Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck Features Poet Kevin Simmonds

What: Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck

When: Tuesday, August 16, 7PM (house opens at 6:30PM)

Where: 934 Brannan St. (Between 8th & 9th)

How Much: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 with a potluck dish, cash bar.

What Else: This month’s theme is is “Blue Ribbon”

Feast of Words is a monthly potluck hosted by Irina Zadov and Lex Leifheit where writers and foodies come together on the 3rd Tuesday of each month to eat, write, and share.

August’s Feast of Words will be an exploration of the best of the best. The theme “Blue Ribbon” is inspired by Frontrunners: The San Francisco Foundation 2011 Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship Awards Exhibition, a juried exhibition of the best work coming out of regional fine arts MFA programs, on view in our Main Gallery August 17th – September 16th.

This Feast features winning poetry from Kevin Simmonds, award winning poet, artist, and musician raised in New Orleans. Simmonds will read from his forthcoming book Mad for Meat, an exploration of sex, race, and culture inspired by his travels to Japan.

Following the meal and reading, there will be a creative competition of on-the-spot writing inspired by the theme. House opens at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 and space is limited. Please consider purchasing tickets in advance!

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Featured Literary Guest:
Kevin Simmonds (pictured above) is a writer, musician and filmmaker originally from New Orleans. His books include Mad for Meat (Salmon Poetry, 2011), Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets in Faith, Religion & Spirituality (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011) and Ota Benga Under My Mother’s Roof (University of South Carolina, 2012). He wrote the music for the Emmy Award-winning documentary HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica and, his most recent collaboration with the same team, Thunder in the Egg, a project about Haiti commissioned by the  Pulitzer Center, debuted at the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival. He divides his time between San Francisco and Japan.

About 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.