El SUPERRITMO! DJ El Kool Kyle y DJ Roger Más ~ Cumbia, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Salsa Buena y mas bailables pa' las nenas ~ 10pm ~ $5 before 11pm, $10 after 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
R&B/rock writers w/live music by Victor Krummenacher, readings from Joel Selvin, Dennis McNally, Gina Arnold, Ken & Keith Zimmerman, Michael Goldberg, Richie Unterberger, emcee Denise Sullivan & Bruck Cockburn
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Poetry World Series - Litquake 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Emceed by the incomparable Daniel Handler! Two teams of award-winning poets--Mark Bibbins, Victoria Chang, Gillian Conoley, Cate Marvin, Tomas Morin, and Indigo Moor--take turns batting at topics pitched to them by the audience.
Fastballs, curveballs, knuckleballs: these poets won't know what's coming next! Hilarity guaranteed. A panel of eminently qualified judges--Ellen Bass, Chad Sweeney, and Kevin Killian--will score each batter's reading, and the winning team takes the series title. Book sale/signing follows the reading.
Tickets $5.00 in advance (http://tinyurl.com/olbqpm9); $7.00 at the door; doors open at 6:30. Don't forget to bring a topic to stump the poets with!
As poet Marianne Moore wrote, “Writing is exciting / and baseball is like writing. / You can never tell with either / how it will go.”
Daniel Handler is the author of five novels, including We Are Pirates, out in February. As Lemony Snicket, he's responsible for too many books for children, including the relatively new series All The Wrong Questions.
Mark Bibbins’s third book is They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full. He is a Lambda Literary Award winner.
Victoria Chang’s third book of poems, The Boss, was published by McSweeney's. It won a California Book Award. Her other books are Salvinia Molesta and Circle.
Gillian Conoley's seventh book, Peace, is just out with Omnidawn. Her translation of Henri Michaux, Thousand Times Broken: Three Books By Henri Michaux, is also just out with City Lights. She teaches at Sonoma State and edits Volt.
Cate Marvin's third book of poems, Oracle, is forthcoming from Norton in March 2015. A co-founder of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, she lives in Maplewood, NJ.
Indigo Moor is a multi-genre writer with two books of poetry, three produced short plays, and a full-length play that is being turned into a film.
Tomás Q. Morín is the author of the poetry collection A Larger Country, and translator of Pablo Neruda’s The Heights of Macchu Picchu.
Ellen Bass's poetry includes Like a Beggar (Copper Canyon 2014), The Human Line, and Mules of Love. Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She teaches at Pacific University.
Chad Sweeney is the author of five books of poetry and two of translation. He teaches in the MFA program at Cal State San Bernardino.
Kevin Killian writes fiction, poetry, plays and criticism. Recent books include a novel (Spreadeagle), a book of poems (Tweaky Village), and a collection of photographs (Tagged).
Original Shorts - Litquake 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
*Original Shorts: Plan C*
Six short story authors take on the challenge of writing an original short story using the theme “Plan C.” Stories about post-fallback-plan fallback plans. MCd by James Warner.
Barely Published Writers - Litquake 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Litquake’s long-running, annual series presents readings by the best up-and-coming masters of prose and poetry in the Bay Area.
Hosted by Matthew DeCoster.
Get $5 tickets online; this event will be packed!
$5 admittance at the door (if there's room).
DUB RIOT! ~ 70s Dub Reggae & Beyond! ~ w/ Thee Vexed One & DJ Dartajax ~ FREE!
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Well Dartajax and Thee Vexed One are back with the vinyl reggae dubs and more live dub than ever (8 track cassette recordings mixed live).
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music--
Monday, October 6, 8pm (8:30pm start)
Set #1: Cabbages, Captain, and King (intense modern jazz)
Set #2: Earth Blind (spiritual space fusion)
Nick Obando-Sax & electronics
Michael John Dale-keyboard & electronics
Set #3: Bridge of Crows (futuristic electro-folk)
Kersti Abrams - Alto Sax, Moroccan Raihta, Libyan Maqrunah.
Greg Baker - Clarinet, Electronics.
Mika Pontecorvo - Guitars, Flute, Electronics.
Elijah Pontecorvo - Electric Bass.
with Mark Pino - Percussion.