08 April 2011

Tonight: Osman, Whitener, and Rees at Macky Hall!

Not to be missed: Jena Osman, Brian Whitener, and Ted Rees at SPT East Bay (that is, Macky Hall at CCA Oakland). Plus, Lara Durback's coming through with a limited-edition broadside just for the event. Don't sleep... 

Jena Osman is the 2009 National Poetry Series winner for The Network (2010) published by Fence Books. Osman’s previous books include An Essay in Asterisks (2004) and The Character (1999), winner of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize. With Juliana Spahr, she edits the ChainLinks Book Series. A Ph. D. graduate in English and Poetics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Osman teaches in the graduate Creative Writing Program at Temple University.

Brian Whitener's most recent works are Como hacemos lo que hacemos with the artistic collective La Lleca, and De gente común: Arte, política y rebeldía social from la Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México. He is an editor at Displaced Press and since 2005 has been investigating new political and artistic movements in Latin American and autonomist political theory and has a chapbook called False Intimacy forthcoming from Trafficker Press.

Known as Ted to friends, Thomas Rees is a poet and journalist living in Oakland. Recently anthologized in Richard Labonte and Kevin Killian’s Best Gay Erotica 2011, Thomas has also appeared in TRY, Perfect Wave Magazine, and The Swan’s Rag. His writings on culture and electronic music can be found in XLR8R magazine, and he blogs about poetry, queer politics, and pornography at http://nightmaresextape.blogspot.com/.

Here's the skinny:
Friday April 8, 2011 7:30 p.m.
Macky Hall, CCA
5212 Broadway at College
entrance $8-15/ members and students FREE

For directions from San Francisco: Take the 80 towards the east bay, merge to the 580E and then merge to the 24-Walnut Creek and then exit Broadway. Make a Right on Broadway and CCA will be about a mile down on your left. Making a left on Clifton will take you to the entrance.

If you’re taking BART, go to the Rockridge station and walk south on College (about 6 blocks) until you hit the merge of College and Broadway. You’ll have to cross Broadway and make a quick left to Clifton and then walk up Clifton to the entrance.

Once you walk on campus, keep following the main road until you get to a Victorian looking building on your right, across from the ceramics building. Macky Hall is on the first floor. Here is the link from the CCA website: http://www.cca.edu/about/directions

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