Professor Funabiki Speaks at Bay Area Book Festival

June 23, 2015

POP MATTERS -- After some dithering, I spent Saturday seeing Mark Trautwein, editor at local NPR affiliate KQED, an adult literacy panel, and Wendy Lesser. Capped it off with An Evening with Judy Blume. Trautwein, who spoke with San Francisco State Journalism Professor Jon Funabiki, set the tone for all the speakers: witty, engaging, strikingly articulate. Editor of the reader-driven on air feature “Perspectives,” Trautwein’s read thousands of essays and offered helpful instruction on the form to a roomful of writing professionals and worshipful students.