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Barbara Swift Brauer

Barbara Swift Brauer, Rafaella Del Bourgo, Connie Post, more

28 MAY 2015 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents an installment of the Marin Poetry Center’s Traveling Show featuring poets Barbara Swift Brauer, Rafaella Del Bourgo, Connie Post, Ann Robinson, and Jeanne Wagner, co-hosted by Rose Black and Richard Silberg, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087,

Barbara Swift Brauer is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in Nimrod, Canary, Anderbo, West Marin Review, The MacGuffin, Spillway, California Quarterly, and Barnabe Mountain Review, as well as anthologies, including Beside the Sleeping Maiden and The Place That Inhabits Us. With portrait artist Jackie Kirk, she is coauthor of the nonfiction book Witness: The Artist’s Vision in The Face of AIDSAt Ease in the Borrowed World, Sixteen Rivers Press.
Rafaella Del Bourgo's poems have been widely published. Awards include the 2003 Lullwater Prize and the 2010 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award, the 2012 Paumanok Prize and 2014 New Millennium Prize. She has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize. Her chapbook is Inexplicable Business, Finishing Line Press.
Connie Post was Poet Laureate of Livermore from 2005 to 2009. Her work has appeared in Calyx, Spoon River Poetry Review, Crab Creek Review, Slipstream, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. She won the 2009 Caesura Poetry Award. Her first full-length book, Floodwater, won the Lyrebird Award.
Ann Robinson is retired from the Marin County Superior Courts; she currently owns a farming operation in Arkansas. Her work has appeared in Atlanta Review, Connecticut Review, Fourteen Hills, Natural Bridge, Nimrod, Poet Lore, Serving House Journal, Spoon River, and Valparaiso, among other journals. She has received a Marin Arts Council grant.
Jeanne Wagner is the winner of the 2014 Hayden’s Ferry 500/500 Prize and 2014 Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Award. Her poems have appeared in Cincinnati Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review, and American Life in Poetry. She is on the editorial board of California Quarterly. Her most recent book, In the Body of Our Lives, is from Sixteen Rivers Press.

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25 AUGUST 2018 — saturday

  • Poetry reading by Jeannette DesBoine aka JD, prolific poet, creative writing coach, and reporter, open mic follows, hosted by David Zeltzer, meets every fourth Saturday of every month, Gearbox Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue, Oak-land, 2:00-4:00, open mic sign up starts 1:30 (,
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26 AUGUST 2018 — sunday

27 AUGUST 2018 — monday

  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Clive Matson, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (
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28 AUGUST 2018 — tuesday

29 AUGUST 2018 — wednesday

  • The Holloway Series and the English Department host the annual poetry reading by faculty poets: C.S. Giscombe, Robert Hass, Lyn Hejinian, Sara Hicholson, Geoffrey G. O'Brien, and John Shoptaw, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley, free and open to the public, 6:30 (
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30 AUGUST 2018 — thursday

  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Joseph Lease, The Body Ghost, Donna de la Perrière, Night Calendar, and Natasha Sajé, Vivarium, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087,
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  • The International Hotel Eviction Commemoration (on August 4) remembered the night in 1977 when seniors were evicted from the original hotel and protests took place over the destruction of the last vestige of San Francisco's once pros-pering Manilatown; that historic event foretold the San Francisco housing cri-sis; the event featured the opening of an exhibit of I Hotel "Family Portraits," Au-gust 2-30, historic black and white photographs by photographer Steven C. Wil-son; this is the last day to see that historic photo exhibit; International Hotel Ma-nilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, between Washington Street and Jackson Street, San Francisco, 4:00-6:00 (415/291-0175,
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31 AUGUST 2018 — friday

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