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Virtual Get Lit #59 (Music by: Kiva Uhuru)
April 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm PDTFree
12–15 writers reading new work + live music + beer made on site + tacos just down the street: pure magical Get Litness.
We’re headed into our 5th consecutive year at Ale Industries as we celebrate writers taking risks and reading never-before-read work (rough drafts/debuts) within a 3-minute time limit + live music. All ages are welcome. Emceed by Abe Becker.
Free and welcome to all. For those that can, please show your monetary support so that we can continue our work. You can do so via Cash App at $NomadicPress or https://cash.app/$NomadicPress. You can also “purchase” a ticket through this Facebook event to donate any amount that is feasible for you in this moment.
This month’s performers: Kara Vernor, Josiah Luis Alderete, Alan Chazaro, Norman Antonio Zelaya, Florencia Milito, Keith Donnell Jr., Liz Cahill, Nancy James, Jonas Cabrera, Dior J. Stephens, CE Shue, Lorenz Dumuk, Ashia Ajani, Judy Juanita, Norma Smith, Julius Rea
Music by: Kiva Uhuru
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