Join us at the beautiful Studio Grand for the much anticipated release of Mk Chavez' full-length poetry collection, Dear Animal,. Readings by Kwan BoothCassandra DallettMarguerite MunozRené Vazquez, Maw Shein Win, and more TBA, with music by TBD. Photos by Joe Carrow. Live portraits by Arthur Johnstone (for sale at the end of the reading). Book signing to follow. 


MK Chavez is a champion for public health and social justice. She is the author of several chapbooks, including Mothermorphosis, her full-length collection, Dear Animal, will be released by Nomadic Press in October 2016. Chavez is co-founder and co-curator of the reading series Lyrics & Dirges, curator of the Fruitvale Friday Readings at Nomadic Press, and co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival, and recipient of a 2016 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award. She believes in literary confrontation and its capacity to obliterate all forms of oppression. Her most recent and upcoming publications can be found in Story Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, and Yellow Chair Review.

Doors at 6:30pm
Admission: $5-25 sliding scale
No one turned away for lack of funds