Thursday, March 26, 2009

April 3rd

First Friday @ Studio One!

Stephanie Young lives and works in Oakland. Her books of poetry are Picture Palace (in girum imus nocte et consumimur igni, 2008) and Telling the Future Off (Tougher Disguises, 2005). She edited Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006) and her most recent editorial project is Deep Oakland, co-curated with David Horton.

Meklit Hadero is a singer, musician, cultural activist and Resident Artist at the Red Poppy Art House. Born in Ethiopia, Meklit has lived in twelve cities and on three continents. Meklit has received commissions from the San Francisco Foundation Fund For Artists (for the ensemble Nefasha Ayer), the Brava Theater (for music for the world premier theater production, "Over the Mountain"), and Bay Area Friends of the Congo. This June, Meklit will be a de Young Museum Resident Artist, commissioned by the museum's Cultural Encounters Program. She is the recipient of a 2008 Individual Grant from the Belle Foundation for Arts and Culture. Currently, she is organizing a group of Ethiopian Diaspora artists from across North America to return to Ethiopia for a festival of traditional music at the end of this year. In December of 2007, Meklit released her first recording, titled "Eight Songs.

K. Silem Mohammad is the author of Breathalyzer (Edge Books, 2008), A Thousand Devils (Combo Books, 2004), and Deer Head Nation (Tougher Disguises, 2003). He edits the poetry magazine Abraham Lincoln and teaches literature and creative writing at Southern Oregon University. His blog is Lime Tree

Doors open @ 7
readings start by 730

your donations are appreciated!
At the last reading William and Aimee donated a lovely bottle of wine! Yay Billy and Aimee.
And many thank yous to all the people who donate dollars every month to keep the series free for others.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Catherine Meng and James Shea

An evening spent with Catherine Meng and James Shea is one not to be missed, and I am glad I was there. Here are a few photos from the reading.

Catherine Meng

James Shea

The Meng and Shea crowd

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Summer Planning and more

Last night at Studio One was amazing, and some awesome audience members had the great idea of doing an outdoor reading this summer! We have a huge courtyard and big rolling lawns. No joke!

Speaking of summer, I'm putting together the readers now and will announce the final list next month! Some of the names to look forward to: Mike Young, Jane Miller & V.E. Grenier. And video from Jake Gillespie.

more to come...

Also, Studio One was in Oakland Magazine! There is a editorial on the ceramics classes and some details about the glass classes!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A special off-night reading with Catherine Meng and James Shea

Hey, come check this out:
Friday March 20th

Catherine Meng has lived in the Bay Area for the past 8 years. She works at a restaurant in Oakland. Her publications include the chapbooks: 15 Poems in Sets of 5 (Anchorite Press), Dokument (Petrichord Press), Lost Notebook w/ Letters to Deer (Dusie Kollectiv), and a full length collection, Tonight’s the Night (Apostrophe Books). She also co-edits the journal Mrs. Maybe with Lauren Levin and Jared Stanley. She went deep-sea fishing once and caught a haddock.

James Shea is the author of Star in the Eye, winner of the 2008 Fence Modern Poets Series. His poems have appeared in various journals, including American Letters and Commentary, Boston Review, Mrs. Maybe, and Verse. He currently teaches at Columbia College Chicago and DePaul University.

730 pm -930pm
donations appreciated
door opens at 7
wine too