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READ THE ARTICLE: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/06/behind-the-lines-syria-part-one/ This blockbuster investigation from Mother Jones on the United States' involvement in Syria was released in two parts, each of which takes about an hour to read. We're going to read the first part for this meeting and the second part for the next meeting on the 21st. Join the Longreads Club where we explore a long-form article focused on global topics. No membership or registration required. Just read the article, show up, and join the discussion!Find out more »
Join us for another amazing poetry slam and open mic!!! There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this event but no one is turned away. We will have a feature from Ceph! More about Ceph: Ceph is a visual artist and poet currently finishing their undergrad in studio art at Oregon State University. Their artwork deals with queer identity in a contemporary setting, and the evolution of queer identity through horror media. This is also something they try to bring into their poetry which has recently been recognized by the American Poetry Society. We will be at our venue, Tiny's Coffee Northeast! This means our show is all-ages! Everyone is welcome. We do not censor our mic except for instances of hate-speech. Please also…Find out more »
8:00 pm, Cerf Amphitheater – Signing to Follow Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Jamel Brinkley, Kaveh Akbar Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her first novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree (Doubleday) is an Indie Next selection, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and a New York Times editor's choice. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Buzzfeed, Nylon, and Guernica, among others. Rojas Contreras has received numerous awards and fellowships from Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, VONA, Hedgebrook, The Camargo Foundation, and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. She is the book columnist for KQED, the Bay Area's NPR affiliate. She teaches writing at the University of San Francisco, and works with…Find out more »