Monday, February 2, 2015

Fightn' Words reading Tuesday, Feb. 10


PEN Oakland invites the public to a free reading from their ground-breaking anthology Fightin’ Words: 
25 Years of Provocative Poetry and Prose  
from “The Blue-Collar” PEN

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

 Berkeley City College Auditorium

2050 Center Street

Berkeley, California

Award-winning authors Lucille Lang Day, Jack and 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

Publication Date:        October 6, 2014
ISBN:                          978-0-615-96797-4 
Paperback:                   6x9, 200 Pages 
Price:                           $18.00 
Distributors:                Ingram and Baker & Taylor or direct from 
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