MOUTH OFF! Coming your way, September 28

Also in the pike is an amazingly cool, cooperatively-produced music and poetry event called MOUTH OFF, in the chapel of the OAKLAND PEACE CENTER, current home of Nomadic Press. We will be performing in coordination with the worldwide poetry festival 100 Thousand Poets and Musicians for Change.

The evening is chock full of electric talent such as The Klezmerachi Cabaret, Gia Ortiz de Candia and Colleen McKee's musically innovative brainchild, as well as Oddly Even, the husband-wife duo of  Calvin Sturges and Ashley Macachor.

The main event, MOUTH OFF can be best attributed to John Givens of lay/lie, an improvisational ambient music duo with Sarah Iyer. For this event, we have the following readers:

Thea Matthews
Joanna Anabo
Tongo Eisen-Martin
Paul Corman Roberts
Maw Shein Win
... and of course, yours truly.

Each reader will read a piece, one at a time, and we'll just groove it like that, in a round. The format is new, unpredictable, kind of daring, and a whole lot of fun!