Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Alameda Island Poets Reading — January 4, 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Poets!

We are beginning the New Year, January 4, 2012 with a very special Featured Reader. Rafael Jesús Gónzalez, professor of literature and creative writing has taught at the University of Oregon, Western State College of Colorado, Central Washington State University, University of Texas, El Paso (as a visiting professor of Philosophy) and at Laney College, Oakland, where he founded the Dept. of Mexican and Latin American Studies. He has also taught in the k-12 elementary and high schools as part of the Poets in the Classroom program. His poetry and articles appear in reviews and anthologies in the U.S., Mexico and abroad. In 1996 he was named "Poet in Residence" at the Oakland Museum. In 2005, he was invited to read his poetry and present a paper at the World Congress of Poets in Tai'an, Province of Shandong, China. In 2006, he was named Universal Ambassador of Peace, Universal Ambassador Peace Circle, Geneva, Switzerland. In 2007 he presented a paper and read his poetry at the 8 Encuentro Literario Internacional aBrace in Montevideo, Uruguay, and in 2008 he read his poetry in Havana, Cuba. In October, 2009 he was honored by the City of Berkeley for his life's work in writing, art, teaching, activism for social justice and peace, and community work. He currently sits on the Latino Advisory Council of the Oakland Museum. His book of moon poems La musa lunática/The Lunatic Muse was published by Pandemonium Press, Berkeley in 2009.

We are very honored to host
Rafael Jesús González
as our first Featured Reader for 2012
January 4

he will be accompanied on the flute by
Gerardo Omar Marín

(musician, ritualist,
Restorative Justice, Environmental, & Food Justice activist)

Featured Reader from 7:00 - 7:35pm

Open Mic until 9:00pm.

Light Refreshments will be served.

Books Inc, 1344 Park St.

Alameda, California 94501

Books Inc is located at 1344 Park St., Alameda, 94501
telephone (510) 522-2226 or (510) 995-8698
Parking is available at the public lot on Oak St. near the intersection of Oak St. and Central St. Also a public lot (free after 6pm) located directly across from the Alameda Theater. Street parking is also available.

Alameda Island Poets
is a multicultural, multigenerational reading series.
All are welcomed and invited to include your voice!

Nanette Bradley Deetz
Coordinator, Reading Series


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