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Panel representing recent books by four men in California prisons:

Kenneth E Hartman’s Mother California
Spoon Jackson’s By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives
Jarvis Master’s, That Bird Has My Wings
Boston Woodard’s Inside the Broken California Prison System

Judith Tannenbaum will facilitate the panel which will include readings from each of the four books plus time for audience sharing.

When: Saturday, October 8, 2011  12-1
Variety Preview Room  
            582 Market St., First Floor
            San Francisco

Judith's Latest Blogs

Feb.04.2011 - 10:43 am
Who do we (those of us with some power) forget when we talk about history, public policy, and what it means to be human? Which children do we nurture? Which do we shun?  Black...
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Oct.03.2010 - 4:53 am
Went with Aracely (WritersCorps teaching artist), Annie (amazing artist and long-time WritersCorps student), and my 20-year old nephew, Gus. We spent an hour or so talking (...
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Jul.28.2010 - 6:25 am
I'm two and one-half and at the house my father, mother, and I are about to move into. What I see when I remember is my father dismantling a crib in the corner of a small bedroom...
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May.01.2010 - 9:40 pm
Thanks to Robert Pollie for the time, thought, and heart he put into the By Heart program he assembled and aired on KUSP on April 25. You can listen here. Robert taped Spoon...
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Comments from Judith

Dec.02.2009 - 9:27 am
In response to: Best Gift Book
I recommend The Book of Qualities by Ruth Gendler.  -- a book whose beautiful words and drawings are a gift to any...
Nov.01.2009 - 10:07 am
In response to: Inside/Outside Envelope Project
thanks for the comment, Michael. Hope you check out the project and the entire website; some great work there.
Sep.23.2009 - 3:56 pm
In response to: By Heart
Thanks, Huntington. I certainly intend to include lots of By Heart information on Red Room when the book's actually...
Jun.11.2009 - 9:32 pm
In response to: Elegy for Black Oak Books on Shattuck
Great to read this, Ruth. And really enjoyed our walk-and-talk yesterday.
Feb.26.2009 - 8:01 pm
In response to: "Commercial for Poverty"
Thank you for writing and sharing these examples. I agree completely with what you write about "poverty as commodity."

Published Reviews

Published by Head Butler
Much of “By Heart” is about the way that writers become writers. Although their backgrounds and life circumstances are immensely different, both Judith and Spoon are observant,...