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At The Door – The Preface (inaugural event)

January 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm PST

At The Door is a monthly reading series featuring and uplifting Black, Indigenous, and people of color voices. Started in collaboration by Danielle, Ariel, Randy, and Kevin – check us out checkitatd.org
Join us for our inaugural reading event: “Preface”
Featured Readers:
Preeti Vangani
Hernan de la Cruz Ramos
Georgina Marie
Julayne Lee
James Cagney
Preeti Vangani is an Indian poet & essayist. She is the author of Mother Tongue Apologize (RLFPA Editions), her first book of poems ( winner of RL India Poetry Prize.)
Her work has been published in BOAAT, Gulf Coast, Threepenny Review among other journals. She is the Poetry Editor for Glass, a Poet Mentor at Youth Speaks and holds an MFA (Writing) from University of San Francisco.
Hernan De La Cruz Ramos is a poet from northern NJ and he currently resides in Oakland, CA. He has been published in The Night Heron Barks and can be found on social media @penpalsocks
Georgina Marie is a poet from Lakeport, Northern California. She is the current Lake County Poet Laureate for 2020-2022, the first Mexican-American and youngest to serve in this role for Lake County, and is the new Literary and Poetry Out Loud Coordinator for the Lake County Arts Council. She has served as co-editor for the Middletown Art Center’s RESILIENCE and RESTORE collections of written word and visual arts, and is an assistant poetry editor for Rivet Journal, an online literary journal from Red Bridge Press. In 2020 she was an Anne G. Locasio scholar for the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference’s Poetry Workshop. As part of the Broken Nose Collective, an annual chapbook exchange, she created her first poetry chapbook Finding the Roots of Water (2018) and her second chapbook Tree Speak (2019). She is currently working on her full-length poetry manuscript and a series of personal essays.
Julayne Lee is a poet, essayist, artivist, art curator and producer. Her debut collection of poems Not My White Savior was on Bitch Media’s Bitchreads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read in March and Entropy’s Best of 2018: Best Poetry Books & Poetry Collections. Not My White Savior has been taught globally in Freshman Lit, Race & Ethnicity, Asian/Pacific Islander American Women and US and Asia: Empire and Racial Liberalism university courses. A Las Dos BrujasVONA and Rooted & Written alum, Julayne has read and spoken on adoption at universities and symposiums throughout the U.S. & Korea. You can follow her on social media @julayneelle www.julaynelee.com
Oakland native James Cagney is the author of Black Steel Magnolias In
The Hour of Chaos Theory, winner of the PEN Oakland 2019 Josephine
Miles award. His poems have appeared in Alta, Poetry Daily, Colossus:
Home, The Maynard, and Civil Liberties United, among others. Visit
Nomadicpress.org for his book, and more writing at TheDirtyRat.blog
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When: Jan 23, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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January 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm PST
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