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EBOB: This Is Your Brain on Lit

East Bay on the Brain (EBOB) will stimulate neurotransmitters once again on May 25 at The Layover Lounge in downtown Oakland, 6:30-8:30pm. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and performance will shake your skulls – in an excellent way, of course.

Readers include:

Michael David Lukas
Jason Schenheit
Jenn Scott
Christian Simonsen
&
Parker Tettleton

There will be books for sale! And drinks! The rest is free and totally worth it. Bring that gorgeous gray matter and get your EBOB on. 21+.

Hosted by Lauren Becker.



Contact: lbecker@coriummagazine.com

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Keeping it Up

At the last EBOB, I was rightly chastised for not keeping the website current. I suck. Mea culpa. I am wearing a hairshirt and engaging in self-flagellation as I write this, even though I’m Jewish. But I really am sorry and I hereby begin the healing.

So, hey, there’s a new EBOB coming up! I just confirmed with the wonderful owners of our beloved homeland, The Layover Lounge, that we will rock your noggins on:

MAY 25, 2013
6:30 – 8:30pm

Readers to be announced. I promise they will be awesome. When have they not been awesome? Seriously, if an EBOB has had any non-awesome, I want to hear about it. No, I don’t. I hear on a pretty frequent basis that attendees enjoy the series. I see people return. They say hi to me. They talk to the readers. They buy books. They applaud loudly, some faint, and it’s not unheard of to see a girl lift her shirt to display … maybe another shirt? I don’t know. This is a classy series.

I swear I will update the site on a regular basis. At least prior to new events. You know that thing that says sign up here and we’ll alert you to future events? And you know how you’ve never been alerted? I am going to apologize once more and tell you that you probably won’t ever receive an email because I pretty much run this series on my own (a labor of love) AND pretty much run my literary journal (Corium Magazine. http://www.coriummagazine.com. Also awesome.), with little assistance, and, the journal being quarterly as well, I am known to put out an issue and host an EBOB during the same week.

If anyone would like to help me by taking on the email list and possibly doing some computer work and publicity, you would be compensated handsomely. If a handsome man is in attendance, I will have him say hi. Otherwise, I will buy you at least one drink. I’m no youngster, but I’m far from looking like Bea Arthur. In other words, I will not be handsome and/or compensate you much.

I’m super excited!! I know you are, too. Especially that woman who chastised me practically to the point of tears. Not really. I just said sorry and felt kind of bad and then had a drink and the dj started and I danced a little and forgot all about it until now. But I really felt kind of bad for a few minutes.

Readers to be named in the next few weeks! I can’t wait to see you!

EBOB 2012!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2012
7-9pm

EBOB kicks off the new year with a fantastic lineup of readers, including:

*Carolyn Cooke, author of Daughters of the Revolution (Knopf June 2011) and Bostons (Houghton Mifflin 2001)

*Laura E. Davis, Editor, Weave Magazine, and author of forthcoming chapbook with Finishing Line Press

*Paul Corman-Roberts, Fiction Editor, Full of Crow, author of 19th St. Station (FOC Chapbook Series 2011)

*Ann Ryles, fiction writer and playwright

*Kerry Donoghue, fiction writer

EBOB is also pleased to welcome Edward Mullany, author of If I Falter at the Gallows (Publishing Genius Press 2011). From Brooklyn. The one in New York. It’s not close to here. Lord knows when this wonderful writer will be back. You should plan on being there.

This one is not one to miss. EBOB should never be missed. But, if you are going to miss an EBOB, this is not the one.

Lauren Becker, writer and editor of Corium Magazine, hosts. As always, the magic will take place at The Layover Lounge in downtown Oakland.

Suggested donation: $3-5. This is a suggestion. Meaning it is not required. If you have only a few crumpled dollar bills or a fistful of nickels and dimes, buy yourself a drink to help thank The Layover for their abiding support. Start searching your jeans pockets and couch cushions: We’ll see you on the 14th!!

EBOB 3: Your Brain Will Thank You

Date, time, place, and most of the readers are SET for EBOB 3. Damn. Another great one, not to be missed.

Date: Saturday, August 28
Time: 7-9pm
Place: The Layover (East Bay’s Best New Bar and home to EBOB!)

Readers: East Bay writers Timothy Crandle, Mindela Ruby, Maw Shein Win, and Joe Clifford. Two or three more East Bay superstars to be announced …

Submissions still open at eastbayonthebrain@yahoo.com. Please be: an awesome writer, an awesome reader, and a resident of the East Bay. You will be in excellent company.

Is it on your calendars? EBOB — June 12!

Saturday, June 12, 7-9.

Great East Bay writers, best bar in Oakland. Are you in?!

E-mail Lauren at eastbayonthebrain@yahoo.com for more info.