Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Linda Gregerson Poetry Reading

Linda Gregerson, Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan; Chancellor, Academy of American Poets

Linda Gregerson will read a selection of her poems in 300 Wheeler Hall at 2pm.

<strong>Note:</strong> Gregerson will also offer a lecture on Milton at 5pm in 220 Stephens Hall.

Linda Gregerson is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently of Prodigal: New and Selected Poems (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015). Among her earlier books, Magnetic North (2007) was a finalist for the National Book Award; Waterborne (2002) won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep was a finalist for both the Lenore Marshall Award and The Poets Prize. Gregerson has also received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Poetry Society of America, the Modern Poetry Association, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

<strong>This event is co-sponsored by the Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Chair in English and the James D. Hart Chair in English.</strong>

TheBerkeley Seminars in Art and Religioninvite distinguished artists and scholars to share their creative and critical work on the connection between artistic expression and religious thought and practice with UC Berkeley students, faculty, and the wider Bay Area community.

Jan 25, 2pm to 3pm, 300 Wheeler Hall

League of Comedy All-Star Tour

$20 Advance / $30 Door
Doors Open at 7:30p / Event Starts at 8pm
La Peña Cultural Center will be hosting the League of Comedy’s All-Stars – on tour from Los Angeles! If you're looking for a funny filled night of all-star comedians or just need an excuse to get out of the cold, we've got the perfect thing for you and your friends.

Meet your host: Granison Crawford is a Los Angeles based comedian, winner of the 2017 Funniest Comic in LA competition, and host of the monthly Comedy League All-Star Show.

Jan 25, 8pm to 10pm, 3105 Shattuck Ave. , Berkeley, CA, 94705, United States