Judy Bebelaar

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Judy Bebelaar (’08,’10) taught English and creative writing in San Francisco public high schools for 37 years. She has received national recognition for her success in helping students find joy in writing their lives. Her poetry has been published widely. Her chapbook, Walking Across the Pacific, was published in 2014 by Finishing Line Press. Her poems appear in Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down (Scarlet Tanager Press, 2012), The Widows’ Handbook (Kent State U. Press 2014) and in River of Earth and Sky (Blue Light Press, 2015). She is co author of the book And Then They Were Gone: Teenagers of Peoples Temple from High School to Jonestown, a history of her students, some who survived, and many who perished in the tragedy of Jonestown, Guyana in 1978, to be published by Sugartown Publishing in the fall of 2017. www.judybebelaar.com