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Wednesday, August 25 – 7:30pm
An Evening with Judith Bernhard:
Reading & Interview with Silvi Alcivar

Judy will read her work, and be quizzed for your benefit about her work and her attitudes by Silvi Alcivar. We imagine Silvi might be prompted to read a few of her own poems along the way.

Live in the shop and viewable as a live stream on YouTube or Facebook!

Judith Ayn Bernhard is a founding member and past chair of Marin Poetry Center and is the author of the poetry collection, Prisoners of Culture. A former Berlitz School of Languages instructor and translator, her literary translations and poems have appeared in numerous anthologies. She lives with her husband, Byron Spooner, in San Francisco where she teaches writing and occasionally gives public readings of her work.

Silvi is a lover of typewriters, Sufjan Stevens, bunnies, jellyfish, wild parrots, San Francisco, old people, and wind. Her poetry lives in the moment two strangers meet over her red royal typewriter–the anonymity an invitation to speak, the typewriter keys a willing listener. As poet and owner of The Poetry Store, Silvi writes and sells custom poetry on-demand and as art. In addition to selling tens of thousands of poems worldwide, she has performed her work on stage and radio, as well as exhibited in galleries throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2005, Silvi has also dedicated herself to teaching poetry classes for the elderly. She holds degrees in writing and art from Cornell University and Penn State. To learn more and buy her work, visit or follow her @thepoetrystore.


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