Cathy Dana is the 2017-2020 Alameda Poet Laureate and president of Alameda Island Poets. She regularly leads two workshops at the Home of Truth, and facilitates “Storytelling Swap” at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts. She also teaches creative writing at Alameda Community Learning Center, where she began the Mighty Pens teen poetry group, as well as the first poet laureate program. Her first published book of poetry, My Dad Believed in Love, was released in early 2016.
*Cathy featured at the Bay Area Poets Laureate Gathering & Public Reading on September 21, 2019, hosted by the San Mateo County Arts Commission and the San Mateo County Libraries.