Literary

What's Happening at Berkeley Rep? Paradise Square @Central

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

In an ongoing series, docents from the renowned Berkeley Repertory Theatre talk about the current production.  Come hear about the world premiere of "Paradise Square", a new musical based on the music of Stephen Foster, set in 1863 New York City's Five Points neighborhood.  The 45 minute presentation includes time for questions.

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Guest Poet James Cagney @Claremont

James Cagney is a poet from Oakland. He has performed in venues and museums throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. His first book, Black Steel Magnolias In The Hour of Chaos Theory, is available from Oakland's own Nomadic Press. James will read his poems, then sit for an interview; audience discussion will follow the interview. A month before the reading a free chapbook of James Cagney's poems will be available at all BPL branches. James Cagney is the 11th poet in Claremont's Clearly Meant series. 

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Reading with Virgie Tovar @West

Join us as Virgie reads from her new book "You Have the Right to Remain Fat.” Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed.  But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it―and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again.                      

Mrs. Dalloway's Book Store will be on site to sell Ms. Tovar’s books.

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