The exhibition Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu, on display at the Oakland Museum through June 30, is the first comprehensive survey of the artwork of pioneering Chinese-American artist Hung Liu. The exhibition explores the evolution of Liu’s artistic practice, and investigates the complex interactions between individual memory and history, and documentary evidence and artistic [more...]
Not that you need an excuse to tuck into a great bottle of Tempranillo, but we’re giving you one anyway! Today is International Tempranillo Day, a celebration of the Tempranillo grape with all its regional synonyms. TAPAS, the Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society, has organized this day and is encouraging everyone to open a [more...]
At this year’s Litquake Festival, a series of literary events in the Bay Area through October 13 (most of them free), you won’t be able to throw a stone without hitting a UC Press author. Below is a full schedule of events featuring our authors (names in bold). You can find out more at the [more...]
Mark your calendars, because the annual UC Press Hurt Book Sale is approaching! We’ll be on the front steps of 2120 Berkeley Way all day on October 4 selling lightly dinged and scratched UC Press titles—books with “character,” as we call them.
You can pick up $40 hardcovers like State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 for [more...]
Every day, innocent books, books that wanted nothing more than to spread knowledge, each like a little paper Prometheus, get hurt. And when that happens, often these books fall between the cracks and end up in hurt book bins, unread, unloved, fearing being turned to pulp.
Will you help us bring these injured tomes a better [more...]
On Tuesday, June 14, the Center for the Art of Translation will host leading American poet Fanny Howe at 111 Minna St. Gallery at 12:30 pm for the final Two Voices event of the season. She’ll discuss A Wall of Two:Poems of Resistance and Suffering from Kraków to Buchenwald and Beyond, which she translated and [more...]
Establishing National Poetry Month in April, which T.S. Eliot famously deemed “the cruelest month,” might seem a little misguided. But on closer look, the Academy of American Poets may be on to something. For Eliot, April is the month that stirs up all the emotions that have lain dormant in winter, “mixing/ Memory and desire.” [more...]