7:00 - 8:00
At this Book Club, we meet and discuss SFPL’s 17th One City One Book selection, Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods' This Is Ear Hustle: Unflinching Stories of Everyday Prison Life. We take a deep dive into life inside over three meetings leading up to the main event with Poor and Woods on Thur., Nov. 3, 6 p.m., Koret Auditorium/Streaming.
Nigel Poor is the co-creator, co-host and co-producer of Ear Hustle (PRX & Radiotopia). A visual artist and photography professor at California State University, Sacramento, Poor has had her work exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the SFMOMA and de Young Museum in San Francisco and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. In 2011, she got involved with San Quentin State Prison as a volunteer teacher for the Prison University Project.
Earlonne Woods is the co-creator, co-host, and co-producer of Ear Hustle (PRX & Radiotopia). In 1997, Earlonne was sentenced to thirty-one years to life in prison. While incarcerated, he received his GED, attended Coastline Community College and completed many vocational programs. He also founded CHOOSE1, which aims to repeal the California Three Strikes Law, the statute under which he was sentenced. In November 2018, then-California Governor Jerry Brown commuted Woods' sentence after twenty-one years of incarceration and he became a full-time producer for Ear Hustle. His efforts with CHOOSE1 continue, as he advocates for restorative justice and works to place a repeal initiative on the ballot in 2022among others.
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Events and workshops curated around SFPL’s One City One Book selection. One City One Book: San Francisco Reads is a citywide literary event that encourages members of the San Francisco community to read the same book at the same time. For more information, see sfpl.org/onecityonebook.