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Lyrics & Dirges 

When: Wed., June 20, 7:30 p.m. 2012

Each month, Lyrics & Dirges presents a handful of writers (beginning, emerging, and well-known) to highlight the beautiful diversity the Bay Area has to offer. This month's event features Fernando Castro, poet and co-founder of a nonprofit for at-risk, LGBT, and immigrant youth; Charles DuBois, locally beloved poet/performer; Toussaint DuBois, Oakland poet/activist; Derek Mong, poet/essayist/translator; and D.A. Powell, anthologized and multiple-award-winning author, reading from his fifth book of poems. At Pegasus Books (2349 Shattuck Ave., Oakland) on Wednesday, June 20. 7:30 p.m., free. 510-649-1320 or PegasusBookstore.com

— Alison Peters

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