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This morning we open with an interview with one of our favorite writers, Michael Warr, who with Luis Rodriquez will be speaking on Art as Healing in a free lecture at the Koret Audiotirum, de Young Museum in San Francisco, 3-4:30 p.m. Visit http://deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/calendar/conversation-authors-luis-rodriguez-and-michael-warr Michael Warr is author of The Armageddon of Funk, We Are All The Black Boy, and co-editor of Power Lines: A Decade of Poetry From Chicago’s Guild Complex, all from Tia Chucha Press. Valerie Cooper, vocalist/writer, who joins us next to talk about her sneak preview at the African Museum and Library, Oakland, Sept. 14, 2013, 7-9 p.m. Visit http://expressmoments.com We close with a conversation with three writers: The Hon. Claire Mack, former mayor of San Mateo, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, poet, teacher, humanitarian, and Nadia Lataillade, writer, attorney, and Mrs. Mack's granddaughter. The topic is 100 Authors for Literacy, a free event, Sat., Sept. 21, 2013, at the Martin Luther King Center, 725 Mt. Diablo Ave., San Mateo, CA. http://northcentralneighborhoodassociation.org/100-authors-for-literacy-event.htmlSpecial guests include: Belva Davis and Dr. Joy DeGruy. Music: Micahel Warr; Michael White; Meklit Hadero
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