Alameda Poets Focus on Mental-Health Issues During Event at Frank Bette

Writers that contributed to the anthology “The Human Face of Love” are hosting an event at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts to promote public awareness of mental-health issues.

The writers will introduce their book at the event, which is scheduled to take place at the arts center (1601 Paru Street at Lincoln Avenue) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 27.

Most of the 14 writers in this anthology came together through readings of the Alameda Island Poets Chapter of the California Federation of Chaparral Poets, Inc., which took place at the Alameda Multicultural Community Center.

Other books by some of the poets will also be available at the event on Sunday, including works by Eileen Malone, Taloned Claws, Amy Estrada, Mary Rudge, Claire Baker and Elizabeth Norris.

Janet Levaux