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Small Press Traffic: Elevate Reading w/Park, Stein, Chavez and Orth

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 5:00 pm, $6-$12

A reading & performance with the four recent ELEVATE residents: Steve Orth, MK Chavez, Suzanne Stein and Julian Francis Park.

JULIAN FRANCIS PARK has poems in Blind Field (forthcoming), Entropy, HOLD (forthcoming), Horny Poetry Review (forthcoming), and Writing w/o Walls, narrative excerpted in Queen Mob’s Tea House, reviews in Jacket2 and Tripwire, and a chapter, “On the Historical Conditions of Accumulation,” in Rosa Luxemburg: A Permanent Challenge for Political Economy. Julian does intake for Causa Justa/Just Cause’s Tenants’ Rights Clinic, and facilitates a free, weekly writing workshop with the Bay Area Public School at the Omni Commons. Julian also works on Omni’s newsletter, The Commoner. Tweets @jfpark3

SUZANNE STEIN’s publications include The Kim Game, TOUT VA BIEN, and Hole in Space. With Steve Benson, she is the author of Do Your Own Damn Laundry, which documents the 36 improvisational dialogues they performed together between 2011-2012. She is the founding editor of SFMOMA’s Open Space.

Oakland-based writer, MK CHAVEZ is the author of several chapbooks including Mothermorphosis (2016, Nomadic Press) a full-collection of her work, Dear Animal, was released in October 2016 by Nomadic Press. Chavez is co-founder/curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges, curator of Uptown Friday Readings in Oakland, and co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival. Chavez’s work has been published widely in print and online. Her poem The New Whitehouse, Finding Myself In The Ruins, was selected by Eileen Myles for the 2017 Cosmonauts Avenue Poetry Award.

STEVE ORTH is from Kansas City, MO and has lived in the Bay Area since 2000. With Lindsey Boldt, he began publishing small books, under the moniker Summer BF Press, which published many classics such as Typing Wild Speech by Dana Ward, The Truth About Ted by Bruce Boone, and many others. Steve also edited Where Eagles Dare Magazine and curated Hybrid Moments Reading Series. He was a founding member of the short lived, but memorable, La Commune Books & Café, a collectively owned bookstore in Oakland, CA. Steve is also a writer, and his latest, Cyborg Legs (OMG! Press, 2015) is a fable involving grocery stores.

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