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Be About It Presents: Julie Mannell + Friends
April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for a fun afternoon in Oakland! After the reading, we will meet at the Fairlyland sign at Lake Merritt for open mic readings and a low-rent afterparty. BYOB.
Julie Mannell is a writer of poetry, fiction and essays, and an editor at Matrix Magazine. She is the recipient of the HarperCollins/Constance Rooke Scholarship, the Mona Adilman Poetry Prize, the Lionel Shapiro Award for Excellency in Creative Writing, and The Vagenius Award (presented by Roseanne Barr). Her work has been featured in the National Post, Toronto Star and Huffington Post, among others. At the moment, Mannell is an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in English Literature and Philosophy. Originally from Fonthill, Ontario, she currently splits her time between Montreal and Toronto. She was recently named one of the Top 30 Poets Under 30. Twitter/insta/snap: @juliemannell.
Kenta Maniwa is from Oakland, California. His writing can be found in Hobart, Metatron, Spy Kids Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, Bottlecap Press, and Be About It Press. His new chapbook, Japanese Tim Duncan, will be published this year.
Jesse Prado lives in Hayward and blogs at thegreatcratsby.tumblr.com and tweets from @prado_jesse
Mark Cronin recently requested all of his work be deleted from various websites such as Atticus Review and Volume 1 Brooklyn. All of his previous books are out of print. His first novel was going to be published in May of 2017 by a major publisher but it is not anymore. He holds no degrees and has never won an award. His favorite word is “erasure”.
The Open Minds are a rock n’ roll sister duo based out of the Bay Area. They have created a distinguished and distinctive sound that is both reminiscent and all their own. Their performances are high-drive, electric and spontaneous, creating a unique experience every time that will leave you wanting more.
Joined by: Jesse Prado, Ken Ta, Mark Cronin, and The Open Minds