SpeCt Poets, Ambr33zy BA!: Live Performances

Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark

SpeCt Poets, Ambr33zy BA!: Live Performances

A diverse selection of Bay Area performers and musicians activate Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:00 PM
$10-$20 sliding scale at door

Start off your evening with spoken word by local poets Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel, Peter Burghardt, and Robert Andrew Perez. Each has been widely published in poetry journals such as VOLT, jubilat, The Volta, The Offending Adam, Tammy, The Laurel Review, The Cortland Review, and White Stag. Hamel's first book, occident, is forthcoming from Called Back Books in 2017. Burghardt's chapbook, Cosmic American Music, was published with Old Gold. Perez, whose first collection, the field, was published with Omnidawn Publishing, is a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for poetry. He is currently writing a movie comedy about divorce and wine tasting. The three co-publish speCt!, an artbook press that prints small-batch, single-author chapbooks.

Then get the dance party started with Oakland's own Ambr33zy BA! making the dance floor a safe space for all creative freaks, oddballs, and disco grannies to be themselves and shake their ass! For this special night, Ambr33zy BA! with friends Ka'ra Kersey and Simmi will come together on one stage to bring high energy world music that will sweat your wig off in the name of LOVE.

See the full schedule of Black Ark performers below. Performances on Opening Night and scheduled Thursdays and Saturdays through April.

In addition to an artist stipend in accordance with WAGE standards, the performers will receive 50% of the proceeds from admissions.