Zach Wyner & Anita Barrows in Conversation
Thursday, August 17, 7:30pm
PEGASUS BOOKS DOWNTOWN
Zach Wyner & Anita Barrows will read from their recently published books, and discuss the ways in which artists are striving to tackle the kind of subject matter that might affect positive social change.
Anita Barrows was born in Brooklyn in 1947 and moved to the Bay Area in 1966. She holds Master’s degrees in english and italian Literature and a PhD in Psychology. Her translations of poetry, plays, fiction and non-fiction from the French, Italian and German have been published in this country and in Great Britain; most recently, she has collaborated with Joanna any on translations three volumes of work by Rainer Maria Rilke. Six volumes of her poetry have been published, including two by Kelsey Books (Exile and the current book, We Are The Hunger). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including The Nation, Bark, Prairie Schooner, and Bridges. She has won awards from the national Endowment for the Arts and the Quarterly Review of Literature Contemporary Poetry Series. Barrows lives in Berkeley, where she is a tenured professor at the Wright Institute and maintains a private clinical practice. She is a mother and a grandmother and she lives with a menagerie of dogs, cats, and birds.
Zach Wyner is a writer and educator who works with incarcerated youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a contributor to The Good Men Project, Curly Red Stories, Unbroken Journal, and Atticus Review. His debut novel, What We Never Had, was published in 2016 by Los Angeles-based Rare Bird Books.He received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco and lives in Oakland with his wife and children.