Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wanda's Picks July 11, 2012

Kim McMillon has over 20 years of experience producing theatre in the Bay Area. In 1987, Ms. McMillon wrote, produced, and directed Voyages, A Multi-Media Excursion Into Reincarnation at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Playhouse.In 2000, Ms. McMillon wrote, and produced Confessions Of A Thespian: When Spirit & Theatre Collide at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley.

From 2001 – 2005, Ms. McMillon produced the Oakland Literature Expo with PEN Oakland as part of the City of Oakland’s Art & Soul Festival. Ms. McMillon is currently working on an stage adaptation of Brazilian Director Carlos Diegues’ 1984 Film Quilombo dos Palmares on 17th century slavery in Brazil. Ms. McMillon’s radio show Arts in the Valley can be heard on 1480 KYOS AM in California’s San Joaquin Valley, as well as on Facebook. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in UC Merced’s School of Humanities.

She will speak about the free Writers’ workshop, “Writers on Writing,” sponsored by the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA), and the Oakland Public Library on Saturday, July 14th from 12 pm – 2 pm. The workshops take place at the Oakland Public Library Rockridge Branch, 5366 College Avenue in Oakland.

Jovelyn Richards joins us next to talk about her latest work: Stripping Down to Story, Written and Performed by Jovelyn Richards, 715 Bryant Street @ 5th Street, San Francisco, Friday, and Saturday, July 13-14 @ 8pm.

We close with a rebroadcast of a show: Mavis Staples, Ruthie Foster, and Pedro Rosales of De Rompe y Raja. Ruthie Foster is at Yoshi's Oakland, Thursday, July 12, 2012, 8 PM.



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