BLENDS SOCIAL ACTIVISM AND LITERATURE
from their ground-breaking anthology
Fightin’ Words: 25 Years of Provocative Poetry & Prose from “The Blue-Collar” PEN
6:30 — 9:00 PM
Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street
Award-winning authors Lucille Lang Day, Jack & Adelle Foley, Rafael Jesús González, Kirk Lumpkin, Mary Mackey, devorah major, Kim McMillon, Claire Ortalda,
Tony Rodríguez, Floyd Salas, &
Richard Silberg will read.
Sharon Coleman will emcee this event.
This is an opportunity to meet many of the diverse cultural voices that are highlighted in this groundbreaking new work edited by Judith Cody, Kim McMillon & Claire Ortalda.
For more information, please call (510) 681-5652.
Advance Praise for Fightin’ Words:
“A tide of swelling voices that dare to speak up
against the con-fines of official narratives
and connect with the growing silenced masses.”—
Genny Lim, author of Paper Gods and Rebels
“Literary artists who otherwise would be below
the radar of exposure have PEN Oakland to thank
for relentless cultural activism on our behalf.” —
Eugene B. Redmond, founding editor, Drumvoices Revue
“Lyrical insight and the arc of human thought
for a new and possible world
create this amazing anthology.” —
Nina Serrano, host of KPFA’s Open Book: Poet to Poet
ISBN: 978-0-615-96797-4 Paperback:
Pages Price: 6x9, 200 $18.00
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