"ALL POINTS FROM THE CENTER" POTLUCK BRUNCH & Free Mini Writing Workshop happens every 3rd Saturday at 11am!! 



FREE FLASH NON-FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP w/Phyllis Oscar of Mills College in collaboration with Lisa D. Gray & Project Verb!!!!

Wednesdays 2:00-3:30pm Starting 3/22

When: Wednesdays 2 – 3:30 pm from March 22 – April 26, 2017 (drop-ins & partial attendance ok)

Final Celebration: April 26, 2017 – Mark Your Calendars Now!

Where: Liminal, 3037 38th Ave, Oakland, California 94619

What we'll do together -Get familiar with flash nonfiction, 100 word stories, and short prose poems, other creative expressions welcome & encouraged!

Create portfolio of flash nonfiction pieces of 100-1000 words

Course project: blog, chapbook, ___________ [your idea here]

We'll learn to -

Develop our unique voices to share our stories and/or stories of those around us

Explore the nature of memory and different ways to invoke/evoke memory/ies for short personal history/memoir pieces

Pay attention: engage all our senses

Look: develop strong observational skills and habits

Listen: develop an ear for how people talk, for everyday sounds; recreate dialogue from “real life”

Create character: choose specific, essential details to build strong sense of character

Pull it all together: perform and present what we've done

Email: poscar@mills.edu


  • Saturday March 25th @ 7pm Bi-Monthly Feminist Showcase.  Submit  10 minutes of material. Email gina@theliminalcenter.com Featuring: 

Ginger Cuervas

Emily Butterfly
Aqueila M. Lewis
Steffi Drewes
Leslie Absher
Nana K. Twumasi
Natalie Devora
Sara McAulay
Kathryn Kruse
Ai Ebashi
Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta
Marguerite Munoz

  • Sunday March 26th @ 4pm Lives and Voices Not Heard—Stories of Stranded Deportees: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders' Experiences Facing Deportation
    Featuring Readings by Nghiep Lam and Eddy Zheng
    Panel to follow with representative from The Asian Law Caucus
    Organized with Bonnie Kwong

    Listen to excerpts from journals kept while incarcerated and through the deportation process, as well as a panel discussion about the reality of the prison to deportation pipeline in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities in Oakland.

  • Wednesday March 29th @7pm Last Wednesday Open Mic "Let Her Tell it" w/guest host Jenee Darden. Featuring Michelle Gonzalles, Rae Liberto, and Audrey T. Williams !!

WANT TO READ OR PERFORM AT LIMINAL? Submit 10 minutes of writing or performance to gina@theliminalcenter.com. 

Upcoming Readings:

April 15th- From All Points But the Center Brunch Reading (11am)

April 26th - Last Wednesday Open Mic (needs a host!)

May 13th- Feminist Showcase (7pm)

Full Calendar

Pictures from "Embodying Spaces" LIMINAL's 2nd Anniversary Soiree! Video coming soon!