I’ll Be Reading this Saturday in the Oakland Beast Crawl

July 1st, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Issue Fifteen of the Hugh Behm-Steinberg-edited Eleven Eleven, the literary journal from California College of the Arts, will soon be available. Meanwhile, for those who can’t wait, I’ll be reading for it at an exclusive sneak preview event this coming weekend in Oakland’s Beast Crawl, a free literary festival now in its second year. It will feature more than 140 writers in a single night spread out over three hours and twenty-six local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts. The name “Beast Crawl” derives from the Pig Latin for Beast, which is East Bay, symbolized by the classic Oakland image of the giant cranes that stalk our shore.

This Beast has four legs, each lasting an hour and offering as many as a dozen readings to choose from.

  • 1st leg: 5pm to 6pm
  • 2nd leg: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • 3rd leg: 8pm to 9pm
  • 4th leg: 9pm to 2am (After Party)

There’s a half hour break between literary legs for socializing and relocating to a new venue before the next reading begins. Crawl maps listing all the venues, curators, legs, and after-party locations are available online.

Eleven Eleven’s event, entitled “Four out of Fifteen,” is in the second leg of the crawl, and starting at 6:30, I’ll be reading alongside Monica Mody, Tedd Fluffqvist Trees (aka Ted Rees) and Caitlin Myer at the exquisite SomaR bar: 1727 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA. See you all Saturday, July 6th!


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