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

1974 ~~~ 40-Year Anniversary ~~~ 2014

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.



To view or download BAPC's monthly email newsletter:  CLICK HERE





BAPC OPEN POETRY READING
 

Upcoming First Saturday Readings in 2016:

October 1, November 5, December 3
 
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


 
 
 
 


On Sunday, May 29, 2016, 1:00-4:30 PM

BAPC presented a special biennial poetry event 

at the SAN FRANCISCO MAIN LIBRARY

and featured: 

WULF LOSEE, TOM ODEGARD, and RICHARD SANDERELL

(selected by lottery) 

followed by 19 poets reading during the OPEN MIC.


THANKS to all who participated in this event! 




BAPC's 37th 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 2015-2016
(re-elected Fall 2015)
 
John Rowe, President
Wulf Losee, Vice-president
Jan Dederick, Treasurer
Dan Gellepes, Secretary

David Erdreich & Elana Levy, Board Members-At-Large

Robert Collet Tricaro, Board Member Emeritus
 
 
Strawberry Creek Lodge Liaisons:
Jeanne Lupton, David Erdreich

 

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

(510) 527-9905

 


 
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John Rowe,
Aug 31, 2016, 10:27 PM
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John Rowe,
Dec 2, 2012, 9:30 AM
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