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Irina Rivkin + Jan Steckel

April 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:15 pm UTC+0

$7 – $10


WORKS IN PROGRESS, hosted by LINDA ZEISER, produced by Linda Zeiser and Carolyn Stull Zeiser

Featuring Singer-Songwriter IRINA RIVKIN
and poet and writer JAN STECKEL

OutMusic Awardee IRINA RIVKIN layers poetic lyrics with rich textured harmonies, swirling with vocal percussive beats, all created live on-the-spot using her loop station instrument. Her CD “upwelling” has received airplay on over 100 radio programs. She also brings together music and community, producing fragrance-free “Songs in the Sierras” retreats at Clear Air Mountain House & Rose Street women’s house concerts in Berkeley. www.irinarivkin.com ;
Rivkin “performs her own breathtaking act as a “live one-woman choir” (using digital looping technology to astonishing effect)” Michael Dougan, SF Chronicle

JAN STECKEL retired early from the practice of pediatrics because of chronic pain. Her poetry book The Horizontal Poet (Zeitgeist Press, 2011) won a 2012 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction. Her chapbooks Mixing Tracks (Gertrude Press, 2009) and The Underwater Hospital (Zeitgeist Press, 2006) also won awards for LGBT writing. Her creative writing has appeared in Scholastic Magazine, Yale Medicine, Bellevue Literary Review, What I Want from You: Voices of East Bay Lesbian Poets and elsewhere. She has won various contests, three Pushcart nominations and a Zeiser Artist Grant for Women. She lives in Oakland, California.

Admission is $7 – $10 and includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of 10 fashion rings in a fancy heart-shaped box.
6:30 – 7:30 Pot Luck Bring your favorite FOOD to share!!
7:30 – 10:30 Riveting Performances

***** To reserve your open mic slot, contact Linda (510) 701-1022, ZeiserpoetMC@aol.com. CALL EARLY: OPEN MIC SLOTS FILL UP WELL IN ADVANCE!


April 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm UTC+0
$7 – $10
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Works in Progress: An Open Mic for Women
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Plymouth United Church of Christ
424 Monte Vista Ave
Oakland, CA 94611 United States
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