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Celebrate Oakland Writers: “Oakland Word Kick-off Celebration”

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Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE

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Celebrate local Oakland writers at the “Oakland Word Kick-off Celebration” at the Oakland Main Library

With words and music by:

  • Award-winning novelist DANIEL ALARCÓN (pictured), author of Lost City Radio and War by Candlelight
  • Poet and writer TENNESSEE REED, author of Spell Albuquerque: Memoir of a “Difficult” Student and multiple poetry collections
  • Our exceptional Oakland Word instructors, LINDA GONZÁLEZ, CLAIRE LIGHT, CARRIE LEILAM LOVE and BISOLA MARIGNAY
  • Beats provided by DJ MAX CHAMP

Daniel Alarcón is author of two works of fiction, War by Candlelight (2006 PEN/Hemingway Award Finalist) and Lost City Radio, a novel published in more than a dozen countries. He is Associate Editor of Etiqueta Negra, an award-winning magazine published in his native Lima, Peru, and Visting Scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley. He has won numerous prizes, including a Whiting Award (2004), Guggenheim and Lannan Fellowships (2007), and a National Magazine Award (2008). He lives in Oakland.

Tennessee Reed is the author of five poetry collections and a memoir. Ms. Reed has read around the Continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, England, the Netherlands, Germany and Japan. She is currently working on a novella and a sixth poetry collection. She has received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and her M.F.A from Mills College. Ms. Reed is the managing editor of Konch Magazine and the secretary of PEN Oakland.

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