Organizer: Maw Shein Win and Tim Donnelly
September 26, 2015, 7pm
3130 24th Street San Francisco CA 94110
J. K. Fowler is the founding and managing editor of Nomadic Press, a literary and arts non-profit with bases in Oakland, CA, and Brooklyn, NY. He also teaches regularly at Rutgers University Newark on issues related to deviance, work, and privilege.
Maisha Z. Johnson is a writer and activist of Trinidadian descent. As a full-time angry feminist, Maisha writes for publications including Black Girl Dangerous and Everyday Feminism. She has an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University and her first poetry collection, No Parachutes to Carry Me Home, was just released by Punk Hostage Press. She’s also the author of Through Your Own Words: 51 Writing Prompts for Healing and Self-Care and three poetry chapbooks. Her work has been published in numerous journals, nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, and won competitions including Literary Death Match, The Lit Slam, and Portuguese Artists Colony. Visit her at www.inkblotarts.org.
Sarah Kobrinsky is the Poet Laureate of Emeryville, CA. Her poems and stories have appeared in Fjords Review, Eleven Eleven, Magma Poetry, 100 Word Story, Monkey bicycle, Shampoo, and Writing without Walls. Sarah Kobrinsky’s poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Jewish Quarterly, Bayou, The Molotov Cocktail, Berkeley Fiction Review, among many others.
Hugh Behm-Steinberg is the author of Shy Green Fields (No Tell Books) and The Opposite of Work (Jackleg Press), as well as the recent chapbook, The Sound of Music (Dusie). With Matt Davignon, he performs improvised experimental music under the bandname Oa. He is a member of the CCA non-ranked faculty collective bargaining team.
Nellie Wong has published four poetry books, the latest of which is Breakfast Lunch Dinner (Meridien PressWorks). Two of her poems are engraved at public sites in San Francisco. She is co-featured in the documentary film, “Mitsuye and Nellie Asian American Poets.” Her work appears in many anthologies and journals. Oakland High school, her alma mater, named a building after her.