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March 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0Free
Please join us for an afternoon of poetry!
We meet the fourth Saturday every month.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
at Gearbox Gallery
770 West Grand Avenue, Oakland.
Poetry Feature: Clive Matson. Clive began his career as a poet among the Beats in 1960s Greenwich Village. He was mentored and influenced by Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners,
Diane di Prima and Herbert Huncke. He is the author of 9 volumes of poetry and the creative writing text “Let The Crazy Child Write!” and has been a creative writing teacher for 30 years. He frequently performs his works in Bay Area reading venues and will perform excerpts from his newest poem, “Hello Paradise, Paradise Good-bye”. The long poem was premiered last year in Paris, France, the city of Climate Accord, and treats the topic of modern day threats of extinction and civil unrest. Clive is the recipient of the Berkeley Lifetime Achievement in Poetry Award in 2012, was named the Best East Bay Writing Teacher in 2006 and received a PEN Oakland Josephine Miles National Award in 2003. To learn more, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Matson and http://matsonpoet.com/
Please join us for Clive’s reading, along with an open mic.
The poetry reading is from 2 – 4 pm, with open mic sign-up starting at 1:30.
Hosted by David Zeltzer, firstname.lastname@example.org.