It is rare to discover an artist who deftly weaves healing into their chosen art form. Alameda poet, writer, and teacher Cathy Dana does this seamlessly in her first book of poetry, “My Dad Believed in Love.”
Dana will read from her new book of poetry and prose from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Books Inc., 1344 Park St. in Alameda.
Cathy Dana is the current president of Alameda Island Poets, leads two workshops (“Express Yourself” and “Conscious Embodiment”) at the Home of Truth, and facilitates the “Storytelling Swap” at Frank Bette Center for the Arts. She also teaches creative writing at the Alameda Community Learning Center, where she began the Mighty Pens teen poetry group, as well as the first poet laureate program at ACLC.