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Tuesday, October 10

12:30pm PDT

Poetic Tuesday at Yerba Buena Gardens

Co-presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

The final event in our summer series at Yerba Buena! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors. Curated by Brynn Saito, and featuring Lee Herrick, Raina J. León, Sara Mumolo, Derrick Carr, and ContainHer (April Natalie Gee). FREE

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Derrick Carr

Derrick Carr has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since he was old enough to read. He graduated from Yale in 2011 with a degree in Black people. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, Adroit, and Oakland Review. He’s co-edited Tandem, an annual anthology... Read More →
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ContainHer (April Natalie Gee)

ContainHer is a female artist, vocalist and electronic music producer that cannot be contained, weaving transcendental sci-fi dreams into indy electro pop that scintillates with warmth and emotion. She collaborates with many, performs cooly alone, or with a phoenix of a live band... Read More →
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Lee Herrick

Lee Herrick is the author of two books, Gardening Secrets of the Dead and This Many Miles from Desire. He recently completed a two-year term as Fresno Poet Laureate and serves on the advisory board of The Adoption Museum Project. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines... Read More →
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Raina J. León

Raina J. León is Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Acentos Review, and the author of three poetry books: Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, and sombra: (dis)locate, and the chapbook, profeta without refuge. She is a member of the Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Macondo, and Carolina... Read More →
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Sarah Mumolo

Sara Mumolo is the author of Mortar (Omnidawn, 2013) and the Associate Director for the MFA in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of California. She created and curated the Studio One Reading Series in Oakland from 2007-2012, and Cannibal Books published her chapbook, March... Read More →

Tuesday October 10, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Yerba Buena Gardens Esplanade Mission St. between Third and Fourth Streets
Wednesday, October 11

7:00pm PDT

The Revolution Starts At Home: Social Activism for the Next Generation

If the revolution starts at home, it starts with storytelling. In this challenging political climate, how do writers, editors and illustrators strive to create narratives of inclusion, activism and community? This panel discussion for grownups integrates raising children and building community with art and children’s literature. Kids are welcome! Hosted by Made-in-Oakland’s Chapter 510 & Dept. of Make Believe. FREE

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Tomas Moniz

TOMAS MONIZ is the founder, editor, and writer for the award winning Rad Dad which produced two literary anthologies: Rad Dad and Rad Families: A Celebration. His novella Bellies and Buffalos is a tender, chaotic road trip about friendship, family and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. He’s... Read More →

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Thi Bui

Thi Bui is a writer, artist, and former public school teacher. She came to the U.S. as a refugee in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, and continues to advocate for refugees and immigrants today. Her debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts, 2017) started as... Read More →
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Michelle Cruz Gonzales

Michelle Cruz Gonzales, a Xicana writer,  writes memoir and fiction. Born in East LA in 1969, MCG grew up in Tuolumne, a tiny California Gold Rush town. She played drums and wrote lyrics for three bands during the 1980s and 1990s, Bitch Fight, Spitboy, and Instant Girl. Spitboy... Read More →
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Robert Liu-Trujillo

My name is Robert Liu-Trujillo. I am the author and illustrator of “Furqan’s First Flat Top”. I was born in Oakland, California and raised all across the Bay Area. I’m a visual artist, father, and a husband who employs the use of illustration, public art, and storytelling... Read More →
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Innosanto Nagara

Innosanto Nagara is a writer and illustrator of books for families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that those who care about social justice believe in and fight for... Read More →
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Miriam Klein Stahl

Miriam Klein Stahl is a Bay Area artist, educator and activist and the New York Times-bestselling illustrator of Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, paper-cut and public art, she is also the co-founder of the... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Dept. of Make Believe and Chapter 510 2301 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612

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