Wednesday, February 17, 2010
ARTIFACT: SATURDAY : 2.27: BENKA : GILES: WOLTAG
Please join us on SATURDAY, February 27, 2010
for an evening with:
*7PM DOORS | 7:30PM READING BEGINS*
[Show up before 7PM & you'll be lugging chairs!]
3263 Kempton Ave Oakland CA, 94611
$4 donation requested for the readers.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jen Benka is the author "A Box of Longing With Fifty Drawers," a collection of poems published by Soft Skull Press. She recently relocated to Oakland after close to a decade in New York City where she organized events including a 24-hour marathon reading of the complete poems of Emily Dickinson and a poetry protest during the Republican National Convention, and worked as the managing director of Poets & Writers. Before that, she lived in Milwaukee, her native land, where she worked at several activist organizations, wrote comics and played in a rock band.
Samantha Giles received her MFA from Mills College where she was managing editor of 580 Split. Her work has appeared at/in Deep Oakland, Vert, Work, The Press Gang, Shampoo, and Cricket Online Review. She is the Executive Director of Small Press Traffic.
Laura Woltag grew up in Belfast, NY, home of John L Sullivan and the Bare-Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame, which is really just seven miles from Angelica, NY, home of the first Republican Party Convention and a landfill that exhibits much of New York City's trash. She works for a non-profit in Berkeley and attends classes at San Francisco State University. Her work has been published by her friends in The Stump.
Artifact Reading Series
Artifact is a Member of the Intersection for the Arts Incubator Program