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Studio One Reading Series

December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0

Friday, December 7th, feat. Brenda Hillman and Rae Armantrout!

Please join us on Friday, December 7th, from 7:30-9:30 pm,

for a reading featuring Brenda Hillman and Rae Armantrout,
plus art by Patrick Sumner and Peggy Videtta!



author & artist bios & photos below.

All of our readings are free & open to the public.

Snacks, wine & Lagunitas beer will be served.

365 45th Street | Oakland | 94609

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+ a huge thank you to our generous sponsors!

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Clorox Company Foundation

Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation


Brenda Hillman is the author of 10 collections from Wesleyan University Press, most recently Extra Hidden Life, among the Days (2018), Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (2013), and Practical Water (2011). Hillman recently co-translated At Your Feet, the poems of Ana Cristina Cesar (Free Verse Editions, 2018). She lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Robert Hass and is Olivia Filippi Professor of Poetry at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.

Rae Armantrout’s most recent books, Versed, Money Shot, Just Saying, Itself, Partly: New and Selected Poems, Entanglements, (a chapbook selection of poems in conversation with physics), and Wobble were published by Wesleyan University Press. Wobble was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award. In 2010 her book Versed won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and The National Book Critics Circle Award. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and journals including Poetry, Lana Turner, The Nation, The New Yorker, Bomb, Harper’s,The Paris Review, Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology, The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine, etc.   She is recently retired from UC San Diego where she was professor of poetry and poetics. She lives in the Seattle area.

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Friday, November 2nd, feat. Raina J. León, Jacob Kahn, and Susan Kolodny!

Please join us on Friday, November 2nd at 7:30 pm for a reading featuring Raina J. León, Jacob Kahn,

and Susan Kolodny!

Event is FREE.

Lagunitas beer, wine, and snacks will be served.

Studio One Art Center | 365 45th Street | Oakland

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As always, a generous thank you to our sponsors:

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Clorox Company Foundation

Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation

Raina J. León, PhD, CantoMundo graduate fellow, Cave Canem graduate fellow, and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, sombra: (dis)locate (2016) and the chapbook, profeta without refuge (2016). She has received fellowships and residencies with Macondo, Montana Artists Refuge, the Macdowell Colony, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Ragdale, among others. She is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online quarterly, international journal devoted to the promotion and publication of Latinx arts. She is an associate professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California. She is currently a teaching poet-in residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.

Jacob Kahn is a bookseller and editor and organizer and curator and lots of other things at E.M. Wolfman Books in Oakland, CA. He is a 2018 Frontier Fellow at Epicenter in Green River, Utah, a rural design studio and community-based artist residency, and his writing can be found in ‘A Circuit of Yields’ (Wolfman Books, 2014) and elsewhere.

Susan Kolodny is the author of two poetry collections: After the Firestorm (Mayapple Press, 2011) and Preserve (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Her poems appear in New England Review, Bellingham Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and in other journals and several anthologies, and have been featured on American Life in Poetry and Poetry Daily. She is a psychoanalyst in practice in the East Bay, a faculty member at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and author of The Captive Muse: On Creativity and Its Inhibition (PsychoSocial Press, 2000).


December 7, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
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Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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