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Jan Steckel & Julia Vinograd at Works in Progress Women’s Open Mic
April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm$7
a WOMEN-ONLY event
Featuring poets Jan Steckel and Julia Vinograd
Hosted by Feminist Author & Poet Linda Zeiser
Plymouth Jazz and Justice Church
424 Monte Vista/Oakland, CA
$7 – $10 Admission includes a raffle ticket for one of 10 fabulous prizes
6:30 – 7:30 Pot Luck –– Bring your favorite dish to share.
7:30 – 10:15 Performance
Produced by Linda Zeiser & Carolyn Stull Zeiser. To reserve your open mic slot, contact Linda at (510) 701-1022, ZeiserpoetMC@aol.com, in advance.
Featuring poets Julia Vinograd and Jan Steckel
Other wonderful artists will thrill and delight you!!
Works In Progress is a creative space for women’s art: Poets, Musicians, Comediennes, and Performance Artists. All are encouraged to share their works, completed or evolving.
WIP is scent free and wheelchair accessible (bathroom unfortunately is not completely accessible).
Julia Vinograd is a Berkeley street poet. She has published 63 books of poetry, and won the American Book Award of The Before Columbus Foundation. She has three poetry CD collections: Bubbles and Bones, Eye of the Hand, and The Book of Jerusalem. She received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. She has a Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award from the City of Berkeley. She won a Pushcart Prize for her poem “The Young Men Who Died of AIDS”. She was one of the four editors of the anthology New American Underground Poetry Vol. 1: The Babarians of San Francisco— Poets from Hell.
Jan Steckel is a former pediatrician who stopped practicing medicine because of chronic pain. Her poetry book The Horizontal Poet (Zeitgeist Press, 2011) won a 2012 Lambda Literary Award. Her fiction chapbook Mixing Tracks (Gertrude Press, 2009) and poetry chapbook The Underwater Hospital (Zeitgeist Press, 2006) also won awards. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Scholastic Magazine, Yale Medicine, Bellevue Literary Review, and elsewhere. Her work was nominated three times each for the Pushcart and Sundress Best of the Net anthologies, won the Goodreads Poetry Contest twice, and won various other awards. She lives in Oakland, California.