirit!

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Uptown Fridays Presents: Jenny Alton and Margaret Spilman
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Jenny Alton and Margaret Spilman

Join us for an excellent Uptown Fridays featuring readings by Jenny Alton and Margaret Spilman. Emceed and curated by Reńe Vaz and 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. 

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Get Lit #25 (Music by Blowdryer PunkSoul East Bay)
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Get Lit #25 (Music by Blowdryer PunkSoul East Bay)

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: Ari Moskowitz, Alex Ivey, MG Roberts, Rene Vaz, Paul Corman-Roberts, Josey Rose, Victor Smith, Alison Moncrief, Salima Hamirani, Lauren Garcia, Riss Rosado, J de Salvo, Meg Hayertz, Jeff Chon, Danielle Bero and Abe Becker

Musical Guest: Blowdryer PunkSoul East Bay

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.

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Nomadic Press Summer Solstice 2017 Fundraiser
Jun
20
12:00 PM12:00

Nomadic Press Summer Solstice 2017 Fundraiser

We're bursting at the seams with activity, and we need your continued support to keep the doors open and our programming and publications as robust as they currently are. 

From June 5-June 20 (Summer Solstice), we will be raising money to help Nomadic Press cover its general operating costs and publication printing costs. Our goal for this Solstice is $10,000, and we need your help to get there. 

Donate what you can below. If things are tight for you at the moment, even $5 will help. For those that find themselves in a slightly better position, consider giving $100, $500, or $1,000. As always, your donations are tax deductible and every single dollar goes directly toward the continuation of everything bi-coastal Nomadic Press does. 

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Uptown Fridays Presents: Cassandra Dallett and Natasha Dennerstein
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Cassandra Dallett and Natasha Dennerstein

Join us for an excellent Uptown Fridays featuring readings by Cassandra Dallett and Natasha Dennerstein. Emceed and curated by Reńe Vaz and music by TBD.

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. 

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BOOK RELEASE: The Catamount by Sarah Van Arsdale
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

BOOK RELEASE: The Catamount by Sarah Van Arsdale

Join us at Nomadic Press (2301 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA) for the much-anticipated release of our Little Nomad children's book, The Catamount, a book-length narrative poem starring the mountain lion of New England and illustrated by the author, Sarah Van Arsdale.

Readings by Sharon Coleman and more, and of course, the star of the evening, Sarah Van Arsdale. Music by Lani Grooves.

Light refreshment and gnosh to be provided, and readings to be followed by a book signing.

Free, as always, but we will be calling for donations (suggested $10-25) to help cover our costs).

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Artists Self-Care Guide G.Y.M. with Kehinde Koyejo
Jun
10
12:00 PM12:00

Artists Self-Care Guide G.Y.M. with Kehinde Koyejo

Cost: Pay-what-you-can

ASCG G.Y.M. provides artists with a safe and creative place to workout their emotional and mental stress using various practical tools and strategies. Artists will have an opportunity to connect with other artists and receive hands on guidance for daily emotional and mental stress management. 

Space is limited. Reserve your spot TODAY!

(ascgworks@gmail.com or 929-314-2724)

It’s time to build your inner strength by working through and working out your emotional and mental stress. Don’t continue to allow the weight of trauma; anxiety, depression, and fear keep you from fitting into the life you deserve to live.

Workout includes:

  • Stress management techniques
  • Developing a personal Self-Care Plan
  • Space to create 

Everyone will receive:

  • Creating a Culture of Self-Care in the Arts Handbook
  • One-on-one consultation (first come first serve)
  • Gift

Don’t forget:

  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Bring Journal and Pen
  • Water
  • Open mind and spirit!
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Uptown Fridays Presents: Tongo Eisen-Martin and Reńe Vaz
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Tongo Eisen-Martin and Reńe Vaz

Join us for an excellent Uptown Fridays featuring readings by the one-and-only Tongo-Eisen Martin and Reńe Vaz. Emceed by Natasha Dennerstein and music by TBD.

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.

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Moon Drop Presents: Prince
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Moon Drop Presents: Prince

Moon Drop is a quarterly reading series first Wednesdays.

Each reading will have a theme, June 7th being The Beautiful One's Birthday will be a tribute to Prince.

With readings about or inspired by Prince's life and music, featured readers will include Cassandra Dallett, Jenee Darden, Ingrid Keir, Joel Landmine, Natasha Dennerstein, Tomas Moniz, Airial Clark, James Cagney and Amber Flame. There willl also be seven open mic spots. Show up early and get your name on the list!!!!!!!!!!

We will feature purple everything!!

Let's Work!

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Uptown Fridays Presents: Yume Kim and Jacob Walse-Dominguez
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Yume Kim and Jacob Walse-Dominguez

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.

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