Saturday Night Special- Berkeley, California

Organizers: Hollie Hardy & Tomas Moniz


Ch-ch-ch-changes…come and face the strange, the powerful, the mystical, the progressive, the possible at this month’s Saturday Night Special. We join hundreds of other events and thousands of other writers as we honor the possibility of change in conjunction with 100 Thousand poets for Peace (

Share your stories, poems, reactions to the possibilities of change at our September edition of Saturday Night Special!

We’d love to hear your poems and stories and comedic sketches on our theme (or any topic). As ever, there will be some ridiculous prizes …to celebrate your creative efforts.

Our fabulous September features are: Na’amen Tilahun and Daphne Gottlieb

14 open mic slots.

First come first served. Sign-up starts at 7pm and closes when it fills up or when the reading starts, so get there early if you want to read! (Note: Sometimes the list is full by 7:03pm)

Each reader will have 3 minutes maximum.

Saturday, September 29th, 2012
7 – 9:30 pm

Nick’s Lounge (21+)
3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA
1 block South of Ashby BART
between Fairview St & Martin Luther King Jr Way

But bring CASH if you want to buy drinks

Hosted by Hollie Hardy & Tomas Moniz

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Na’amen Tilahun is a writer/bookseller/barista in the Bay Area. He received his M.F.A. in English Literature and Fiction from Mills College in 2010 and has just started to recover. His fiction has appeared in “Collective Fallout”, his poetry in “So Speak Up” and is forthcoming in “Faggot Dinosaur” and his non-fiction in “Fantasy Magazine”, “Feminist SF – The Blog”, “The Angry Black Woman” and “The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 2”. He is currently working on editing his first novel while struggling to write his second at the same time.

San Francisco-based Performance Poet Daphne Gottlieb stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue. She is the author and editor of nine books, most recently the poetry book 15 Ways to Stay Alive as well as co-editor (with Lisa Kester) of Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in her Own Words.? She is the editor of Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions and Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader, as well as the author of the poetry books Kissing Dead Girls, Final Girl, Why Things Burn and Pelt, and as the graphic novel Jokes and the Unconscious with artist Diane DiMassa.

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