Join us for a Night of Poetry and Prose hosted by Elizabeth Treadwell.


Melissa Benham

Melissa Benham is the author of Codeswitching, as well as the chapbooks Repronounceable and Surrealist Object vs. Narrated Dream. She received her MFA from the Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in 2003. From 2004-2010, she directed the Artifact Reading Series in San Francisco, then Oakland. Her work can be found in Capilano Review, Coconut Poetry, Dusie, How2, One Less, Shampoo, and others. Melissa lives in the east bay with her husband, Brent Cunningham, and their children, Mina and Jules.


Brent Cunningham

Brent Cunningham is a writer and publisher living in San Leandro. He has worked for Small Press Distribution in Berkeley since 1999 and currently serves as their Operations Director.  His first book of poetry, Bird & Forest, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2005; his second, Journey to the Sun, was published in early 2012 by Atelos Press.  Over the last decade he has served on the board of Small Press Traffic in San Francisco, helped found the annual SPT Poets Theater festival, and helped coordinate the Artifact Reading Series in San Francisco and Oakland.  In 2005 he and Neil Alger founded Hooke Press, a chapbook press dedicated to publishing short runs of poetry, criticism, theory, writing and ephemera.



Doors 2:30pm, Reading 3pm


We ask a $10 donation at the door, which directly supports the poets and the space. We are always looking for volunteers to help out and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.