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

1974 ~~~ 43-Year Anniversary ~~~ 2017

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 2017:

November 4, December 2
 
3:00 - 5:00 PM



STRAWBERRY CREEK LODGE
1320 Addison St., Berkeley, CA
 
Addison is one block south of and parallel to University Ave.
between Acton & Bonar St.
Parking on the street (NOT in the S.C.L. parking lot)

Check in at the front desk and you will be directed to the meeting location
(usually Movie Room, or backyard garden)
 
All Ages Welcome
 
Come and enjoy a friendly and informal read-around --
3-5 minutes per poet/reader, or "just listening" is fine too :-)



 
After the reading, join us for dinner if you'd like at a nearby restaurant


 
 
 
 



SPECIAL POETALK READING EVENT:

Saturday, November 11, 3:00-5:00 PM 

at the TAREA HALL PITTMAN SOUTH BRANCH, BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 
1901 Russell St., Berkeley (a short walk from Ashby BART station). 

The event will feature readings from POETALK contributors (2016-Summer2017 Edition), including: 
ELIZABETH ALFORD, AL AVERBACH, JAN DEDERICK, STEPHEN KOPEL, 
JEANNE LUPTON, BRITT PETER, LISA SMALL, GARY TURCHIN. 

There will also be an OPEN MIC with approx. 15 slots at three minutes per poet – 
come early at 2:45 to put your name in the open mic lottery hat. 

Light refreshments will be served. 

This FREE event is open to the public and is not sponsored by the Berkeley Public Library.




BAPC's 38th 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  
 
  

 

BAPC OFFICERS 2017-2018
(re-elected Fall 2017)
 
John Rowe, President
Wulf Losee, Vice-president
Jan Dederick, Treasurer
Elana Levy, Secretary

David Erdreich, Board Member-At-Large


Strawberry Creek Lodge Liaisons:
Jeanne Lupton, David Erdreich

 

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

(510) 527-9905