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Tribute to Al Young: Lee Herrick, Ishmael Reed, more

3 JUNE 2023 — saturday

Poetry Flash and Something About the Blue Organizing Committee presents "Something About the Blues: A Tribute to Al Young, (1939-2021)," featured presenters include Ishmael Reed, California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick, RSVP required: info@poetryflash.org, in person, refreshments, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, free, 2:00 pm PDT (poetryflash.org).

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MORE ABOUT THE TRIBUTE
Join us for "Something About the Blues: A Memorial Tribute to Al Young," to honor and remember Al Young, poet, and former Poet Laureate of California, a dynamic and generous presence in the California poetry landscape for decades. Since he passed away on April 17, 2021, we have not been able to safely gather to remember and celebrate his life. This event is a gathering of poets and friends to honor and remember his beautiful presence.

Featured readers and presenters will include Lee Herrrick, California Poet Laureate; Ishmael Reed; musicians Tuck & Patti; Michael Young, Al's son; Persis Karim; Kim Shuck, previous San Francisco Poet Laureate; Lisa Alvarez; Avotcja; Kim McMillon, and more.




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