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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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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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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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GET LIT #23 (Music by Turk & Divis)
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

GET LIT #23 (Music by Turk & Divis)

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, James Warner, Garrett Murphy, Lyndsey Ellis, Charlie Getter, Andrew J. Thomas, Kelechi Marie, Abe Becker, Benji Marx, and Garrett Moss

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

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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

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.

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StoryCorps at Nomadic Press
Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

StoryCorps at Nomadic Press

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.

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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

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.

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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)

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.
 

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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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WORKSHOP: Building a Manuscript for Submission to Small Presses
Feb
18
12:00 PM12:00

WORKSHOP: Building a Manuscript for Submission to Small Presses

Have you felt like submitting your manuscript to a small press is like sending a manuscript into an unknown void? Have you ever felt uneasy about how you have presented your manuscript, not knowing if it has been submitted in the correct format? Have you submitted and worried that you are following up too much or too little regarding your manuscript?

Join Nomadic Press' founder and managing editor, J. K. Fowler, at the new Nomadic Press Uptown location as he leads writers through a step-by-step instruction on how to prepare your manuscript for publication and save your potential publisher the headaches of sifting through wildly varying manuscripts. Some of the topics covered will be as follows: manuscript formatting (including fonts, cover pages, general dos and donts), communication (what constitutes too much or too little follow up), managing expectations as a submitter to small presses. After you have submitted and it has been accepted for publication, what can you expect the process to ideally look like? What do you do if it falls short of your expectations? How much money can you expect from the publication?

The workshop will lead the audience through general guidelines around all of these items, and more, and there will be plenty of time for Q&A at the end. Please note that J. K. will not be able to review your entire manuscript at this workshop, but if there are specific questions  that you would like to ask, they are more than welcome. 

Suggested donations of $5-25, with no one turned away for lack of funds, and small gnosh will be provided. Limited to 20 people. 

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Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents Nomadic Press All Stars at First Fridays (Music by Azuah)

Join us for a very special Uptown Fridays, which will coincide with Oakland's First Fridays, as we present a stellar lineup of Nomadic Press All Stars to welcome in our brand-new space at 2301 Telegraph Avenue in Uptown, Oakland. Readings by Cassandra Dallett, Youssef Alaoui, Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, MK Chavez, Nick Johnson, Cyrus Armajani, Nazelah Jamison, and Paul Corman-Roberts. Music by the one-and-only Azuah.  

Donations will be collected throughout the night, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Red wine and Red Bay Coffee will be available. 

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Get Lit # 19 (Music by Open Minds)
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Get Lit # 19 (Music by Open Minds)

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: Nazelah JamisonJennifer JosephJon LonghiLaura Eve EngelTavarez RicardoC Anne GardnerAlexandra KostoulasKelly LandmineJoanna Anabo Matys, Moon Flower, Luna G. Reiley, Jason Wyman, Terilynn Cantlon, Ryan HendricksWesley CohenKate Ambash, and MORE!

Musical Guest: Open MInds

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 x Foglifter: A Literary Bonanza
Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Nomadic x Foglifter: A Literary Bonanza

  • Chapter 510, Department of Make Believe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at the Department Of Make Believe for an amazing evening of reading by writers featured by Nomadic Press and Foglifter Journal. Hosted by the incomparable J. K. Fowler. 

The stunning lineup includes:

Denise Benavides
Celeste Chan
MK Chavez
Natasha Dennerstein
Vernon Keeve III

Musical guest: Kathleen Knighton

Invite your friends, tell your family. It's going to be a delicious evening.

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