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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 editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)

MORE ABOUT THE READERS
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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22 MAY 2018 — tuesday

23 MAY 2018 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Daegan Miller discusses his new book This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 7:00 ( www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3175)
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  • Poetry reading by Wendy Trevino, whose first full-length book of poetry, Cruel Fiction, is forthcoming in fall 2018, Jane Gregory, and Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Experience in Groups, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
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24 MAY 2018 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Carol Muske-Dukes, Blue Rose, and Jane Mead, World of Made and Unmade, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Goethe Institut San Francisco, in conjunction with City Lights Books and New York Review Books, presents Weimar Mirror: Revisiting Alfred Döblin (1878-1957), re-explores the classic work of German writer Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz, the great novel of Berlin and the doomed Weimar Republic, on the publication of the new translation by Michael Hoffmann, opening statement by National Book Award-winner William T. Vollmann, presentations and roundtable participation by Adrian Daub, Thomas O. Haakenson, Mel Gordon, Deniz Göktürk, and William T. Vollmann, hosted by Peter Maravelis, Goethe Institut San Francisco, 530 Bush Street, Suite 204, San Francisco, free, 7:00 ( www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3176)
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25 MAY 2018 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • Brenda Hillman reads from and discusses her new book of poetry, Extra Hidden Life, among the Days, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, 7:00 (www.cafesociety.coffee/events)
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    EAST:
  • The Art of Storytelling and Poetry presents a performance evening with the theme "Making a Home," The Avid Reader, 1945 Broadway, Sacramento, free, 7:00-8:30 (www.avidreaderonbroadway.com)
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26 MAY 2018 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • San Francisco International Arts Festival presents the world premiere of DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE Requiem for a King, an instrumental and vocal multi-movement jazz and spoken word work, featuring spoken word written for this performance by educator, scholar, activist and author Angela Davis, music composed by Anthony Brown and performed by the Asian American Orchestra and Voices Of A Dream vocal ensemble; DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the civil rights movement; the evening length concert includes Anthony Brown's seminal work GO FOR BROKE!, composed for the 75th anniversary of the February 1942 signing of Executive Order 9066, which forced over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry into interment camps during World War II, the performance features a reading by former San Francisco Poet Laureate and community activist Janice Mirikitani, Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, $25-$65 reserved seating, 8:00 (www. sfiaf.org/2018_anthony_brown_and_angela_davis)
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27 MAY 2018 — sunday

    NORTH:
  • Poet and writer Patti Trimble leads a two-day writing retreat, Sunday, May 27 to Monday, May 28, with workshops for new poetry and prose, and time for writing and walking, there are options to stay extra nights before or after to write on your own, $160 includes Sunday overnight, shared rooms, nice old redwood retreat center, potluck dinner, St. Columba's Retreat on the Inverness Mesa, West Marin (pmtrim@gmail.com for information or to register)
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28 MAY 2018 — monday

    NORTH:
  • Poet and writer Patti Trimble leads a two-day writing retreat, Sunday, May 27 to Monday, May 28, with workshops for new poetry and prose, and time for writing and walking, there are options to stay extra nights before or after to write on your own, $160 includes Sunday overnight, shared rooms, nice old redwood retreat center, potluck dinner, St. Columba's Retreat on the Inverness Mesa, West Marin (pmtrim@gmail.com for information or to register)
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29 MAY 2018 — tuesday

30 MAY 2018 — wednesday

31 MAY 2018 — thursday


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