On the evening of Saturday January 16th we are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Lone Glen writing, art, and performance series! We are so excited to welcome poets Gillian Conoley, Donna de la Perriere, and Angela Hume, as well as visual artist Zina Al-Shurki. Join us at 7:45pm for a night of revelry steeped in these artists’ images. We’re at 3132 Harrison Street in Oakland: Look for the sign that will take you to the backyard and into the brooding, heated basement. No entrance fee, but please bring something such as a friend, a beverage, a snack, or a kind word to share. Curated by Alexandra Mattraw and Owen Rosenboom, Lone Glen is a quarterly series dedicated to promoting more community, support, and inspiration among creators of all art forms.

Zina Al-Shurki, visual artist

Zina Al-Shukri was born in 1978 in Baghdad, Iraq. She currently lives in Oakland and works in San Francisco, California. Al-Shukri is an emerging artist whose exhibition history includes the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, and Pulliam Deffenbach Gallery, Portland, Oregon. She received a BA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2006 and an MFA from the California College of the Arts in 2009.

Gillian Conoley, poet

Gillian Conoley’s most recent book, PEACE, with Omnidawn, was a 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist and a Stand Out Collection of the Academy of American Poets. Her translations of Henri Michaux with City Lights (2014), THOUSAND TIMES BROKEN: THREE BOOKS BY HENRI MICHAUX, was named one of the top 10 books of poetry in 2014 by Publishers’ Weekly. She is Professor of English and Poet in Residence at Sonoma State a University, where she edits Volt.

Donna de la Perriere, poet

Donna de la Perrière is the author of True Crime (Talisman House, 2009) and Saint Erasure (Talisman House, 2010), a 2011 NCIBA Book of the Year Award finalist. The recipient of a 2009 Fund for Poetry Award, she teaches in the MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs at California College of the Arts and San Francisco State University, and curates the Bay Area Poetry Marathon reading series in San Francisco.

Her work has appeared in Kindergarde: Avant Garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children (Black Radish Books, 2013), No Gender: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards (Litmus Press, 2009) and Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), as well as journals such as American Letters and Commentary, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Five Fingers Review, Interim, New American Writing, and Volt. Her chapbook, “First Love,” is part of the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange collection at San Francisco State University. She is currently working on a third full-length manuscript, Second Person. Read more at donnadelaperriere.net

Angela Hume, poet

Angela Hume is a poet and critic living in Oakland, California. She is the author of Middle Time, forthcoming from Omnidawn (April 2016), and the chapbooks Melos (Projective Industries, 2015), The Middle (Omnidawn, 2013) and Second Story of Your Body (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2011). She has articles in or forthcoming in Contemporary Literature, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and Jacket2. Since 2014, she has co-curated Hearts Desire, the reading series of the Bay Area Public School, and served on the board of directors for Small Press Traffic, a San Francisco-based literary arts organization. Next year, she will file her dissertation on 20th and 21st century “lyric” poetry, women’s writing, and ecological consciousness.