What: The MFA Program at Saint Mary's College of California is pleased to present a reading by six of its second-year graduate students.
PAUL EBENKAMP has written poems in Iowa, Kansas, New York, North Texas, Montana, Taos, Oakland and, once, the principality of Liechtenstein. Recent enthusiasms include home fermentation, the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, and a freakish Scandinavian brand of crunk called "skweee." He is happy to read on the only holiday that matters.
KEVIN FINLEY is from Saint Paul and currently resides in Oakland. He leads a wonderful life consisting of long runs, c-tails, and living in the moment with the friends he loves.
BARBARA E. HERNANDEZ is originally from Fresno, California and has lived in Massachusetts, Washington and Colorado. She spent fifteen years of her life as a newspaper reporter covering murders, collisions, cat shows and garden-variety drug busts. She was laid off last year. She now calls her employed friends at work to tell them she's drinking beer, wearing "Hello Kitty" pajamas and watching "Oprah." She then asks, "And how's /your/ day?"
PATRICK HOLIAN was born and raised in San Francisco. He currently resides in South San Francisco, The Industrial City, having come to St. Mary's after graduating from UC Riverside in 2005. The 2007 recipient of the Chester Aaron Scholarship, Patrick has made awnings, broken the largest bone in the human body (his own), and cut school to meet Joe Montana.
SARA MUMOLO works at Studio One Art Center in Oakland, where she runs the Studio One Reading Series. She received her B.A. from University of California, Berkeley. Poems are forthcoming or have appeared in /Shampoo, Typo, Dusie, Hoboeye/ and others. Visit her blog at www.workingforthecity.blogspot.com.
COLIN REDEMER grew up in California and Connecticut, respectively. He is a Christian and currently lives in a monastery in San Francisco.
Where: Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga.
When: Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Contact: For more information call (925) 631-4457 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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