Bampfa on Friday: Emji Spero & Marguerite Munoz
Gather at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive for Friday Lit hosted by Mk Chavez. This month amazing local writers Emji Saint Spero and Marguerite Munoz join us to performance and discuss their craft.
6-7pm Friday December 7th
Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
(2155 Center Street, Berkeley)
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Marguerite writes on the border of Berkeley & Oakland. For the past four years and under the sponsorship of Alley Cat Books and Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, she has co-curated Voz sin Tinta, a monthly bilingual showcase and open mic that provides a safe, supportive space for emerging writers and community voices that often go unheard. Marguerite's work speaks to interconnectedness sensed through spirit, blurred boundaries between inner and outer worlds, and the nameless desires she holds as a woman surviving in today's modern world. Her poems and creative non-fiction have been featured at Get Lit, Liminal, Poems under the Dome, Jingletown Reading and Open Mic, City Limits Gallery, and the Cante Jondo Series, and she is honored to have poems published in The Haight Asbury Journal and Cipactli.
Emji Saint Spero is a queer performance artist and writer living in Oakland. They are an editor at Timeless, Infinite Light and the author of almost any shit will do. Their work occupies a hybrid space between poetry and prose, weaving together somatic ritual, performance, and collaborative experimentation. They work closely with other writers and artists, stretching the potential of creative intimacies, sociality, and the poetics of relation. They are currently working on the Exhaustion trilogy, a series of books obsessed with exploring and challenging Jose Muñoz’s inquiry that “utopia exists in the quotidian.”