POETRY AT BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE
Come join us for poetry by BCC students, guest poets from the community and an open mike. We’ll also have free refreshments, book give away for the first students who come, and books by the poets for sale.
6:30–9pm in the STUDENTS LOUNGE, 5th floor.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Tuesday April 24, 2018
Vernon Keeve III is a Virginia born writer that California molded into an educator. He lives and teaches in Oakland. His purpose is to teach the next generation the importance of relaying their personal narratives, sharing their experiences, and taking control of their destinies. He holds a MFA from California College of the Arts, and a Masters in Teaching Literature from Bard College. He is the author of Southern Migrant Mixtape, a poetic memoir, just published by Nomadic Press.
Thursday May 10, 2018
Cave Canem graduate fellow Arisa White received her MFA from UMass, Amherst, and is the author of Black Pearl, Post Pardon, Hurrah’s Nest, and A Penny Saved. Her recent collection You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened was a nominee for the 29th Lambda Literary Award and the chapbook “Fishing Walking” and Other Bedtime Stories for My Wife won Daniel Handler’s inaugural Per Diem Poetry Prize. As the creator of the Beautiful Things Project, Arisa curates cultural events and artistic collaborations that center narratives of queer and trans people of color. She serves on the board of directors for Nomadic Press and is a faculty advisor at Goddard College. arisawhite.com
Berkeley City College has partnered with the local Food Pantry to provide fresh produce to students, free of charge!
Please bring your own bag.
Mondays noon – 3 p.m. throughout the Spring 2018 semester, in the Atrium.