Something Borrowed, Something New is a curated event where musicians and writers perform their newest song or poem and a “borrowed” piece that has influenced their work.

 

Jessi Phillips is a writer and lead singer-songwriter of the band Eight Belles.

Katie Colver is lead singer-songwriter of Oakland indie rock quartet Cave Clove and founder of Oakland’s Showga, a curated yoga practice set to live music.

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Graham Patzner is a solo performer and lead singer of Oakland’s Whiskerman.

Jacques J. Rancourt is the author of Novena, winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd prize (Pleiades Press, February 2017). His poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, jubilat, New England Review, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Best New Poets 2014, among others.

Brian Belknap is a San Francisco singer-songwriter and activist “whose music has a knack for tapping the darkness of his soul and being joyful at the same time” (SF Chronicle).

Ryan Christopher Parks is the front man of the Oakland band B. Hamilton.

Heather Jovanelli is a guitarist, singer, and watercolor painter residing in Oakland, CA. In 2014, she put out a solo record called String Theory which is comprised of mostly folk songs. She is inspired by guitar chords that open up the life of the guitar. 

Austin Smith is the author of the poetry collection, Almanac, published in 2013 by Princeton University Press. His stories and poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Threepenny Review, POETRY, and others.

 

DOORS 6:30 PM; SHOW 7:00

 

$10-15 sliding scale

*No refunds or exchanges*

 

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Jessi Phillips

Jessi Phillips

Katie Colver

Katie Colver

Graham Patzner

Graham Patzner

Jacques J. Rancourt

Jacques J. Rancourt

Brian Belknap

Brian Belknap

Ryan Christopher Parks

Ryan Christopher Parks

Heather Jovanelli

Heather Jovanelli

Austin Smith

Austin Smith