Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck

What: Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck

When: Tuesday, May 15, 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 “Back to the Future”

Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck is a monthly dinner party where writers and foodies come together to eat, write, and share. On Tuesday, May 15, following an April nationwide tour with spoken word and performance art collective Sister Spit: The Next Generation, Oakland based writer Cassie J. Sneider reads from her new book Fine, Fine Music.

“Cassie writes hilarious, tough and sweet stories about being a girl, a rocker, a broke person, an east coaster, a feminist, a lover of pop culture, a weirdo. She delivers them in a manner so enchanting – hilarious, tough and sweet – that you can’t tell if you want to be her best friend or if, magically, you already are, “ – Michelle Tea


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In keeping with the evening’s theme “Back to the Future,” Sneider reads from a collection of coming of age stories inspired by a childhood spent in a town allegedly stuck in the year 1981, Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, and a long-standing obsession with classic rock.

Culinary guest Kuukua Dzigbordi Yomekpe, who dreams of one day introducing the whole world to the Ghanaian culture through her cooking, anchors the evening’s potluck. As always, guests can bring a dish, take part in a writing exercise and share the work they’ve created for a chance to win literary and culinary prizes.

Sneider (pictured above) grew up in the murky depths of Lake Ronkonkoma, New York, a town with a haunted lake, a trailer park, and a record store. She put 240,000 miles on a Toyota Echo doing readings all over the country. Cassie J. Sneider collects 8-tracks and new friends. You can catch her on the Sister Spit 2012 national tour. For more information, please visit cassiejsneider.blogspot.com

Writer, dancer, and culinary artist Yomekpe (pictured below) is taking her love for good food and feeding people beyond her apartment. She prides herself on being able to create Ghanaian dishes by adapting Western ingredients and spices, thereby bridging the gap and helping people enter into and access a foreign culture.

Her current book project, The Coal Pot, is a blend of coming-of-age and coming-out narratives interspersed with recipes that explore the story of a young African immigrant woman who has chosen a life path unlike that of of her ancestors. For more information, please visit ewurabasempe.wordpress.com

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.