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BAY AREA POETS COALITION
BAPC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer organization (est. 1974) in Northern California.

1974 ~~~ 47th Anniversary ~~~ 2021

BAPC publishes POETALK, a small press poetry journal, 
conducts an ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST 
(open for entries September 1 - November 15)
and (along with sponsoring special events in the San Francisco Bay Area)
hosts an OPEN POETRY READING the first Saturday (typically) of every month in Berkeley, California.



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BAPC OPEN POETRY READING
 

Upcoming First Saturday Readings in 2021:

As of April 2020, no in-person open readings scheduled 
due to COVID-19

Join us for online Zoom readings, 
every first Saturday


(send an email to get added to the list
and receive the Zoom info)

Be well and safe everyone! 
And keep in touch.


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BAPC's 40th ANNUAL CONTEST
 




Maggi H. Meyer
(February 1, 1916 - June 19, 2006)
"Tireless Worker" for BAPC
2005 Photo by Jannie Dresser, Berkeley, CA  

 



In Memoriam:
 
MARY RUDGE

March 30, 1928 - January 19, 2014


Long-time BAPC Member  







Message Bringer Woman: Carol Lee Sanchez 1934–2011

by Bill Vartnaw  
 
  

 

BAY AREA POETS COALITION
1791 Solano Ave. #A11
Berkeley, CA 94707-2209

(510) 859-7734