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Poetry & Pizza with Julia Vinograd & Judy Wells

Friday, May 05, 2006
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Glenn Ingersoll
Location Details:
Escape from New York Pizza
333 Bush St (at Montgomery)

POETRY & PIZZA meets the first Friday of each month
at Escape from New York Pizza, 333 Bush at Montgomery
(Montgomery BART or Sutter/Stockton Parking Garage)
in downtown San Francisco and offers free pizza to all

Donations of $5 benefit an organization of the poets' choice.
This reading benefits BERKELEY FOOD & HOUSING PROJECT.

JULIA VINOGRAD is a Berkeley street poet. She has published 51 books of poetry, and won the American Book Award of the Before Columbus Foundation. She has three poetry CD collections: Bubbles and Bones, Eye of the Hand, and The Book of Jerusalem. She received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. She received the 2004 Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award from the City of Berkeley. She was one of the four editors of the anthology New American Underground Poetry Volume1: The Babarians of San Francisco - Poets from Hell.

JUDY WELLS was born in San Francisco and raised in Martinez, California. Her seventh book of poetry, Call Home, was published by Scarlet Tanager Books in 2005. Her other books are Everything Irish; The Calling: Twentieth Century Women Artists; The Part-time Teacher; Jane, Jane; Albuquerque Winter; and I Have Berkeley. She has read her poetry all over the place from the famed bookstore, Shakespeare & Co. in Paris, to the famed Caffé Med in Berkeley. She was a featured reader in the Berkeley Poetry Festival, 2006, and has published her poems in many journals, most recently Feile-Festa, a new Mediterranean/Celtic literary arts journal. Judy is co-editor of The Berkeley Literary Women's Revolution: Essays from Marsha's Salon, McFarland, 2005, a book which explores the rambunctious beginnings in the 70s of Women's Studies on the UC Berkeley campus, where Judy received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. She is currently a faculty member of the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at St. Mary's College of California and lives in Berkeley.

BERKELEY FOOD & HOUSING PROJECT provides emergency food and shelter, transitional housing and assistance, and long-term housing placement with support services to homeless individuals and families. For 35 years, Berkeley Food & Housing Project (BFHP) has worked to ease and end the crisis of homelessness for men, women, and children in the Berkeley community. With seven programs ranging from free meal service to permanent supportive housing, BFHP provides a continuum of care to accommodate a broad spectrum of specialized needs. BFHP also assists low-income and homeless individuals with needs and disabilities that are not effectively met by mainstream social services. The agency’s hallmark is to provide services with compassion to foster a nurturing, healing environment that can effectively end an individual’s cycle of homelessness.
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