Free writing workshop at 7 PM Led by Gina Goldblatt
Reading Starts at 8
Readers this month are:
Jenee Darden- Journalist
Jeneé Darden is an Oaktown native and award-winning journalist. She has reported for NPR, Time magazine, Marketplace, and Huffington Post. She covers issues related to women and culture on her website CocoaFly.com. Jeneé is currently working on a book about the history of black erotic literature. Visit her website CocoaFly.com to read a portion of it called “Under the Covers: The Popularity and Debate Over Black Erotic Literature.” Jeneé Darden has a bachelor’s degree in ethnic studies from UC San Diego and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.
Chekouras, an Oakland resident, has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine, Narrative Magazine, Curve Magazine, and the online zine Pure Slush. Her work has been anthologized by The University of Wisconsin Press and Pure Slush books. She is a 2013 Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow and was twice short listed for the Astraea Foundation Lesbian Writers Fund fiction prize. In 2014, Chekouras helped launch The Basement Series with writers from McSweeney’s and the San Francisco Writers Grotto. She joins the Tin House Winter Writer’s Workshops in 2015.
Liz Green is a writer, performer, and educator based in Oakland, California. As a performance poet, she has featured at slams, special showcases and workshops in middle schools, high schools, colleges and open mics across the country. She was on two national slam teams: San Francisco in 2004 and Berkeley in 2005. As a playwright and writer/performer, she has had her work produced at multiple local and national theater festivals. She received her BA from Vassar College and her MFA from Mills College in Creative Writing. She was a 2010 Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Voices Fellow in Fiction. She attended the Tin House Writers’ Workshop in 2012 and was a Catwalk Artist in Residence in 2013. Liz is a long-time advocate of radical, critical pedagogy and was lucky enough to work with Augusto Boal on several occasions. She integrates his legacy and the work of Paulo Freire into her college English curriculum. She teaches English, Writing, and Literature at San Francisco Art Institute and De Anza College. You can read more about her and check out some of her work at lizdemigreen.com
Sandra Wassilie will be reading in January! Date TBA
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