Reading with Lee Foust, moderated by David Orr Tues., Mar. 27th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. St. Mark's Florence, Italy Via Maggio 16, 50125 Firenze Free; books for sale Reading at William Taylor Jr.'s book launch for From the Essential Handbook on Making It to the Next Whatever Fri., Apr. 6th, time TBA The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, San Francisco
Cassandra Dallett will also read. Free; books for sale. Featured reader at Poetry Express Mon., July 23rd, 7 p.m. Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Ave., Downtown Berkeley Also includes an open mic. Free. Dinner and books for sale. Rolling Writers--Love Sat., July 28th, 6 p.m. Rolling Out Bakery, 1722 Taraval St., San Francisco It's R-Dub Love, Rolling Writers’ evening of lit and music on romantic love. Featuring Anna Allen, Book Of Jones, Michael Crabtree, Rebecca Gomez Farrell, Sarah HaBa, B Lynn Goodwin, Colleen McKee, Carina Mifuel, Sarah Paris, Sandra Wassilie, and Wax Moon. Free. Food, drinks, and books for sale. Flash Fiction Forum Wed., Aug. 8th, 7 p.m. Works Gallery 365 South Market St., San Jose
Authors and Works
1.Hugh Behm-Steinberg, “Bibles” published in Atticus Review.
2.Colleen Mckee, “The 59 Cent Pad of Paper” published at MemoirPool.com
3.Jade Bradbury, “What’s Sauce for the Goose”
4.Elizabeth Nguyen, “T-T-T-Telephone”
5.Sarah Hinkle, “Family Aptitude Test”
6.Lita Kurth, “Bed Bath and Beyoncé”
7.Anne Sconberg, “Gin and Thin”
8.Bob Dickerson, “Stagecraft”
9.Tarn Wilson, “A Single Mother’s Survival Guide: Money”
10.Rob Pesich, “Apologies to “Caenorhabditis elegans”
11.Michelle Myers, “Hair”
12.Tara Ganguly, “Yes I’m Getting a Puppy”
13.Bill Kalogeros, “Flight Behavior”
14.Jared Nardone, “Number of Life” published in Red Wheelbarrow2018
Rolling Writers Rolling Out Bakery 1722 Taraval St., San Francisco Sat., Nov. 11, time TBA Special Shakespeare-themed show with Laura Zink, Jon Sindell, William Taylor, Jr.; John Panzer; Cybelle Zufolo-Siegel, Sandra Wassilie, and others TBA
San Francisco Writers Workshop ReadingAlley Cat Books3036 24th St., San FranciscoSun., June 26, 2-5 pm
Colleen will read with other past and present members of the City's longest-running writers workshop. Other readers TBA. Hosted by James Warner.
Free. Books for sale.
Rolling Writers Series presents "The Seven Ages of Man" Venue TBA, downtown Oakland
Colleen will read with other writers TBA. Hosted by Jon Sindell. Free. Books for sale.
Kingdom of Roly-Polys Book Launch
3410 Wisconsin St., St Louis
Th, Mar. 30th, 6:30 (doors at 6)
Ruth Reese, the owner and director of Reese Gallery, is also the sculptor of Oh Daphne, the artwork on the cover of The Kingdom of Roly-Polys. With readings by Colleen McKee, francine j harris, Paul Thiel, and Andrea Jackson. Paintings on display by Laura Panella.
Free, with refreshments. Books for sale.
Passages on the Lake
Lake Merritt Hotel Terrace Room
1800 Madison St., Oakland (near 19th St BART)
Wed., April 12, 7 pm
With readings by Colleen McKee and TBA.
Free admission, with an elegant bar and dinner available. Books for sale.
Rolling Writers: Let's Jew It!
Rolling Writers Bakery
1722 Taraval St., San Francisco
Sat., April 15, 6-8 pm
With readings by Colleen McKee, Susan Cohen, Rick May, Benjamin Wachs, Lenore Weiss and maybe more TBA.
Free admission, with yummy cafe food and pastries available for sale. Books also for sale.
NOMADIC PRESS Saturday, May 14th 7 p.m. 2926 Foothill Blvd. Oakland, CA Free with books for sale Reading with Mike Edison on his Bay Area blast to celebrate his new book, YOU ARE A COMPLETE DISAPPOINTMENT: A TRIUMPHANT MEMOIR OF FAILED EXPECTATIONS (Sterling) with a typically rock’n’roll book tour!!!!
THRILLS! SURPRISES! TALES OF SUBURBAN DYSFUNCTION! FREE ATOMIC FIREBALLS!!!!! 21st CENTURY BEATNIKS! TROUBADORS FOR A NEW WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!! featuring "World's Greatest Piano Player" Mickey FInn and the Astounding Rocket Tone Theremin!!! THIS WILL BE A FULL SET FEATURING X-RATED BLUES AND PSYCHEDELIC COMEDY!!!!! NOT A "BOOKSTORE READING" An excerpt is available here: http://bit.ly/1WfhVQU www.mikeedison.com
NAKED BULB READING SERIES BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL Sun., June 7, 2015 11 a.m. (My performance is at 11, but the festival takes place all day Sat., June 6, and Sun., June 7.) Allston Way (in front of the old Berkeley Post Office, a few blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station) Free, but see Bay Area Book Fest website http://www.baybookfest.org/ to reserve tickets.
Naked Bulb - 18 featured readers 800 minutes of open-mic time
Come listen to some featured readers, open-mic readers, musicians. Mail a letter. Bring a picnic. Sit on the steps and watch the spectacle.
There is a beer and wine tent a block away and plenty of food in the area.
LINE UP FOR NEXT WEEKEND Plus 800 Minutes of Open-mic Space
10 Sharon Coleman
11 JK Fowler
12 David Welper
1 Cassandra Dallett
2 William Taylor Jr.
3 Maw Shein Win
4 Joel Landmine
5 Daphne Gottlieb
10 Gina Goldblatt
11 Colleen McKee
1 Rohan DaCosta
2 Tomas Moniz
3 Richard Loranger
4 Beach Head
5 A. Razor
POETRY UNBOUND Art House Gallery Sun., June 7, 2015 5-8 p.m. 2905 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA Poetry Unbound #25
and Colleen McKee
with a brief open mic
hosted by Richard Loranger and Clive Matson
signup for open mic: 5 pm
$5.-$10. donation , no one turned away
PRIDE POETRY Fri., June 26, 2015 7 p.m. Books Inc. in the Castro 2275 Market St., San Francisco Poetry readings by Dean Kostos, Gr Keer, Erika Atkinson, Robert F. Santiago, and yours truly at a Castro institution. Free event; books for sale. https://www.facebook.com/sfpridepoetry2015/timeline www.booksinc.net 415.864.6777 (Books Inc. in the Castro) BAY AREA GENERATIONS BEAST CRAWL Sat., July 11, 2015 First Leg, 5-6 p.m. Sweet Bar Bakery 2355 Broadway (near 19th St. BART Station) At this series, each writer is paired with another writer of a different generation (or at least 10 years older/younger). Readings by Jon Sindell + me; Eileen Malone + Kathleen McClung; Nina Serrano + Garrett Murphy; and musician Stella Peach Free event; books, food, and beverages for sale. http://beastcrawl.weebly.com/bay-area-generations.htm ROLLING WRITERS: DOUBLES Sat., Nov. 14th, 2015 Time TBA Rolling-Out Bakery 1722 Taraval St., San Francisco William Taylor, Jr. and I will read from each other's stories. So will some other pairs of writers, TBA, and there will likely be musical guests. Free event; books, food, and beverages for sale
I am the author of The Kingdom of Roly-Polys http://thepedestrianpress.weebly.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html, Nine Kinds of Wrong (poetry, fiction, and memoir). http://ninekindsofwrong.blogspot.com/ Also: A Partial List of Things I Have Done for Money, a chapbook of poetry, memoir, published by JKPublishing. Also, My Hot Little Tomato, a chapbook of poems about food and the erotic, published by Cherry Pie Press (cherrypiepress.blogspot.com) I am also co-editor, with Amanda Crowell Stiebel, of Are We Feeling Better Yet? Women Speak About Health Care in America. PenUltimate Press (penpressinc.org). I write poems, memoir, and fiction. I also teach people how to communicate about art at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. What else? I write most of my poems on public transportation; I dream frequently and in color; and I have pet snails. I write every day and try to be a nice person. When that fails, I try at least to be honest. The most recent places you can find my work are Lavender Review (lavrev.net) and Oakland Review. I'm on Facebook. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org