MaRvin K. White, 7 PM, July 30, 2016
An intimate salon featuring Marvin K. White. We will offer poetry, light refreshments, and scintillating discussion with Marvin K. White.
Marvin K. White, author of last rights (finalist for Stonewall Book Award and Lambda Literary Award), nothin’ ugly fly (finalist for Lambda Literary Award), Our Name Be Witness and Status, is a poet, performer, playwright, visual artist and community arts organizer. His poetry has been anthologized in The Road Before Us: 100 Black Gay Poets; My Brothers Keeper; Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians: New Gay Writing; Things Shaped in Passing; Sojourner: Writing in the Age of AIDS; Bum Rush the Page; Role Call; and Think Again, as well as other local and national publications. He is the co-editor of If We Have to Take Tomorrow: HIV, Black Men & Same Sex Desire. An ex-member of the critically acclaimed Pomo Afro Homos, he has led creative arts and writing workshops for a range of audiences, from youth centers for runaway kids to black gay support groups to literary conferences and social justice organizations. White was co-founder of B/GLAM (Black Gay Letters and Arts Movement), a Bay Area, California, organization whose goal was to preserve, present and incubate black gay artistic expressions He currently holds a fellowship in the national African-American poetry organization, Cave Canem; and sits on the board of Fire & Ink, a national black LGBT writers organization. In community, Marvin K. White is articulating a vision of social and creative justice through being a deacon, homemaker, cake baker, Facebook statustician, activist and office manager.
Christiane Delores 7PM, Feb. 20, 2016
A salon celebrating Christiane Dolores' newest release Amor Fati. This will be the first West Coast showing of this work. Christina will also share exceprts from her work in progress, "A Particular Order." Afterwards, we'll have sweets and treats, luscious libations and laughter.
“With Amor Fati the artist Christiane Dolores tempts the casual listener to conjure up a strange cabaret where the legitimate quirkiness of Laurie Anderson, the poetic earnestness of Jeff Buckley and the jazz/gospel stylings of a glittering, long-dead era have been deliciously combined. But after a few listens you realize these sweet, catchy, air-tight songs have been been bought and paid for by a real woman over the course of a lifetime. If acceptance is the adult version of patience then this music shows you can have peace with a broken world.”-Alexi Morrissey
Electronic Corpse Atlanta Book Launch, 2014
With scheduled appearances by Jon Goode, Ashlee Haze , Rupert Fike , C.G. Brown(Corregan Brown), Robert E. Wood, Theresa Davis , Christina Springer ,Collin Kelley , Dan Veach, Jennifer Balachandran , and more!
Reviews : Radius Lit Magazine
Eleven year old Windafire is a composer, performer and emerging fashion designer. "I want to tell you a story using my fashion. My story starts in the real world. But magic is everywhere, especially in nature. So, expect to see regular people wearing regular clothes. Then watch as they turn into dryads, Black swans, The Fire Queen, a whirlpool, some Beta fish, merfolk, catepillars, and a butterfly."
A portion of proceeds from show will benefit the Afro American Music Institute where he studies music and sings with the Boys Choir. He has also been invited as a special guest to attend and show an ensemble at the Custom Tailor's & Designers Association Conference in New York this summer. So, sales will help him get there.