The Poetry Center and the UC Berkeley Department of English co-present this celebration of the publication of Lucia Berlin's A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015, with introductions to Berlin's work by poet Lyn Hejinian and novelist Namwali Serpell, followed by readings of four stories by her friends and fellow writers Stephen Emerson, Gloria Frym, August Kleinzahler, and Mimi Pond at the Maud Fife Room in Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley.
The Poetry Center, in collaboration with Voz Sin Tinta, presents Tim Z. Hernandez, Marguerite Muñoz, and René Juarez-Vazquez, reading from their work. Muñoz reads an earlier unpublished poem as well as new, recently written work. Juarez-Vazquez reads an unpublished short story. Hernandez reads two poems from Natural Takeover of Small Things (The University of Arizona Press, 2013), closing with a chapter from All They Will Call You (The University of Arizona Press, 2017). This event, the second in a two-event program in The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported in part by the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, concludes the series for 2018–19.