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Telegraph Open Mic (Features: James Cagney/MK Chavez)
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Telegraph Open Mic (Features: James Cagney/MK Chavez)

On December 22, join us at our Uptown location at 23rd and Telegraph for a six-slot open mic alongside two amazing features. This month's show features James Cagney and MK Chavez!

Telegraph Open Mic will happen every fourth Friday from 7-9:00 PM at our Uptown location. Come early to sign up for the open mic and share your latest work! Curated and emceed by Rene Vaz.

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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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Collectivity, Intersectionality & Possibility: A Night of Poetry
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Collectivity, Intersectionality & Possibility: A Night of Poetry

Join us at Nomadic Press for a night of poetry, book readings and conversation on the themes of collectivity, intersectionality and possibility. We will be considering the role and experience of the individual in the collective; what intersectionality can mean for us today; and where we can possibly go from here.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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