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Friday, October 18 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Word/Jazz with Cave Canem

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In the great tradition of San Francisco jazz and spoken-word basement readings first forged by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kenneth Rexroth, and Bob Kaufman, Litquake is proud to host this contemporary blowout, featuring world-class poets from Cave Canem, accompanied by improvised music created on the spot. With Cornelius Eady, Raina León, Indigo Moor, and Shia Shabazz Smith. Music by Afro-futurist jazz trio Broun Fellinis. Hosted by George Higgins. Doors at 715pm. $20 adv / $22 door

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George Higgins

George Higgins is the author of a book of poems, There, There, (White Violet Press). His work has appeared or will in Best American Poetry, Pleiades, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, and other journals. He earned an MFA in poetry at Warren Wilson College, where he was a Holden fellow. Currently... Read More →

Authors and Participants
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Shia Shabazz Smith

Shia Shabazz Smith works to ensure that her works, her art, and her service represent her many communities-at-large. Shia has completed seven feature-length screenplays, one of which earned finalist placement in the Moondance and Tribeca All-Access competitions; and twice advanced... Read More →
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Cornelius Eady

Cornelius Eady's seven poetry collections include: Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, winner of the 1985 Lamont Prize; The Gathering of My Name, nominated for a 1992 Pulitzer Prize; and Hardheaded Weather (Putnam, 2008). He is co-founder of the Cave Canem Foundation and a professor... Read More →
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Raina Leon

Raina J. León, PhD, CantoMundo fellow, Cave Canem graduate fellow (2006) and member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, has been published in numerous journals as a writer of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Canticle... Read More →
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Indigo Moor

Poet Laureate of Sacramento, Indigo Moor is also a scriptwriter and author. His three books include Through the Stonecutter’s Window, which won Northwestern University Press’s  Cave Canem Prize for a second book, Tap-Root, and his 2017 release In the Room of Thirsts & Hungers... Read More →
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Broun Fellinis

The most important thing about music is the way it makes you feel. Musicians are lucky enough to live a life of pure feeling if they can play their personal visionary music with as much integrity and energy as the spirit grants them. For the last 27 years, the trio called BROUN FELLINIS... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Cafe Du Nord