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First Friday Reception–Speculative Portraits—A Community Writing Project with Micah Perks and Students/First Friday’s 20th Anniversary Featuring art by Tauna Coulson

First Friday Reception–Speculative Portraits—A Community Writing Project with Micah Perks and Students/First Friday’s 20th Anniversary Featuring art by Tauna Coulson

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First Friday Reception–Speculative Portraits—A Community Writing Project with Micah Perks and Students/First Friday’s 20th Anniversary Featuring art by Tauna Coulson

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tumbleweed Found’s antique portraits come to life from the depths of imagination and out into the written word by Professor Micah Perks and three writers from her Spring Advanced Fiction Class, UCSC; Emily Pineda, Hailey Phipps and Melissa Low.

Micah Perks is the author of a short story collection, a memoir and two novels. Her novel, What Becomes Us, won an Independent Publisher’s Gold Medal and was named one of the Top Ten Books about the Apocalypse by The Guardian. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Epoch, Zyzzyva, Tin House, Kenyon Review, Lit Hub, and Ploughshares, amongst many journals and anthologies. She has won a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the New Guard Machigonne Fiction Prize and multiple residencies at the Blue Mountain Center and MacDowell. Micah is a Professor of Literature and Creative Writing and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs in the Humanities Division at UCSC. More info at micahperks.com

ART BY TAUNA COULSON
If a typographer and an oil painter had a baby. Tauna’s work utilizes the color and texture found in vintage art and type books together with oil paint. This body of work is both subtle and monochromatic– the less said the better.

Tauna will be sharing her new work at Tumbleweed Found for the month of June.

For First Friday’s 20th Anniversary, Tauna will be raffling off a special anniversary art piece Friday, June 7th. Come by and drop your name in the hat! A winner will be selected at the end of the evening (you need not be present).

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Date:
June 7
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Tumbleweed Found
1025 Center St.
Santa Cruz, 95060
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(831) 419-3130
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