Bay Area Lit Scene

Bay Area Lit Scene: Studio One Reading Series, December 2011

Review written by Juliana Paslay, Omnidawn’s Features Writer and Bookstore Liaison

Studio One Reading Series: December 2nd, 2011

Who: Brian Teare, Barbara Claire Freeman, Jenny Drai, Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel, Sara Mumolo, and Elizabeth Robinson

What: Studio One Reading

Where: Studio One Art Center, 365 45th St., Oakland, CA

When: Friday, December 2nd, 2011

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Bay Area Lit Scene: The Holloway Series in Poetry, UC Berkeley: November 2011

Review written by Turner Canty, one of Omnidawn’s Feature Writers

The Scoop

Location: Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley, CA
Curators: Lyn Hejinian, Cecil Giscombe, Rosa Martinez.
Holloway Contact Person: See website.
Parking/Transportation: Public lots are located in the upper campus; a student pass is required for Berkeley student spots. Metered parking is available along Oxford and Hearst until 6 pm – after 6, parking is free.
The Run of Things: The reading series is held in the Maude Fife room of Wheeler hall (room 315). All events begin at 6:30, although it may be a few minutes before things get underway.
Is There a Blog?– All of their information is on the http://holloway.english.berkeley.edu/

Poems from the reader are featured below the review.
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Bay Area Lit Scene: Studio One Reading Series, June 2011

Who: Sharon Zetter & Christine Hume

What: Studio One Reading

Where: Studio One Art Center, 365 45th St., Oakland, CA

When: Friday, June 3, 2011 (doors always open 7pm ; reading 7:30pm)

 

Review written by Jared Alford, Omnidawn’s Facebook Editor
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Bay Area Lit Scene: Studio One Reading

What: Studio One Reading

Where: Studio One Art Center, 365 45th Street, Oakland, CA

When: Doors-7:00, Reading-7:30

Who: Nik De Dominic, Amanda Nadelberg, Geoffrey G. O’Brien

 


Review written by Jared Alford, Omnidawn’s Facebook Editor
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Bay Area Lit Scene: Ekphrastic!

What:  Ekphrastic!, the third reading

Where:  Krowswork Gallery, 480 23rd St., Oakland, CA

When:  Saturday March 12, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Who:  ‘Lectric Collective (Jillian Roberts, Sarah Rothberg, Kelsa Trom) presents

Poets:  Steven Lance, John Sakkis, C.S. Giscombe

Exhibiting Artists: Anthony Dubovsky, Shannon May, Jae Lauren Payne, Jon Stich, Ben Belknap, Peter Schulte, Misako Inaoka, Sarah Ratchye

Review written by Jared Alford, Omnidawn’s Facebook Editor and Lit Scene Features Reviewer.
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Bay Area Lit Scene: Mrs Dalloway’s

How To Approach the Mysterious

Reviewer: Sarah Louise Green

Reviews Editor: Meg Hurtado

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THE SCOOP

Location: Mrs. Dalloway’s 2904 College Ave., Berkeley, CA

Curator: Mary Fox
Mrs Dalloway’s Contact Person: Mary Fox

Parking/Transportation: Unless you have the strange & good fortune of finding a spot on College, your best bet is to turn left on Russell and left again into the small lot that the bookstore shares with some of the neighboring restaurants and shops.

The Run of Things: Come early to browse. The bookstore has a carefully curated poetry selection as well as robust offerings of biography, gardening, and other sorts of books. The crowd trickles in, but there will likely be no seats left as the reading begins.

Is There a Blog? Yes. You can find the schedule of readings and other events on their website.

Upcoming Poetry Readings: Sandy Tseng and Allison Benis-White read July 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Excerpts from each of the readers will be featured within this review.
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Bay Area Lit Scene: Mrs. Dalloway’s

The Garden of Poetry at Mrs. Dalloway’s

Reviewer: Sarah Louise Green

Reviews Editor: Meg Hurtado

Photographs bought to you by: Robert Andrew Perez, Jr.

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THE SCOOP

Location: Mrs. Dalloway’s 2904 College Ave., Berkeley, CA

Curator: Mary Fox
Mrs Dalloway’s Contact Person: Mary Fox

Parking/Transportation: Unless you have the strange & good fortune of finding a spot on College, your best bet is to turn left on Russell and left again into the small lot that the bookstore shares with some of the neighboring restaurants and shops.

The Run of Things: Come early to browse. The bookstore has a carefully curated poetry selection as well as robust offerings of biography, gardening, and other sorts of books. The crowd trickles in, but there will likely be no seats left as the reading begins.

Is There a Blog? Yes. You can find the schedule of readings and other events on their website.

Upcoming Poetry Readings: Marc Elihu Hofstadter and Stephen Kessler will read Friday, 2/5/2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Poems from and photos of each of the readers will be featured within this review.


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Bay Area Lit Scene: Books & Bookshelves

The Scoop

Location: Books and Bookshelves is located in the Castro at 99 Sanchez St

Curator/bookstore Contact Person: David Highsmith.

Parking/Transportation: I always walk to this reading because I enjoy a good stroll up The Mission passed Dolores park and into the Castro. You can also take the bus up Mission from 16th Street BART. Or car and park, it seems to be pretty easy to get a spot there.

The Run of Things: This is a very warm and friendly space for a reading. People trickle in, have a smoke outside, socialize, browse the books. The reading usually doesn’t start until 30 minutes after the scheduled time. There are some beverages provided.

Bay Area Lit Scene feature is edited by Meg Hurtado

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Review by Ariel Goldberg
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Bay Area Lit Scene: Albany Library


The Scoop

edited by Meg Hurtado

Where? Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave, Albany, CA.
Curator/s: Catherine Taylor and Richard Russo
When? Now taking place the second Tuesday of each month.
Parking? Yes, and it’s free! The library has a lovely little parking lot.
Donation: Not required, although a donation to the library probably isn’t a bad idea.
Is There a Blog? Yes, the Albany Library Website.

The Run of Things: The reading begins at roughly 7 pm and ends around 8 pm, at which time there is a break for chatting and refreshments. After the break there is an open mic session for audience members which lasts until 9 pm or so.

Quotes from the Readers: “Each poem is different, wild . . . . Maybe not so lucid as I like to think they are!” –Alena Hairston

“Everything and everyone that lives on is trapped in love.” –Indigo Moor

Poems from each of the readers are featured below the review.
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Bay Area Lit Scene: The (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand

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The (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand
written by Paul Ebenkamp
edited by Meg Hurtado

The Scoop

Where? 416 25th St, Oakland CA
When? 7:00 pm
Parking? Free street parking
Donation? $5 admission (or what you have) Books are usually for sale.
Is There a Blog? Indeed there is.
The Run of Things: Doors open at 6:30 for wine, beer, socializing and inspecting the art on the walls. Reading itself beg
ins at 7 and includes a brief break between readers.
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