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WritersCorps presents SOLID GROUND book

San Francisco Public Library, WritersCorps, Aunt Lute Books

SOLID GROUND is a collection of more than 130 poems by WritersCorps youth, published by Aunt Lute Books in commemoration of the centennial of the 1906 Great Earthquake of San Francisco.

Fast forward 100 years from that tumultuous quake, and listen to the voices of today's young writers as they speak of dislocation and upheaval in these unstable times. Their writing is proof of poetry's power to help all of us find "solid ground" in the midst of the chaos.

SOLID GROUND was edited by Judith Tannenbaum, with a foreword by ZZ Packer, and endorsements from San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and author James Dalessandro.

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Friday, April 7, 2006: AT&T Park
Saturday, April 8, 2006: Borders Books
Tuesday, April 11, 2006: Cody’s Books in Union Square
Tuesday, April 18, 2006: City Lights Bookstore
Wednesday, April 19, 2006: Intersection for the Arts
Thursday, May 4, 2006: Exploratorium
Tuesday, May 16, 2006: Modern Times Bookstore
Saturday, May 20, 2006: Barnes & Noble
May 2006 date to be determined: Marcus Books
Wednesday, June 7, 2006: San Francisco Main Public Library


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New poetry book SOLID GROUND from youth poets based on the quake-related themes of Bedrock, Faultline, Stress, Upheaval, Shock. and After.


Youth, poetry lovers, teachers, mentors, book lovers


Adrienne Biggs, 415-453-4474

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