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Jan Steckel & Shazam at Works in Progress Women’s Open Mic

February 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST


A WOMEN-ONLY open mic featuring poet Jan Steckel and singer-songwriter Shazam.

Jan Steckel is a former pediatrician who stopped practicing medicine because of chronic pain. Her latest book Like Flesh Covers Bone (Zeitgeist Press, December 2018) won two Rainbow Awards (for LGBT Poetry and Best Bisexual Book) and was a finalist for the poetry category of the Bi Book Awards. 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 writing has appeared in Scholastic Magazine, Bellevue Literary Review, Yale Medicine, and elsewhere.

Singer, songwriter, and consummate musician Suzanne Cimone, aka Shazam, is a magical weaver of music and words for healing. She is a member of the all-female California original country-rock band, the “Bad Ass Boots.” Shazam can improv anything with her voice, keyboard, horn, and harmonica. She is a delight to see and hear perform.

Other wonderful artists will entertain and delight you!!
$7 to $10 Admission includes a raffle ticket for one of eight special prizes. Come celebrate with us! Adult women only please. Cis and trans women welcome.

6:30 – 7:30 Pot Luck –– Bring your favorite dish to share.
7:30 – 10:15 Performance, Fireside Room

Hosted by Feminist Author & Poet Linda Zeiser. Produced by Linda & Carolyn Zeiser. For information or to sign up to perform, contact Linda at (510) 701-1022, ZeiserpoetMC@aol.com.

Works In Progress is a creative space for women artists: Poets, Musicians, Comediennes, and Performance Artists. All are encouraged to share their works, completed or evolving.

WIP is scent-free and wheelchair accessible (no accessible bathroom).


February 8, 2020
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST
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Linda Zeiser
(510) 701-1022
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Plymouth Jazz and Justice Church
424 Monte Vista
Oakland, 94611
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(510) 654-5300
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