Ages 8 and up. All skill levels welcome. Learn how to knit and/or crochet. Knit with others and be inspired! Some supplies available. We hope to see you there!
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Berkeley Stories is a monthly series featuring the extraordinary ordinary people all around us. The people that make Berkeley the unique place it is, and whose hands have touched our lives in unseen ways.
This month, meet Joe McDonald.
Father: Son of Scottish Presbyterian minister. Mother: Daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants. Parents: Interesting.
At The Bookout! Larry Livermore, Grant Lawrence (The Smugglers), Jon Ginoli (Pansy Division), Nick Wolfinger (Jüke), and Dr. Frank (Mr. T Experience) will read from their books. Larry Livermore has written two books: Spy Rock Memories and How To Ru(i)n a Record Label. Grant Lawrence has written two books: Adventures in Solitude and The Lonely End of The Rink, and has a forthcoming book titled Dirty Windshields about his band The Smugglers. Jon Ginoli has written one book: Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division. Dr.
Michelle Cruz Gonzales and Cristy Road are both authors, have both fronted punk bands, and will both be reading from their recent works at the West Branch!
Michelle Cruz Gonzales played her first show at the Gilman when she was 18 with the band Bitch Fight, and continued to play with the Lookout! bands Kamala and the Karnivores and Spitboy. She’s the author of The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band from PM Press. She is currently at work on a new satirical novel and teaches community college English and Creative Writing.