SOMArts Cultural Center presents Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck, a monthly potluck where writers and foodies come together to eat, write, and share. Join co-hosts Lex Leifheit and Irina Zadov on the thirdTuesday of each month.
May’s theme is “A Place of Her Own,” inspired by the exhibition "A Place of Her Own" on display at SOMArts through May. The monthly potluck will include a reading by Literary Guest Arlene Biala and will include a creative competition of on-the-spot writing inspired by the theme. House opens at 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 and space is limited. Tickets are $10 in advance, $5 with a potluck dish, or $12 at the door and include refreshments and delicious eats. Cash bar.
Arlene Biala is a Filipina poet and performance artist, born in San Francisco, CA. She is the author of bone, her first chapbook of poetry published in 1993, and continental drift, published by West End Press (through University of New Mexico Press distribution) in 1999. She received her MFA in Poetics & Writing from New College of CA, and was the recipient of an artist residency at Montalvo. Arlene has taught and performed as guest artist in the Manikrudo poetry and performance workshops led by Juan Felipe Herrera of the CSU Summer Arts Programs in Long Beach and Humbolt, CA. Performances include University of Texas at El Paso, Writers’ Week at UC Riverside, DiVERSEcity in NYC, San Francisco Asian American Jazz Festival, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Manilatown Center at the I-Hotel, La Pena Cultural Center, APAture at Intersection for the Arts, Santa Clara University, and SOMArtsin San Francisco. She has also performed for and taught creative writing workshops with elementary and high school youth. She lives in Sunnyvale, CA with husband Carl, (blue) Queensland Heeler Pepper, and their three children: Kai, (aries)11; Josh (scorpio)8; and Kiana (scorpio, again) 6.
The exhibition A Place of Her Own is co-presented by The Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and API Cultural Center (APICC) as part of the 14th United States of Asian America Festival. For more information about events, participating artists, and gallery hours, visit www.aplaceofherown.org.
the SOMArts Studio Series
The SOMArts (South of Market Arts, Resources, Technology, and Services) Studio Series is an informal assemblage of arts classes and events designed to encourage the production of contemporary work by artists of all ages and skill levels in San Francisco.
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Insurrection, Connection & Community Through the Arts
SOMArts cultivates access to the arts within the Bay Area by collaborating with community-focused artists and organizations. Together, we engage the power of the arts to provoke just and fair inclusion, cultural respect, and civic participation.
Founded in 1979, SOMArts embraces the entire spectrum of arts practice and cultural identity, and it is beloved in San Francisco as a truly multicultural, community-built space where cutting-edge events and counterculture commingle with traditional art forms.
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