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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Poetry Reading/Open Mic
March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eastwind Books of Berkeley celebrates Women’s History Month with Asian American Poets Laureate. Aileen Cassinetto and Maw Shein Win will lead a poetry reading followed by an open mic and everyone is welcome to join!
About the Poets:
Aileen Cassinetto is the current Poet Laureate of San Mateo County. Widely anthologized, Aileen is the author of the poetry collections, Traje de Boda and The Pink House of Purple Yam Preserves & Other Poems, as well as three chapbooks through Moria Books’ acclaimed Locofo series. She is also the publisher of Paloma Press, an independent literary press established in 2016 which is set to release its 19th book in Spring 2020. aileencassinetto.com
Maw Shein Win is a poet, editor, and educator who lives and teaches in the Bay Area. Her poetry chapbooks are Ruins of a glittering palace (SPA/Commonwealth Projects) and Score and Bone (Nomadic Press, 2016). Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018. She was a 2019 Visiting Scholar in the Department of English at UC Berkeley. Win is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito (2016 – 2018), and her poetry collection Storage Unit for the Spirit House will be published by Omnidawn in Fall 2020. mawsheinwin.com