15th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival at Berkeley City College 

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Poet and scholar Dr. Naomi Helena Quiñonez is known for her contributions to Chicana, gender, and cultural studies, as well as to the literacy community through her workshops and published books. The author of three collections of poems, including Hummingbird Dream/Sueño de Colibri, The Smoking Mirror, and The Exiled Moon, Quiñonez will be honored at this year's Berkeley Poetry Festival with a lifetime achievement award. The event will also include readings by local author Marguerite Munoz, who co-curates the reading series Voz Sin Tinta, a bilingual showcase and open mic for emerging artists; and Juba Kalamka, a bisexual artist, activist, and founder of music group Deep Dickollective (D/DC). The youngest poet on the lineup is Greer Nakadegawa-Lee, an eighth grader at Claremont Middle School and a student of last year's lifetime achievement award recipient, John Oliver Simon. All in all, this festival promises to showcase a formidable group of local and immigrant poets.

Saturday, Aug. 26, 11:30 a.m., free. Berkeley City College Student Lounge, 2050 Center St., fifth floor, Berkeley, Poetryflash.org


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