We hope you’ll join us this Saturday for our monthly community storytelling night.
Rebecca Black, poet and professor
Reading from Archival Reel, a documentary long poem that unfolds over six months in Georgia, 1962. Originally from Albany, Georgia, Rebecca now lives in Albany, California, where she is the city’s poet laureate. Her first book, Cottonlandia, won a Juniper prize.
As ever, there will be playful literary exercises, and yummy snacks. Be ready to have some treats, listen, create and connect!
Door opens for drinks and snacks 7:00, reading 7:30 (Suggested donation: $10)
headquarters gallery: 2302 Bancroft Ave, Berkeley (at McGee)
Please join us as we welcome Kenny Yun for the start of our fall Sugar! Season.
Kenny writes and performs comedic solo shows with passionate characters and heart filled stories. He’ll be reading an excerpt of his work, Mom Spilled Her Guts on My Tater Tots.
A new immigrant family story with a twist! Oh no, mom is starting again. I want to eat my tater tots in peace. Kenny’s Solo shows include “Lettuce Town Lies, about growing up in Salinas, CA, and “The Kim Jung IL Experience.”
He is an assistant teacher and director for Charlie Varon’s solo performance workshop at The Marsh theater in the Bay Area.
“Best Solo Show” –Bay Area Reporter “Supreme Laughs” –SF Chronicle “Funny yet poignant” –SF Examiner
More info here:
Sugar Storytelling and Salon
Second Saturdays at Headquarters Gallery hqstudio.org
Sugar is about sharing stories and sparking new stories. Discover something from listening to another’s experience and discover something in yourself.
Each featured storyteller will share a story.
This is followed by a short, playful writing exercise.
A prompt is given, inspired by the story read.
Free write, or doodle, or tell your story to partner, then share if you wish at the end of the session.
Doors open 7:00 pm, Story begins 7:30
Drinks and snacks provided for fortification, lubrication.
April 8, 2017 Sharon Eberhardt reads Squeaker, plus a short work in progress
May 13, 2017 Johnny Mercer reads The Long Arm of Lunacy
June 10, 2017 Rachel Sarah reads Shame Humiliation, and a bit of Humor