I'm the guest speaker for the Berkeley Path Wanderers at the Albany YMCA/Albany Library Brown Bay Lunch Speaker's Forum.
Monday, December 16, 2013
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
1247 Marin Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
Location: Edith Stone Room
Contact: Vivian Jaquette (510) 526-3720, email@example.com
I first discovered the Berkeley paths while working on a biography of
California's first poet laureate, Ina Coolbrith. During a meandering
walk in the hills while staying at a friend's house, I discovered paths named after Coolbrith's
friends and colleagues. Read more about that discovery here. When I led a walk for the Berkeley Path Wanderers in October, I learned that Ina once had a road named after her too. At this event I will share stories about Coolbrith and
other Bay Area literary pioneers such as Bret Harte, Joaquin Miller,
Charles Keeler, and John Muir. The forum is co-sponsored by the Albany
YMCA and the Albany Library.
The Berkeley Path Wanderers Association was founded in 1998 to restore
and improve Berkeley's pedestrian paths, an extensive trail system that
was created as part of the original town plan in the first part of the
20th century. Keith Skinner, BPWA President, will provide a brief
overview of the organization's goals and activities.