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Beast Crawl 2017 Presents: Saturday Night Special

September 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Saturday Night Special is an open mic literary reading series regularly held at Nick’s Lounge in Berkeley on the last Saturday of every month, with a huge following and a reputation for being diverse, loud, gritty, sexy, inclusive, and loaded with local talent.

For Beast Crawl 2017 we’re bringing together some of our favorite writers to rock the festival at the Telegraph Beer Garden:

Peter ThomasHollie HardyKwesi WilkersonG Macias GusmanLisa Martinovic, and musical guest Dillie Dauley

Hosted by Hollie Hardy

Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017
LEG 2 of the Beast (6:30pm – 7:30pm)
Telegraph Beer Garden
2318 Telegraph Ave (between 24th & 25th)

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BEAST CRAWL is Uptown Oakland’s annual free literary festival featuring more than 200 writers in a single night, in dozens of events, spread out over four hours and thirty-seven local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, performance spaces, and storefronts.

Find out more about Beast Crawl Lit Fest at beastcrawl.weebly.com


PETER THOMAS BULLEN is confused about bios. Do you discuss pivotal moments in your life, assuming there were pivotal moments, or do you discuss your heartbreaking lack of pivotal moments, or do you discuss your phobias, your first girlfriend Phoebe, or something else beginning with p, like your own name? Or do you list literary credits? If you list literary credits, then mine come down to sPARKLE & bLINK, Eleven Eleven, LA Review of Books, Red Light Lit, Sweet Wolverine, and Oakland Review. Plus I have a chapbook out from Nomadic Press titled Wallflower, which I am shy and excited about.

HOLLIE HARDY is the author of How to Take a Bullet, And Other Survival Poems (Punk Hostage Press, 2014), winner of the 2016 Annual Poetry Center Book Award. She teaches writing classes at the SF Creative Writing Institute and Berkeley City College, hosts Saturday Night Special, An East Bay Open Mic, and is a core producer of the Beast Crawl Literary Festival. Her website is: www.holliehardy.com

TERRON “KWESI” WILKERSON started writing poetry during his time abroad in Ghana, West Africa. It began as a personal keepsake and evolved into his first book, Pieces of My Soul, Vol. 1. Kwesi now performs at venues throughout the Bay Area, most recently during an event at Twitter Headquarters. Stay connected by following @KwesiDreams on social media. And find out more at KwesiDreams.com!

G. MACIAS GUSMAN lives in Oakland California writing prose poems to the factories, mountains, and ditches that enslave many a good women/ men and the bars they escape too. He’s had work published in a few tight rags and has performed around the Bay Area. G. Macias is still discovering himself and his voice.

LISA MARTINOVIC has performed on stages from LitQuake to Lollapalooza. Her work appears in publications as diverse as the San Francisco Chronicle and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Lisa feeds her beast by writing: slam poetry, flash fiction, gritty memoir, and essays about neuroplasticity and addiction. Yeah, her beast is voracious.

Musical Guest:

DILLIE DAULEY has been playing Folk Punk Americana on ukulele and viola for twelve years. She toured the country with her former band Ghost Town Gospel, and is currently performing with Vagabondage. She is constantly working on writing new music.


Telegraph Beer Garden
2318 Telegraph
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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(510) 444-8353
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