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Smash and Grab Poetry Reading by Bambi Lake
Date Friday November 12
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
WIRED WASH CAFE 134 Laurel Street
Santa Cruz, CA
(next to the Saturn Cafe on Pacific)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorBrian Morrisey
SMASH AND GRAB IS PUTTING IT LIGHTLY

On Friday, November 12, author, poet, songwriter, the provocative Bambi Lake will be making an overdue debut at 7:00 p.m at the Wired Wash Café since her disappearance from literary circles for nearly a decade. She will read from her latest collection of poetry, Smash and Grab, published by Magenta Press of San Francisco.

Smash and Grab is the sequel to Lake’s, The Unsinkable Bambi Lake, which is now out of print and has since become a fixture on the reading list as a “must read” for not only the transgender community, but anyone questioning their sexuality.

It is a collection of poems drawn from an impressionistic memoir of the spoken word poetry venues and parties during the wild nineties in San Francisco. Bambi’s quest has been described by Exene Cervenka, front-woman from the band X that stood out in the early ‘80\'s Los Angeles punk scene, as “life that has been a protest march in high heels.”

Lake continues to influence and inspire her readers by approaching any and all insecurities to forcefully overcome any fears of true individuality. “It’s good to see that Bambi has put out books about her life because it’s been one of a kind and an inspiration for anyone who wants to stand up for themselves,“ notes famed spoken word artist and musician, Henry Rollins in his introduction to Smash and Grab.

The reading promises to be an inspiration to writers in search of an inner voice that begs to be heard throughout the Santa Cruz community to uphold its progressive history of transgender issues.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Nov 3rd, 2004 2:56 PM
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