WRITTEN BY ARTIST LUKA FISHER
The audience laughed at Tristene Roman’s comical nihilistic cut up poems and cried more than once. First, with Daniel Crook’s harrowing songs about being queer in small town america and then with Sarah Gail Armstrong’s accounts of the casual racism and systematic oppression that she and other black women are forced to deal with on a daily basis. The audience then danced to electronic death metal and covered each other in paint after performance artist Kayla Tange arrived.
We are hosting an Open Reading/Lectura Abierta on Friday, January 13, 2017
We invite everyone — poets, artists, thinkers, radicals, listeners, seekers-of-knowledge,
people who want to find other people who feel the same way,
souls seeking other souls,
Hosted by SnatchPower and led by Sondria Malika Casey, come through to a night of reading and discussing black literature in a way you wish your college lit class would’ve. There’s no separation between student and teacher here, as Sondria has everyone sit in a circle, invites us to read aloud…
My good friend S.A. Griffin will be hosting an Inauguration Day open reading at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA. Anyone is welcome to join us in solidarity against the neo-fascist Trump and his catastrophic agenda. We encourage people to speak out– the more we do the better– but it is just as important that we gather. -Anna Ureña