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Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Ann Pelletier, Barbara Tomash

24 JULY 2014 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a reading by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Ann Pelletier, and Barbara Tomash, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)

MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Tsering Wangmo Dhompa’s recent book of poems is My rice tastes like the lake, finalist for the Northern California Independent Bookseller Award 2012. Anne Waldman says, “Dhompa’s potent suite of poems elucidates and vocalizes the humanness and adversities of the Tibetan diaspora…You enter the immigrant girl-child’s bifurcated world, coming and going, language to language, culture to culture, from childhood to sexuality, taking Dhompa’s ride in her elegantly adopted American-English poet’s ‘tongue.’” She has two previous collections, In the Absent Everydayand Rules of the House. Her non-fiction book, A Home in Tibet, was published by Penguin, India, in 2013. She teaches creative writing at UC Santa Cruz.
Ann Pelletier's manuscript, “Strange Invention,” was a finalist for the Black Lawrence St. Lawrence Prize and the Word Works Washington Prize and a semi-finalist for the Bauhan May Sarton, Blue Lynx, Brittingham, Pollak, and 42 Miles Press prizes. Her work has been published in The Antioch Review, Cider Press Review, Hunger Mountain, New American Writing, Spillway, Requited, VOLT, and other journals.
Barbara Tomash’s new book of poems is Arboreal. Maxine Chernoff says, “In Barbara Tomash’s exquisite new book, Arboreal, a narrator leads us through a set of deep questions about life and death and all that is in between, questions as to ‘whether a sentence can breathe or not.’ Our lamp is ‘the light in the fingertips,’ and the body and mind are on a search for what is of value and what is not.” Her two previous collections are Flying in Water, winner of the 2005 Winnow First Poetry Award, and The Secret of White. Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, New American Writing, Verse, VOLT, Witness, and other journals. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University.




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26 FEBRUARY 2020 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Marcia Chatelain, South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration, discusses her new book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, on the untold history of the relationship between fast food and black wealth in America, in conversation with Allyson Hobbs, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, in partnership with MoAD and Green Apple Books, JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, $20/members ten percent off, 7:00 (415/292-1200, www.jccsf.org)
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  • The Write Spot: Jumpstart Workshop, participants write freely in response to a variety of prompts, facilitated by Lakin Khan, drop-in, all writers welcome, all writing and conversations confidential, bring notebook and pen, Copperfield's Books, 850 4th Street, San Rafael, 18+, $15 per workshop, 4:30-6:30 (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php)

27 FEBRUARY 2020 — thursday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a book launch reading celebrating The Collected Poetry and Prose of Lawrence Fixel, with the collection's editor Gerald Fleming, and poets Jack Marshall, Edward Mycue, Jo-Anne Rosen, and Patti Trimble, painter Stephanie Sanchez, photographer Mark Citret, psychotherapist Robert Cantor, and teacher Wendy Berkelman, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)

28 FEBRUARY 2020 — friday

29 FEBRUARY 2020 — saturday

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  • Cafe Society presents Jenny Odell, multi-disciplinary artist, on her recent book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, 7:00-9:00 (www.kaleidoscopecoffee.com)
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