Be There or Be Square (it’s free)

April 29, 2009|Posted in: Uncategorized

If you are in the ‘hood Friday night, I’m giving a free, short reading from Amaryllis: Collected Poems, in celebration of April’s National Poetry Month. 7:30 p.m. at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda. ( I’ll also be talking to the high school art crowd about inspiring and supporting the young artist.
No, wait, don’t run away. Poetry is good for you! It makes you smart and strong, just like a vitamin. Here, just listen…just kidding.
If you missed earlier opportunities to hear Juliapoetry, fresh from the source, here’s your chance. It’s free, and it’s a short reading,and there will be no mimes, jugglers, singing children or animal acts. Come one, come all. I think they will have cookies, too.
PS: You can also buy the book there, if you missed the earlier red-tag sale. Sorry, the book’s not free. But so worth it.

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Julia Park Tracey is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger. She is the author of six books: three novels, one poetry collection, and two women's history. She was the Poet Laureate of Alameda, California, in 2014-17. She's also the conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, the diaries of her great-aunt Doris Bailey Murphy. She has a BA in journalism from San Francisco State University, and MA in Early 20th C. British Literature from Cal State Hayward. Julia's articles have appeared on Salon, Thrillist, Paste, Scary Mommy, Narratively, Yahoo News, Your Tango, and Sweatpants & Coffee. Her articles have also run in Redbook, Woman's Day, Country Living, House Beautiful, Town & Country, the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Magazine, Quill, and MadeLocal. She was the founding editor of weekly Alameda Sun and literary zine Red Hills Review. Her poetry has been in The East Bay Literary review, Postcard Poems, Americus Review, Cicada, Tiferet Review, and many others. Julia has been recognized several times by the San Francisco, East Bay and Peninsula Press Clubs as well as the California Newspaper Association for her blogging since 2003.

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