Alameda, California

ORGANIZER:  Sharon Coleman

CONTACT: backyardpoems@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION: Jeanne Lupton, Sharon Coleman, Rosa Lane, Kimberly Satterfield & Carla Kandinsky are organizing a reading with the theme “Backyards: Poets for Local Change.”

It will take place at Frank Bette’s Center for the Arts in Alameda, California thanks to Jeanne Lupton. (510) 523-6957

Saturday, September 24 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru at Lincoln in Alameda, CA

Ten poets who work professionally or voluntarily for local change read from their accomplished works of poetry.

Cyrus Armajani–teaches literacy in Alameda Co. Juvenile Hall

Mary J Dacorro–tutor extraordinaire at Laney College

Anita Garriott–critic of mental welfare programs

Kimberly Satterfield–social worker

Clauda Castro Luna–former Oakland school teacher

Milani Pelley–poetry workshop leader for under-served youth

Carla Kandinsky–writing workshop leader for adults on fixed incomes

Sari Friedman–former community college instructor

Lenore Weiss–union political action committee leader

Oscar Bermeo–Oakland school employee and poetry workshop leader for
under-served youth

Hosted by Sharon Coleman and facilitated by Jeanne Lupton

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