“Birkensnake 6 Release Party
On Sunday, December 1st, from 4-7pm at n/a Gallery, 4304 West Street, in Oakland:
Celebrate the seven-headed Birkensnake!
Last year, the literary journal Birkensnake’s editors, Brian Conn and Joanna Ruocco, invited seven pairs of writers, strangers to each other until they signed on to the project, to each guest edit their own version of Birkensnake Issue Six. The resulting seven versions of the issue are stranger and more fabulous than anyone dared to dream.
Only 150 copies of each version of Birkensnake 6 exist. At n/a Gallery on December 1st, you can see the seven versions of Birkensnake 6 on display—each version designed by a different bookmaker/artist—with a copy of one version of Birkensnake 6 in your satchel.
But copies are available only at these release events, and only available to those who choose to participate in the public readings. Come to n/a gallery ready to read aloud from the Birkensnake volume of your choice.
There will be snacks and warm beverages available throughout the event, so come early to peruse the various issues, talk to artists, writers, and designers behind select issues, view the great work on display by bon/anza 3: dress for this at the gallery, and consider reading out to the crowd and listen to others read from your favorite issue!
There will be delicious treats and drinks, a cozy environment to read and chat in, music sweeping in, and a reading around a fire pit in the backyard in the later hours of the brief event.”