Thursday, September 15, 2011

:working [class] reading series #5 - Part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change!

Thanks to Michelle for getting this last 2011 : working class reading series off the ground. Peeps, please come. It is also (the day after) my birthday. Also, Sylvia's! Labor with us to make a sparkly autumnal post- dance party that reflects your  inner/outer work.

Oh, and take a listen to the :working class reading series from last month, August 2011--featuring Lexi brayton, Sam Wall and Andrea Byer.

working [class] reading series #5 - Part of 100thousand Poets for Change!

Saturday, September 24 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm

michelle puckett's place
702 W. MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA

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friends, this is our final reading of the series for the season, to be re-visited in may, 2012! it's also part of the AMAZING, world-wide event known as 100thousand poets for chage ( come be with us as we gather as workers and writers, in solidarity with writers across the world! SO EXCITING! and last, but not least, we'll have cake and an afterparty to help celebrate 2 birthdays: my beloved co-curator of this series, amber dipietra, and one of our readers that night, the lovely sylvia eugenia! in short: don't miss it!

featured reader/workers:
sylvia eugenia (birthday girl!)
tai amri (just moved back to the bay from philly!)
rebecca caridad (all the way from boulder, CO!)
denise leto (who we LOVE!)

as always, we will provide free hotdogs (and veggie dogs) if you bring the sides, and don't forget to BYOB. doors at 7:30, reading starts at 8:30.

bios (being added as they become available):

SylviaEugenia kakassy; Feral Femme, Continuously living through and for her writing of now 29 years of life, she is sorting through the good and bad pain embedded in the knotted muscles of her body's memory. From the below Ventura Blvd in the San Fernanado Valley she is an expert in making something out of nothing for dinner and every other occasion, still believeing in help of San Pasqual to find whatever she has lost along with the properties of " Sana sana culito de rana..."to work through everyday pain . She is currently creating on a new collection of poems entitled "leftovers" as well as romancing she into falling in love with ella.

Denise Leto is a poet, writer, activist and Senior Editor at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has appeared in Puerto del Sol; Aufgabe; Xantippe; Wolf Magazine; MELUS: The Journal of Multi-Ethnic Literature in the US and is forthcoming in Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability and Chain Link Books. She was guest editor for Sinister Wisdom, Artist in Residence at Djerassi, and a Fellow for the University of Michigan’s Symposium, “Movement, Somatics and Writing.” A collaborative chapbook with Amber DiPietra, Waveform, is just out from Kenning Editions. She is currently working on a docu-book, Day Jobs: What Poets, Writers, and Artists Do for a Living and, in her spare time, the foreclosure of big banks.

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