Lucille Lang Day and Alison Luterman read
Lucille Lang Day and Alison Luterman will read their poetry at 7 pm on Friday, December 14th, at Nefeli Caffe, 1854 Euclid Avenue, a little north of Hearst, in Berkeley, as part of the Last Word Reading Series. Cafe phone is 510-841-6374. There is also an open reading.
Lucille Lang Day's memoir, Married at Fourteen (Heyday, October 2012) has been praised as one of the great American memoirs. It chronicles her turbulent adolescence and her unrelenting and rebellious quest across the badlands of familial trouble, emotional chaos, and the social and cultural boundaries of her time, to fulfillment in romance, marriage, motherhood, and high accomplishments in both the arts and sciences. It is a book for all those of us who have sought independence, emancipation, true love, and personal fulfillment against all odds. The book also contains original pieces of poetry. Lucy holds an M.A. in English and M.F.A. in creative writing from San Francisco State University, an M.A. in zoology and a Ph.D. in science and mathematics education from the University of California at Berkeley. She has published creative nonfiction in The Hudson Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Passages North, River Oak Review, Willow Review, and many other journals. She is the author of the children's book, Chain Letter, and eight poetry collections, one of which received the Joseph Henry Jackson Award. The founder and director of a small press, Scarlet Tanager Books, she also served for 17 years as the director of the Hall of Health, an interactive museum in Berkeley. For more info, visit http://www.lucillelangday.com
Alison Luterman is the author of two books, The Largest Possible Life, and See How We Almost Fly. She was a resident poet with california Poets in the Schools for many years, and she currently works for Poetry out Loud and performs with Wing It! an improvisational dance theater troupe. Her work has appeared in The Sun, Prairie Schooner, Brooklyn Poetry Review, Oberon, and elsewhere.The Last Word Reading Series is presented by Nefeli Caffe, a cafe/restaurant that serves dinners, tapas, coffee drinks, beer, wine, and more in a beautiful and colorful atmosphere. Dinner here is wonderful and should not be missed. Admission is free, but a one-drink or one-plate minimum is suggested. Dale Jensen, Ralph Dranow, John Rowe, and Grace Grafton are co-hosts.