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red element / a queer reading series


please join us for readings by:

brittany billmeyer-finn
o. stevens
oki sogumi 

red element is a reading series that prioritizes queer, feminist and radical perspectives in contemporary writing. through the combination of numerous bay area milieus, red element aspires to foster affinities between artists, audiences and aesthetic sensibilities. it is curated by jackqueline frost.

note, seating is limited. n/a is wheelchair accessible. 


brittany billmeyer-finn is a poet, educator and community organizer. she graduated from mills college MFA poetry program in 2012. she co-curates the monthly living room reading & performance series manifest. she is the curriculum development coordinator for the non-profit pushing margins, an LGBTQQIA youth art & creative writing summer camp, and a co-founder of the workshop burning pudding.

o. stevens is an educator, a poet and the founder of BLACK NOISE PRESS.  she received her BA in creative writing at mills college where she is also pursuing her MA and teaching credential. most recently o. received honorable mention in the mary merritt henry poetry contest and is working on self-publishing her second chapbook letters to my fathers.

oki sogumi (b. seoul, south korea, lives in oakland) watches k-dramas, *rolls eyes* at heterocispatriarchycapitalismocolonialbs and writes into small white boxes on the internet.


jackqueline frost (lives in oakland) is the author of the antidote compline press, and you have the eyes of a martyr o'clock press. her poetry and essays have appeared, or are forthcoming in rethinking marxism, lana turner, the death and life of american cities, what is called violence, steamer, australia, hi zero UK, and lies: a journal of materialist feminism. with zoe tuck, jackqueline curated the east bay reading series condensery 2010 - 2011.