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Saturday, October 12 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
20 in 20 El Cerrito: Poets Laureate at the Library

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A poetry reading from six current and former El Cerrito poets laureate. Featuring Rebecca Black, Aileen Casinetto, Dani Gabriel, Ciera-Jevae Gordon, and Lisa Rosenberg. Hosted by Maw Shein Win. FREE

Authors and Participants
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Rebecca Black

Rebecca Black’s first book, “Cottonlandia,” won a Juniper Prize from the University of Massachusetts Press. “Hers is a poetry full of promise and pain, migrating from Otis Redding to nanotechnology,“ writes New Yorkerpoetry editor Kevin Young.  A former Wallace Stegner... Read More →
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Aileen Cassinetto

In October 2018, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors appointed Aileen Cassinetto to the honorary post of Poet Laureate. Aileen is the third (and first Asian American) Poet Laureate of San Mateo County and will serve a two-year term beginning on January 1, 2019. Her role as Poet... Read More →
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Dani Gabriel

Dani Gabriel is a poet and writer whose work explores themes of redemption, resurrection, poverty, mental illness, queerness, justice, child rearing, and joy. She is a long time teacher, fundraiser, and activist.
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Ciera-Jevae Gordon

Ciera-Jevae is a Richmond native, serving as one of the Poets' Laureate of Richmond, California. She is a recently published author of Unto Ivy's rib, a collection of poetry dedicated to her six year old sister exploring Black girlhood & Black womanhood. Her work focuses on the... Read More →
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Maw Shein Win

Maw Shein Win's chapbook Score and Bone is on Nomadic Press (2016). Her collection Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018. Maw is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito (2016 - 2018), and her forthcoming book of poetry will be published by Omnidawn in 2020.
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Lisa Rosenberg

Lisa Rosenberg is the author of A Different Physics, winner of the Red Mountain Poetry Prize. She holds degrees in physics and creative writing, and served as 2017-2018 Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, California. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she worked... Read More →

Saturday October 12, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
El Cerrito Library
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