Laborfest/Faisal

Monday, July 18, 7:00 pm

Michael Koch & Willie Lizarraga
followed by an open mic

POETS! 1st & 3rd Mondays

Willie Lizarraga, shown here, was born and raised in Peru, arriving in the Bay Area as a teenager in the 1970s.  He teaches at Berkeley City College, and has won awards for  his prose fiction. Read at this link an account of a recent reading by Lizarraga at Counterpulse, where he recounted the 1978 beginnings of San Francisco’s annual Carnaval celebration.

As for Michael Koch, more soon… we heard him here last year, and were mightily impressed, but we’ll have to track him down for a photo and biographical details.

In any case, a good reading is assured, and you’re welcome to join in the open mic.  Jerry Ferraz is our host, and Carlota del Portillo and Priya Kailath have pitched in to allows us to offer the poets a small honorarium in this series…

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Hot off the press from your neighborhood bookshop just in time for the lame duck period. 75 million voters, and counting, have rejected fascism and lies. 70 million haven’t yet made that commitment. Bully Goat’s Bluff might change a few of their minds.

Fits nicely in an invitation envelope for mailing. Fits in a pocket as well.

~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~

$15 and worth every penny
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