After a heady month of being named a finalist for the $10,000 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, I’m now headed to San Francisco for two shows next week.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, I’ll be at City Lights Bookstore, with two special guests: Vladimir Dupre, 94, who was executive secretary of the Fine Arts Group; and Chuck Davis, 91, who taught the Fine Arts founders how to set type and run a printer. Both men have wonderful memories and colorful stories to tell. The event will be hosted by Steve Dickison, director of The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University. Come by for this rare opportunity to have your copy of Here on the Edge signed by two members of the Fine Arts Group!
Friday, Oct. 17, Vlad and I will be at Books, Inc. in Berkeley. That evening will feature a more in-depth slideshow and Vlad will share his memories of the camp and its effects on the ensuing generations.
These are the only two shows in the Bay Area this year. Spread the word!