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BCC to Host 5th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest, BCC’s Milvia Street 2014 debut, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., Dec. 6

26 November 2014

Berkeley City College once again will host the 5th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., Dec. 6 at 2050 Center St. in the college’s auditorium and atrium. BCC has hosted the fest since 2009. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Milvia Street 2014, BCC art and literary journal, has its release reading and art showing on Saturday December 6 from 12:30-2pm in the BCC Auditorium (as part of the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest.). Readers include: Tamila Walker, Brad Penner, Hannah Landau, Alexa Baranov, Paul Taylor, Hannah Ryan, Roger Porter, Carla Koop, Katherine Gallagher, Wilfred Galila, GS Scott, Fred Dodsworth and others. Artists are Jessica Phrogus, Anke Van Aardenne, Nusaibah Coleman, Barry Shapiro, Beverly Rose Farrell, Renate Valencia, Wilfred Galila, June Ann Cook, Matthew Valencia, Rena Simon-Igra, Joe Doyle & Nina Cestaro.

 
The reading is free and includes refreshments. Journals will be available for $10 or $7 students and contributors. Come earlier and stay late to see the many zinesters and artists at the EBABZ fest (10am-5pm in the BCC Atrium). A great place to do holiday shopping that supports local artists and writers.

 

More than 100 local writers, publishers, artists and comic makers, including Punk Hostage Press, Tiny Splendor, Manic D Press, Endless Canvas, and many more, will participate. The 2014 fest will sponsor workshops on letterpress, zine making and silk-screening. Guest speakers include the Bay Area’s Janelle Hessig and Brontez Purnell illustrator and author, respectively, of The Cruising Diaries and local legend V. Vale of RE/Search publications and BCC’s Milvia Street 2014: Art and Literary Journal poets and authors will host readings from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the college’s auditorium. For details, Visit East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest – ebabzfest@gmail.com

 

 

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Join Milvia Street at the Sat., Sept. 27 Annual Watershed Poetry and Ecology Festival in Berkeley’s Civic Center Park, Noon to 4:30 pm

12 September 2014

Milvia Street will have a table and a “Poet-Tree” for interactive writing and displaying and selling our journal at the annual Watershed Poetry and Ecology Festival. It takes place on Saturday September 27 in Berkeley’s Civic Center Park from Noon to 4:30pm.

 

Milvia Street faculty coordinator will also be reading at the Creek Walk, which begins at 10am at Center and Oxford Streets on the UCB Campus. It’s a free event. Former U.S Poet Laureate and English Basic Skills Community college Instructor Kay Ryan is reading with a host of fabulous other poets.

 

festival poster

 

D.A. Powell and Kay Ryan:

DA Powell and Kay Ryan

 

Information from the poster:

Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival & Strawberry Creek Walk, Saturday, Sept. 27, Berkeley

Kay Ryan, Anne Waldman, Dean Rader, Al Young, Randall Potts, Phavia Kujichagulia with guitar and percussion, River Village book fair, exhibits, open mic, & more!

19th annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, Saturday, Sept. 27, noon-4:30 pm, at Civic Center Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Way, at Center Street, Berkeley, one block from Berkeley BART. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Kay Ryan; poet Anne Waldman in a rare West Coast appearance; Al Young; Dean Rader, 99 Poems for the 99 Percent; Randall Potts; paleoclimatologist B.  Lynn Ingram, The West without Water; Lucille Lang Day; Dick Bakken; Phavia Kujichagulia with guitar and percussion; Chris Olander, Tiffany Higgins, Traci Gourdine, Eliot Schain, Sharon Coleman, Doreen Domb, jazz by The Barry Finnerty Trio; Poetry Inside Out and California Poets in the Schools students with poet-teachers John Oliver Simon, Maureen Hurley, J. Ruth  Gendler; River Village book fair and exhibits featuring Milvia Street: Art and Literary Journal, Sixteen Rivers Press, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, Buffalo Field Campaign’s Buffaloon for the kids, and more.

 

Strawberry Creek Walk at 10:00 am precedes the main event with poetry, dance, and talk, meet at Oxford and Center Streets, UC Berkeley. Chris Olander, Tiffany Higgins, Traci Gourdine, Eliot Schain, Sharon Coleman, Doreen Domb, John Shoptaw, UCB Creek Restoration expert Tim Pine, and dancer Patricia Bulitt with Creek movement piece.

 

All free. Wheelchair accessible. ASL interpreters (email by Sept. 19). 100 Thousand Poets for Change event, presented by Poetry Flash and Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers’ Market. For information, (510) 525-5476, info@poetryflash.org, or visit Poetryflash.org.

 

 

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The 12th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival on Sat., May 10, 1 – 4:30 pm, BCC Auditorium

10 April 2014

Join us for:

2014 Berkeley Poetry Festival posterThe 12th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival

Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:30pm
Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street, Berkeley

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award presentation
Councilperson Kriss Worthington (left) presenting the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary Rudge (center), and Richard Silberg (Right) reads the Proclamation.

Free for all!!!!

 

Avotcja speaking at microphoneLifetime Achievement Award for Poetry is given by the City of Berkeley to AVOTCJA JILTONILRO

Invocation by ADAM DAVID MILLER.

Avottcja speaking at microphone (right).

Readings by:

NANETTE DEETZ, TIM DONNELLY, ROSA LANE, BARUCH PORRAS-HERNANDEZ,
and by Milvia Street journal poets:
WILFRED GALILA, NUSAIBAH COLEMAN, MICHAEL HARTMAN & FRED DODSWORTH
Come early and put your name in the hat for an Open Mike slot!!!

Sharon Coleman at mike
Sharon Coleman at mike

The Berkeley Poetry Festival is co-directed by MK Chavez and Sharon Coleman.

It was founded by Louis Cuneo and Marcia Poole.

It is co-sponsored by the City of Berkeley, Councilperson Kriss Worthington & Berkeley City College.

 

 

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Milvia Street in the Community, Tuesday, April 8, 2014: Milvia Street Authors Read at Moe’s Books

19 February 2014

On Tuesday April 8, Milvia Street authors will read at Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley from 7:30-9 pm. Join us for a wonderful and fulfilling evening.

 

Readers include:

 

Judy Maher

Kayla Sussell

Diana Arnold

Jim Barnard

Wilfred Galila

Tomas Moniz

Fred Dodsworth

 

Brad and Wilfred holding a copy of the 2013 Journal
Brad Penner (left) and Wilfred Galila
John Panzer and Tomas Moniz smiling for the camera
John Panzer (left) and Tomas Moniz
Miliva Crew holding copies of the Milvia Street Art & Literary Journal 2013
Milvia Crew holding copies of the
Milvia Street Art & Literary Journal 2013:
Nusaibah Coleman (president, center),
Wilfred Galila (left), and Michael Hartman

 

 

 

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Milvia Street in the Community, Friday, March 7, 2014: Milvia Street Authors Read at University Press Books

19 February 2014

Milvia Street authors will read on Friday, March 7, 2014, at University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, from 6-7:30pm. Please join us for an evening of enlightenment.

 

Readers include:

 

Nusaibah Coleman

Arisa White

John Panzer

Barbar Campbell

Sharee Rivera Maya

Eli Elbogen
John Panzer and Tomas Moniz smiling for the camera
John Panzer (left) and Tomas Moniz
Miliva Crew holding copies of the Milvia Street Art & Literary Journal 2013
Milvia Crew holding copies of the
Milvia Street Art & Literary Journal 2013:
Nusaibah Coleman (president, center),
Wilfred Galila (left), and Michael Hartman

 

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11th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival Sat., May 11, 2013 from 1-4:30 pm in the Berkeley City College Auditorium

8 May 2013

JOIN US!

Berkeley Councilperson Kriss Worthington will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary Rudge, poet, educator, journalist, TV and radio producer, artist.

 

Enjoy a reading by—

Milani Pelley, John Rowe, Sayre Quevedo, Paul Corman Roberts, Odelia Galvan Rodríguez, Owen Hill, Cyrus Armajani, giovanni singleton, Yuko Leong, Kimberly Satterfield, Terry Taplin, John Oliver Simon, Judy Juanita, Oscar Bermeo, Jim Barnard, Carla Kandinsky, Barbara Campbell, Mary J. Dacorro, and Patricia France.

 

Hosted by Richard Silberg

Invocation by Jack & Adelle Foley

 

Also enjoy an art exhibit by Benny Alba, Nora Aoyagi, Alexis Babayan, Craig Baxter, Barry Ebner, Jon Garaizar, Mariangela Le Thanh, Carmen McNall, Valerie Vargas, Sam Vaughan, Marko Yamagata and artists from the Frank Bette Art Center.

 

Many of the poets and artists are or have been Berkeley City College or Laney students or instructors!!!!

 

 

The even takes place at Berkeley City College auditorium, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley. Just ½ block from Bart and buses.

 

Sponsored by BCC’s art and literary journal Milvia Street

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Moe’s Books hosts a reading, Tues., May 7, 2013, 7:30 – 9 pm

9 April 2013

Milvia Street 2012 in the Community

 

Moe’s Books hosts a reading for
Milvia Street, Berkeley City College’s art and literary journal

 

Come and hear

 

Tomas Moniz

Fred Dodsworth

Dale Jensen

Alexa Elise Patridge

Shanna Hullaby

Gay Sweet Scott

 

Hosted by Sharon Coleman

 

Tuesday May 7, 2013

Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley

7:30-9pm, Free.

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Reading at University Press Books on Friday, March 15, 6 – 7:30 PM

7 March 2013

University Press Books will host a reading by BCC’s Milvia Street Art and Literary Magazine authors. Sponsored by BCC’s Milvia Street Club, the event takes place 6-7:30 p.m., Fri., Mar. 15 at 2430 Bancroft Way, between Dana St. and Sather Rd., in Berkeley. The event is free and open to the public. For details contact Sharon Coleman at scoleman@peralta.edu.

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Poetry Express Hosts a Reading of Milvia Street Poets Plus an Open Mike on Jan. 28

22 January 2013

Milvia Street Poets readings plus  Open Mike on Monday, January 28, 2013 at Priya Indian Cuisine, 7-9 PM.

Come share a poem and hear:

Shanna Hullaby
Sharmini Wijeyesekera
Hao C. Tran
G. S. Scott
Michael Noel

Hosted by Milvia contributor Jim Barnard
Priya Indian Cuisine, 2072 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, (just south of University Avenue), 7-9pm, Free. 10% off the tab if you mention that you came for the Poetry

The image is “Caged Birds” by Rosa Lane RLane Caged Birds from Milvia Street

 

 

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