What: Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck
When: Tuesday, January 17, 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 “Get Lucky”
Feast of Words: A Literary Potluck is a monthly dinner party where writers and foodies come together to eat, write, and share. The poetry of January’s literary guest Mariama Lockington addresses how families come together by fate and circumstance through the process of adoption. Lockington’s writing navigates multiculturalism and the search for identity as an adoptee.
Joining Mariama is Charleen Caabay, owner of Kainbigan, who specializes in Filipino cuisine. Whether it’s something you’ve never cooked before or a new combination of ingredients, all guests are encouraged to bring a dish inspired by chance.
Following the reading Mariama will lead a short, on-the-spot writing exercise. Guests can share their writing to be entered in a drawing for edibles, books and other prizes!
The theme “Get Lucky” is inspired by Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance, a visual art exhibition on view in SOMArts’ Main Gallery through Jan. 26, which explores John Cage’s legacy of chance in the arts and across cultures. All guests are encouraged to bring a dish inspired by chance.
ABOUT MARIAMA LOCKINGTON
Mariama (pictured above) calls many places home and currently lives in Oakland. A writer, trans-racial adoptee, educator, and dreamer, Mariama hopes to one day write and star in her own queer musical. Lockington has self-published two poetry chapbooks, Mama Blue; 2006 and Plucked; 2007, was published in The Comstock Review poetry journal in 2009, performs spoken word around the Bay, and has taught writing workshops for YouthSpeaks, Making Waves, LYRIC, and various other youth organizations. She holds a Masters in Education from Lesley University and is currently earning her MFA in Poetry at San Francisco State University.
ABOUT CHARLEEN CAABAY
Making her mark throughout the Bay Area, Charleen (pictured below) satisfies appetites with her creative culinary skills. Her love of cooking Filipino food and inventive personal specialties has brought satisfied taste buds wherever she goes. Whether it be at a special event, as your personal chef or a catered party, you can be sure that you will not go hungry.
Aspiring to jump into the mobile food movement in the near future, Charleen will take her culinary prowess on the road to share her love of food with more people. Charleen’s motto is, “Where there is good food, there is always good company!”
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.