Please join us on Friday, November 1st from 7:30-9:30 pm
for a reading featuring Maxine Chernoff, Donna de la Perrière, Derrick Austin, & Chris Stroffolino!
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!
Donna de la Perrière is the author of three full-length books — Works of Love & Terror (Talisman House, 2019), Saint Erasure (Talisman House 2010), and True Crime (Talisman House 2009), as well as two chapbooks, Night Calendar (Omerta Publications 2017) and First Love (The Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange 2013). She teaches in San Francisco and lives in Oakland.
Derrick Austin is the author of Trouble the Water (BOA Editions). A Cave Canem fellow, his work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion, New England Review, The Nation, and Tin House. He was a finalist for the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He is a 2019-2021 Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University.
Chris Stroffolino is the author of 5 books of poetry, a memoir, and two collections of essays. He is currently still residing in Oakland and teaching at Laney College.