FORA.tv Speaker - Jerry Thompson

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Biography

Jerry Thompson is an Oakland, CA resident and co-author of Black Artists in Oakland. Thompson, was born and raised in the New Jersey/New York area. He traveled across country on Greyhound for a year before settling in the Bay Area. He is an accomplished violinist, playwright and poet. Before his 18th birthday he produced a series of one act plays that would be mounted in New Jersey and New York. His works have appeared in Zyzzyva, James White Review, and In the Life Edited by Joesph Beam. He was the owner of Black Spring Books, an independent full service bookstore that closed in 2001. He is the creator and organizer of the original Sister Circle Reading Series in San Francisco. He is writing a new book entitled, Nobody Knows I'm Here.

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Black Artists in Oakland

09.07.07 | 00:44:20 min | 0 comments