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We invite you to join us at Lone Glen on Saturday, November 4th at 8 pm at Temescal Artpainting Center in Oakland to hear work from Megan Breiseth, Lauren Levin, Rashaan Alexis MenesesSara Mumolo, and Amos White. In our community, what role does parenting play in the creative process, and what role does the imagination play in the journey of raising a child? How does the act of parenting serve as a constraint, or not, as we express ourselves in writing and in other art forms? Come out to hear what these parent writers are thinking about in their work and about their process.  A brief Q and A will follow their readings.

Confirmed readers include the following, and one more to be announced soon:

Megan Breiseth is the author of the chapbook Zia (Mrs. Maybe Press), co-author of the chapbook the longer you stay here (Aggregate Space Gallery) and two manuscripts-in-progress. She works as an educator and lives in Alameda, CA with her wife, son, and cats.

Lauren Levin is the author of THE BRAID (Krupskaya, 2016) and the forthcoming JUSTICE PIECE/TRANSMISSION (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2018) as well as several chapbooks, including The Lens (Little Red Leaves, 2014) and Working (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2012). From 2011-2014, she co–edited the Poetic Labor Project. She grew up in New Orleans and lives in Richmond, CA with her family.

Rashaan Alexis Meneses has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The International Retreat for Writers at Hawthornden Castle, UK, and the Jacob K. Javits Program. Her fiction and non-fiction has been featured in various journals and anthologies, including Kartika Review, Puerto Del SolNew Letters, BorderSensesKurungabaaThe Coachella ReviewPembroke Magazine, Doveglion Press, and the anthology Growing Up Filipino II: More Stories for Young Adults. When she’s not writing or teaching, she’s hiking trails along the coast of California. You can find her at http://rashaanalexismeneses.com/

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 CA. She created and curated the Studio One Reading Series in Oakland, CA from 2007-2012, and Cannibal Books published her chapbook, March, in 2011. She has received residencies to Vermont Studio Center, Caldera Center for the Arts, and has served as a curatorial resident at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, CA. Her next book Day Counter is forthcoming in 2018 from Omnidawn.

Amos White is an awarded American haiku poet and author, producer/director and activist, recognized for his vivid literary imagery and breathless poetic interpretations. Amos is published in several national and international reviews and anthologies. He is Founder and Host of the Heart of the Muse creative’s salon, Executive Producer and Host of Beyond Words: Jazz+Poetry show; Producer the Oakland Haiku and Poetry Festival, and serves on several literary and arts nonprofit boards.​ www.about.me/amoswhite  www.facebook.com/amoswhitehaiku

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pjimageOur cities echo with calls for resistance and protection, and our earth’s soil, forests, water, and air do the same. What unites today’s Bay Area poets and prose writers who explore what it means to live in this landscape? On Saturday September 2nd at 8 pm, Lone Glen is honored to present the ecowriting of 최 Lindsay, Vernon Keeve III, Genine Lentine, and Clarie Marie Stancek. Join us at Temescal Art Center in Oakland, $5-10 donation suggested *but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.* Please bring a friend, a sense of humor, and an open mind! Wine/beer/juice, snacks, and good tunes provided, though we welcome additions.

Temescal Art Center can be accessed via a wide ramps and has a bathroom equipped with handrails.

About the writers:

최 Lindsay

최 Lindsay is a diasporic Korean poet and a student at UC Berkeley, where they work as the editor in chief of Berkeley Poetry Review. They were selected as a finalist in Omnidawn’s 2016 chapbook contest, and have poems published or forthcoming in HOLD: A Journal, The Felt, Omniverse, and Apogee, with a chapbook forthcoming from speCt! books. They can be found on Twitter @chwelinji.

Genine Lentine

Genine Lentine is the author of Poses: An Essay Drawn from the Model, and the chapbooks, Archaeopteryx; Found Dharma Talks, and Mr. Worthington’s Beautiful Experiments on Splashes. She is co-author with Stanley Kunitz and photographer, Marnie Crawford Samuelson, of The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden. She teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she also tends a meadow. www.geninelentine.com

Vernon Keeve III

Vernon Keeve III is a writer from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and a California-made educator. He currently teaches high school English and history in Oakland, and has a book Southern Migrant Mixtape in its final stages of publication with Nomadic Press–look for it in the Fall.

Claire Marie Stancek

Claire Marie Stancek is the author of MOUTHS (Noemi , 2017), and OIL SPELL (forthcoming from Omnidawn, 2018). With Daniel Benjamin, she co-edited Active Aesthetics: Contemporary Australian Poetry (Tuumba /Giramondo , 2016). With Lyn Hejinian and Jane Gregory, she edits Nion Editions, a chapbook press. She is currently completing a PhD in English at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches classes on literature and creative writing. She lives in Berkeley, California.

About Lone Glen:

Lone Glen is a writing, art, and performance series that began in December 2011 in the Mission District of San Francisco. For years we have offered our home on a quarterly basis as a performance space for those working in any and all genres. Our mission: to create more support, inspiration, and community among creators in the Bay Area in a down to earth vibed space. This event celebrates our first presention of work in a more traditional venue space– the first in a monthly series of events.

Lone Glen presents The Bay Area Correspondence School Variety Show and Art Extravaganza!

On Saturday evening, April 29th at 7:30 pm, come help us celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Bay Area Correspondence School with an evening of poetry, music, dance, and art. We’ll have interactive mail-art activities, copies of our new chapbook, tasty refreshments, and an epistolary-themed variety show. The evening will feature performances and art by Ramsay Bell Breslin, Joe Cha, MK Chavez, Pat Dienstfrey, Amber DiPietra, Tiff Dressen, Patrick Duggan, Gloria Frym, Margit Galanter, Erin Heath, Evan and Miles Karp of Turk and Divis, Kristin Kong, Raina Leon, Alexandra Mattraw, Sarah Rosenthal, Heidi Smith, Adam Thorman, Marissa Bell Toffoli, Della Watson, Jessica Wickens, Valerie Witte, and more!

Join us at Lone Glen’s home: 3132 Harrison Street, Oakland. Bring a friend, a beverage (if you have the means), and an open mind. When you arrive, look for signs pointing you to the side entrance for our garden and garage performance space.

The Bay Area Correspondence School (BACS) is a project that explores experimental writing through online and offline communications, including mail, email, and social media. Mail art and other work by our network can be viewed on our page: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaCorrespondenceSchool/

Lone Glen welcomes writers Norman Fischer, Greg Mahrer, and Kathleen Winter on Thursday, November 3rd, at 8 pm. Join us at our Oakland home at 3132 Harrison Street: Bring a friend, a beverage (if you have the means), and an open mind.  When you arrive, look for the signs pointing you to the side entrance for our garden and garage performance space. Lone Glen is a quarterly writing, art, and performance series dedicated to promoting more community, inspiration, and support among writers and artists of all genres. Donations welcome but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Here’s more about these creators:

Norman Fischer is a poet, essayist, and Zen Buddhist priest. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, his latest poetry collections are Magnolias All At Once (Singing Horse, 2015) Escape This Crazy Life of Tears: Japan 2010 (Tinfish, 2014), and The Strugglers (Singing Horse, 2013).  His latest prose works are What Is Zen? Plain Talk for a Beginner’s Mind (Shambhala Press, 2016), and Experience: Thinking, Writing, Language and Religion (University of Alabama Press, 2015).

Gregory Mahrer’s work has been published or is forthcoming in The New England Review, The Indiana Review, Green Mountains Review, Volt, Colorado Review and elsewhere. In 2014 his poem, Refrain, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received a special mention.  His new collection, A Provisional Map of the Lost Continent won the POL prize from Fordham University Press was published in the Spring of 2016.

Kathleen Winter is the author of Nostalgia for the Criminal Past (Elixir Press), winner of the Antivenom Prize.  Her poems appear in The Yale Review, The New Republic, Tin House, Gulf Coast, Poetry London, AGNI and other journals.  Her awards include the 2016 The Writer Magazine/Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, the 2015 Ralph Johnston Fellowship, and a 2015 residency at the James Merrill House.  She lives in Glen Ellen and teaches writing at Napa Valley College.

We’re thrilled to announce that Lone Glen will host writers Norman Fischer, Greg Mahrer, and Kathleen Winter on Thursday, November 3rd, at 8 pm. More details to follow!  We also look forward to bringing in the new year with the collaborative writers of BACS (the Bay Area Correspondence School), on Saturday, January 28th.

TurkDivisJoin us at 8 pm on Saturday, August 13th for the summer installment of the Lone Glen series, featuring the poetry and polyvocal rhythms of Turk & Divis, a collaboration between Evan and Miles Karp.  Evan Karp, founder of Litseen and director/creator of Quiet Lightning, and his brother, Miles Karp, offer us an evening of unbounded delights that defy categorization.  Find us at 3132 Harrison Street, Oakland, and look for the signs pointing you to the side entrance to our garden and garage performance space.  Bring a friend, a beverage (if you have the means), and an open mind!  Lone Glen is a quarterly writing, art, and performance series dedicated to cultivating more community and inspiration among artists of any and all genres.

Evan and Miles Karp are Turk & Divis, an intersection where chance, rhythm, and processed repetition collide with modified fragments of language to form serendipitous anthems and intimate, often polyvocal meditations inside of those anthems. Old school samples and some of tomorrow’s most unusual hits @ turkanddivis.bandcamp.com.

Join us on Saturday June 4th at 7:45 for an inspiring Lone Glen night of poetry and music as we celebrate the emergence of spring! We are delighted to host writers Aja Couchois Duncan and Stacy Nathaniel Jackson as well as musician Amber Field. Lone Glen is a quarterly reading, writing, and performance series dedicated to supporting all artists and art forms in the Bay Area and beyond. Find us at 3132 Harrison Street, Oakland, and look for the door on the side of the house that will lead you to the garden and our performance basement space. Please bring a friend, a beverage or snack (if you have the means), and an open mind! You can learn more about Lone Glen at https://loneglen.wordpress.com/

Aja Couchois Duncan is a Bay Area educator, writer and coach of Ojibwe, French and Scottish descent. Her writing has been anthologized in Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Coach House Press,) Bay Poetics (Faux Press) and Love Shook My Heart 2 (Alyson Press). Her most recent chapbook, Nomenclature, Miigaadiwin, a Forked Tongue was published by CC Marimbo press. A fictional writer of non-fiction, she has published essays in the North American Review and Chain. In 2005, she was a recipient of the Marin Arts Council Award Grant for Literary Arts, and, in 2013, she received a James D. Phelan Literary Award. Her first book, Restless Continent, is forthcoming in the spring of 2016 from Litmus Press. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and a variety of other degrees and credentials to certify her as human. Great Spirit knew it all along. http://ajacouchoisduncan.blogspot.com/

Amber Field is a performer, teacher and healer featured in San Francisco Magazine’s Best of the Bay for yoga music. She has performed and taught at Esalen, Wanderlust, Hollyhock, the Yoga Journal Conference, and universities and retreat centers around the world. She specializes in world fusion music and plays didgeridoo, djembe, Arabic tambourine, esraj, harmonica, piano, and sings like an angel. Amber delights in helping free people’s voices. Her latest album Serendip is now available. http://www.amberfieldmusic.com

Stacy Nathaniel Jackson was born in Los Angeles and attended Ramona Convent College Preparatory School for Girls in a former incarnation of his life. Stacy holds a BAFA in studio arts from the University of Southern California, an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is a Cave Canem fellow and was the recipient of an individual artist’s grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2011. Author of the chapbook Camouflage (MaCaHu Press, 2010), his poems, plays, and visual art have been published in Black Arts Quarterly, Lodestar Quarterly, Enizagam, and New American Writing among others. His painting and sculpture exhibition history includes Los Angeles City Hall, the University of Arizona, Cal Poly Pomona, and NoDa Artist Network in Charlotte, NC. He is a Director of Finance and Administrative Services at the University of California, San Francisco and serves as an Assistant Secretary of the UCSF Foundation. Stacy is currently working on a full-length poetry manuscript exploring African American women in the military. Currently living in the Oakland Hills, you can find him at http://www.snjackson.com or on Twitter at Mr. Stacy@stayseajackson.

On the evening of Saturday January 16th we are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Lone Glen writing, art, and performance series! We are so excited to welcome poets Gillian Conoley, Donna de la Perriere, and Angela Hume, as well as visual artist Zina Al-Shurki. Join us at 7:45pm for a night of revelry steeped in these artists’ images. We’re at 3132 Harrison Street in Oakland: Look for the sign that will take you to the backyard and into the brooding, heated basement. No entrance fee, but please bring something such as a friend, a beverage, a snack, or a kind word to share. Curated by Alexandra Mattraw and Owen Rosenboom, Lone Glen is a quarterly series dedicated to promoting more community, support, and inspiration among creators of all art forms.

Zina Al-Shurki, visual artist

Zina Al-Shukri was born in 1978 in Baghdad, Iraq. She currently lives in Oakland and works in San Francisco, California. Al-Shukri is an emerging artist whose exhibition history includes the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, and Pulliam Deffenbach Gallery, Portland, Oregon. She received a BA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006 and an MFA from the California College of the Arts in 2009.

Gillian Conoley, poet

Gillian Conoley’s most recent book, PEACE, with Omnidawn, was a 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist and a Stand Out Collection of the Academy of American Poets. Her translations of Henri Michaux with City Lights (2014), THOUSAND TIMES BROKEN: THREE BOOKS BY HENRI MICHAUX, was named one of the top 10 books of poetry in 2014 by Publishers’ Weekly. She is Professor of English and Poet in Residence at Sonoma State a University, where she edits Volt.

Donna de la Perriere, poet

Donna de la Perrière is the author of True Crime (Talisman House, 2009) and Saint Erasure (Talisman House, 2010), a 2011 NCIBA Book of the Year Award finalist. The recipient of a 2009 Fund for Poetry Award, she teaches in the MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs at California College of the Arts and San Francisco State University, and curates the Bay Area Poetry Marathon reading series in San Francisco.

Her work has appeared in Kindergarde: Avant Garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children (Black Radish Books, 2013), No Gender: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards (Litmus Press, 2009) and Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), as well as journals such as American Letters and Commentary, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Five Fingers Review, Interim, New American Writing, and Volt. Her chapbook, “First Love,” is part of the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange collection at San Francisco State University. She is currently working on a third full-length manuscript, Second Person. Read more at donnadelaperriere.net

Angela Hume, poet

Angela Hume is a poet and critic living in Oakland, California. She is the author of Middle Time, forthcoming from Omnidawn (April 2016), and the chapbooks Melos (Projective Industries, 2015), The Middle (Omnidawn, 2013) and Second Story of Your Body (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2011). She has articles in or forthcoming in Contemporary Literature, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and Jacket2. Since 2014, she has co-curated Hearts Desire, the reading series of the Bay Area Public School, and served on the board of directors for Small Press Traffic, a San Francisco-based literary arts organization. Next year, she will file her dissertation on 20th and 21st century “lyric” poetry, women’s writing, and ecological consciousness.

ItchJoin us for an evening of poetry in our garden at 7:15 pm on Saturday, 13 June. We are honored to host Bay Area poets Lily Brown and Steven Seidenberg, and we hope you come out to hear their intoxicating work. Music provided by Dusty Shores, aka Michael Eberhard. Libations and snacks will also be provided, and donations are appreciated (if you have the means). Find us at 3132 Harrison Street, Oakland; look for the entryway to the backyard by the side of the house. Lone Glen is a quarterly reading, art, and performance series dedicated to promoting support and enthusiasm within the art community of the Bay Area and beyond. Learn more about these artists: Michael Eberhard: Dusty Shores, aka Michael Eberhard, currently spins monthly at the Royale Bar in San Franciscso. Michael has been a DJ in San Francisco since 1998, playing at the Noc Noc, Cafe Du Nord, and the Edinburgh Castle. Lily Brown Lily Brown writes and teaches in the Bay Area. She is the author of Rust or Go Missing (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011) and several chapbooks, including The Haptic Cold (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013). Her poems have appeared recently in Green Humanities, A Public Space, and Jubilat. Steven Seidenberg Steven Seidenberg is the author of Itch (RAW ArT Press, 2014), Null Set (Spooky Actions Books, 2014) and Songs of Surrender (Gummi-Geliebter Verlag, 2013). He co-edits pallaksch.pallaksch. (Instance Press), an annual anthology of new poetry, is a member of Right Window artist’s collective, and curates poetry events and publications at The Lab in San Francisco.