Ellaraine Lockie — author of the Silver Birch Press poetry release COFFEE HOUSE CONFESSIONS — is featured in WOMEN WRITE RESISTANCE: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, February 2013) edited by Laura Madeline Wiseman. The collection includes work by over 100 women poets. 

This generous and ambitious anthology is a gathering of necessary and affirming poems written by some of the best poets writing in America today.” Kwame Dawes, author of DUPPY CONQUEROR (Copper Canyon Press, 2013) and editor of PRAIRIE SCHOONER

The first California reading — and first national reading — to celebrate the book’s release will feature appearances by Ellaraine Lockie, Judy Westhale, Rebecca Foust, and Dawn McGuire. (Details below.)

WHAT: Reading to celebrate the release of WOMEN WRITE RESISTANCE, an anthology of poetry about resisting gender violence. 

WHEN: Saturday, May 11th at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street, at Lincoln Avenue, Alameda, California 94501, 510-523-6957,