Archives for June 2014

Thursday, July 10th — 7 pm
Poet Owen Hill
book release reading

Tonight, we'll celebrate with Owen Hill as he reads poems from his new collection. A Walk Among the Bogus (Lavendar Ink, 2014).  Fellow poet Patrick James Dunagan will open the evening with a few of his own. Owen Hill comes from a line of Left … [Read more...]

Monday, July 7th – 7:00 pm
Laborfest POETS!
Nellie Wong and Alice Rogoff

Nellie Wong's four collections of poetry speak directly to labor issues.  Her latest is "Breakfast Lunch Dinner" rooted in her formative experience working in her family's restaurant in Oakland's Chinatown. Alice E. Rogoff has published two … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 6th, 4:30-6:30 pm
A Trad Jazz Celebration
The Buena Vista Jazz Band

Each year for five years running, we've welcomed the Buena Vista Jazz Band to the Bird & Beckett stage on the Independence Day weekend (and the last Sunday before Christmas too!) -- and so it goes! Singer Darlene Langston will front the … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 6th – 2 pm
Laborfest remembers Ludlow!
author Zeese Papanikolas

Buried Unsung -- Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre, Zeese Papanikolas's meditation on the event 100 years ago, in 1914, that set off the Colorado Coalfields War.  The book takes as its focus this Greek immigrant miner who lost his life and whose … [Read more...]