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BAWP's Monthly Reading Series in Berkeley
A monthly literary reading series featuring Bay Area Writing Project Teacher Consultants and other local writers reading from their own work.
2035 Ashby Avenue at Adeline in Berkeley (very close to Ashby BART)
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Jannie M. Dresser is a Bay Area poet with Central Valley roots. Workers' Compensation: Poems of Labor & the Working Life is her testament to the many jobs she has held and the hard labor of others. She is the co-founder and publisher of the Bay Area Poets Seasonal Review, and founder/publisher of Sugartown Publishing (http://sugartownpublishing.com). She also hosts free poetry salons held in the East Bay. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meredith Pike-Baky is a teacher trainer and writer with many years’ experience working with students and teachers in the U.S. and overseas. Meredith has written several textbooks, most recently the Silver Edition of Mosaic I and II Writing, for McGraw Hill’s Interactions-Mosaic series as well as two books for writing teachers, Prompted to Write and Rain, Steam & Speed. She teaches a popular writing course for teachers through the Bay Area Writing Project at UC Berkeley each summer. When she is not planning a workshop, teaching a course or working on her memoir about early experiences in Africa, she is tending her garden or hiking in the hills around her home in northern California. Meredith started teaching as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa, in 1971.
Light refreshments available for small donation. Open mic will follow featured readers as time allows. We hope you will join us!