On Saturday, July 11th @ Kingston 11 from 5-6pm Write This Second: gathers five fierce, phenomenal, spiritual, women of color to share our urgent, illuminating, authentic poetry and stories for leg one of Beast Crawl. Our diverse tribe of women warriors will leave listeners filled with insight, empathy, and inspiration.
Linda González writes and publishes memoir and essays to inspire people to embark on a creative journey of love and healing for this and future generations.
Bel Poblador lives, loves, and creates in San Francisco. She received her Writing MFA from CalArts and is TAYO Literary Magazine’s managing editor. Bel is a rock that holds the ocean.
Kira Lynne Allen: the founder, facilitator and author of WRITE THIS SECOND is a transformative poet/artist writing to break the silent, secret, spell that keeps far too many of us buried above ground.
Coke Tani is a writer, dancer and facilitator whose work unearths broken intimacies under patriarchy and erotic transformation through its opposite. She holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from CIIS. coketani.com
QUEEN D, aka Danee Black is an honest, reflective, healing, teacher/artist/poet. This fierce SF State graduate is a 2 time Golden State Grand Slam Champion, who currently lives in Oakland, CA.
The Write This Second Book Launch Party Saturday, April 25th from 5-7PM Graciously hosted by Starr King School for the Ministry 2441 LeConte Ave in Berkeley Featuring: Kira Lynne Allen reading from her first full-length book of poetry A Take Back the Night Open Mic Tasty tidbits, art & music Books will be available to purchase for $15 cash & have signed the night of the event To purchase in advance go to: http://www.amazon.com/Write-This-Second-Lynne-Allen/dp/0985231335/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424717382&sr=1-1 * * * *
On Saturday, July 12th @ Kingston 11 from 5-6pm WRITE THIS SECOND: gathers together eight fierce, phenomenal, spiritual, women of color to share our urgent, illuminating, authentic poetry and stories for leg one of BeastCrawl. Our diverse tribe of women warriors will leave listeners filled with insight, empathy, and inspiration.
Jackie Graves: believes in the transformative power of the word. She writes poetry, fiction, plays, personal essays, memoir, and spoken word. She teaches English and creative writing at Laney College.
Amber “Clarity” Allen: is a local poet who teaches poetry to youth around the Bay Area because she believes in the power of poetry to heal and expand consciousness.
Kat Croswell: is a creative force. Her body of work includes published works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories, and songwriting; she is also an abstract artist.
Bel Poblador: lives and creates in San Francisco. She received her Writing MFA from CalArts and is TAYO Literary Magazine’s managing editor. Bel is a rock that holds the ocean.
Rosa Cabrera: is a Harlem native, single mother who founded InkRise, a writing workshop for survivors of violence. Her upcoming memoir is titled, Full of Grace: A Dominican Girl’s Attempted Escape for Womanhood.
Kira Lynne Allen: the founder, facilitator and author of WRITE THIS SECOND is a poet/artist who writes to break the silent, secret, spell that keeps far too many of us buried above ground.
Aimee Suzara is a Filipino-American poet, playwright, and performer. Her mission is to create and help others create, poetic/theatrical work about race, gender, and the body to provoke dialogue and social change.
FAITH ADIELE is author of MEETING FAITH and Shebooks/LadyProblems; subject of the PBS documentary MY JOURNEY HOME; editor of COMING OF AGE AROUND THE WORLD. She teaches at CCA and The Grotto.