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“The Public Gardens: Poems & History” Book Reading | Melrose

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Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Center for History and Community | 2488 Coolidge Ave, Oakland

Event Details

Linda Norton, writer and artist, will read from her book The Public Gardens: Poems & History, and from new work she’s made in connection with the project “Home and Away: Oakland, California Prisons, and the Geography of the Heart.”

She’ll also give a slide presentation about photography and history on Saturday, February 20, 6-7:30 at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park’s Center for History and Community. The “Home and Away” project seeks to fill an informational (and an emotional) void by raising questions about the paradoxes of American history, ideas about freedom and equality, and the huge increase in the prison population in California in the past thirty years.

Dialogue and Q and A will follow the presentation. The Home and Away exhibit is now showing in the site’s historic house museum at 2465 34th Ave., 230-530 pm Wed through Saturday, and can be viewed before the reading on February 20.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Lectures & Workshops, Literature
Address: 2488 Coolidge Ave, Oakland