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A monthly literary reading series featuring Bay Area Writing Project Teacher Consultants and other local writers reading from their own work.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Expressions Gallery

Featuring Judy Bebelaar, Rose Black, Rafaella Del Bourgo and Lynne Knight

2035 Ashby Avenue at Adeline in Berkeley (very close to Ashby BART)


Judy Bebelaar taught for 37 years in San Francisco public high schools. She published student

work in anthologies and a multicultural calendar. Her students won national recognition and her

teaching has been honored nationally as well. Her prize-winning poetry has been published in

more than fifty literary journals and appear in two anthologies: Turning a Train of Thought

Upside Down, 2012), and The Widow’s Handbook, 2014). Finishing Line Press just published her

first book of poetry, Walking Across the Pacific. http://www.judybebelaar.com



Rafaella Del Bourgo’s writing has been published widely. Among other awards, in 2007, 2008

and 2013, she took first place in the Maggi Meyer Poetry Competition. In 2012, she was awarded

the highly prestigious Paumanok Prize for Poetry. In 2013, she won the Northern Colorado

Writers’ Prize. Her first collection of poetry, I Am Not Kissing You, was published in 2003. Her

chapbook, Inexplicable Business: Poems Domestic and Wild, Finishing Line Press is just out. She

has traveled throughout the world, lived in Tasmania and Hawaii, and currently teaches college-
level English.


Lynne Knight is the author of four poetry chapbooks and four full-length poetry collections,

the most recent of which, Again, appeared from Sixteen Rivers Press. Her work has appeared in a

number of journals, including Kenyon Review, Poetry and Southern Review. Her awards and

honors include publication in Best American Poetry, the Prix de l’Alliance Française 2006, a PSA

Lucille Medwick Memorial Award, and a 2009 NEA grant. Her translation, with the author, of Ito

Naga’s Je sais, I Know (Je sais), appeared in 2013. She lives in Berkeley, California.


Rose Black lives by the railroad tracks in Oakland. With their mountain dogs, Basho and Dante,

she and her husband operate Renaissance Stone, a studio and supply source for stone sculptors.

Rose’s third book of poetry, Green Field, was published in 2013 by Bark for Me Publications. The

joys and challenges of living in East Oakland for the past twenty-five years have inspired many of

Rose’s poems.


Light refreshments available for small donation.

Please contact Judy Bebelaar at judy@judybebelaar.com with any questions.