Squaw Valley Community of Writers Poetry Reading Benefit
On Friday, July 20, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., Jimmy Santiago Baca, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Sharon Olds, and Claudia Rankine will read their poetry the Starr King Room at the First Unitarian Universalist Center of San Francisco (1187 Franklin Street at Geary).
This benefit reading will raise money for the Poetry Scholarship Fund at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Books donated by the poets and their publishers will be available for purchase before and after the reading, and the poets will be available to sign books after the reading.
This will mark the 16th year for this annual benefit event, and every year it is a standing-room-only success. All proceeds will benefit the Poetry Workshop Scholarship Fund, enabling talented writers to attend the week-long poetry writing workshop held each year in Squaw Valley, California.
It is the goal of this program to support both established and emerging writers of talent who would benefit from working with their peers at the Poetry Week at Squaw Valley.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and seating is general admission. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Premium Seating (An unreserved seat in the first 3 rows): $30
General Admission: $20
Group discounts are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Don't miss this chance to hear some of the USA's greatest living poets read their work!
Squaw Valley Community of Writers is a non-profit organization.
POETS APPEARING AT BENEFIT:
ROBERT HASS is a poet, translator and essayist. His books of poetry include Sun Under Wood: New Poems, Human Wishes, Praise, and Field Guide. He has also co-translated several volumes of poetry with Czeslaw Milosz, most recently A Second Space; and is author or editor of several other collections of essays and translations, including The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa; and Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry. His new book of poems, as yet untitled, will be published by Ecco and, for HeyDay Books, he recently co-edited, with Jessica Fisher, The Addison Street Anthology: Berkeley's Poetry Walk. He served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997 and is currently a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. He was the guest editor of the 2001 edition of Best American Poetry. Awarded a MacArthur Genius Fellowship, and the National Book Critics Circle Award twice, he is a professor of English at UC Berkeley.
SHARON OLDS is the author of several books of poetry, including Blood, Tin, Straw; The Wellspring; The Father; The Gold Cell; and The Dead and the Living. Her 2002 collection, The Unswept Room, chosen as the Lamont Poetry Selection by The Academy of American Poets, received the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent collect
Starr King Room at the First Unitarian Universalist Center of San Francisco
1187 Franklin Street at Geary
San Francisco, CA 94109
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