Oakland - Judith Tannenbaum discusses and signs "By Heart"

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Judith TannenbaumDiesel, A Bookstore in Oakland is proud to present Judith Tannenbaum as she discusses and signs By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives, a two-person memoir she wrote with Spoon Jackson that explores art, education, prison, possibility, as well as which children our world nurtures and which it shuns, on Thursday, April 8 at 7pm.

Judith Tannenbaum is a poet, writer, and teacher who has shared poetry in California public schools and state prisons and spoken nationally about teaching arts and prison arts. She is the author of memoir, poetry, texts for teachers, and guidebooks, including the Manual For Artists Working In Prison. She currently serves as training coordinator with WritersCorps, a program of the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Spoon Jackson


Spoon Jackson is a published writer who began serving a Life Without Possibility of Parole sentence in 1977. His work has received awards from the William James Association’s Prison Arts Project and from PEN American Center’s Prison Writing Program and has been used as text in films and musical suites. He facilitates two creative writing classes for prisoners at California State Prison, Sacramento.

Please check out the book trailer and this audio clip of Spoon reading from the book.



Event date: 
Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Diesel, A Bookstore Oakland
5433 College Avenue
94618 Oakland