Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry at the 14th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival!!! We are honoring John Oliver Simon, poet, educator, translator, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Councilperson Kriss Worthington will bestow the honor.
It’s Saturday May 14th from 11:30 to 4:30pm in the 5th floor Student Lounge At Berkeley City College.
We’ll also have a star-studded reading featuring Marvin K. White, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Roxane Beth Johnson, Missy Church, Vernon Keeve III, Kwan Booth. J. K. Fowler, Ruby Spies, Freddy Gutierrez, Candy Shue, Raina J. León, Elizabeth Treadwell.
We’ll celebrate Milvia Street, BCC’s art and literary journal with readers TS Walker, GS Scott, Sherry Wilson and Anthony Abuan.
Joyce Jenkins will open the reading by invoking the muse.
We’ll have a drawing for 3 open mic slots.
Baruch Porras-Hernandez is our fabulous host.
Music by Harriet Poznansky.
A small book fair with local publishers
It’s all free and with complimentary organic refreshments
Brought to you by co-directors MK Chavez & Sharon Coleman.
Co-sponsored by the City of Berkeley and Berkeley City College!!!