Please join us on Friday, November 2nd at 7:30 pm for a reading featuring Raina J. León, Jacob Kahn,
and Susan Kolodny!
Event is FREE.
Lagunitas beer, wine, and snacks will be served.
Studio One Art Center | 365 45th Street | Oakland
Here's a map.
As always, a generous thank you to our sponsors:
Raina J. León, PhD, CantoMundo graduate fellow, Cave Canem graduate fellow, and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, sombra: (dis)locate (2016) and the chapbook, profeta without refuge (2016). She has received fellowships and residencies with Macondo, Montana Artists Refuge, the Macdowell Colony, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Ragdale, among others. She is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online quarterly, international journal devoted to the promotion and publication of Latinx arts. She is an associate professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California. She is currently a teaching poet-in residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.
Jacob Kahn is a bookseller and editor and organizer and curator and lots of other things at E.M. Wolfman Books in Oakland, CA. He is a 2018 Frontier Fellow at Epicenter in Green River, Utah, a rural design studio and community-based artist residency, and his writing can be found in ‘A Circuit of Yields’ (Wolfman Books, 2014) and elsewhere.
Susan Kolodny is the author of two poetry collections: After the Firestorm (Mayapple Press, 2011) and Preserve (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Her poems appear in New England Review, Bellingham Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and in other journals and several anthologies, and have been featured on American Life in Poetry and Poetry Daily. She is a psychoanalyst in practice in the East Bay, a faculty member at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and author of The Captive Muse: On Creativity and Its Inhibition (PsychoSocial Press, 2000).