Speakeasy

Thursday July 11  7-9pm  Free Event

Poets and Singer/Songwriters Creating Vibrant Community
Two 20-25 minute sets of music and poetry which are followed by open mic. Afterwards we mingle for conversation, connection and light refreshments.

Music: Steve Shain has been playing the string bass since 1963 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Currently performing with poets, dancers, jazz ensembles and other improvisers in the Bay Area. He performs original voicings on upright bass with special guests to be announced.

Poetry: Diane Willie is an instructor at the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from Haskell Indian Nations University with an Associates degree and the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She has pursued graduate studies in Creative Writing and Education. She is from the Navajo tribe of New Mexico. Her favorite authors are Leslie Marmon Silko and Louise Erdrich. Diane was chosen to introduced Joy Harjo at a recent conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her chapbook of poems is “Sharp Rocks” published in 2017, by Mammoth Publications.

 

Donations to support this free event are appreciated.
Hosted by Brian Martens and Simmon Factor.