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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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ABBW Presents: The Hydra #2: A Reading Series of Experimental, Flash, and Science Fiction
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

ABBW Presents: The Hydra #2: A Reading Series of Experimental, Flash, and Science Fiction

Join us for the Association of Black and Brown Writers' (Nomadic Press') second experimental, flash, and science fiction reading series at the beautiful Woods Bar & Brewery on 17th and Telegraph in Uptown Oakland. 

The first reading was an absolute blast and we only want to go up from there!

This month features Claudette Davis (who will bringing us all of the Afro-Futurism realness), Yume Kim (our Outsider--poet turned fiction writer), and five (5) open mic slots! Emceed by Elwin Michael Cotman and Vernon Keeve III. Music by the ever-so-talented Oakland Future Trio. 

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

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Readings with Paul Elias Taylor and SEXXYLUV (Music by Harriet Poznansky)
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Readings with Paul Elias Taylor and SEXXYLUV (Music by Harriet Poznansky)

Join us at the cozy Nomadic Press Oakland Workspace for some phenomenal readings by Paul Elias Taylor, SEXXYLUV, and music by Harriet Poznansky!

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 (donations asked for to help cover costs). 

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 soon! 

Performer Bios:

Paul Elias Taylor wrote music journalism for the Kansas City Blues Society monthly publication and the now defunct online music website, theZone.org.   His poetry is included in Milvia Street Journal 2014 and 2015. He published Carla Kandinsky's chapbook, Invasion and Amy Ballard Rich's collection Thump. He studies with Sharon Coleman and participates in a number of writing workshops in the East Bay.

Award-winning, Bay Area Native and resident of Oakland, CA, Aqueila M. Lewis has been published or broadcast on KPFA 94.1 FM Radio, National Radio Project Making Contact Storytelling Fellowship, Oakland Tribune’s Oakland Voices, Sistah’s With Ink Voices anthology, and the Til Death Do Us Part Lady Warrior Zine. She is the Co-host of “Side Show Radio” and “After Hours Radio” on 94.1 FM KPFA Radio and the Executive Producer and Co-host of “All the Rest of Us.” She currently creates workshops and circles open to girls, youth, women, elders and writes children’s books focused on issues of social justice and community. She has been a plus-model for the last four years, has experience in print modeling and on runway shows. She currently holds the titles as Ms. Oakland Plus America 2014 and SF Raw Performing Artist of the Year 2015.

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Be Live About It #4
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Be Live About It #4

Join us at the fourth, totally even tighter-than-ever Be Live About It variety show with co-hosts Alexandra Naughton and J. K. Fowler of Nomadic Press. Think Saturday Night Live meets The Tonight Show meets All That meets that weird thing your younger cousin does in their basement with a tape recorder. 

A little over one hour of programming featuring an in-house instrumental band, Oakland Future Trio, physical performance, poetry, comedy, and a sit-down interview where the co-hosts dive into the process and personality of one of the features on that particular night. 

Oh, and the venue? None other than the fabulous Woods Bar & Brewery on 17th and Telegraph in Uptown Oakland. We'll be up on the second floor where all of their beer is made, and there will be no shortage of tasty libations down below in the bar, including a fine selection of wines, as well.

Featuring!! 

Featured Poet: TOMAS MONIZ

Featured Comedian: EDNA MIRA RAIA, of Potatoes Mashed Comedy

Featured Musician: MICHAEL FORTES

Featured Physical Performer: TBA

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Goodbye, 2015, Hello, 2016!
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Goodbye, 2015, Hello, 2016!

Join Nomadic Press at the home of the new Department of Make Believe (Chapter 510), who we hope to work with a bunch in 2016, to help celebrate a phenomenal 2015 and welcome in the new year of programming, publications, collaborations, and more.

Everyone that read, sang, published, or otherwise worked with and supported Nomadic Press in 2015 will be invited. There will be an open mic for anyone to come up and read / play / perform whatever their hearts desire. 

It's going to be a great night of showing love to everyone that has shown so much love to Nomadic Press. Bring friends, family (kids are fine!). Drinks and gnosh will be provided.  

Directions / Parking

It's super easy to get to the Department of Make Believe. Just close your eyes and . . . just kidding. If you're taking BART, just take it to the 19th Street BART Station in Oakland and walk five blocks up Telegraph toward the hills.  

Street parking is available, but if it's packed, there are parking garages on 23rd Street and Webster, as well as a whole host of open lot parking stations. For the results of a quick Google search for parking garages, click here. 

Biking is a cinch, and if you ask nicely, the Department of Make Believe will let you bring your bike in :)

RSVP via Facebook here

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 Musical Performances by Jennifer Blowdryer and Adam Laxton and Readings by Allie Marini and Kelly Klein
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Musical Performances by Jennifer Blowdryer and Adam Laxton and Readings by Allie Marini and Kelly Klein

Join us at the wonderful Glama-Rama Salon in Oakland for an eclectic evening of musical performances by Jennifer Blowdryer and Adam Laxton and readings by Allie Marini and Kelly Klein!

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

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Be Live About It (featuring T. B. D. and in-house band, Oakland Future Trio)
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Be Live About It (featuring T. B. D. and in-house band, Oakland Future Trio)

Join us at the second, tighter-than-ever Be Live About It variety show with co-hosts Alexandra Naughton and J. K. Fowler of Nomadic Press. Think Saturday Night Live meets The Tonight Show meets All That meets that weird thing your younger cousin does in their basement with a tape recorder. We took your wonderful feedback from our inaugural show in September and put it into action!


A little over one hour of programming featuring an in-house instrumental band, Oakland Future Trio, physical performance, poetry, comedy, and a sit-down interview where the co-hosts dive into the process and personality of one of the features on that particular night. 

It's all being recorded and published on a podcast, That Lit Podcast, for the sake of posterity and general web fame. 

Oh, and the venue? None other than the fabulous Woods Bar & Brewery on 17th and Telegraph in Uptown Oakland. We'll be up on the second floor where all of their beer is made, and there will be no shortage of tasty libations down below in the bar, including not only their beer but a fine selection of wines, as well. 

Featuring!!!

comedy: T. B. D.

physical performance: T. B. D.

poetry: T. B. D.

music: T. B. D.

Cash and credit card donations will be kindly called for throughout the night and proceeds will go toward the writers and artists performing as well as the Be Live About It show. 

They will take place every fourth Tuesday, depending on how the first few go, so come out and support your growing East Bay community of writers and artists!

RSVP via Facebook here 

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Be Live About It (featuring Vernon Keeve III, Jesse Prado, David Bernbaum, Azuah, and in-house band Oakland Future Trio)
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Be Live About It (featuring Vernon Keeve III, Jesse Prado, David Bernbaum, Azuah, and in-house band Oakland Future Trio)

Join us at the second, tighter-than-ever Be Live About It variety show with co-hosts Alexandra Naughton and J. K. Fowler of Nomadic Press. Think Saturday Night Live meets The Tonight Show meets All That meets that weird thing your younger cousin does in their basement with a tape recorder. We took your wonderful feedback from our inaugural show in September and put it into action!

A little over one hour of programming featuring an in-house instrumental band, Oakland Future Trio, physical performance, poetry, comedy, and a sit-down interview where the co-hosts dive into the process and personality of one of the features on that particular night. 

It's all being recorded and published on a podcast, That Lit Podcast, for the sake of posterity and general web fame. 

Oh, and the venue? None other than the fabulous Woods Bar & Brewery on 17th and Telegraph in Uptown Oakland. We'll be up on the second floor where all of their beer is made, and there will be no shortage of tasty libations down below in the bar, including not only their beer but a fine selection of wines, as well. 

Featuring!!!

comedy: Vernon Keeve III

physical performance: David Bernbaum

poetry: Jesse Prado 

music: Azuah

Cash and credit card donations will be kindly called for throughout the night and proceeds will go toward the writers and artists performing as well as the Be Live About It show. 

They will take place every fourth Tuesday, depending on how the first few go, so come out and support your growing East Bay community of writers and artists!

RSVP via Facebook here

 

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Be Live About It (featuring Pam Benjamin, Wendy Trevino, Lake Lady, and our in-house band, Oakland Future Trio)
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Be Live About It (featuring Pam Benjamin, Wendy Trevino, Lake Lady, and our in-house band, Oakland Future Trio)

Join us at the first-ever Be Live About It variety show with co-hosts Alexandra Naughton and J. K. Fowler of Nomadic Press. Think Saturday Night Live meets The Tonight Show meets All That meets that weird thing your younger cousin does in their basement with a tape recorder. 

A little over one hour of programming featuring an in-house instrumental band, Oakland Future Trio, poetry, comedy, and a sit-down interview where the co-hosts dive into the process and personality of one of the features on that particular night. 

It's all being recorded and published on a podcast, That Lit Podcast, for the sake of posterity and general web fame. 

Oh, and the venue? None other than the fabulous Woods Bar & Brewery on 17th and Telegraph in Uptown Oakland. We'll be up on the second floor where all of their beer is made, and there will be no shortage of tasty libations down below in the bar, including not only their beer but a fine selection of wines, as well. 

Featuring!!!

comedy: PAM BENJAMIN
poetry: WENDY TREVINO
music: LAKE LADY

Cash and credit card donations will be kindly called for throughout the night and proceeds will go toward the writers and artists performing as well as the Be Live About It show. 

They will take place every fourth Tuesday, depending on how the first few go, so come out and support your growing East Bay community of writers and artists!

Lake Lady Ukulele Project is changing the world's preconceived notion of ukuleles one song at a time. Combining ukulele and vocals with bass and accordion, this original music, mostly acoustic Oakland, CA band plays alternative folk pop with a soulful twist. http://lakeladyukuleleproject.bandcamp.com/

Comedian Pam Benjamin is the Director of Mutiny Radio.fm where she is also the host and producer of Pamtastic's Comedy Clubhouse (Every Friday 8-10pm for four years), Joke Workshop, MRT3K and Alta-Cast. She has two published novels (buy Voices on Kindle!), 49 internationally published poems and some advanced degrees in writing because she likes framed pieces of paper in her breakfast nook. Oh, and some people think she's funny.

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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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Bay Invitational Hosted by Nomadic Press and the 2015 Oakland Slam Team (Music by T. B. D.) 
Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

Bay Invitational Hosted by Nomadic Press and the 2015 Oakland Slam Team (Music by T. B. D.) 

Nomadic Press presents the Bay Invitational featuring the 2015 Oakland Slam Team 

The National Poetry Slam returns to Oakland August 10–15, 2015. Nomadic Press and the Oakland Slam have joined forces to give you a little taste of what's coming to the Town next month. We've invited Bay Area poets to go head-to-head in support of the 2015 National Poetry Slam's home team. Poets will showcase their work as representatives of local teams from San Jose, Palo Alto, Berkeley, and more.

More info to come!

RSVP via Facebook here

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Performance with Zarina Zabrisky, Simon Rogghe, Cybele Zufolo Siegel, and Todd Siegel (Music by Wyatt Act and Seth Lael)
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Performance with Zarina Zabrisky, Simon Rogghe, Cybele Zufolo Siegel, and Todd Siegel (Music by Wyatt Act and Seth Lael)

Join us for a night of stellar performances by Zarina ZabriskySimon RoggheCybele Zufolo Siegel, and Todd Siegel that just might spill out into the streets of Fruitvale. Music by the talented Wyatt Act and Seth Lael

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

RSVP via Facebook: here

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

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