The Birth of a Poet: William Everson Centennial - Sept. 21, 7-9 Berkeley City College

Freedom Voices

Evereson-Illustration-cDiego_RioCelebrate William Everson/Brother Antoninus: a major figure of the San Francisco Literary Renaissance, precursor to the Beats,  shamanistic poet of the California landscape, renowned hand-press printer, prophet of erotic earth-based spirituality, and herald of the environmental revolution.

Sept. 21, 2012; 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street

(near Downtown Berkeley BART station)

Presentations: Matthew Fox
& Steven Herrmann
Poetry: Lorna Dee Cervantes,
Janet DeBar, David Fetcho, Rafael
Jesús González, Mary Norbert
Korte & Jim Powell
Music: Gerardo Omar Marín
MC: Clifton Ross

Free and open to the public, donations welcomed.

“...Everson/Antoninus is the most important religious poet of the second half of the [twentieth] century.”
—Dr. Albert Gelpi, Stanford University

Sponsored by Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center (TREC) Freedom Voices,

For more information: Clifton Ross,, 510-375-5404
Illustration by Diego Rios. Labor donated. This event is wheelchair accessible.

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.