“Race as Context” Speaker Series w/ BIPOC California Writers
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
Sunday, May 16, 1-3pm Pacific time
We are so excited to offer a unique opportunity for members to join in this timely discussion. Panelists are California BIPOC writers from many vantage points including:
A Millenial with his first complete manuscript.
Authors with years of experience helping others in their craft.
A recent award-winning MFA graduate newly arrived to California.
A mid-career writer publishing fiction prose for the first time.
And, San Francisco’s 7th Poet Laureate, whose work and life have shone like a high beacon illuminating the country from here in the Bay.
Please come enjoy an illuminating conversation between Alex Sato, Gabriel Campbell, Jhon Valdes Klinger, and Kim Shuck, moderated by member Ellen McBarnette. This diverse and talented group of writers and poets will share their perspectives on race as context, and inspire discussion and exploration for others.
Ellen McBarnette is a CWC Berkeley member and active in the Afrosurrealist Writers Workshop of Oakland and the Women’s National Book Association SF Branch. Learn more about Ellen at about.me/ellenmcbarnette.
Jhon Valdes Klinger is an Afro-Latinx writer born in Colombia and raised in New York. He holds an MFA from The New School. His work has been published in the 12 Street Journal, Ipstori App, Monsters of the Bronx, and Acentos Review.
Kim Shuck served as the 7th poet laureate of San Francisco. Shuck is author of seven books, editor or assistant editor of a handful of anthologies, and appears in a few dozen anthologies edited by other people. Learn more about Kim at KimShuck.com.
Gabriel Campbell graduated with a minor in Creative Writing. He has completed his first novel, Love, Legends, and Legacies, Book One of The Keita Daze and is seeking representation. He lives in Oakland.
Alex Sato’s short stories and novels are often placed in Northern California where he’s lived for his entire life. His preferred genres are horror, fantasy and sci fi. Learn more about Alex at QuantumKatana.com.
Presented by California Writers Club – Berkeley