Meet the Authors and Editors: SF Public Library - Sunday, July 8, 1-3pm

Freedom Voices

Freedom Voices, Reimagine! and the SF Public Library invite you to join us for readings from new and forthcoming books


San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St. (@ Grove St.), Lower Level
Sunday, July 8, 1-3pm

With readings from:

Living in the Land of the Dead: Faithful Fools Poetry, 2004-2014
edited by USF’s Martin Baro Scholars
With grit, grace and elegance, Faithful Fools (a live-work non-profit in the Tenderloin) has collected an anthology of more than 100 poets from their workshops and publications.

Upon Waking: Selected Poems, 1977-2017
by Kitty Costello
According to Poet Laureate emeritus Jack Hirschman, “Her truths overturn the deceit of our times. A victory for the People.”

Until the Streets of the Hood Flood with Green
by Kelly Curry
The powerful story of one women’s quest to provide access to healthy foods to every child in Oakland and beyond.

Where I Live: Stories by Domestic Worker Latina Immigrant Women
co-edited and translated by Karina Muñiz-Pagán & Argelia Muñoz Larroa
Immigrant women and domestic worker leaders from writers group, Las Mal-Criadas, and Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) workshops tell their stories of childhood, borders, and life in the U.S.

Freedom Voices
From the Margins to the Margins

Freedom Voices, a project of the Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center, began publishing voices from the spirited and gritty Tenderloin in 1989. Branching out over these many years, authors have included renowned Native American poet Mary TallMountain and Puerto Rican/Cuban storyteller Piri Thomas, books on homelessness, novels and memoirs from marginal communities from Alaska to Cuba, translations from Latin American writers and activists, and beyond.

About Freedom Voices

Some Information

Freedom Voices publishes works that speak to or from communities on the margins. Founded in 1989 in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District the press has grown from its origins as a community publisher to include works from around the globe.

FV works closely with the TallMountain Circle which produces, promotes and distributes Mary TallMountain’s literary works and chooses the winners of the TallMountain Award for Creative Writing and Community Service.

FV also distibutes New Earth Publications imprint such as translations of Nicaraguan Ernesto Cardenal’s Quetalcoatl , Costa Rican activist Luisa Gonzalez’s autobiography and Voice of Fire, Communiques and interviews from the Zapatista National Liberation Army.

Freedom Voices is a project of the non-profit Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center and organizes public readings and writing workshops in conjunction with the Center. Freedom Voices is also a partner in the Encounters in the Americas/Encuentros de los Americas project for popular literacy. The founding editor of Freedom Voices is B. Jesse Clarke. Editorial decisions are made by a collective of writers, activists, and street scholars.