A monthly literary reading series featuring Bay Area Writing Project Teacher Consultants and other local writers reading from their own work
2035 Ashby Avenue at Adeline in Berkeley (very close to Ashby BART)
Sunday, December 8, 2013 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Words are to be taken seriously. I try to take seriously acts of language. Words set things in motion. I’ve seen them doing it. Words set up atmospheres, electrical fields, charges. I’ve felt them doing it. Words conjure. I try not to be careless about what I utter, write, sing. I’m careful about what I give voice to.
—Toni Cade Bambara
Elana Levy’s book of poems, Legacies and Heresies with blessings, speaks to three lifelong attractors¾her German-Jewishlegacy, her activist heretical outrage, and awareness of the moment-to-moment blessings of our surroundings. She is translating the poems of German-speaking Jewish poet Rose Ausländer (1901-1988). The book will appear in spring 2014. elana thanks her daughter for drawing her to the East Bay. She spends minimally a month each year in silence.
Bay Area Writing Teacher Consultants will read from their short works in both poetry and prose. The Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP) is a collaborative program between the University of California Berkeley and Bay Area schools, dedicated to improving writing and the teaching of writing at all grade levels and in all disciplines. One of the founding principles of BAWP suggests that the best teachers of writing also write themselves. This reading is a wonderful place to hear the powerful voices of teachers and other writers in
our rich and varied Bay Area communities.
Light refreshments will be served. We hope you will join us.
Open Mic, time permitting, so please bring something to share.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org