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, January 12, 2014 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Poet Tobey Kaplan, originally from New York City is active in California Poets in the Schools and Associated Writing Programs. She gives readings and workshops about the creative process, literacy and social change across the country. Ms. Kaplan works for the Washoe Tribe/Native TANF and coordinates educational resources for the Native American community in Alameda Country. She has served as poet in residence at community mental health centers, taught creative writing at Pleasant Hill Adult School, and worked for Contra Costa County Schools as an instructor in the jails, and for Project Second Chance as a detention facilities tutor coordinator. Ms. Kaplan: has been a Dorland Mountain Colony Fellow, Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts,and received the Bay Area Award from New Langton Arts and honorable mention in the Crazyhorse poetry prize 2008. Her publications include: Across the Great Divide ( Androgyne, 1995) and her poems are contained in numerous literary anthologies. Tobey Kaplan teaches creative writing, language arts and humanities at several East Bay community colleges.
Floyd Salas, recipient of NEA and California Arts Council fellowships among other awards and honors, is the critically acclaimed author of four novels, a memoir and two volumes of poetry. His novel, Tattoo the Wicked Cross, earned a place on the San Francisco Chronicle’s Western 100 List of Best 20th Century Fiction. Tattoo the Wicked Cross and his memoir Buffalo Nickel are featured in Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature (HarperCollins 1994). His fiction, non-fiction and poetry manuscripts as well as letters and biographical information are archived in the Floyd Salas collection in the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, where he was UC Regent lecturer in 2003. His first historical book, Widow’s Weeds, is now available on Kindle. www.floydsalas.com
The Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP) is a collaborative program between the University of California at 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 monthly reading is a lively and unique 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.
Please contact Marty Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-928-7032 with any questions.