Lone Glen 9:  Anniversary Edition

Please join us for poetry, film, music, and things that sparkle (water, Bacchus, and Christmas lights) at our Anniversary Lone Glen, 7:30 pm on Saturday, 14 December.  The night’s provisions will provide something for everyone, including banter between the artists and audience.  We look forward to featuring not only the talents of writer and musician Kevin Simmonds but also poems from James Cagney, a short film from Alex Greenhough, and poems from Samantha Thornhill.  Hosted by Alexandra Mattraw and Owen Rosenboom, we will greet the end of Lone Glen’s second year with our usual enthusiasm for community and diversity among artists and art lovers in the Bay Area and beyond.  Bring a friend, bring a beverage or snack (if you have the means), and bring an open mind.  We can’t wait to see you at 3132 Harrison Street, Oakland.  Make your way to the heated basement and we will create a celebration!  Meet the artists:

James Cagney

James Cagney is a storyteller and poet from Oakland, Ca.  James has appeared as a featured performer in Midnight in Mumbai, Celebration of the Word, Litquake 2013, and the San Francisco Public Library.  James is a Cave Canem fellow and his work has been published by Tandem, Ambush Review, Caduceus, and Sparring with the Beatnik Ghosts, among others.  Some of his true life stories can be downloaded from The-Shout-Storytelling.com .  Find  more of James’ work at http://thedirtyrat.wordpress.com/


Alex Greenhough

Alexander Greenhough lives in Berkeley, California. His three feature films – I Think I’m Going, Murmurs, and Kissy Kissy – were all set and produced in New Zealand. He has received grants from the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa and the New Zealand Film Commission. Greenhough is currently visiting faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute, and is completing a doctoral dissertation in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University.

Alexander Greenhough November 2013

Kevin Simmonds

Kevin Simmonds is a writer, musician, and performance artist originally from New Orleans. Mad for Meat (2011) is his debut collection of poetry. He is the editor of Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality and Ota Benga Under my Mother’s Roof. He also wrote the music for the Emmy Award-winning documentary HOPE: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica. Most recently, he wrote the music for Emmett Till, a river, a Japanese noh-inspired theatre work that debuted at Theatre of Yugen last month.  Find Kevin’s work at http://www.kevinsimmonds.com/


Samantha Thornhill

Samantha Thornhill is a globe-trotting writer and performer. A poetry graduate of University of Virginia’s Masters in Fine Arts program, for the past decade she has taught poetry and performance to drama students at the Juilliard School. She’s published children’s books with Simon & Schuster and Scholastic Inc., and her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals. She is currently co-directing a documentary film project, Daddy’s Glass House, about teenage daughters of incarcerated fathers. She is a founding curator of the group Poets in Unexpected Places, which the New York Times profiled in April 2013. A native of Trinidad & Tobago, she has presented at universities, conferences, and festivals from South Africa to Hungary. She lives in Brooklyn.  Find Samantha’s work at http://www.samanthaspeaks.com/

 brown scream

Audience at Lone Glen 8

November 18, 2013

Audience at Lone Glen 8

Film & Poetry in the Basement, 9/13

Raina Leon at Lone Glen 8, September 2013

Film & Poetry in the Basement

Hazel White reads at Lone Glen 8, September 2013

Poets Tiff Dressen & Hazel White, post reading

We can Do It

Della Watson & Jessica Wickens, Autumn 2012

Faces of Lone Glen: Della Watson, Jessica Wickens

Faces of Lone Glen: Tiff Dressen

Film & Poetry in the Basement

Faces of Lone Glen: Tiff Dressen