Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School is hosting poet and activist Javier Zamora as a part of the school's Creative Leaders in Residence program. CLRP brings important and powerful voices to BART to share their work through lectures, performances or readings with students and the community. 

In addition to spending time with BART students in a number of their classes during three school days, Zamora will deliver a public performance, “BART Presents: Javier Zamora,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, via Zoom.

The program is free and open to the public. Preregistration is required by visiting the News & Events page at

Born in El Salvador in 1990, Zamora migrated through Guatemala, Mexico, in 1999, and eventually through the Sonoran Desert and to Arizona. His first full-length collection, "Unaccompanied," explores how immigration and the Salvadoran Civil War have impacted his family.

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Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.