Thursday, January 24, 2019

Friday, February 1st, featuring Sara Mumolo and giovanni singleton for our 10-year anniversary reading!

Please join us on Friday, February 1st from 7:30-9:30 pm
for our 10-year anniversary reading, featuring
Sara Mumolo and giovanni singleton,
plus art by tomye neal-madison!

Contribute $20 + and receive a copy of the book ~
You can also purchase advanced copies at the event!

author & artist 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!


Sara Mumolo is the author of Day Counter (Omnidawn, 2018) and Mortar (Omnidawn, 2013). Sara serves as the Associate Director for the MFA in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of CA. Poems have appeared in 1913: a journal of forms, Action Yes, Lana Turner, The Offending Adam, PEN Poetry Series, Volta, and Volt, among others. She has received residencies to Vermont Studio Center, Caldera Center for the Arts, and has served as a curatorial resident at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, CA.

Photo Credit: Amarnath Ravva
giovanni singleton is the author of Ascension and the poetry/art collection AMERICAN LETTERS: works on paper. She has received the California Book Award Gold Medal, the African American Literature and Culture Society’s Stephen E. Henderson Award for literary achievement, and fellowships from the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop, Napa Valley Writers Conference, and Cave Canem. Her work has appeared in many journals and publications, and has also been exhibited in the Smithsonian Institute’s American Jazz Museum, Oakland's Digital Literature Garden, San Francisco’s first Visual Poetry and Performance Festival, and on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. singleton is founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a journal dedicated to experimental work of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. She served as the 2017-18 Holloway Lecturer in Poetry and Poetics at the University of California-Berkeley and has held visiting professorships in creative writing at Sonoma State University, New Mexico State University, and CalArts. Additionally, she has taught poetry at the de Young Museum, California College of the Arts, and Naropa University. She collects bookmarks and enjoys figs and greek style yogurt.

tomyé neal-madison has shown a passion for Drawing & Painting of various subjects since a child of elementary school age. By the time she relocated from the East Coast to the West, her abilities included, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Calligraphy. In the S.F. Bay Area, she learned how to frame Artworks, woodworking, being a guest Art Teacher, curating exhibits, fabricating with glass and using all these skills as a Visual Arts Specialist employed by the City of Oakland’s Parks and Recreation Department for 18 years. Currently, tomyé’s Artworks are small scale as well as larger for Public Art sites. She mostly enjoys depicting portraits and figurative Artworks. Due to the shift in humanity, tomyé often depicts more serious content that addresses disparities and inequitable politics, knowing there are others who relate to her images and need reaffirmation.

Fugitive Slave Act / Belonging   (Gouache Painting), by tomyé neal madison
Bind Up The Broken Hearted (Fused Slumped Glass atop Text), by tomyé neal madison