CANCELED “A border, like race, is a cruel fiction”: Mazza Writer in Residence Spring 2020: Wendy Trevino, supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation

CANCELED: The Poetry Center's events scheduled for March 12, 13, 19, and April 2, 2020 have been canceled by the university, together with all university-sponsored public programs through April 5, due to concerns involving covid-19.

Additionally, we are canceling all remaining Spring events, scheduled for April 9, 18, 23, 24, and May 7, 8.

We plan to reschedule these programs for Fall 2020.

The Poetry Center, thanks once again to a generous grant from the Sam Mazza Foundation, is pleased to present San Francisco writers, playwright Peter Nachtrieb and poet Wendy Trevino, as our fourth and fifth Mazza Writers in Residence, respectively, for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. Each of them, throughout their week-long residency, meet with several classes of students pursuing multiple studies at SF State, present a reading at The Poetry Center, and a second performance at an off-campus site. All public events will be video-documented for on-demand access at Poetry Center Digital Archive, with video highlight clips at YouTube.
“A border, like race, is a cruel fiction”
Mazza Writer in Residence, Spring 2020

Wendy Trevino, besides being a featured guest in multiple classes at SF State during her weeklong residency, April 20–24, will be joined for two public events, reading and in conversation with outstanding Palestinian poet Zaina Alsous, visiting from Florida. Her first full-length book of poetry, A Theory of Birds, won the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize, and was published by the University of Arkansas Press in the Fall of 2019. Please join us!

Mazza Writer in Residence
Wendy Trevino with Zaina Alsous
reading and in conversation
Thursday April 23

7:00 pm @ The Poetry Center
Humanities 512, SF State University, free and open to the public
supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation
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Zaina Alsous and Wendy Trevino
reading from their work
Friday April 24
7:00 pm @ Moe’s Books
2476 Telegraph Avenue (at Dwight Way), Berkeley, free and open to the public
supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation