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