MADE Story Telling Hour(s) – April


If you like The Moth, Snap Judgment, This American Life and other story telling show and events or just love a good autobiographical story … Join us on April 20!!! We have a guest curator each month, featured speakers AND open mic story telling at the end. This event is always free to attend, open to the public to all ages. We also have a bar open for your imbibing pleasures.

This month’s story telling event is guest curated by
Steven Deeble – The theme is ‘Food and Community’.

“I wanted to explore different perspectives on the relationship. Each of the speakers represents a different aspect – from the cultivation of food by-and-for the community and the challenges of running a community garden, to the preparing of meals shared by groups, where food from different cultures might be combined in new ways, to the way a community forms around a coffee house and how that presence can affect the evolution of that community.”

Steven Deeble is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, photographer, and multi-media artist. He has written, produced, and directed several short films based on his original screenplays. He also helped produce two independent features. He recently co-produced the winner of Science Magazine’s 2017 Dance Your Ph.D.’ film competition. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and other Southern California newspapers. He
published his first novel, ‘Persistence of Vision’, in 2017.
A Long Beach native, he helped found the Long Beach Children’s Museum and the ArtX Visual Arts Center.
This is his second time curating a storytelling event at MADE by Millworks.

Featured Speakers

Chef Paul Buchanan
Primal Alchemy Catering
Primal Alchemy is a Chef driven catering company serving all of Southern California, specializing in cooking with organic, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. With a thorough background in traditional culinary preparation and service and a progressive approach that incorporates the increasingly popular Farm-to-Table philosophy, Chef Paul Buchanan collaborates with local producers to provide a diverse array of food that is extremely fresh, simply seasoned, and prepared in the most straightforward manner.

Kerstin Kansteiner
Portfolio Coffeehouse and Berlin Bistro
Born and raised in Bielefeld, Germany, Kansteiner holds an “Abitur” degree from the Ratsymnasium in Bielefeld; afterwards she attended the Friedrich Alexander University in Nuernberg, Germany for a business administration and communications degree.
in 1989. In 1990, she and a partner started Portfolio Coffeehouse. She opened her second venture Portfolio Annex in 2009 and Berlin Restaurant in April 2011 and Portfolio FIT followed in 2017.
Located at the corner of Fourth Street and Junipero Avenue, Portfolio Coffeehouse is a community gathering spot offering excellent coffee drinks and food. Kansteiner has extended Portfolio’s community outreach to include free WiFi, free Sunday morning Children’s Story Time and crafting, knitting classes, open mic night for musicians, exhibitions of local artists, poetry readings and selected weekends with live music performances. Berlin Bistro, located in the East Village Arts District in Downtown Long Beach is an extension of this effort. Bringing her success to downtown solidifies the new urban neighborhood and gives downtown-living a breath of fresh air.

Sasha Kanno
Farm Lot 59
Sasha is the founder of Long Beach Local, an agriculture based non-profit holding the lease for Farm Lot 59. She is the farmer and vision behind Farm Lot 59. Her mission is to grow the best varieties, rare and heirloom best suited for this climate of coastal desert and to train the next generation of urban farmers. She has been awarded numerous grants and awards for her work in the community as a leader, innovator and driving force in the local food movement. She lives in Wrigley with her husband, young son, backyard chickens, fish, dog and a tortoise.

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MADE Story Telling Hour(s) April


If you like The Moth, Snap Judgment, This American Life and other story telling show and events or just love a good autobiographical story … Join us on April 20!!! We have a guest curator each month, featured speakers AND open mic story telling at the end. This event is always free to attend, open to the public to all ages. We also have a bar open for your imbibing pleasures.

This month’s story telling event is guest curated by
Steven Deeble – The theme is ‘Food and Community’.

“I wanted to explore different perspectives on the relationship. Each of the speakers represents a different aspect – from the cultivation of food by-and-for the community and the challenges of running a community garden, to the preparing of meals shared by groups, where food from different cultures might be combined in new ways, to the way a community forms around a coffee house and how that presence can affect the evolution of that community.”
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MADE Story Telling Hour(s)

If you like The Moth, This American Life, Snap Judgement, Serial …or just love authentic storytelling, this is the place for you. Always free to attend, always an open mic story telling slot at the end for you to tell one of your stories and always a full bar … to get you loosened up and hydrated. Table seating and standing room. All ages.

Recap of How I MADE It – January 2018

Check out the videos of How I MADE It from January 2018.
All videos by Rychard Cooper.
This How I MADE It was curated by Steven Deeble and explored the creative process.
You can purchase Steven Deeble’s novel Persistence of Vision at MADE by Millworks both in store and online.
Join us on February 9 for the next MADE Story Telling Hour(s)

Introduction:

in honor of Blaze Bernstein

Steven Deeble

Raindog

Nancy Lynee Woo

Lili De La Mora and Rodney Sellars

How I MADE it – Storytelling Event

If you like The Moth, This American Life, Snap Judgement, Serial …or just love authentic storytelling, this is the place for you. Always free to attend, always an open mic story telling slot at the end for you to tell one of your stories and always a full bar … to get you loosened up and hydrated. Table seating and standing room. All ages.

January’s event is guest curated by Steven Deeble.
Musical entertainment before the talks will be provided by Lili De La Mora.

Featured speakers include:

Steven Deeble, on researching and writing his historical detective thriller, ‘Persistence of Vision’, available at MADE.
Nancy Lynée Woo will talk about creating the Long Beach Literary Arts Center.

Lili De La Mora, walking the audience through her songwriting process.

Raindog, who will talk about how he created Lummox Press and has continued to publishing poetry for over 23 years.

Bios
Steven Deeble is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, and multi-media artist. He is a Long Beach native.
He published his first novel, ‘Persistence of Vision’, in 2017.
Author website: stevendeeble.com

Nancy Lynée Woo is a poet, freelance writer, editor, blogger, and community organizer. She was selected as a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow for 2015. Nancy started and currently manages a social justice-focused literary press, Lucid Moose Lit. She is a co-founder of Long Beach Literary Arts Center and a lead
organizer for FORTHE Media. She holds a degree in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz, and lives in Long Beach, California.
Poetry website: www.nancylyneewoo.com

Lili De La Mora is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has performed in various combinations with Long Beach musicians for two decades. Her bands have included Side Car and current project, Miniature Houses. Lili also DJs and recently performed as a member of the Greater California Christmas Choir.
Lili’s music can be heard on YouTube, Spotify, and other websites.

Raindog took his name from an album by Tom Waits. He won the first Charles Bukowski Poetry Contest. He founded Lummox Press 23 years ago. Since then he has published poetry by a wide variety of local poets in his Little Red Book series, as well as full-sized volumes featuring collections by the likes of the late Scott
Wannberg. He has published six editions of the Lummox Poetry Journal, an annual glossy magazine-format collection of poetry and short prose from around the world. Raindog will talk about how he created Lummox Press and has continued to publish poetry for over 23 years.
Lummox Press on the WWW.