October 6, 2008

The Word is Out: Oakland’s Emerging Writers Mix it Up!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The Mixing Bowl Cafe, 4920 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

David Harrison Horton is author of the chapbooks Pete Hoffman Days and BeiHai. His work can be seen online in places like Cricket Online Review, Deep Oakland, and Alice Blue. He currently lives and writes in Oakland, California. chasepark@hotmail.com

Erika Staiti has fairly new work published in Shampoo 32, Sorry 4 Snake 3, and WORK no. 7. A recent project can be found at saidwhatwesaid.com. She lives in North Oakland.

Stephanie Young lives and works in Oakland. Her books of poetry are PicturePalace (in girum imus nocte et consumimur igni, 2008) and Telling the Future Off (Tougher Disguises, 2005). Editorial work includes the anthology Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006) and the collaborative website Deep Oakland (www.deepoakland.org) She also sometimes blogs at www.stephanieyoung.org/blog.

Dillon Westbrook began playing drums at the age of ten in the rock band Hojo. He went on to work with skronk/noise trio Bastard Diarrhea, and founded the large improvising ensemble The Truth About Us Orchestra. While in high school, he toured Japan with the Monterey Jazz Festival High School All Star Big Band, and also appeared in the Bay Area Grammy Big Band. In college, he studied composition for a time, before switching to philosophy. He was a founding member of the Latin dance band Carne Cruda. He currently plays with The Gomorran Social Aid and Pleasure Club and OUTHEAD, who recently released Quiet Sounds for Comfortable People, featuring Dillon's original composition Unomia. The Gomorrans self-titled debut was released last year, and their forthcoming EP, Giving Birth to Love, is due in early 2009. He recently completed and performed the score for We Players production of MacBeth at SF's Fort Point.

“The Word is Out: Oakland’s Emerging Writers Mix it Up!” – a literary reading series featuring some of Oakland’s most talented emerging writers. A mixture of poetry and prose, this series includes a range of writers from Oakland’s diverse artist communities and Bay Area Creative Writing programs. Come mix it up at The Mixing Bowl Cafe and experience great food and contemporary works from Mills College, California College of Art (CCA), Stanford University’s Stegner Program, Deep Oakland, Voices of Our Nations (VONA) and more.


November 12, 2008
Cleavon Smith
Diana Ip
Karen Finlay
Melanie Hilario

Contact: Armando Koghan at 510-655-5630 (The Mixing Bowl) or Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen at poetesshoa@yahoo.com


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