Date(s) - 04/06/2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Terrace Room, Oakland
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Oakland’s premiere literary showcase opens up Spring 2016 with nifty featured sets from …
- Julia Park Tracey
- Tongo Eisen-Martin
- Nancy Davenport
- Britney Hill
- Emily Kiernan
Nancy Davenport was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been writing professionally since 2011. She has published poems in four anthologies, journals, and has had her work translated into German and Spanish. Nancy’s chapbook, LA BRIZNA, was published in May, 2014, her first full length collection, SMOKED GLASS, was recently submitted for publication. Nancy has just been accepted by Country Valley Press for a broadside.
Britney Hill. A writer. Fighter. Crier. Shit talker, “who tries not to curse.” Fusser, especially about bullies. Hate’em. Won’t date’em. College graduate. East Bay. Been to more schools that you! Howard. Shout out to D.C. Georgia Peach, teenage days. Mother. Fiction lover. 3 brothers. Believer. Spoken Word artist. Poetry prize winner—Occam’s Razor. Trail blazer. The head and not the tail. I never fail. No really. Straight A’s. Mills College. I love it! MFA candidate in Prose. No hoes—in my shoes that is. (lol) Oakland bred. ATL raised. Proud mother of one, and still not done. B Hill, but you can call me Brit. 🙂
Julia Park Tracey is the Poet Laureate of Alameda, CA. Her poems and poetry reviews have been published most recently in Sugared Water, Sweatpants & Coffee, East Bay Review, and Postcard Poems, with forthcoming work in Yellow Chair Review. She is the author of three novels, two women’s history compilations and Amaryllis, a collection of poetry. Read more at www.juliaparktracey.com.
Emily Kiernan is the author of a novel, Great Divide (Unsolicited Press, 2014), and many short fictions. She is a prose editor at Noemi Press, a fiction editor at Rivet: The Journal of Writing that Risks, and the curator of the Backyard Reading Series in Berkeley, California. More information can be found at emilykiernan.com.
Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States. His latest book of poems titled, “someone’s dead already” has been nominated for a California Book Award. His work in Rikers Island was featured in the New York Times. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. He recently lived and organized around issues of human rights and self-determination in Jackson, MS.