KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:
Sunday, November 19, 2017 – 7:30 PM
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Advance tickets: $15 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006
or Books Inc (Berkeley), Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s
“Eduardo Galeano is our world’s most lovable revolutionary”
— Naomi Klein
“Story-hunter and gatherer Galeano has captured a covey of extraordinary tales from the wise everybodies of the world… they are medicine for our times – tales to break our hearts open and restore to us our humanity. To experience them alone is trans-formational. But to watch them soar to their full potential, they must be released from captivity and read aloud.”
— Sandra Cisneros
Eduardo Galeano (1940-2015), one of Latin America’s most distinguished writers, was born in Montevideo. He lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay, where he recently passed away. Among his works are: The Open Veins of Latin America, Memory of Fire (3 volumes), The Book of Embraces, Children of the Days, and Walking Words. KPFA Radio is deeply grateful to have presented him six times over the years in public benefits inevitably jampacked.
The Bay Area authors chosen to read Eduardo’s work in tribute are known for their exceptional writings in poetry and prose, their humanity, and their reliable solidarity.
Alice Walker is an internationally renowned American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Al Young is an American poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and professor. On May 15, 2005, he was named Poet Laureate of California.
Alejandro Murguia is an American poet, short story writer, editor and professor. He lives in San Francisco, where he teaches at San Francisco State University. In 2012, he was named San Francisco Poet Laureate.
Aurora Levins Morales is a Puerto Rican Jewish writer and poet and “a dear friend, teacher, mentor, visionary, poetic inspiration – a true outside-the-box radical treasure…”