Electricity is on the move. So, too, is language. The 'Lectric Collective is interested in orchestrating collisions between the language arts and other art forms, to re-establish a kinetic relationship among them, and to ignite artistic mobility through its diverse contemporary vehicles. We are devoted to process and the healthy continuation of artistic junctions.

Together, the collective has written one collaborative chapbook (One Hundred), a short play (Breadsongs), has created a variety of visual works, and curated a number of events, detailed on the PROJECTS page.

The collective was formed by Jillian Roberts, Kelsa Trom, and Sarah Rothberg in March 2010. They once resided happily together in Oakland, CA and are now scattered between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn.


May 18, 2012: Bowerbird Treasury Closing reading featuring Sara Larsen, Sara Mumolo, Brandon Brown and Tom Comitta. Zughaus Gallery in Berkeley. 7pm. 
April 27, 2012- May 19, 2012: 'Lectric Collective Retrospective, Zughaus Gallery in Berkeley.
May 6, 2012: Bowerbird Too, Zughaus Gallery in Berkeley. 2:30-5pm. 

April 27, 2012: opening reception for "Bowerbird Treasury," Zughaus Gallery in Berkeley. 7-10pm.  

March 9, 2012 7:30pm: Ekphrastic! V Readings by Jen Burris, Kevin Killian, Ben Mirov, in collaboration with artists Nick Almquist, Adrian Buckmaster, Christine Elfman at Krowswork Gallery in Oakland.

December 9, 2011: Incidental Footage, A Reading/Screening on the Politics of Personal Media. Readings by Paul Ebenkamp, Greg McGarry, Monica Mody, Candy Shue, and Alli Warren at Krowswork Gallery in Oakland. 

July 10,  2011 - August 29, 2011: 'Lectric Collective goes on tour! See "PROJECTS" for details. 

July 21, 2011 6pm: Alisa Heinzman with Jake Gillespie, Nick Demske,  Michael Robbins at Mars Gallery in Chicago, IL.

July 23, 2011 7pm: Rebecca Porte and Susan Holbrook at Work Gallery in Ann Arbor, MI.

July 28, 2011 7pm: Ariana Reines, Dan Hoy, Rob Fitterman, and Rachel Zucker at the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. 

August 2, 2011 8pm: Ish Klein, Greg Purcell, and Mark Leidner at Flying Object in Amherst, MA

July 17, 2011 7pm: Justin Ryan Fyfe, Jessica Millnitz, and Paul Clark at Tugboat Gallery in Lincoln, NE.

July 10, 2011 7:30pm: Vanessa Place and Ara Shirinyan at Beyond Baroque.

June 23, 2011: Ekphrastic! IV Readings by Lisa Cattrone, Brian Ang, Gillian Conoley, with art by David Aipperspach, Matthew Cella, Bobby Glass, Frederick Koulouch, Jerry Smith, Blake Straus, Maria Villote 
at Krowswork Gallery in Oakland, CA. 

March 12, 2011: Ekphratic! III Readings by Steve Lance, John Sakkis, and C.S. Giscombe, with art by Ben Belknap, Lucky Banks-Kenny, Misako Inaoka, Shannon May, Jae Lauren Payne, Sarah Ratchye, Peter Schulte, and Jon Stich at Krowswork Gallery in Oakland, CA. 

October 21, 2010: Ekphrastic! II Readings by Christopher Bennett, Jesse Nathan, and Jessica Fisher, with art by Ryane Acalin, Niv Bavarsky, Neil Cline, Gillian Dreher, Yotam Mann, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, and Mark Inglis-Taylor at Krowswork Gallery in Oakland, CA. 

May 14, 2010: Ekphrastic! Readings by Jesus Castillo, Jane Gregory, and Lisa Robertson, with art by David Aipperspach, Tracy Burnham,Neil Cline, Andrew Greene, Mike Harris, Ian Huebert, Clare Hutchinson, Yotam Mann, Diego Marcial Rios, Sarah Jean Roberts, Jon Stich, Willis Stork, and Maryam Yousif at Krowswork Gallery in Oakland, CA.