Holly McDede

Volunteer Reporter/Producer

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5:58pm

Thu September 12, 2013
Arts & Culture

Lit Slam brings poetry slam to the page

If you think you want to launch a new poetry slam, first take a walk through the Bay Area. Your cutting edge idea may have already been done. In San Francisco, SoMa’s Brainwash Cafe has called dibs on hosting an open mic in a laundromat. Quiet Lightning has taken poets everywhere in San Francisco, including to a sporting goods store. Oakland’s Tourettes Without Regrets has trademarked the Burlesque show-dirty haiku contest combo. Each slam is different, but finger snapping, occasional jeering, and cash prizes have become the slam standard. If Roman Gladiators were handed poetry and told they had to bring the crowd to their feet or be fed to the lions, it would look like a poetry slam.

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7:40am

Sat August 31, 2013
Arts & Culture

Written on the Dock of the Bay: August 30, 2013

Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.

BAY AREA BOOK WORLD BREAKING NEWS

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12:58am

Sat August 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

Written on the Dock of the Bay: August 23, 2013

Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.

BAY AREA BOOK WORLD BREAKING NEWS

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10:42am

Fri August 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: One mom, two dads, and one baby

Parents Suzanne Thompson, Christopher Noessel and Benjamin Remington

For as long as she could remember, Suzanne Thompson wanted to be a mom, but she was running out of time. She thought of her friend Christopher Noessel and his partner Benjamin Remington, who always wanted to be dads, and then she had an idea that could maybe give them all the chance to be parents...together. To make sure their future child wasn’t confused, they sat down with StoryCorps and made this tape for their son, Miles, while he was still in utero. 

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9:00am

Fri August 16, 2013

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