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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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WORKSHOP: The Artists Self-Care Guide with Kehinde Koyejo
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

WORKSHOP: The Artists Self-Care Guide with Kehinde Koyejo

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.

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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

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.

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ART OPENING: Richard Loranger Reads with James Cagney (Music by Annelyse Gelman)
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

ART OPENING: Richard Loranger Reads with James Cagney (Music by Annelyse Gelman)

Join us for a very special art opening featuring works by Richard Loranger and readings by Richard Loranger and James Cagney. Music by the ever-so-talented Annelyse Gelman.

 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. 

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): https://goo.gl/maps/SgaHMhV88MA2

Hope to see you there! 

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ART OPENING: Harriet Poznansky with Readings by Missy Church, Cassandra Dallett, Allie Marini, and Brennan "B Deep" DeFrisco (Music by Rohan DaCosta and Others)
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

ART OPENING: Harriet Poznansky with Readings by Missy Church, Cassandra Dallett, Allie Marini, and Brennan "B Deep" DeFrisco (Music by Rohan DaCosta and Others)

Join us for the opening of an exhibition of new paintings by UK artist Harriet Poznansky at the Nomadic Press Oakland Workspace. Readings by Missy Church, Cassandra Dallett, Allie Marini, and Brennan "B Deep" DeFrisco, and music by the ever-so-talented Rohan DaCosta, Taj Angelo, and Monk the Verbalist of Honest Music. 

Donations will be kindly requested, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

RSVP via Facebook here

 

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ART OPENING: Painting Transformation: Jung, Jodorowsky and Inner Magic
Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

ART OPENING: Painting Transformation: Jung, Jodorowsky and Inner Magic

In his paintings, Simon Rogghe brings images and forms directly from the unconscious. Like the surrealists, he uses automatic painting techniques or turns to his dreams as a source for his art. At the opening of his first personal exhibit, Simon will talk about the psychoanalysis of Carl Jung and present some artwork from Jung's Red Book. He will also show clips from Alejandro Jodorowsky's film. There will be some Tarot card readings.

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