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TO ALL FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF CHANA:

WE INVITE YOU TO A MEMORIAL 
COMMEMORATING THE LIFE AND WORK 
OF CHANA BLOCH
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2017, 1:00 PM
LITTLEFIELD CONCERT HALL,
MILLS COLLEGE, OAKLAND, CA

On the campus of Mills College, where Chana taught poetry, literature, and creative writing for over thirty years, we will gather for a presentation by prearranged speakers. You will also have the opportunity to share your memories.
Following the memorial,there will be acatered reception on the Concert Hall lawn from3:00 to 5:00 pm. Dress will be casual.
Please see informationon the memorial location, access, and accommodationsbelow.
Kindly respond byOctober 1to Christina atchfisher@mills.eduif you are able to join us. This event is open to all; feel free to pass this invitationalong.

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Call for Submissions:ShofarSpecial Issue on the Work of Chana Bloch
For a special issue ofShofar, we are seeking essays, poetry, and translations that reflect upon and celebrate Chana Bloch’s contributions as a poet, translator, and educator. We hope to represent the breadth of her influence, and the importance of her legacy, in American letters and beyond. Please submit scholarly essays (up to 7000 words), poems, and translations (up to three per submission) todarabarnat@post.tau.ac.ilbyNovember 1st, 2017.
Co-editors: Dr. Rachel Tzvia Back and Dr. Dara Barnat

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Directions, Parking, and Hotel Information:

Driving directions:Mills is located immediately off of Highway 580 in Oakland at the junction of 580 (MacArthur Freeway) and Highway 13 (Warren Freeway), approximately seven miles from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
For detailed driving directions: You can call510.430.3250for recorded directions, or enter the following address into your GPS:5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA. There are three MacArthur Boulevard exits from 580 east, so please follow driving directions carefully. Free visitor parking is available on campus.For more detailed directions and information on transportation, please visit:https://www.mills.edu/directions.php

Campus Map and Parking: A campus map can be found at:https://www.mills.edu/mills_college_campus_map.pdf
The closest parking lot is immediately to your right once you reach the security gate. Sandwich boards will be out with directions to parking as well as to Littlefield Concert Hall. There are a limited number of handicapped parking spots on Richards Road in front of Littlefield.

Oakland Hotel Recommendations
Holiday Inn & Suites Oakland Airport
77 Hegenberger Rd. Oakland, CA 94621
510.638.7777, 4.5 miles from campus

Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel
1 Hegenberger Rd. Oakland, CA 94621
510.635.5000, 4.7 miles from campus

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607
510.451.4000, 7.6 miles from campus

Waterfront Hotel
10 Washington St. Oakland, CA 94607
510.836.3800, 8.0 miles from campus

For more details on this list, and to see more hotel options in the Greater East Bay, please visit:https://www.mills.edu/admission-aid/undergraduate-admissions/visit-mills/accommodations-restaurants.php

Love,
DAVE, BENJAMIN AND JONATHAN

chana bloch
(1940-2017) was a poet, translator, scholar, and teacher. She was the author of six books of poems, six books of translation from Hebrew poetry, ancient and contemporary, and a critical study of George Herbert. Bloch was professor emerita of English literature and creative writing at Mills College, where she taught for many years and directed the creative writing program. She lived in Berkeley, California.

Poetry


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Translations

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Scholarship

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