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Uptown Fridays Presents: Jessica Mejia and Natalie Enright

  • Nomadic Press (Uptown) 2301 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

Join us for another talent-filled Uptown Fridays featuring readings by Jessica Mejia and Natalie Enright, with musical guest TBD. Emceed by Paul Corman-Roberts and curated by René Vaz.

To help pay for our space and our artists and ensure that we can continue our robust programming series, we are calling for $10 at the door (plus whatever else you may be able to give), but no one turned away for lack of funds. Nomadic Press, as always, will be for sale at the event. 

Wine and Red Bay coffee will be available.

Information about the performers:

Jessica Mejia is a scholar and poet based in San Francisco. She is finishing her MA in comparative literature at San Francisco State University with a focus on 20th Century Literature of the Americas, and was selected by the California Pre-Doctoral Program as a Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar for the 2017-18 academic year. She is an active performer and organizer for the Flor y Canto Literary Festival in the Mission. Her poetry explores the transformative nature of the family unit, music as an element trauma and healing, and the Salvadoran diaspora. She hopes one day to teach Latin American and U.S. poetry in any and every department possible, all the while sharing her love of scholarship and the priceless experience of finding one's local literary community. 

Natalie Enright is a poet in San Francisco, originally from Kenya, Africa. She writes and has published poetry in English, French, and Swahili. She is finishing her Master of Library and Information Science degree at San Jose State University with the goal of becoming a public children's librarian. She currently volunteers at the Fisher Children's Center in the Main library, downtown San Francisco, as a reading partner and provides homework help for grade school kids.

Earlier Event: August 15
Get Lit #27 (Music by TBD)
Later Event: September 19
Get Lit #28 (Music by TBD)