Al Young, CA Poet Laureate visits VC
12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of poetics for change
1:30-2:30pm Poetry & Prose plus writing tips
both the above events take place in the Garden Patio
7pm Guthrie Hall with live music, art and living history performance by Suzanne Lawrence
From “Up Jumped Spring” by Al Young
California poet laureate, Al Young, was born in and was reading by the age of three. He began publishing poems, stories, and articles in his early teens, and has lived most of his life in the . He has been a poet, writer, teacher and lecturer throughout his literary career and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the in Spanish. He has taught poetry and fiction writing at a number of universities nationwide, including the Universities of California at Berkeley , and Davis ; and . Versatile and prolific, his works have appeared in the , Review, Review, , and the Norton Anthology of African-American Literature. As a screenwriter, Young has worked with , and .