The Reading Room

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The Reading Room is a temporary project dedicated to poetry and experimental fiction offering visitors the chance to take home a free book drawn from the overstock collections of several noted East Bay small presses, including Kelsey Street Press, Atelos Books, and Tuumba Press. Books and catalogs from Small Press Distribution will also be available. In turn, visitors are asked to replace that book with one from their own library. We look forward to seeing how the character of the works on the shelves evolves over the course of the project!

Stop by The Reading Room during gallery hours to enjoy a comfortable reading area, listen to recordings of selected poets published by these presses, and view silk-screen prints and original works on paper created by George Schneeman in collaboration with poets Ron Padgett, Bill Berkson, and Lewis MacAdams.

As part of selected Friday night [email protected] programs throughout winter and spring, The Reading Room will be the site of literary readings ([email protected]) co-curated by poet/author David Brazil and Suzanne Stein, poet, publisher, and community producer at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Guided and inspired by arts writer and poet Ramsay Bell Breslin and poet and UC Berkeley Professor of English Lyn Hejinian, BAM/PFA’s new literary project invites visitors to look, listen, share, and read in The Reading Room.

[email protected]
Programmed by Suzanne Stein and David Brazil

Friday / 1.27.12 @ 5:30
Jackqueline Frost

Friday / 2.10.12 @ 5:30
Tom Comitta

Friday / 2.24.12 @ 5:30
Monica Peck

BAM/PFA Members
UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees
Children (12 & under)
Adults (18-64)
Non-UC Berkeley students
Senior citizens (65 & over)
Disabled persons
Young adults (13-17)


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA
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  1. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
    2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA