BCC Faculty Reading Series: Sharon Coleman and Willy Lizzaraga on Thurs., April 3, 12:30 – 1:20 pm, Atrium

18 March 2014

This Thursday during the College Hour (12:30-1:20) we’re thrilled to present two more great faculty writers. This month’s featured writers are Sharon Coleman and Willy Lizzarraga. Following Sharon and Willy, there will be an open mic season. Please come and hear the literary prowess of our own faculty, students and staff!

Sharon Coleman co-curates the reading series Lyrics & Dirges and co-directs the Berkeley Poetry Festival.  Her chapbook Half Circle came out in 2013. She teaches at Berkeley City College. She’s been nominated twice for a Pushcart. Her work’s in Clade Song, Ambush Review, and forthcoming in Shampoo & Paterson Review.

Willy Lizarraga was born and raised in Peru and came to San Francisco as a teenager. He has worked as a freelance journalist for over twenty years. He has published short stories in Milvia, the New South Journal, ZYZZYVA and the Arroyo Literary Magazine. His novel (in Spanish) won the 1996 Letras de Oro Literary Prize and his story “True Artists Only Have Impossible Loves” was nominated to the Puschart Prize last year. He will read from “Oedipus’ Tango,” a novel currently in progress.


And as always there will be a sign up for an open mic period following the second faculty reader.


We look forward to seeing you all there!



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