Paper Press Books & Associates Publishing Company is a small press of poetry and fiction directed by author Youssef Alaoui.
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Harmonies of the Sun Join us for a reunion of Paper Press authors and special guest Tureeda Mikell. This will be a powerful lineup you will not want to miss!
Tureeda, story medicine woman, poet, educator, activist for holism, is a U. C. B. BAWP Fellow, author of Synchronicity: The Oracle of Sun Medicine; released in 2020, coauthor and curator of EastSide Arts Alliance’s, Patrice Lumumba Anthology, released 2021, both by Nomadic Press, and MoAD 2022 poet in residence.
Synchronicity: The Oracle of Sun Medicine
Metro Film and Arts
Tree of Life Foundation
Cpits.org - Mikell Tureeda Poet
MK Chavez is an Afro-Latinx writer and educator. She is the author of Mothermorphosis, and Dear Animal (Nomadic Press), and the lyric essay chapbook A Brief History of the Selfie. Chavez curates the reading series Lyrics & Dirges and is co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She is a recipient of the Alameda County Arts Leadership Award, the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and the 2021 San Francisco Foundation/Nomadic Press literary award. Her most recent work can be found in the Academy of Poets Poem-A-Day series and at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco with the Voice of Trees projects. mkchavez.org
Sharon Coleman's a fifth-generation Northern Californian with a penchant for languages and their entangled word roots. She co-curates the reading series Lyrics & Dirges and co-directs the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She’s the author of a poetry chapbook Half Circle (Finishing Line), and a book of nano-fiction, Paris Blinks (Paper Press).
Missy Church is a death doula and educator living in California. She has created a curriculum to help young children understand death through story, poetry, observation, and personal experience.
Missy is the host of the seasonal open mic, Naked Bulb, in Oakland. Along with Andrew J. Thomas, she publishes local writers through Naked Bulb Press. She also publishes anthologies and has a book of poetry available from Paper Press- Church: Retrospective. paperpressbooks.com/store
Her poetry book, “deathaiku” is available from Collapse Press.
You can follow Missy: Instagram @deathaiku Missy the Death Doula: missychurchdoula.com
While she’s currently on a writing sabbatical in a hideaway she calls “Mermaid Town,” K.R. Morrison is a San Francisco based moon witch, poet, drummer, and high school teacher who has been teaching English and Creative Writing for 18 years. Her first chapbook Cauldrons was recently published by Paper Press Books.
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Paper Press Books heartily thanks Joyce Gordon Gallery for hosting our reading at Beast Crawl Literary Festival. Joyce Gordon Gallery is a fine art gallery located midtown Oakland, CA. It exhibits art that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area and international artists.
Joyce Gordon Gallery Offers an experience to the public through the Arts Community Building The Bay Area's Cultural Renaissance. Centrally Located in Downtown Oakland near the 12 St. Bart Station the Gallery is easily accessible to visit from all over the Bay. The Gallery offers you some of the most cutting edge Art produced primarily by Black/African Artist from around the globe in all original mediums. Witness the Amazing creativity at our Gallery openings on First Fridays and Celebrate Life through the Arts. When you're here check out our Gallery's gift shop that has an array of locally made Crafts,prints and other fine Art goods representing Oakland's Culturally enriched Arts Community.
Joyce Gordon Gallery is also an Events Destination for Culturally creative activities and on going festivities. Our Gallery is available for Rental for your event needs from wedding receptions to performing arts recitals and more. Please inquire about what we may offer you. Make Joyce Gordon Gallery your Destination Stop when in Oakland.
Venue: Joyce Gordon Gallery Leg: Three 7:00PM
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