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

1974 ~~~ 46th Anniversary ~~~ 2020

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 2020:

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

but online Zoom readings in the works starting this fall
(let us know if you're interested)

Be well and safe everyone! 
And keep in touch.


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The International Art Museum of America (San Francisco) 
has invited BAPC to collaborate on a virtual poetry night for the Museum. 

This will be a live recorded event. Date and details to be discussed. 
If you're interested in participating, send via email 
a brief bio, sample poem and contact info to:  bapc.poetalk@gmail.com 
We will forward it the Museum's Program & Events Assistant for consideration. 
"We don't have a particular subject or criteria in mind, 
other than just an appreciation for museums and artists. 
We also do receive a range of age groups attending our live events 
so both youth and adults could be attending. 
Other than that, we like to leave it up to your creative expression."




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  
 
  

 

BAPC OFFICERS 2019-2020
(Elected / re-elected Fall 2019)
 
John Rowe, President
Britt Peter, Vice-president
Jan Dederick, Treasurer
Elana Levy, Secretary

David Erdreich, Board Member-At-Large
Denise Collette, 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