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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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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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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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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)

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. 

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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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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)

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.

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Perfectly Queer "Black Words" Reading
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Perfectly Queer "Black Words" Reading

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.

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Uptown Fridays Presents: Audrey T. Williams and Nancy James (Music by Michael Holmes)
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents: Audrey T. Williams and Nancy James (Music by Michael Holmes)

Join us for a very special evening of readings with Audrey T. Williams and Nancy James. 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OPEN HOUSE: The Workroom Artist Program
Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

OPEN HOUSE: The Workroom Artist Program

Open House! Swing by the for a chance to meet the current 2016-2017 Workroom Artist Program cohort, learn more about the artist program and their work, and enjoy readings by Arisa White, Maw Shein Win, and Daniel Riddle Rodriguez, as well as music by The Open Minds. 

Red Bay Coffee and red wine available. Donations will be called for throughout the night, as will sign ups for the next program cohort (limited to 10 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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Uptown Fridays Presents Caits Meissner and Isobel O'Hare (Music by Thomas Nguyen)
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

Uptown Fridays Presents Caits Meissner and Isobel O'Hare (Music by Thomas Nguyen)

Join us for a very special evening of readings with Caits Meissner and Isobel O'Hare. With musical guest Thomas Nguyen. 

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.

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Get Lit #20 (Music by Cricket Crawshaw)
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Get Lit #20 (Music by Cricket Crawshaw)

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: Natasha Dennerstein, Chris Chandler, Yume Kim, Kyrsten Bean, Renata Salazar-Acosta, Wendy Trevino, Rebecca Gomez Farrell and more TBA!

Musical Guest: Cricket Crawshaw

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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Fruitvale Fridays Presents: Tongo Eisen-Martin and Dez Hatter (Music by TBD)
Jan
6
7:00 PM19:00

Fruitvale Fridays Presents: Tongo Eisen-Martin and Dez Hatter (Music by TBD)

Join us for a very special evening of readings with Tongo Eisen-Martin and Dez Hatter. With musical guest TBD. 

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

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

Nomadic x Foglifter: A Literary Bonanza

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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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Fruitvale Fridays with Siamak Vossoughi and Keenan Norris
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Fruitvale Fridays with Siamak Vossoughi and Keenan Norris

Join us for a very special evening of readings with Flannery O'Connor award winner Siamak Vossoughi and YBC Fellow Keenan Norris. With musical guest TBD. 

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

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Book Release: You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Book Release: You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened

Time: Doors at 6:30pm; Reading at 7:00pm
Venue: Studio Grand 
Cost: $5-25 Sliding Scale*
*No one turned away for lack of funds. Contribution to artists and space appreciated. 

“Arisa White’s You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened is a guide to learning our freedoms . . . . You will probably have to reconfigure your definition of beauty after you read this book.” – Willie Perdomo, poet

Join us for a night of poetry, music, and tarot card readings in celebration of the release of Arisa White’s newest collection, You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened (Augury Books). Featuring guest readers MK Chavez and J. K. Fowler, tarot readings by Meg Hertz, and musical performance by Azuah.

You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened takes its title from words used internationally as hate speech against gays and lesbians, reworking, re-envisioning, and re-embodying language as a conduit for art, love, and understanding. Cultural critic Roxane Gay calls You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened “an assured and memorable book of poetry that provokes thought as much as it provokes a depth of feeling.” The poetry reading will be followed by a Q&A with Arisa White and then a book signing. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the public, and there will be a sliding scale of $5-10 at the door, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

ARISA WHITE

Arisa White received her MFA from UMass, Amherst. She's a Cave Canem fellow and the author of Black Pearl, Post Pardon, Hurrah’s Nest, and A Penny Saved. She is a 2013-14 recipient of an Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation and a BFA faculty advisor at Goddard College and a lecturer at San Francisco State University. Her poetry has been nominated for the 44th NAACP Image Award, the 82nd California Book Awards, and the 2013 Wheatley Book Award, and is published widely. arisawhite.com

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Fruitvale Fridays presents: Julian Shendelman  and Renata Salazar-Costa (Music by Ricardo Tavarez!)
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Fruitvale Fridays presents: Julian Shendelman and Renata Salazar-Costa (Music by Ricardo Tavarez!)

Join us for a very special evening of readings with Julian Shendelman and Renata Salazar-Costa. With musical guest Ricardo Tavarez! 

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

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Fruitvale Fridays with Josiah Luis Alderete & Rene Vasquez (Music by Eli Carlton-Pearson)
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Fruitvale Fridays with Josiah Luis Alderete & Rene Vasquez (Music by Eli Carlton-Pearson)

Join us for a very special evening of readings with Josiah Luis Alderete and TBD. With musical guest Eli Carlton-Pearson. 

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

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Lit Crawl 2016: Oakness Monsters Invade: Nomadic Press
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Lit Crawl 2016: Oakness Monsters Invade: Nomadic Press

Nomadic Press authors emerge from the Bay to roll words down the streets of SF and offer wicked turns of phrase to unsuspecting passersby.

10 writers, 1 musician, 60 minutes. Readings by Vernon Keeve III, Nick Johnson, Sam Sax, Paul Corman-Roberts, Fisayo Adeyeye, MK Chavez, Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, Cyrus Armajani, Peter Bullen, and Nazelah Jamison

Lit Crawl San Francisco is the world’s largest literary pub crawl, and features hundreds of authors during its three hours of hot and crowded literary mayhem.

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