What: Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck (Theme: Gamechanger)
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center (934 Brannan St, between 8th and 9th)
When: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 7:00pm–9:00pm, house opens 6:30pm
How Much: Tickets are $10 advance, $5 with a potluck dish, and $12 at the door
Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck is an intimate monthly dinner party where writers and foodies come together to eat, write, and share. Head to Feast of Words on the third Tuesday of each month to discover local chefs and writers, bring a dish on the monthly theme and share your on-the-spot writing to be entered in a drawing for edibles, books and other prizes!
On Tuesday, November 20, 7 to 9pm, Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck features writer Mariah K. Young, who shares the story of a critical evening in which a Delhian restaurant worker manages an American wedding event for the first time; if he succeeds, he will receive a promotion and reconcile a string of lies he has told his wife about his work. Come Out & Play SF Festival and Exhibition, which harnesses the ingenuity of game designers to engage San Francisco’s communities in creative play for all ages, November 17–December 8th, 2012, inspires this month’s theme, “Gamechanger.” More information about the exhibition and accompanying events can be found at www.somarts.org/playsf.
Yasmin Golan, Feast of Words’ first seasonal, culinary artist-in-residence, anchors the evening’s potluck. As always, guests can bring a dish, take part in a writing exercise and share the work they have created for a chance to win literary and culinary prizes.
About Mariah K. Young
Young was born in San Leandro, and spent her childhood the East Bay and in Lahaina, Hawai’i. She graduated with an English degree from California State University East Bay, where she won the inaugural RV Williams Fiction Prize. In 2008, she earned an MFA in creative writing from University of California, Riverside, and that year she attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers conference. She currently lives and teaches writing in Los Angeles, and is hard at work on a novel.
About Yasmin Golan
Golan in an interdisciplinary culinary artist living in the Bay Area who studied history in university, then artisanal cooking at restaurants, before deciding to mix it up with art, literature, and delight. She can be found foraging, gardening, and beekeeping locally at www.calicopie.us.
The SOMArts 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.