Poetry Reading and Discussion with Judy Bebelaar

January 29, 2016

Contact: Glenn Ingersoll
Library Specialist II
Berkeley Public Library Claremont Branch
510-981-9280



Poetry Reading and Discussion with Judy Bebelaar
at Berkeley Public Library


Berkeley CA-- January 29--Bay Area poet Judy Bebelaar reads her poems, followed by an interview and discussion on Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00pm, February 27th at the Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library. Bebelaar taught in San Francisco public high schools for 37 years, and her students won many writing honors, including eight Scholastic Writing Awards. Bebelaar’s poetry has also won prizes and has been published widely, including in the anthologies The Widows’ Handbook (Kent State University, 2014), Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2012) and River of Earth and Sky (ed. Diane Frank, Blue Light Press, 2015).

Her chapbook, Walking Across the Pacific (Finishing Line Press), was published in 2014. A free chapbook of Judy Bebelaar’s poetry is available at Berkeley Public Library branches. Please pick one up!

She co-hosts a reading series for the Bay Area Writing Project at Expressions Gallery in Berkeley with Marty Williams.


This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.


The Claremont Branch is located at 2940 Benvenue, Berkeley CA 94795, and is open: Monday, 10:00am-6:0 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00am-8:00pm, Thursday 12noon-8:00pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm. For more information about this program call 510-981-6280.


Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website.


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