What: Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck (Theme: Naughty or Nice)
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center (934 Brannan St, between 8th and 9th)
When: Tuesday, December 18, 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, December 18, 7 to 9pm, Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck features poet Nic Alea, who reads from a new chapbook, “All Trees, No Pianos” and leads a writing exercise on this month’s theme “Naughty or Nice.”
Artisan soup maker Jane Lin of Mama Tong Soup anchors the evening’s potluck with a warming herbal soup. 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 Nic Alea
Alea (pictured above) is a Bay Area-based poet who co-hosts an open mic at Viracocha in San Francisco called New Poetry Mission: The New Shit Show, which focuses on the production of new work. Alea also helps facilitate a creative writing workshop at Solano Juvenile Detention Facility with The Beat Within and has been published in “Word Riot,” “> Kill Author,” “The Evergreen Review,” among other places. Alea is a 2012 Lambda Literary Fellow whose chapbook, “All Trees, No Pianos” can be purchased at nicaleapoetry.bigcartel.com.
About Jane Lin of Mama Tong Soup
Since February 2012 Jane Lin has made specialty Chinese soups as Mama Tong Soup with her sister-in-law Lien Lin. Mama Tong’s nourishing herbal soups come from classic home recipes that are based on traditional Chinese medicine. Mama Tong’s inspiration came from the ritual foods prepared for post-natal recovery known as “zuo yuezi.” Lin and Lin strive to make food fit for pregnant and breastfeeding women and everyone who is mindful about what they put in their body. Let Mama Tong take care of you with some soup today!
About Good Eggs
Jane Lin was introduced to Feast of Words by Good Eggs, your anytime farmers’ market where you can order delicious local food online, direct from the Bay Area’s best farmers and food makers and pick up your groceries at convenient spots near you, or have them delivered right to your door.
The mission of Good Eggs is to grow and sustain local food systems worldwide. Good Eggs is starting in the Bay Area, and expanding soon to help connect more folks to their local farmers and food makers in support of a better, tastier future.
Mama Tong Soups can be purchased online at www.goodeggs.com/mamatong.