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"Ina Coolbrith's Courage"
California Writers Club, Berkeley

Sunday, October 18, 2020
on Zoom

Writers often need courage just to face a blank page. They also call upon courage to to pick up a pen during challenging national and personal events. Author and journalist Aleta George will share the moments in the life of Ina Coolbrith, California’s first poet laureate, when she was called upon to respond with courage.

Celebrate California Writers Week with stories about Ina Coolbrith and her colleagues Joaquin Miller, John Muir, Jack London and Bret Harte!

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Past featured speaker presentations: Berkeley Breakfast Club; Berkeley Historical Society (walk and talk); Berkeley Path Wanderers Association (walk); Book Club of California; Books Inc., Berkeley; Book Passage, San Francisco; California Questers; California Writers Club, Berkeley and Fremont; California Native Plant Society: East Bay, Milo-Baker, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz,; Huntington Library, San Marino; Jack London State Park; Jack London Symposium 2016; Ina Coolbrith Circle (ICC), 2008, 2010; ICC Poetry Contest Banquet 2015; Laurel Books; Lincoln Poetry Group; Litquake 2015 (group poetry reading of Coolbrith's poems); Mechanics Institute; McCune Rare Book and Art Collection; Oakland Museum of California; Oakland Public Library; Pardee House; Rianda House; San Francisco Browning Society; San Francisco Museum & Historical Society; San Francisco Public Library, Main and Merced Branches; St. Helena Public Library; Shaping San Francisco; Society of California Pioneers Auxiliary; Swan's Books; Solano County Public Library; Solano County Library Assn., Writing Women Back into History Luncheon; Women's Museum of California, San Diego; and Zamorano Club, Los Angeles.

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