Please join us on Friday, September 7th from 7:30-9:30 pm
for our 2018-2019 kick-off reading, featuring
Vi Khi Nao, Steven Seidenberg,
Vernon Keeve III, and Caroline Kessler!
author bios & photos below.
All of our readings are free & open to the public.
Snacks, wine & Lagunitas beer will be served.
365 45th Street | Oakland | 94609
Here's a map.
+ a huge thank you to our generous sponsors!
Vi Khi Nao was born in Long Khánh, Vietnam. She is the author of Sheep Machine (Black Sun Lit, 2018), Umbilical Hospital (1913 Press, 2017), the story collection A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016, the novel Fish In Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016), and The Old Philosopher, which won the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry in 2014. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in Fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in Poetry.
Vernon Keeve III is a Virginia born writer that California molded into an educator. He lives and teaches in Oakland. His purpose is to teach the next generation the importance of relaying their personal narratives, sharing their experiences, and taking control of their destinies. He holds a MFA from California College of the Arts, and a Masters in Teaching Literature from Bard College.
Writer and artist Steven Seidenberg is the author of Situ (Black Sun Lit, 2018), Itch (RAW ArT Press, 2014), Null Set (Spooky Actions Books, 2015), and numerous chapbooks of verse and aphorism, including Duration Knows No Law (ypolita press, 2016). He is co-editor of the three issues of pallaksch.pallaksch. (Instance Press, 2014-2018), is a member of the Right Window artists collective, and has most recently shown his visual work at the Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altruve Metropoliz, in Rome. His collections of photographs include Pipevalve: Berlin (Lodima Press, 2017) and Choshi (Littlefield's, 2017).
Caroline Kessler is a poet, editor, and author of Ritual in Blue (Sutra Press, 2018). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis and was a 2017-18 Dorot Fellow in Israel. One of the co-creators of Index/Fist, a collective that makes handmade magazines, she lives in Oakland.