The LaborFest Writers' Group evolved out of the 2005 LaborFest writing workshop with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Current members are: Richard Chen, Margaret Cooley, Keith David Cooley, Susan Ford, Phyllis Holliday, Jerry Path, Alice Rogoff and Nellie Wong.
The LaborFest Writers' Group will present a Reading and Writing Workshop with memoir, non-fiction, poetry, stories, and spoken word at an event for LaborFest 2012: LaborFest Writers Group Reading & Workshop. July 15th (Sunday) 1:00 pm Free at Bird & Beckett Bookstore - 653 Chenery St., SF.
On July 25th (Wednesday) the LaborFest Writers' Group will be featured at Labor Stories for 2012. An event for LaborFest 2012. Free at Farley's, 1315 18th St., SF
Sparking an evening of storytelling, memoir, solo performance, poetry, song and music, LaborFest writers perform and invite folks to participate. Come listen and share workingclass labor stories from the past to the present day from 1930s sit-down strikes, auto plant and union organizing to the greed of banks and corporations imposing foreclosures on our homes to the rise of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Open mike follows. LaborFest Writers are Margaret Cooley, Jerry Path, Phyllis Holliday, Nellie Wong, Susan Ford, Keith Cooley, Richard Tan and Alice Rogoff.