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Readings with Jennifer Blowdryer and Shirley Acuna (Musical Guest: Tiffany Higgins)

  • Nomadic Press 2926 Foothill Boulevard Oakland, CA, 94601 United States (map)

Join us at our cozy Oakland Workspace for some phenomenal readings by Jennifer Blowdryer, Shirley Acuna and our musical guest Tiffany Higgins

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

Jennifer Blowdryer is a writer by nature, though the genres change by year and inspiration. She has written a novel, a memoir, a dictionary, and an advice book. As a journalist she wrote for Maximum Rock’n'roll, New York Press, and Downtown. She was a co-founder of the seminal Punk Bands the Blowdryers and The White Trash Debutantes and currently fronts the Jennifer Blowdryer Band. In her teens, she created Smut Fests when sex work was taboo, and is currently working on an 86ed documentary and writing and recording songs in NYC. Her most recent Chapbook is Blowsy from Personality Press, 2014.

Shirley Acuna is a first generation San Franciscan with roots in the South of Market and Lima, Peru. That being said, her work is reflective of youth, mysticism, heartbreak, nostalgia, and desire. Often blending the lines of linear storytelling in exchange for word play that titillates between mundane and fantastical reverberating in past and present. She has shared her work in The Bloom literary series, In flux at night gallery in Fern Alley as well as works constructed as an ensemble member of Outlook Theatre.

Tiffany Higgins is the author of And Aeneas Stares into Her Helmet (2009), selected by Evie Shockley as the winner of the 2008 Carolina Wren Press Poetry Prize. Her poems appear in the Massachusetts Review, Taos Journal of Poetry and Art, Prelude, Catamaran Literary Reader, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Audio recordings of her poems and commentary on poetics appear on the website, From the Fishouse. She is also an accomplished vocalist who integrates vocals and songwriting into her spoken word performances.