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
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-
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
Light refreshments available for small donation.
Please contact Judy Bebelaar at email@example.com with any questions.