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Half Past the Unlucky: A Friday the 13th Reading

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On Friday the 13th, join us for an auspicious evening of poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month.

This event will also include the only drawing for a guaranteed spot to read at the 13th Annual Poems Under the Dome at City Hall!

Featuring the following readers:


Daphne Gottlieb stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue. She is the award-winning author of 10 books including Pretty Much Dead, short stories about the people hanging on to the edge of the world in San Francisco. Previous works include Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in her Own Words, letters from Death Row by the “first female serial killer”. She has won a bunch of awards, and recently finished her first novel, which is sort of about anonymous sex.


A lyrical powerhouse, “-i-” has the ability to transform any room into a sanctuary. Voted Sacramento, California’s Best Female Spoken Word artist and often called “The Storyteller” this award winning poet can take you on an emotional journey and back again in minutes. Though an Oakland, CA native, the mother of 8 currently resides in Carmichael, CA.


Kimberly Dark is a writer, professor and raconteur, working to reveal the hidden architecture of everyday life one clever essay, poem, and story at a time. She uses humor, surprise and intimacy to help audiences discover their influences, and reclaim their power as social creators. Kimberly teaches in Sociology and Women’s Studies at CSU San Marcos, and writing and theatre courses for Cal State Summer Arts. Kimberly Dark has written award-winning plays, taught and performed for a wide range of audiences in various countries over the past two decades. She is the author of Love and Errors, a book of poetry and co-editor of the anthology Ways of Being in Teaching. Her essays appear in popular online publications such as Everyday Feminism and Ravishly.


E.K. Keith shouts her poems on the street corner and takes the mic at bars, coffee shops, and radio stations. For the love of poetry, she organizes and hosts Poems Under the Dome, San Francisco’s annual open mic celebration of National Poetry Month inside City Hall. Print & online journals publish her poetry on all three coasts and places beyond. E.K. is currently turning internal cartwheels about Nomadic Press releasing Ordinary Villains in September 2018.


Charlie Getter’s work was described in the San Francisco Chronicle (8/25/2011) “as beguiling as Dr. Seuss.” He’s performed for the past fourteen years at the corner of 16th & Mission every Thursday night, and holds an MFA in Poetics from the New College of California. His latest collection is titled How to Arrange Physics and Geography to Your Advantage (seventh tangent, 2016).