Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District
asdg, aerg, California

10th Annual Temescal Street Fair
7/8/2013 2:00:00 AM UTC - 7/8/2013 8:00:00 AM UTC
California, Oakland, Alabama, 94609
The 10th Annual Temescal Street Fair
Sunday, July 7th, 2013, Noon to 6pm


What started in 2004 as a little street fest sponsored by a small group of local merchants has blossomed into one of Oakland's premier cultural events. In 2005, the Telegraph Temescal Business Improvement District (TTBID) took over the fair's sponsorship and, since then, the event's growth has been exponential. 2012 boasted four stages (the Main stage, Kid's stage and two Jazz stages) and three additional blocks of vendors, offering even more opportunities to promote local artists, craftspeople and creative dare-to-doers, representing the area's rich tapestry of creativity and culture.


The TTBID is a certified green organization and the Street Fair is a
green event! We will be highlighting selected “green businesses” and a few
environmental non-profits for our “green zone.”

For non-profit booths, contact Karen Hester at:
karen@hesternet.net
510-654-6346
www.hesternet.net
 
For food booths, contact
steve@shastapros.com
 
Forms for General Information and Booth Applications:
Writing & films of Shabnam Piryaei
Join Oakland's Shabnam Piryaei in a presention of her much-anticipated new collection of poems, Nothing is Wasted, published by The Operating System in Brooklyn, N.Y. She will read from her work and show selections of her cinema, including the short films "dollhouse," "Miriam's Song" and "A Time to Speak," made from scripts from her poetry, which have been screened at festivals & galleries around the world. Her novel, FORWARD, was published in 2014 and an earlier selection of poems, ode to fragile, appeared in 2010. She has received the Amy Award, given by Poets & Writers to promising women poets under the age of 30 living on Long Island and Metropolitan New York City where she was at the time attending graduate school, & the Transit of the Aim Prize, given by Unsaid Magazine to the poet published there "whose work both embraces and conveys the maxim of poem 1109 by Emily Dickinson." Piryaei was born in Iran, spent her youth and college years in Berkeley and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program of the University of California, Riverside. This is event is part of a regular series of Saturday afternoon salons featuring writers and other workers in creative fields who are contributing to the cultural fabric of the local community.