Andrea Abi-Karam and Drea Marina are hosting Words of Resistance at the Speakeasy! Mai Doan is moving to Chicago so we're throwing a Words of Resistance: Spring Break Episode to send her off on a wave of badass words.
Saturday March 25th
Doors @ 7:30
Reading @ 8
+++Location: a cozy living room in North Oakland corner of 56th & Shattuck - We'll put some signs up it should but obv but also you can TEXT 203-241-2039 for exact address. xo.
Line Up So Far
Tiny Cups (Cammy Bleh)
***are you a potentially shy qtpoc who wants to hit the stage? DM us if you want to be on the line up!*
We want to ensure a good turnout - so we've confirmed a few readers ahead of time, they'll read & then we'll open up the floor for more folks to read :) - we'll pass out a sign up sheet.
bring yr unedited / unread / unfinished poems & slut smut
Thom Donovan and Marissa Perel at Segue
More info here
Gabriel Ojeda-Sague with Joohyun Kim
Good Good Comedy Theatre
Check out the FB event here
Join Nomadic Press for an Uptown Fridays reading you won't forget, featuring readings by Emji Spero and Shelley Wong, with music by Blowdryer Punk Soul (with Jennifer Blowdryer & Michelle Gonazales).
7-9p Friday Mar 24th
at Nomadic Press
2301 Telegraph Ave (Oakland)
+++Suggested donation of $5-25 NOTAFLOF
+++Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available.
Information about performers
Emji Spero is a performance artist and writer living in Oakland, California. They are an editor at Timeless, Infinite Light and the author of almost any shit will do. They are currently working on Exhaustion: A Retching, a dry lyric essay that documents the affective weight of the accumulated, subthreshold violences, which daily permeate a body in transition. Code-switching between poetry and essay, Spero explores Jose Muñoz’s notion that “utopia exists in the quotidian.”
Shelley Wong is the author of RARE BIRDS, a poetry chapbook recently published by Diode Editions. She is a Kundiman fellow and lives in Oakland. (https://