Upcoming Events

April, 2017

Wednesday, April 12
6:30 pm
The Holloway Series in Poetry presents Douglas Kearney

D37 - Hearst Field Annex

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Wednesday, April 19
6:30 pm
The Holloway Series in Poetry presents Morgan Parker

D37 - Hearst Field Annex

The Holloway Series in Poetry presents Morgan Parker

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Affiliated Events

April, 2017

Thursday, April 06
12:00 pm
Lunch Poems presents devorah major

Morrison Room - Doe Library

devorah major served as San Francisco’s third Poet Laureate from 2002 to 2006. In addition to her four poetry books including where river meets ocean, street smarts (winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Excellence Award), she has published four poetry chapbooks, two novels including An Open Weave (winner of the ALA Black Caucus First Novel Award), and two biographies for young adults. In 2016, City Lights Publishing will release her new poetry collection and then we became. major’s poetry has been recorded on four CDs and she performs nationally and internationally with and without musicians. She is Poet-in-Residence at San Francisco’s Fine Arts Museums and a Senior Adjunct Professor in Diversity Studies at California College for the Arts.

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Thursday, April 13
5:00 pm
Story Hour presents Shanthi Sekaran

Morrison Room - Doe Library

Shanthi Sekaran’s forthcoming novel, Lucky Boy, has been praised as "richly layered" and "superbly crafted". Due for release in January 2017, the novel tells the story of a young undocumented Mexican woman who finds her fate unexpectedly entwined with that of a Berkeley couple. Her first novel, The Prayer Room, came out in 2009. Sekaran now lives in Berkeley and teaches writing at California College of the Arts.

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May, 2017

Thursday, May 04
12:00 pm
Lunch Poems presents a student reading

Morrison Room - Doe Library

One of the year’s most lively events, the student reading includes winners of the following prizes: Academy of American Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and Yang, as well as students nominated by Berkeley’s creative writing faculty, Lunch Poems volunteers, and representatives from student publications.

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Thursday, May 04
5:00 pm
Story Hour presents a student reading

Morrison Room - Doe Library

Story Hour in the Library celebrates the writers in our campus community with an annual student reading. The event will feature short excerpts of work by winners of the year’s biggest prose prizes, Story Hour in the Library interns, and faculty nominees.

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